Wednesday 15 April 2015

Book Review: Finding Me

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What would you do if you learned your life was a lie? All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire--a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction.

How far would you go to discover the truth?

Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.

My Reflections:

Finding me has an intriguing plot wrought with  the destruction that lies hold. Cushman brings depth and drama to this tale with skill and precision.

Kelli Huddleston comes to grips with her past, when finding out that the life she believed was a lie. Imagine thinking your mother and two older siblings are dead presumably in a house fire, then discover that this is false. Add to this fact that it was your father who is now deceased that told you these lies. When it feels like Kelli's whole life is crashing around her like a flimsy deck of cards, she bravely sets out to find the truth, to find out who she is and where she came from. 

This book is chilling and graphic at times, but the gripping tale will leave you riveted until the very last page. This book feels too real to be just a story, it begs for attention and leaves the reader deeply engaged in the plot. While the ending leaves you begging for more detail, it is completed with promise and hope. I tend to like a story with details mapped out until the end, but not everyone likes their stories wrapped up pretty with a bow, after all how realistic is that?

One of the things I love about Cushman's work is that she makes her fictional stories so believable and 3 dimensional that the world around you literately falls away and you become swept up into the story so fully that you forget the world around you....and your need for sleep..
I am sure if you love a good Christian Mystery you will thoroughly enjoy "Finding Me."

I received this book free of charge from Graf-Martin Communication in return for my honest review. Thank you Graf-Martin!

The Author

  1. Kathryn Cushman
    Photo courtesy of Doug Ellis Photography

    Kathryn Cushman

    Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the author of five novels, including Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. She is also...
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Cushman tells a deeply moving story of painful revelation and hard-won redemption steeped in small-town, southern charm, a tale full of heart and hope for all who have ever wished to feel that they truly belong.


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