Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

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Read Finding Jake Online Free - A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin.

While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He’s seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school.

Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he’s forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone.

As his worst nightmare unfolds, and Jake is the only child missing, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought?

Brilliantly paced, Finding Jake explores these questions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative. Harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, Finding Jake is a story of faith and conviction, strength, courage, and love that will leave readers questioning their own lives, and those they think they know.



Title : Finding Jake
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ISBN : 0062339486
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Will rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2015

Life is kind of like that, picking the memories you want to frame. We all have an idea of how it should be, all smiles and swing sets. There are the more unsavory moments that we leave in the box stashed up in the darker parts of our psyche. We know they exist but we don’t go flaunting them in f...


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2015

A different take on a book about a horrific school shooting. The shooter, is dead as are many others. It is believed his only friend Jake was a second shooter, but the whereabouts of this boy is unknown. Simon Connelly is a stay at home dad to his son Jake and his daughter Lanie. His daughter his...


Hanna rated it ★★★★★

April 11, 2016

This is, and will forever be, one of the best books I've ever read in my life. I'll never forget it. I'm not going to write a review, no. Go away! That's my book.


Jill rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 30, 2014

t's become the norm today for a publicist to compare a new book to one that's earned accolades in the past. In this case, Finding Jake is compared with Lionel Shriver's We Need To Talk About Kevin. The problem is: that book was filled with confident and powerful prose and acute insights into a dam...


Sharon rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2016

Simon Connolly's world is about to be turned upside down when he learns about a shooting at the school his kids Jake and Laney attend. With no time to spare Simon races to where the nightmare is unfolding. Simon is fearing the worst, but he never imagined to be confronted with what he was about t...


Linda rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2016

Simon Connolly is a stay-at-home dad, raising two children, while his wife who is an attorney, works. Not the ideal situation for everyone. but this has been the norm for the Connolly family for 17 years ... when Jake first came home from the hospital. Simon is starting to feel the empty nest synd...


Philomena Callan rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2015

This was a gripping read. As soon as I started I just had to finish it. Simon is a stay at home dad to his two kids Jake and Laney. When he gets a text saying there is a shooting at his kids school his world is torn apart. We read this story through Simons point of view with alternating chapters g...


Becky rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2015

Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC of this book for review from the publisher. We Need To Talk About Kevin was one of my favorite books of the last few years. It is one of those books that is powerful and gripping and terrifying all because of the fact that it is so realistic. I loved it and thoug...


Kelli rated it ★★★★☆

April 05, 2015

I don't feel good about reading books that are ripped from the headlines and based on national tragedies. That being said I do seem to manage my way through that as I have read both Nineteen Minutes and Defending Jacob. I haven't yet been able to bring myself to read We Need To Talk About Kevin o...


Tracy rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2014

I finished this book in one day, which, given my busy schedule, says a lot for the story. It had me hooked from the first page. There will be many people who compare this book to other books about school shootings, but I honestly don't see how a comparison can be made. This is a unique story abou...





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