A searing exploration of a family's struggle to heal in the wake of unthinkable tragedy...
A week after his 11th birthday, Caleb Vincent vanishes with hardly a trace. After a three-year search, he is found living a seemingly normal life under a new name with a man he calls his father.
While outwardly stunned with joy at his safe recovery,Caleb's parents and sister are privately scrambling to gather together the pieces of a shattered family. To escape the relentless media attention surrounding her son's return, Caleb's mother, Marlene, decides to flee the country and seek refuge in Costa Rica with Caleb and his younger sister, against her estranged husband's wishes. There Marlene forms a makeshift household with her husband's expat mother and his charming, aimless older brother,all residing in a broken-down hotel perched at the blustery apex of the continental divide. In the clouds of their new home, the mystery of Caleb's time gone unfolds while new dangers threaten to pull him back toward his former life.
Where You Can Find Me, a darkly incandescent novel that progresses with pause-resisting suspense, is sure to establish award-winning author Sheri Joseph as a household name.
©2013 Sheri Joseph (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The writing is analytical, like an essay on her characters rather than a revelation of them. Starting my next book (by John Fowles) was like turning on the light in a dim room. A few sentences of his writing made hers seem pedestrian. 2 stars for the writing.
Where you can find me is an ambitious character study in people who have suffered terrible trauma. It has the characters behave in strange ways which is probably to be expected. At times it felt insightful and convincing but at times I felt she was guessing. 3 stars for the story.
Therese Plummer reads sensitively but her tone is slightly grating and lacks variety for the different characters' voices. 4 stars for the narration as a lot is probably due to the writing..
This story was well-researched and well-written. I learned a lot that I did not expect, about the relationship of the victim with the pedophile and the chaos caused in the life of a child who is abducted but then equally when he is returned to his family.
The voices of each and every character were convincing and real with developing personalities as the story progressed.
I also liked the way it ended on a note of things still developing rather than all sorted out! Very real!
"Had to force myself to finish it."
Lose ends, storylines that weren't pertinent to the story and it was ultimately very disappointing.
Love, love, love Therese Plummer which is why I chose this book in the first place.
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