The Lost And The Found by Cat Clarke


Book Description:


When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.


Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…

My Thoughts:

Cat Clarke has got be with out a doubt one of my favourite YA authors. I’ve read nearly all of her books and have highly enjoyed every one of them.

The majority of this authors books tend to be along the lines of suicide and sexuality which makes The Lost and the Found stand out slightly with it being a totally different story line.

The Lost and the Found is a bit of a slow burner, not in a bad way though. Whilst not as dark as her other books, there is just something about this story line that keeps you intrigued and makes you want to read more.

Faith and her family have pretty much plodded though the last thirteen years since Laurel went missing. All of them coping with her disappearance in their own way. When Laurel suddenly turns up after all those years, all but Faith are ecstatic to have her back.

I really felt for Faith, she has missed her big sister and overall is glad to have her back, but being an only child for the last thirteen years has her worrying how having Laurel back will alter that. Some people might see that as being selfish but I think it is a big adjustment for all the family and all of a sudden the parents attention is all focused on one sibling while not meaning to, but to a certain extent leaving the other one out.

Not only does Faith find it hard adjusting to having Laurel back home but she keeps getting a little niggle that something isn’t quite right with her sister which she tries to put down to what must have happened to her when she was abducted.

Laurel is certainly a hard character to fathom out. Obviously she has been through a traumatic time and at times my heart really went out to her. Other times though, like Faith, I had certain doubts and fears.

The Lost and the Found is a story full of mystery and suspense. The author slowly takes the reader on a journey of discovery and relationships. It makes for a fascinating read and as with the authors other books, the ending always leaves me feeling a whole bunch of emotions whilst leaving me quite breathless. Another great read.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

The Lost and the Found is available to purchase from Amazon.

7 thoughts on “The Lost And The Found by Cat Clarke”

    1. WHAT a surprise, I go to leave a bloody comment saying my interest has been piqued and you’re already here.

      Sarah – just so you know. Shelley has to steal my thunder at every YA opportunity and get there before me :p :p :p

      hehe ❤ ❤

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