I liked the brilliance of the plot. I like the convoluted roadway to the identity. I liked the anger and suspense of the situation. I liked the helplessness and fear of the main character. I liked the moral dilemma which the concept threw out.
Laura goes home with a man wearing a pink shirt after a night of drinks, enjoys the love making the whole night, till the next day morning shows a blue shirt on the floor.
Why is the color of shirt significant?
Laura has face blindness, prosopagnosia, and now she has no idea whom she spent the night with.
Was it rape?
She did enjoy her time with him, but he was not whom she wanted to be with. The mind and body said it was abuse. It was trickery. It was taking advantage. It was someone knowing her condition and making use of that knowledge to get his way.
Was it rape?
This was my first book by Emma Curtis, and I loved the way the main character struggled with her condition, the fear she felt knowing it was one of her colleagues at work who raped her and was now threatening her.
How was anyone to cope with such a condition where you didn’t remember anything about the rapist? And would the cops believe it to be rape?
Everything was a jigsaw puzzle for Laura, and it was nothing short of a herculean task to make them fit or even to know how to make them fit. Laura trying to maintain her mental balance with work, the harassment notes, the new work project, trying to identify the colleagues by their desks/cubicles/hair style/clothes, and FINDING OUT WHO RAPED HER!!
The last 30% went on a different track with everyone losing their sanity. Too many things happened at once. From rape to kidnapping to torture to peeing in the diaper to attempted murder to madness and mayhem!!
The author did bring the reader back to the main plot with the ending, which was great.
A lovely way to spend the Monday morning!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3.5 stars
About the Author
Emma Curtis was born in Brighton and now lives in London with her husband. After raising two children and working various jobs, her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write her acclaimed debut novel, One Little Mistake. When I Find You is her second thriller.
When Laura wakes up after her office Christmas party and sees a man’s shirt on the floor, she is horrified. But this is no ordinary one-night-stand regret.
Laura suffers from severe face-blindness, a condition that means she is completely unable to identify and remember faces. So the man she spent all night dancing with and kissing – the man she thought she’d brought home – was ‘Pink Shirt’.
But the shirt on her floor is blue.
And now Laura must go to work every day, and face the man who took advantage of her condition. The man she has no way of recognising.
She doesn’t know who he is . . . but she’ll make him pay.
Publication date : 1st July 2018
Publisher : Random House Transworld
A moral dilemma
Looks like a good read
This was a different and a long read. Thank you 💕
This book sounds very intense. Enjoyed reading your review, Shalini!
Thank you so much for your sweet words Stephen.
This book sounds really interesting!
It was quite different… A little prolonged at the end. But quite good
I like to read something different sometimes 🙂 Even if it’s not the very best 5* read when observing its other aspects. Thank you for your review! 🙂
Thank you 💕
Thank you for another great review, Shalini! Something different to read. True, but real life. Have a good week. Michael
Hey Michael. Have a wonderful week too
Great review! Thank you! Michael 🙂
Wow, prosopagnosia is coming up a lot in books lately!! Super random… It’s not something you really heard about and this is suddenly the 2nd or 3rd book I’ve seen reviews on in about a month with a plot like this. 😕
I agree the date by Louise Jensen had it as a concept!!
That was one of the other ones… I feel like I saw one more. Just weird to have them come out at the same time, randomly! 😕
They stole each other’s ideas and only reviewers realized it
I love our investigations!! Let’s do it! We’ll have a post about cracking the case wide open!!
We need all books with same concept and the authors and their relationships over Twitter Facebook and the publishers and their interlink… To break open this nexus
Done and done! I’m going to start my research!!
Research has to be on the net… You do know what happens when you are on the net, right? You break yours and you break mine.. Funny thing eh??
So true….. 😕 Hmm… Conundrum…
If I don’t break it then I just wind up emailing myself for 15 minutes wondering why no one is responding. 😂😂
Hahahaha this was so damn funny… Really?? You didn’t get a self mailed message… Were you in that constant circle?
