Book Review: Finding Imogene

 


Frances Jerome has been tormented by the disappearance of her childhood best friend, Imogene, for decades. Despite her best efforts, Frances hasn't built honest or intimate relationships with anyone since, including her son and daughter, and she'll never forgive her father for the role he played in Imogene's disappearance. Worst of all, she blames herself for turning her back on her best friend when she needed her most. After 43 years of remission, Frances's cancer returns with a vengeance, and she knows she doesn't deserve to rest in peace until Imogene can too.

Frances enlists the help of her daughter Jean, who is struggling with her identity as a mother and a wife, and Griffin, a burned-out private detective whose father was haunted by this case before his death. Together, they try to find Imogene before Frances's time runs out. But will finding Imogene offer the answers, justice, and peace they each long for? Or will the truth expose far more than they can imagine?

In her third novel, Teri Case explores the complexities of familial relationships at the intersection when past and present collide, and the truth is finally revealed.

My Review

To say I was fully invested in this story is an understatement. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked. All of the characters had something worthy to contribute to the story. So, no one was a side character. 

Sometimes when there are two time periods in a story, I find that one is stronger than the other but that was not the case in this book. I found the past equally as engaging as the present. That is because the present moved forward and there were things happening. 

The friendship that Frannie and Imogene formed is very strong. They may have been from different families, but you could call them sisters. That is how strong a bond they shared. I love that Jean and her brother, Art loved their mom so much that they did not discount her request. They with Griffin's help did try really hard to uncover the truth about what really happened to Imogene. 

I really enjoyed this book so much that I am going to check out this author's other books. 

Comments

Teri Case said…
What a fabulous review. Thank you for spending time with Frances, Imogene, Jean, Art, Griffin, and the cast. Your time and opinion mean a lot to me. Thanks for being you.
Cathey Nickell said…
Great review! I've read Teri's previous two books and they are amazing. I honestly can't pick a favorite.

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