The Lost and the Found Review & Giveaway ~ Blog Tour

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 13th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Page Count: 368

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.   FOUND.
Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…
This is one of those books that has a funny way of making you feel nervous from the very beginning. Even though the events in the first few chapters seemed to be happy and touching for the better, the main character's unease sets the foreboding tone well. Clarke's writing style is very well done and descriptive which immerses you in the world and makes the effects of all her thrilling twists even bigger on the reader.

Faith was a character I very much enjoyed. Losing her sister has really dominated her whole life and molded her into the character she currently is. She honestly yearns to be normal, so it is ironic how her thoughts and ways of acting portray her like any other teen, and obviously her life gradually unravels. Somehow she makes it through and stays strong. The other characters were just as great and well developed. I was so eager to see how Laurel would cope with normal life and how she and her sister would get along. I couldn't even imagine being in that situation where Faith was meeting her long lost sister many years later. I very much appreciated how genuine all the characters felt.

If there is one thing Cat Clarke knows how to do, it is keeping you as a reader on your toes, and that is the most I will say about the book's plot. I went into the book blind and I believe the read will be just as enjoyable to those who go in blind as well. As I mentioned before, you will feel as if the events are about to take a turn throughout the beginning of the book, and when they do, it is completely gripping. Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who love realistic thrillers that will definitely give them a bit of a ride.

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About the Author:

Cat was born in Zambia and brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, which has given her an accent that tends to confuse people.

Cat has written non-fiction books about exciting things like cowboys, sharks and pirates, and now writes YA novels. She lives in Edinburgh with a couple of cats, Jem and Scout, who spend their days plotting to spit up furballs at the most inconvenient times. She likes cheese A LOT, especially baked camembert.


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