Yes! I noticed that too.
Oh cozy babe… You are here… Just left a message on twitter… I was worried
Trying to keep up with everything. sigh. It’s a task. Tried to got o bed early last night but ended up in the middle of the great gun debate with the 7 and 5 year olds 🙈
Hahaha your 7 and 5 are well educated… Gun debate? Really? Aren’t they too young?
They were debating their right to carry large nerf guns to camp. I was invoking my parental veto on that. Those kids should be lawyers. I never heard so many excused all created at once… some real half arsed ones too. Lol
Wow… They probably will become in the near future…
And why weren’t they in bed before you?
You must have laughed your guts out… You must write a post on it… So that we also get to know their debate and your expressions
Hahaha. I was in bed. They went to bed. I got up to have some water. Saw two giant guns on the dining table. Asked my husband if those were the ones to pack up and was told nope, they were the ones they were planning to take. I got their behinds out of bed… and the debate began…
Hahahaha that must have been a good sight to see. What was husband doing in all this?
Realising I was right then backtracking. LOL
In fairness to him, he’d agreed that they could take the big guns in the hope that they’d lose them there and we wouldn’t have to keep them at home! Lol.
Hahaha or he wanted to play with them
He prefers the smaller ones for himself 😂
I just saw the pics… I want too…
You’re alive!!! 😚
Yayyy…huh what!! Of course she was alive!! Maybe she got too much of your alcoholic fumes
Ha ha! Now THAT is entirely possible!! I’m supposed to be heading out for an adventure today…. I am still on my couch… Bare. 😉🐻🐻😜
What kinds? Bare ones?
The kind where I go all the way to Hamilton/Dundas (about 30 mins away) for beer and dinner!! 😁😁🐻
I am assuming the proper nouns are places…
Beer? Again? Aren’t your blood vessels still having high levels of alcohol?
I need to retain the levels so I’m not hung over!! The only cure for a hang over?? STAY DRUNK!! 😜
Yayy go Nicole!!! What about that hair of dog therapy?
Something to do with raw egg etc.
Also drink water and pee lots… Alcohol gone no hangover and a paracetamol
Not bare…. But barely not.
Haha. Yes I am. I must remember though, when trying to catch up on bloghopping… do NOT start with Jay, Nicole and Shalini…. I can spend my whole time just with you guys. Lol.
Jay seems to have disappeared…. He has ghosted me… Hahaha
He has been very quiet……… hmmm……
Hahaha… And were you all calm and logical?
for the most part……
And the rest??? That would have been interesting
Lol. I surprised myself. There was no waking up the neighbours level of shouting. hehehe
Aww shucks… Nothing no screeching no wild hand movements?
some wild hand movements. lol
The premise gives me chills, stolen or not!
Having studying in neurosciences, anything with prosopagnosia would FOR SURE intrigues me ahah XD Great review !! – Trang
Thank you so much for your lovely words… Hope you like the book to
Thank you Shalini
Wow! Sounds like chaos toward the end, but I’m glad to hear the author brought it back around. Its awful when they don’t. Great review!
There was too much happening.. It gave a serial killer-y kinda vibe then the last chapter was good
That’s a lot of stuff happening… especially towards the end when it’s all supposed to start coming together. Interesting premise though.
Here you are cozy babe!! I found you!!
Here I am! Lol
Yayyy…. Us. We were worried ok I was… Nicole was bare 🐻… We went searching for you
Ha! Ohh… Those were the voices I heard calling… I just assumed it was the kids and ignored it… hmm..
One was the kid 🐻, the other was ME 👶cherubic and innocent
Yes the last part gave a serial killer-y vibe…
Hmmm….sorry, I’m lacking in any sympathy, empathy, or pathy of most kinds. Great review as always, but doesn’t sound like one for me.
Yeah this one started okay went all over the place and then reached the conclusion… Sighhh
Thank you 😊