The disappearance of a young woman leaves her best friend reeling and an NYPD homicide detective digging into her own past in this twisty mystery about the power of female friendships.
“Alafair Burke's latest propulsive thrill-ride is a suspenseful, twisty mystery about memory, friendship and secrets. A page-turner of the highest order.” -Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me
(THE GIRL SHE WAS- UK EDITION)
Some pasts won’t stay forgotten . . .
She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory.
Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind—or been running from. Now, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again.
Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning.
But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace—the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer.
With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father’s death twenty years earlier—and she now fears that Hope’s recent disappearance could be related.
In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.
PRAISE FOR FIND ME
Find Me “will keep readers turning the pages. Appealing characters match the meticulous plotting. Burke reinforces her place in the top rank of suspense writers.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2022
“Alafair Burke’s latest propulsive thrill-ride, Find Me, is a suspenseful, twisty mystery about memory, friendship and secrets. A page-turner of the highest order.”
—Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me
“Alafair Burke’s Find Me is a total knockout—serpentine in structure, rich in emotional heft and deeply moving as the past comes back not just to haunt the characters but to shudder through their lives, revealing secrets big and small, dangerous and intimate. Not to be missed.”
—Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Turnout
“Find Me is a gem, the sort of smart, suspenseful, slow burn that I love. The tension is palpable on every page, and I savored every surprise. Alafair Burke is a treasure.”
—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch
“Hooray! Alafair Burke is back in this gripping, head-spinning thriller of the first order. Find Me is a perfect read: the writing is engaging, the twists are perfectly executed and the exploration of female friendships and identity offers satisfying heft to the plot. I can’t wait for Burke’s next.”
—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us
“Alafair Burke once again weaves a riveting web of a story, threaded with delicious characters and hot button social issues. If you’re looking for the perfect twisty mystery, you’ve found it in Find Me.”
—Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things
“From one of our greatest contemporary mystery writers comes another superb nail-biting thriller. Alafair Burke uses an intricately layered and twisty plot to ensnare us and then pulls us in for a close examination of intimacy and community. I devoured it, from its riveting first scene to the shocking last page.”
—Angie Kim, internationally bestselling author of Miracle Creek
"With recent New York Times bestselling hits like The Better Sister and The Wife, Alafair Burke needs no introduction. If you enjoy a twisty amnesia mystery, order yourself a copy of Find Me right now. In Find Me, the disappearance of a young woman leaves her best friend reeling and an NYPD homicide detective digging into her own past in this twisty mystery about the power of female friendships."
- criminalelement.com, The Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2022
"Internationally bestselling author of 18 books, Alafair Burke returns with a chilling tale about a woman who has forgotten everything and rebuilt her life, and what happens when she and her best friend uncover something that was supposed to remain hidden."
- Zibby Owens, katiecouric.com, New Books By Authors You Love:
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“A skillfully constructed, delightfully twisty thriller powered by Burke’s trademark strong, relatable heroines and realistic foes.”
“The two women feverishly piece together the disparate parts of the story, and Burke’s masterful control over pacing and plot reveals will make readers just as anxious to uncover the truth.”
“Amnesia certainly is a familiar plot trope, found in daytime dramas to novels. But in the exciting “Find Me,” Alafair Burke puts a fresh spin on this syndrome by steering the plot device toward friendship and obsession. . . . [The novel] works as both a clever standalone novel as well as the solid sixth continuation of Burke’s series featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher. . . .Burke’s focus on her intelligent characters and smart plotting energizes “Find Me” ….[and her] reputation for delivering highly entertaining, intricately plotted novels continues.”
—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Burke knows how to build a true mystery in every sense. Bravo!
—Portland Book Review
Find Me ranks among Alafair Burke’s best…the skillful melding of new and old should entertain all readers
I was entertained from start to finish and I felt that the pacing was perfect to keep you flipping those pages.
The tension in this story gradually builds and continued even after several unbelievable reveals.
—The Book Diva’s Reads
Find Me is one of the most suspenseful books you will read, perfect to curl up with on a cold night.
Burke weaves seemingly unrelated incidents, occurrences and overlooked clues on the way to resolution. I couldn't predict what that resolution might be and happily joined the search for answers.
—A Bookworm’s World
A twisting, surprising and satisfying new thrill-ride
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