Tuesday, December 11
Review: I Hope You Find Me by Trish Marie Dawson
Title: I Hope You Find Me
By: Trish Marie Dawson
Series: Find Me Book 1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be more than nightmares, the trio sets off for the mountains in search of an isolated resort where they can hunker down, away from the ominous shadows of the dead city streets. The peace and tranquility of the woods isn’t enough to keep the darkness away for long though and soon Riley and Connor are forced to accept that the World and the few people left alive in it will never be the same. The shadows of their past may haunt them forever…threatening to destroy what little dreams they have left of a future unless they fight to stay in the light and never lose their hope.
As a mega fan of The Walking Dead TV show, this book called out to me when I read the synopsis. Although this book does not have walkers, it does have that element of survival in a world that has collapsed.
My personal opinion is that Dawson knows how to write. She knows how to set a character up to where you either love them or completely despise them and then she can make you switch those feelings in just a paragraph. Her plot is purely excellent and how she can set up suspenseful events was amazing.
What a wonderful book! I loved the fact that Riley ventures into the city to see if anyone that she loves is left alive and while she stops at random sites, she leaves a letter to anyone who knows her. This is something that I would never be brave or smart enough to do. When Riley meets up with Connor, the whole dynamic of the book changes. What was once a solo character has now switched and the plot livens up more. As a reader, we now have the story of two survivors that are strangers, but are coping together.
I won’t say much more because there are surprises around every corner in this book and I do not want to give them away, however this book kept me turning the pages past midnight. Such a enthralling story, wonderful characters, and unique idea for a book that I cannot wait for the sequel.