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If You Find Me | [Emily Murdoch]

If You Find Me

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.
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Publisher's Summary

A deeply compelling mix of high school drama and page-turning mystery that asks profound questions about family, truth, and love

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have been living in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember; the sheltering trees and a broken-down camper are all they know. But what they’ve never been told is that Carey vanished from the real world ten years ago, when their mother took her, causing an uproar in the media - and in her father’s life.

Now, abandoned by the mother they trusted, they’re often left alone for long periods of time to fend for themselves - but, in one moment, everything changes. They’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world, one of shopping malls, shiny appliances, new clothes, and mouth-watering food. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by a deep and painful loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her how to play the soaring music that helps her survive.

And then there’s the other piece of Carey’s past that haunts her, the story of what happened to her and Jenessa on that dark night in the woods - the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Will Carey ever be able to trust her father and his family enough to fit into this new life? Will Jenessa finally break her silence and ruin the cocoon of safety that Carey’s built so carefully around them? And what will happen if the secret comes out?

©2013 Emily Murdoch (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

What the Critics Say

“Grabbed me by the heart on page one and didn’t let go till the very last word. Murdoch’s language is lovely, her storytelling gripping.” (Carol Lynch Williams, PEN Award-winning author of The Chosen One)

“Within two pages, I was so hopelessly hooked, I felt like the story had attached itself to me…Original and suspenseful, but most of all, it was Carey’s voice that had me flipping the pages…One of those books you devour.” (Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List)

“Searing…Hurt my heart and will probably haunt my dreams—a beautiful book about survival, identity, family, love, and so much more.” (Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die)

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    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 01-15-15
    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 01-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "One emotional ride"

    This was a compelling story, well-narrated. The depth and complexity of the human condition is stunningly portrayed through the eyes of Carey, the teenage protagonist. This story brought a sheen to my eyes more often than any other book that I've listened to.

    It's a hard listen at times, but gripping. It's not my usual choice, but I truly found it one of the most memorable stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 09-26-14
    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 09-26-14 Member Since 2015

    Audio books have opened my world so much. I have been a member for a few years and i plan on being a member for many more years <3

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    "I Love This Book!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to all my friends because its a wonderful book about strength, loyal, and love shines through.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If You Find Me?

    When Carey finally gets to confront her dad, and tell him her secret.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Carey's sister knows there is something is wrong with shortly the dog.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, also this is a book i will listen to many more times.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really worth the credit. You wont be sorry!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 08-15-14
    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW...just WOW"

    This is not my typical book choice but it was on sale so I grabbed it and Wow. Just WOW! I wish I was good at reviews because I know I wont do this book justice! What a heartbreaking, great, powerful story. This book really makes you think. I can't imagine living their lives. The characters were great! Carrie is AMAZING! And what an exceptional person! The way she took care of her sister and everything! Janessa...loved her... Her Dad & Melissa were great & even though the step sister was "the way she was"; you understood her too!

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    Angelyne 06-20-14
    Angelyne 06-20-14
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    "Really enjoyable book"
    What made the experience of listening to If You Find Me the most enjoyable?

    The reader was excellent and Emily Murdoch is a wonderful writer. Her writing can only be described as lyrical. But beyond the writing, the story was also compelling and made it hard to stop


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I actually could not stop listening and devoured the book in a day


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 01-09-14
    Lisa 01-09-14
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    "Good writing"

    This is not an action packed drama with a lot of mystery, but it is a really good story. The narrator was perfect to portray the main character. It was interesting right from the start and kept my interest through the whole book. I hope this author comes out with more books.

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    Nicole PROVO, UT, United States 12-29-13
    Nicole PROVO, UT, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK"
    Where does If You Find Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite books so far, the narrator did amazing with the voices and the book itself was great!! I would recommend this book, and I would listen to it again!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 12-21-13
    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pulls your heart in"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Very well written, realistic - the story pulls you right in and tugs at your heart! Main character is so likable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she is playing her violin in the atrium


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whe she used the shotgun


    Any additional comments?

    Really moving book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reuven Nisser Garfield, NJ United States 03-27-13
    Reuven Nisser Garfield, NJ United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Getting Used"

    I want to give this story 4 and a half stars. It was gripping and sad. I cryed a lot. But it was too slow and full of questions for me. What will happen to Carrey now? Am I supposed to guess or is there a continuation in the making? I love open endings, but not when they are too opened. And I must say I found the plot rather expected. I wanted to see more every day life. That is, the first days took so much of the book. But again, it was an interesting story.
    I found it logical that the girls had book in the wood. Mom wanted to keep them busy somehow while she did what she did.
    Enjoy this ride.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 07-25-14
    Judy 07-25-14 Member Since 2011

    I have nearly 400K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.

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    "Please AUDIBLE, Display YA if SO!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    About halfway through this book it began to dawn on me that it seemed to be written for a younger audience. I looked it up and ...SURE ENOUGH...it's designed YA. This is the second time this has happened to me on AUDIBLE and I'm sort of miffed. I'm well over the age of 15!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Emily Murdoch again?

    Only if she writes something that's not written for teens.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I can't even answer this question.


    Was If You Find Me worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE let your members know when a book is YA!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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