Book Review: How We Found You by J.T. Lawrence

Posted February 28, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cyberpunk, Review, Science-Fiction, Technothriller / 0 Comments

Book Review: How We Found You by J.T. LawrenceHow We Found You (When Tomorrow Calls #2) by J.T. Lawrence
Narrator: Roshina Ratnam
Series: When Tomorrow Calls #2
Published by Fire Finch Press on 12-12-17
Genres: Cyberpunk, Science-Fiction, Technothriller
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Would you sacrifice your son to save your daughter?

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?

Glimpse JT Lawrence’s chilling vision of the all-too-near future in this dark psychological thriller with a twist that will send you reeling. How We Found You is the second book in the riveting series When Tomorrow Calls.

Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it. Start reading How We Found You now.

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.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars