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There's something different about Kate's four-year-old son. He wasn't created the old fashioned way. Now a violent cult wants him dead and Kate will do anything to protect him – until they take her daughter. 

In tomorrow's world, Kate is haunted by a brutal past. Struggling to navigate a life that seems like an experiment in virtual reality, her paranoia threatens to consume her. But when someone tries to kidnap Mally, she realises she was absolutely right to be afraid. 

With only hours to go before the cult's prophecy is to be fulfilled, Kate and Seth face more danger than they've ever imagined, desperate to keep him safe. However, the charismatic leader of the cult has other ideas, which puts Kate in an impossible position. Who will she choose to live, and who will she have to sacrifice?

©2017 JT Lawrence (P)2017 JT Lawrence

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Book 2

Lots of suspense, intrigue, drama and plot twists, The book kept me engaged until the very end and left me eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

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Really Good!

This book is so outside my normal genres of contemporary romance or mystery, but I found myself captivated by it. This story is part of a series and a standalone listen. I hadn't listened to the first book book in the series, but was immediately pulled into this story. The narrator did a fantastic job with her emotions and the various character voices. The storyline of kidnapping really pulled me in. Futuristic stories typically haven't been my thing, but the performance of the narrator added so much and made it enjoyable. I received a review copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. The author and narrator are both very talented, and I would listen to more of their works. I loved all of the twists this book had, and hadn't figured out who the kidnapper was initially or why.

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Great follow-up to a great first book

I loved the first book in this series, and this was a great sequel. The plot is satisfyingly complex without being confusing (or simply a rehash of the first!). I wish the author had gone into the main character's synesthesia a little more like she did in the first book, and the character floated in a sea of PTSD for a long time before being galvanized into action. But I've never suffered from PTSD, and her struggle with it seemed realistic enough that I can't pick that nit, and anyway it probably was realistic how bad it was for her. The narrator was fantastic again, and I'm really looking forward to the third book in the series!

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Loved it!

Amazing follow up to book one! Ready for book 3, love a good series, worth the listen!

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Trust your gut...

How We Found You is a dystopian thriller that gets a bit dark at times. The beginning starts out a little slow for me, but then BAM!, things really take off and I couldn’t stop listening. I really felt for the characters... their anxiety, their fears, their pain... I’m looking forward to seeing where this storyline goes!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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How we found you

The twins are now 4 and living the good life with mom and Uncle Seth.Then bad things happen.I love this series!The writing is SO good.It is full of suspense as well as a good family story.I am still reminded of Orphan Black but this has a flavor of The Following' in it.I am on to book 3.Roshina Ratam is the perfect narrator for the series.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Second part of an amazing series

After the evens in the previous book, Kate tries to rebuild her life with two toddlers and her twin Seth. She is having a very difficult time due to PSTD and constant paranoia. Her fears seem to ring true when someone tries to kidnap her son Mally.

I absolutely loved the previous book so I was looking forward to this one. We find a different Kate than before, with more experience and more fears, but also unresolved issues. Lawrence has a very powerful way of transmitting the characters’ emotions, and this made easy to connect to them, especially Kate, even though our lives and circumstances are quite different. Her fear and anxiety are palpable through Lawrence’s words in a way that they become ours too. It’s amazing how little details help to bring the characters to life, and Lawrence is great at this. All characters are alive, even though we don’t know a lot about their background.

There is a lot of action again in this book, and also dire situations that made me hurt for some of the characters. Some events made me think a lot, wondering what I’d do if I was in the same situation; and there was not an easy answer. Some images really stayed with me after finishing the book, and I already miss the characters in it. This series is my favorite so far this year.

What didn’t really convince me was the part about the prophecy, and the fact that it had to be fulfilled on a certain date. I have nothing against it but this seemed to come out of the blue without a real explanation about why that day, what it was based upon.

I was a pleasure to be able to enjoy Roshina Ratnam’s soothing voice again. She delivered exquisite characters’ interpretations and her compelling tone kept my attention until the end. The only setback is that some voices sounded quite similar, but for the rest I loved her performance. I think she is the perfect narrator for this series.

