Book review: Find Me by J.S Monroe

Well hello to you my reader chums! I love a good thriller novel; the pace, the thrill, and the unexpected turns always fill me with so much anticipation of what will happen next. I recently picked up the book Find Me and was hooked from the first page.

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Whether you're looking for a new thriller or need a fast-paced read, here is my full review of the book, Find Me.

Book review: Find Me by J.S Monroe

Plotline

The plot is focused on the two main characters, Rosa and Jar. Five years after Rosa's funeral, her boyfriend Jar still can't accept her death. It has been five years since she walked to Cromer pier in the dead of night and jumped. Her 'suicide' attempt made sense to many since the recent passing of her father but not to Jar. Jar sees Rosa's face everywhere, on trains, on the face of the cliff, and is obsessed with the fact she is still alive. And then, he gets an email from her about finding her. Then Jar begins to question and figure out what is real and what isn't.

The plot is one of those storylines that keep giving more, in every part and chapter and the way the story is broken up. I love how the breakdown of the book structure is; shorter chapters for a snappier storyline and the combination of different perspectives.

Characters and relationships

This is always the best part of a book, delving into new characters and learning to get to know them. Find Me is told from many different perspectives as the book goes on including from a third-person perspective, diary entries from Rosa, Jar himself, and another character, Martin. The book has a lot of different characters which unveil over time as the answer to what really happened to Rosa bubbles to the surface.

Jar is my favourite character. His dedication and love for Rosa is something we all dream of in a partner and that passion is shown through all of his actions and the lengths he goes to figure out what really happens. Rosa is a character I also fell in love with as I can imagine we'd be friends in real life. The way Jar describes their relationship when they meet at Cambridge University is heartwarming and that love is continued underlying in every part of the novel.

Amy and Martin are also two significant characters. Amy is Rosa's aunt and Martin is her husband. Amy is the one who is also obsessed with the fact that Rosa isn't really dead and cannot believe it, and does everything she can to stand by Jar's side. Their relationship is an unusual but friendly one as they both share the same interest in finding Rosa.

Overall thoughts

Overall, I loved this book in every way. It had a bit of everything including the mystery of what really happened. The love story between Rosa and Jar and also the shock factor. When I thought I knew the answer to the plot, there was another turn and I had to rethink what I thought I knew.

The book has that enticing and gripping intent to the writing, leaving you on a cliffhanger at every given moment and craving for more answers after each page. Rosa's diary entries are just the beginning of figuring out what really happened to her.

Ending

Obviously, I won't give away the ending but I loved the ending. In the last few chapters, everything was pieced together and came to a close in a brilliant, and thought-out way. The book ended on a good note and I definitely recommend giving it a go if you're interested in the next best thriller.

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58 comments

  1. This sounds intriguing to say the least, one of those books you would never put down until you're done! I loved your review Della x

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  2. I think endings in Thrillers are REALLY hard to get right, so glad you loved this one! Will definitely be adding this to my TBR list x

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  3. I haven’t heard of this book before. You have shared a really great and detailed review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Lauren

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  4. I haven't read this book yet but from what you described in the review it seems like just the kind of book I would love reading. I'm gonna add it to my TBR. Thank you for sharing

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  5. I don't usually pick up thrillers but there's something about this book that really appeals to me.

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  6. Oooh this sounds like such an amazing book, my to buy list is so long at the moment!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. This sounds like a lovely read and I'm glad you didn't give away the ending! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  8. Oo, I love a good mystery book and this one sounds like a read with plenty of intrigue and emotional impact. I connect with Jar's experience of loss and his confusion over what happened to his love, as well as his need to discover the truth just through your review. The title of the book also introduces an element of sadness akin to a plea for help.
    Thanks for sharing a beautiful book and thoughtful review!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment xx

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  9. I love a book thats from tell a story from different perspectives! It's so interesting to read it from different view points!

    I just followed you on Insta awoooo.

    Corinne x
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  10. Oooh this sounds great! I'm not a massive reader, but this really sounds like something I'd enjoy. I think endings are so hard to get right, especially with books like this, but this one sounds ace!

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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  11. Oo this sounds like such an exciting book. I am having a little weekend away in August and I have been looking for some fun books to take with me. It's deffinitly going to be added to my reading list, I love that there is a shock factor. Thank you for sharing! Em x

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  12. When I read a book I need to relate to the characters, and this is a great insight into an interesting book :) thank you for sharing x

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  13. This sounds like such a good read! I love the sound of the plot and I already feel invested in the characters. Already ordered, it's on it's way, thanks!

    Rosie

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  14. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Giulia, tidbitsofcare.com

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  15. Sounds oh so interesting! Thanks for providing the synopsis, and a quick blurb about the ending being good and worth it! Thanks for sharing this.

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  16. Wow, your review really hooked me in, Della! I love fast books that literally make me want to finish a book in one sitting haha. I'll add it to my list! xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  17. This book sounds compelling! Adding it to my list. Thanks for the review!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  18. The title 'Find Me' is intriguing, captures attention. Is also a savvy title for a thriller too. And having read your review, I'm here wondering, well did she or didn't she?

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  19. I absolutely love a good thriller! This sounds right up my alley - great review, Della x

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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  20. I haven't read Find Me, but I love thrillers so I'll definitely have to check this one out! I like that there are plot twists & the book had a good ending

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  21. This sounds like such a lovely read and one I need to add to my TBR list. Great review and thanks for sharing!

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  22. This book sounds very interesting. I need to check it can I find it in my local book store or library.

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  23. Lovely post! This sounds like a perfect fit for me - I love the combination of a mystery and love story and might just have to add this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Glad you enjoyed this one, especially the ending!

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  25. This sounds like such a great book. Will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. thanks for such a thorough review! Love how you haven't mentioned too much! Great post!x

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  27. The kind of book I would love to read, thanks for sharing!

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  28. Glad you enjoyed this one, sounds really intriguing, adding it to the list

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  29. This sounds like such a great book. It sounds super intriguing and definitely something I will need to check it out.

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