This book was a strange read. It was an impulse buy mainly because I liked the cover.
Jarleth 'Jar' Costello has been suffering from post-bereavement hallucinations since the suicide of his girlfriend Rosa 5 years ago. Jar has never believed that Rosa killed herself and is convinced she is still alive.
Each chapter alternates between Rosa's journal entries and third person narrative. Others may find this obvious, but I was absolutely lost for the first 50 pages.
The plot slowly thickens as Jar is given a copy of Rosa's recently discovered encrypted journal by her aunt. As Jar manages to access the journal entries with the help of his trusted colleague Carl he begins to investigate and with every answered question another two spring to life. It did hook me, however, I nearly put it down with 30 pages to go because whilst the climax was incredibly clever it was also cruel and depraved.
This is J.S. Monroe's first book and while Find Me was too 'psychological' for me, I'd be keen to check out his subsequent work.
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