Author : S.B. Caves
Title : I Know Where She Is
Pages : 257
Publisher : Canelo
Publication date : August 14, 2017
On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn’s abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS
When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know.
It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping. She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of.
But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late?
Ten years ago, Francine’s daughter, Autumn, disappeared without a trace. Now a young girl shows up who claims she knows where Autumn is. Does she really? Or is it some kind of cruel joke? Francine has never stopped hoping that her daughter would return some day and is eager to find out more. But her ex-husband has moved on, has carved out a new life and thinks Francine is crazy and needs to get a grip. If her daughter is really still alive, Francine is completely on her own to find out the truth.
I didn’t quite expect this book to be as dark as it was. There are a few incredibly disturbing scenes in this story that made for some seriously uncomfortable reading. This isn’t for the faint-hearted. That’s your warning right there.
I felt Francine was an extraordinary character and truly showed how far a mother would go. At the beginning, she’s a broken woman who allows herself one day a week where she can drink herself into oblivion. She desperately clings to anything that may help her find her daughter, from mediums to dreams. But then she finds some insane level of inner strength that turns her into a billboard for girl power.
Maybe there were a few moments where things became a bit far-fetched and required suspending belief but at that point, I was so invested in the characters that I didn’t really care and just sat back and enjoyed the ride. There are a few other minor points I had some issues with. Mostly characters acting not quite how I would expect them to but these are things I can’t get into for fear of spoiling the plot. Overall, this was a fast-paced read with short chapters that made me flip the pages faster and faster as the action built up.
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