I Found You by Lisa Jewell
May 5, 2017
Amnesia may be a soap opera cliché – I know fans of General Hospital who are still hoping that Jason Morgan remembers being Jason Quartermaine, and he lost his memory (for the first time, anyway) in 1996 – but that’s only because it’s such a strong launching point for a story. A character who can’t remember anyone could turn out to be anybody.
The word “amnesia,” however, never finds its way into Lisa Jewell’s latest novel, I Found You. Rather “Frank,” as he’s dubbed, is suffering from a “fugue state” – he can’t remember his name, his life, or any details about how he found himself on the beach on Ridinghouse Bay, soaked to the gills after a day in the rain.