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  • Written by: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (503 ratings)

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If You Find Me

Written by: Emily Murdoch
Narrated by: Tai Sammons
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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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AMAZING STORY!!!

Very well written
Awesome story
Awesome reader !!!
Loved every word

I wish it didn’t end

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Phenomenal story

I can’t believe I didn’t have to pay for this title, as it was included w the audible membership. It was far better than any of the books I actually paid for in a while

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Good story

I really enjoyed the narration. Well written, kept me interested . I will definitely look for more book’s written by this author

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Fantastic story

Wonderfully written for adults and mature late teen readers. I gift found is a book this good like a golden needle in a haystack

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Wow!

I loved this book! What a great job she did on such a sensitive subject! No matter how bad it was the POV always tried to have a positive outlook. I loved how she learned to trust and believe in people that were trying to help them.
Great job!!
I highly recommend. I hoping she had more books I can read!
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Thank you Emily!

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Amazing story, beautifully told

I absolutely loved this book - it would make a great movie. The narrator was perfect. I think this book is certainly one that benefits from being an audiobook as it really adds to the story. Great character development, and some really beautifully crafted turns of phrase. Heartfelt tears were definitely shed.

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Outstanding!

One of the best audios I have selected! And it was free under the plus section. It takes a page or two to understand the drawl but you absolutely feel for the main teen character. Her bravery was beyond her years. You wanted to save her! Such a good and realistic story with an unfortunate incident that happens more often than talked about. 5 stars! A must read/ listen.

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Excellent read

Loved the story I didn’t want it to end ! Listened from start to finish in one sitting

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Wow! 5 stars for sure.

I loved this book so much and narration was fantastic. Painful content told in a way that is so heart touching and gut wrenching yet powerful. Highly recommended.

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Heart wrenching story

This book has so many mixed reviews, but even with its gaps it was so good. There were some real life things that would not have happened… or maybe they would have. I’ve never been through it, so I don’t know. Either way it was a story of, real life, experience and pain and love that was expressed in an incredibly emotional way by both the writer and narrator. The writing was exceptional too. Poetic.

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