Fifteen years ago, Lindsay Kelly rescued Hope Miller after she was thrown from her vehicle in the town of Hopewell, New Jersey. Hope, suffering from amnesia, had no recollection of her true name and identity and was taken in by the small town and allowed her to rebuild her life. After a visit to East Hampton with Lindsay, who became her close friend, Hope decided to move to Long Island, New York to become more than the woman with amnesia. As she started to settle in, she felt like someone was following her. Soon she has gone missing and Lindsay heads out to find her.
The plot thickens when a man who worked on a local tour boat turns up drowned and is believed to be connected to Hope’s disappearance. The trail leads Lindsay to contact Ellie Hatcher, a detective with the NYPD who has finally come to terms with the suicide of her policeman father after he was unable to solve a series of murders in her hometown of Wichita, Kansas. What initially seems like a large cast of unrelated characters and circumstances, weave together cleverly. There are some coincidences that strain credulity, but I enjoyed the book enough to simply accept them especially when it’s filled with effects twists.
This is the sixth book that features Ellie Hatcher but author Alafair Burke has stated that this is a standalone book. Having never read any of her other books featuring Hatcher, I agree that it works well even without any prior knowledge of the character. I’ve read several books by this author and was first introduced to Burke through the Under Suspicion series co-written with the late Mary Higgins Clark. I enjoy her fast-paced writing style and the surprises in Find Me were quite entertaining.
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Thriller.
Publication Date: January 11, 2022.
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