The story arc in this book is complete, but there is a little surprise towards the end, which makes me look forward to the next book in the series. I do hope it gets released as an audiobook soon, I’m impatient!

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Great Story

I wish I had read the first book now 😓
I really enjoyed this book and the narrator did a great job with the different voice inflections.

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Great listen!

Great listen with a fantastic narrator. Be sure to listen to these books in order for better comprehension. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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A perfect follow-up

The second installment surpassed the first book in my opinion. I loved Why You Were Taken, but now that I have let the story wash over me, I think everything just clicked faster and it was just a simple continuation of the story. I just bought the third book so I am ready to dive right back in after writing this.

I appreciate the way JT Lawrence builds the characters and makes them human in an increasingly less human world. The way she creates the characters with real emotions and concerns is refreshing. They are not set as they started and they are not emotionally devoid either.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys an immersive fabrication that makes you think when you should and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering who and what are next.

As before, Roshina Ratnam did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life as well.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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  • Leanne N
  • 12-24-17

Gripping

Narrator, Roshina Ratnam, brings the characters to life. Successfully conveys the incredulity, disbelief and horrific realisation of life threatening situations in the daily existence of JT Lawrence’s central characters.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-16-18

He told me he was a suicide expert

Set four years after the ending of Why You Were Taken, reunited brother and sister Seth and Kate share his apartment as Kate brings up her twins, Silver and Mally. Kate was still suffering from her previous lifetime ordeal of separation, with panic attacks and flash back nightmares combined with the constant fears that her children would also be stolen. With good reason, it seems, as her closest friend soon discovers as there is a Resurrectionist prophesy that the last of the Genesis children "would lead us to the Edge" , ushering in the end of all humanity - unless he died before his fourth birthday. And Mally was the only one left and would be four in days.

This is a fast paced, futuristic story, which moves rapidly between the lives of the various main protagonists as they try to unravel what is happening as they also attempt to keep the children safe. With mysteries and twists in the action, the book takes the reader on a helta-skelter ride of action and emotion, this time building more in depth character than in the earlier book. Whilst it is possible to read this as a stand alone, without knowledge of what has gone before,, How We Found You would prove a confusing tale to follow.

The narrator is, once again, Roshina Ratnam, whose English accented reading is clear, with good intonation and her voicings of the individual characters is quite well differentiated. Her text readings are not quite fluent, punctuated with tiny pauses in the early stages but either this was altered as the work progressed or else this reader simply blocked them out with familiarity. It was not a major problem, however, merely a slight distraction. As mentioned in a previous review, the timbre of her speech leans towards little girlie, which fits the story well.

A rather mad-cap adventure with some engaging personalities as well as the emotional impact of a mother trying to save her children after she, herself, had endured emotional turmoil throughout her earlier life. I am grateful to the rights holder for freely gifting me a complimentary copy of the book, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. There were parts which thrilled and some which didn't quite hang together, the overall idea was very interesting.

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  • 01-09-18

Solid sequel, strong narrative

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

I'll admit that the first chapter or so of this didn't grab me - there was a storyline left slightly hanging in book one that didn't get closed off and that kind of thing bugs me. I'd gotten over that by about chapter 3. This is a solid sequel that throws some real curveballs.

Highly rate the narrator also.

Looking forward to book 3.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 12-26-17

Outstandingly brilliant

There are not many authors whose books I would read, and then listen to on Audible, but JT Lawrence is definitely one of the select few. Boy oh boy, can that woman spin a tale? She really is the queen of dystopian fantasy. I absolutely love her books, and How We Found You, book 2 of the trilogy, is as brilliant, if not more so, than book 1. Her imagination is a thing of beauty and her writing is sheer joy. I cannot recommend her novels strongly enough, each one is a work of genius. You will be thanking me forever more. JT Lawrence, you are a star. Roshina Ratnam does your writing proud with excellent narration. I can't wait to listen to book 3. Thank you for the words, I am bowing before you whilst simultaneously giving you a standing ovation, (and believe me when I tell you that's not easy!). Simply sublime