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Finding Jake - A Novel

Bryan Reardon

A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does-and does not-know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He's seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he's forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone. As his worst nightmare unfolds, and Jake is the only child missing, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn't really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Brilliantly paced, Finding Jake explores these questions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative. Harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, it is a story of faith and conviction, strength, courage, and love that will leave readers questioning their own lives, and those they think they know.

A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does-and does not-know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He's seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he's forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone. As his worst nightmare unfolds, and Jake is the only child missing, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn't really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Brilliantly paced, Finding Jake explores these questions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative. Harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, it is a story of faith and conviction, strength, courage, and love that will leave readers questioning their own lives, and those they think they know.
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A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does-and does not-know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He's seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he's forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone. As his worst nightmare unfolds, and Jake is the only child missing, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn't really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Brilliantly paced, Finding Jake explores these questions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative. Harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, it is a story of faith and conviction, strength, courage, and love that will leave readers questioning their own lives, and those they think they know.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

7h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:42