Finding Jake

Finding Jake

Book - 2015
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"I devoured Finding Jake. The tension is almost unbearable in this thriller-cum-character study as layer after layer of a father's soul are revealed as reflected in the character of his missing son. Utterly engrossing."--Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Wives and Turn of Mind

"Harrowing." --New York Times Book Review

Simon Connolly's successful wife has gone to her law office each day, while he has stayed home to raise their children--Jake and Laney. He has tried to do the best for the kids. For sunny, outgoing Laney, it's been easy. But Jake is different. He has always been on the quiet side, preferring the company of his small group of friends to popularity and organized sports. Now that his children are in high school, Simon should be able to relax, to worry less. He's never given that chance.

On a warm November day, he receives a text: There has been a shooting at the high school.

Racing to the rendezvous point, Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious parents as one by one, they are reunited with their children. Their numbers dwindle, eventually leaving Simon alone. That is when he learns that Jake is the only child missing.

As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon's thoughts race. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Jake could not have done this--or could he? Did Simon miss the signs? As rumors begin to ricochet, amplified by an invasive media and the fear swallowing their community, Simon must find answers.

But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062339515
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 24 cm


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CMLReads_Kristin Sep 06, 2016

Worth a read as a counterpoint to We Need to Talk about Kevin. An interesting take on the media's ability to take control of the narrative in instances of mass violence.

Jun 16, 2016

This was a fascinating story! It had so much in it. It starts with a school shooting and that sucks you in right away. It's about a stay-at-home dad. He faces many obstacles, those real and imagined. He's a wonderful father doing his best to raise his kids in the best way possible.
Great read!

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A gripping psychological novel that sticks with you.

Dec 15, 2015

Relevant book for our times, if not uncomfortable to read at times for it's honesty and introspection as a parent. Quick read. You will not want to put it down. Highly recommend.

NicoleAgar Oct 19, 2015

AMAZING! What would you do if you heard there was a shooting at your childrens school, but they couldn't find your son.....then they tell you he was involved?
I was hooked from the start!

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 18, 2015

Really trends with todays happenings

dossiere Apr 16, 2015


multcolib_karene Mar 22, 2015

A wrenching story - is our child capable of a horrendous act? Is it our fault? Have we lost both our child and everything else that is important to us? A very powerful book.


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