Find Me | Romily Bernard | Book Review

I’m not sure about you all, but sometimes I prioritize books because the author is friendly on twitter. That’s totally shallow and weird, but honestly it works out well for me as a reader. I ended up prioritizing Find Me by Romily Bernard and putting it into my fall TBR pile. Y’all, I zipped through this hacker thriller in a single day. IT WAS GO GOOD, like close it and react out loud good. I’m actually legitimately excited to tell you about it.

Find Me by Romily Bernard | Good Books And Good Wine

Straight up, the beginning of Bernard’s Find Me is confusing, but once you are past the first chapter everything makes sense. Tessa Waye’s diary has landed on Wicket Tate (Wick for short)’s front step with a note that says ‘find me.’ It is at school the next day that Wick finds out Tessa has committed suicide. A hacker who earns money by catching men who cheat, Wick must put her skills to the test and find out who the mysterious older guy Tessa was seeing is. In between her investigation, Wick is doing her best to stay with her sister Lily in their current foster home with the perfect Bren and Todd.

You see, Wick’s mom has committed suicide and her dad is a really bad drug dealer. He is very mean and physically abusive. She wants to escape her dad’s underworld but keeps on getting called back to run scams for her dad’s ‘best friend’ Joe, who is just as evil. Oh, and to make matters worse there is this cop named Carson who won’t leave Wick alone.

The thing about Find Me’s Wick is that she is not your typical strong young adult heroine. Physically, she is small and kind of weak. She runs fast though. Her number one main concern is protecting her sister and she will do that no matter what it takes. I guess what I love about Wick is that she uses her brains instead of brawn. She’s also vulnerable, her walls are up and she does not trust anyone, which would make sense given her situation. She’s also doggedly determined, once she has a goal in her sights she will do anything to accomplish it. ALSO, she taunts the killer and that is something I adore.

I’m not the only one who admires Wicket. There is this boy, Griff, who is in a class all his own. He is a fellow hacker, yet he also stands up for the ostracized. Chemistry blossoms between Griff and Wick and you know it’s not forced. It actually makes sense. ALSO. Griff calls her ‘Wicked’ swoooooooon. Let’s just say that Romily Bernard sure as hell knows how to write a kissing scene and hit me right in the old lady feels.

The chapters in Find Me by Romily Bernard are relatively short, rarely spanning more than ten pages. Each chapter opens with a very brief snippet from Tessa Waye’s diary. Bernard touches on some tough issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, and statutory rape without feeling heavy handed. Fans of The Liar SocietyDon’t Turn Around and The Body Finder will certainly find something to enjoy in Find Me by Romily Bernard.

Disclosure: Review Copy Provided By Publisher

Other reviews of Find Me by Romily Bernard:

The Perpetual Page Turner – “quite the page-turning thriller
Sash And Em – “a fast-paced game of Whodunit
Rather Be Reading – “many of my feelings were lost because I didn’t have enough interaction between the characters.”

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  1. I really enjoyed this when I read it, but it didn’t stick with me. I don’t know what that means, but in my review I said I was looking forward to a sequel, so I guess I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks for the reminder. Great thoughts!
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  2. I meant to read FIND ME last year, but never got around to it! I’ve actually found that I generally enjoy YA thrillers. This sounds like a good one, and I love that the name of the main character is Wick (and that nickname – Wicked – is so cute) 🙂
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  3. Okay this sounds pretty awesome. I don’t think I’ve seen a ton of reviews for this one though. I do love a good thriller and loved that you compared it to The Body Finder – one of my faves!


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