REVIEW: FIND ME, BY ALAFAIR BURKE

Some pasts won’t stay forgotten . . .

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an over-turned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind—or been running from. Now, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again.

Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace—the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer.

With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father’s death twenty years earlier—and she now fears that Hope’s recent disappearance could be related.

In pursuit of answers, the women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.
 
 
 
an interior journey thoughts

In the beginning of Find Me, we meet a young woman called Hope who is suffering from amnesia after a car accident. Her best friend, who is almost her caretaker, is Lindsay. After several years living in a small town as Hope Miller, she decides she wants to start over and be more independent. At this point, everything changes.

Does Hope disappear or is she taken? Has someone from her past turned up to do her harm? When Lindsay searches for her, even with the help of law enforcement, everything seems to go awry.

There were so many interesting characters who played a role in the story, trying to find answers and solve the mysteries. But as we draw near the end, everything seemingly turns upside down and nothing adds up. A story that was hard to put down. 4.5 stars.
 
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