January 29, 2019
From the New York Times best-selling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating thriller about two teens who connect when each discovers a mysterious radio frequency that suggests their family tragedies are mysteriously connected.
After surviving an infamous family tragedy, 16-year-old Kennedy Jones has made it her mission to keep her brother’s search through the cosmos alive. But then something disturbs the frequency on his radio telescope – a pattern registering where no signal should transmit.
In a neighboring county, 17-year-old Nolan Chandler is determined to find out what really happened to his brother, who disappeared the day after Nolan had an eerie premonition. There hasn’t been a single lead for two years, until Nolan picks up an odd signal – a pattern coming from his brother’s bedroom.
Drawn together by these strange signals – and their family tragedies – Kennedy and Nolan search for the origin of the mysterious frequency. But the more they uncover, the more they believe everything’s connected – even their pasts – as it appears the signal is meant for them alone, sharing a message only they can understand.
Is something coming for them? Or is the frequency warning them about something that’s already here?
Come Find Me by Megan Miranda is an intriguing blend of mystery, thriller, sci-fi, and paranormal. Once I began listening to the narration by Michael Crouch and Jorjeana Marie of Nolan and Kennedy’s chapters, respectively, I was caught up in the story of Nolan, whose brother Liam went missing from a family picnic a couple of years earlier, and Kennedy, who is now living with her young uncle and trying to survive her own family tragedy that has completely altered her life.
Kennedy is trying to keep up her brother’s search of space with his home-built satellite dish. Likewise, Nolan has bough EMF equipment after having a vision of his brother when Nolan had a fever dream last December. Their two worlds collide when a mysterious signal–a signal that can’t possibly exist–appears to both of them and draws them together in a search for what happened and will perhaps provide them with answers.
Miranda’s writing as always is on-point. It flows so well, drawing the reader in. At the beginning of Come Find Me, she creates such an eerie setting that after listening to it right before bed, I had bad dreams, but I certainly wasn’t going to let that stop me from continuing to listen, mostly in the daytime, ha.
Both Crouch and Marie provided excellent narration, giving the story the right amount of drama and tension.
Plot-wise, Miranda crossed her t’s and dotted her i’s so that by the end everything comes together, even events that you don’t imagine could link. The ending had an X-Files kind-of-feel, and I was more than completely fine with that ending. While emotionally I wish the ending had been different, as a writer I understood the necessity.
Miranda is definitely in my top 10 of current thriller/mystery writers to read, which is why I am currently listening to her back catalogue. If you haven’t read any of her books and love mysteries, I highly recommend her writing.
I obtained this audiobook from my library. Visit your library online or in-person, it’s a wonderful place!
5 out of 5 butterflies