Found by Erin Kinsley - Review and Blog Tour
Today I have the pleasure of being part of another fabulous Random Things Blog Tour.
A BBC Radio 2 book club choice, there is plenty to talk about in Found and I hope my thoughts on this twisty new psychological thriller help you decide whether to read it.
#Found has just been published by @headlinepg and you can grab a copy right now.
Found is the story of every parents’ nightmare – imagine if your child went missing – wouldn’t that be …
…the WORST thing that could EVER happen?
Well, it’s happened to Matt and Claire. Their 11 year old son Evan disappears without trace after setting off for a bus, he doesn’t come home from school and the family’s nightmare scenario begins and the reader is about to be with them all the way, experiencing their grief, frustration and anger at a system which leaves the police so overworked that it seems they haven’t the resources to find one small boy.
We watch Mum and Dad’s lives fall apart all the time they are hoping and praying that their story will have an increasingly unlikely happy outcome. Memories become interspersed with blame and recriminations and life turns overnight into something dark and twisted and filled with uncertainty.
Then something wonderful DOES happen, Evan turns up and is reunited with his desperate parents.
Isn’t that just about
…the BEST thing that could EVER happen?
Their ordeal is far from over, it’s just about to begin.
The happy go lucky, cheerful lad who went missing has changed to a fearful, surly, silent boy who refuses to reveal where he’s been and the families misery continues as they try to adapt to the new situation after he is found, becoming suspicious and bitter themselves in the process, unsure of exactly what kind of crime has been committed, wanting someone to blame they turn on each other and even blame the lad himself for his continued reticence. They no longer know who they can trust and as a reader, everyone they encounter becomes not just a part of their story but suspected of involvement.
Engrossing and fast-paced, even though at times it seems nothing is happening, this is a fab holiday read when you want a change from romance and sweetness, enter the darker world of the Ferrers family tribulations and get to know the harassed police officer determined to get to the bottom of this mystery.
The characters with all their flaws are really convincing, their story could happen to anyone, their reactions rather than the circumstances creating their own nightmare.
As much an emotional journey as thriller, this book examines parenthood and family and coping when your imagination won’t let go. It’s psychologically adept and very twisty and will definitely appeal to anyone who enjoyed Broadchurch and who likes psychological thrillers and domestic dramas.
When 11 year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into
their worst nightmare - especially as the police, under massive pressure, have
But months later Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened and refusing to speak.
His loving family realise life will never be the same again.
DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children
are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those