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Download ¼ Finding Jake í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❮PDF❯ ✐ Finding Jake Author 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 tA 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 KevinWhile 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 relaxed but he doesn't He’s seen the statistics read the headlines And. A different take on a book about a horrific school shooting The shooter is dead as are many others It is believed his only friend Jake was a second shooter but the whereabouts of this boy is unknownSimon Connelly is a stay at home dad to his son Jake and his daughter Lanie His daughter his safe but is his son the son he raised thought he knew really a killer The book goes back to the past in alternating chapter and follows his memories of raising his son in chronological age a period when Simon himself doubted and worried a out the raising of his son A very introspective look at the responsibility the doubts the sorrow and disbelief the parents of those accused feel Trial by media neighbors comments nasty text messages and e mails the stress on the family members and the family unit as a whole He did not raise a killer not his Jake did he But if not where is heSuspenseful and heartbreaking a very good and different story that is very timely in our culture todayARC from publisher

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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 aloneAs 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 m. I ran out of steam to want to review this book There were too many things I did not like about it that did not allow me to fully enjoy the book as excited as I was to start itI found mom and dad unlikable There was no chemistry between the two and there was no chemistry between the dad and his kids I didn't uite feel that bond that united dad to Jake much less to Laney the youngest daughter I found the dad to be whiny and insecure and boo hoo hooing every other chapter about how he felt incompetent and inadeuate as a dad and undeserving of being one Even though dad has been a stay at home dad for about fifteen years he never seems to tire mentioning it every chapter I was sick of hearing his sob story and wanted to yell at him Toughen up I hated the flashbacks of Jake growing up I wanted of the story of the actual shooting and what led up to the event How did Jake get involved in his friendship to Doug A lot had to be happening just before the shooting occured but that really never gets examinedWhen we finally get to dad's search for Jake I had already become detached from the story It did not have the impact one me it should have when dad's search comes to an end The ending was a bit cliche for me with the dog thingSome of the things the family practiced such as atonement moment child can tell parent anything and parent cannot get mad ask uestions about it or judge or tell me 3 things game played at dinner table where everyone tells three things that happened to them that day felt contrived and seemed like the author was trying too hard to tell the reader how uirky cute or special this family was I had to roll my eyes everytime an atonement moment was asked for Sorry but I can't see how this would work You mean to tell me if my kid comes and tells me something very serious I'm not allowed to uestion counsel or step up as a parent Sorry not happeningDisappointed that it turned out not be what I wanted

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Finding JakeUst 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 thoughtBrilliantly paced Finding Jake explores these uestions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative Harrowing and heartbreaking surprisingly healing and redemptive Finding Jake is a story of faith and conviction strength courage and love that will leave readers uestioning their own lives and those they think they know. Disclaimer I was provided an ARC of this book for review from the publisher We Need To Talk About Kevin was one of my favorite books of the last few years It is one of those books that is powerful and gripping and terrifying all because of the fact that it is so realistic I loved it and thought it was brilliant so the recent spate of what kind of child did you raise books are coming as no surprise to me And for the first uarter of this book I will admit that it did feel like We Need To Talk About Kevin lite We learn that something very bad has happened and that a teen was involved then meet the parent who has mostly had the responsibility of day to day care and from the parent's perspective we go back to the early days and see just how we got to where we are today But from there things veer off into a different direction In a way I think that both books are about parenting than about the actual tragedy that was the catalyst for the examination I am not a parent but I imagine that it's got to be one of the most terrifying things ever You hold the shaping of a person's life in your hands and what you do with it can have the most unexpected conseuences or maybe none at all I think that Reardon did a good job showing the psyche of a parent who recognizes this and who tries hard to shape and mold with that thought in mind If I let him down will it cause a wrinkle that could grow into something important Or I taught this lesson but the application of it was taken in a direction that I didn't see and am a bit afraid of but I can't back down now because THAT might cause a wrinkle It's like a real life game of Minesweeper where every move is OK at the time but causes a chain reaction you'll never see coming later on I also was really interested in the witch hunt aspects of the story and thought that this was handled pretty well also It goes to show that when people are grieving and scared anything can be sinister and people will grasp at any sort of explanation as to why something terrible has happened We need to know what the monster looks like or at least what it wants so we can steer clear and delude ourselves that we're safe The way that people twisted introversion into being a murderer is chilling to me because there's a real stigma surrounding introversion as though it's essentially the same thing as psychosis You're uiet you're a loner you're different you're scary So there were a lot of things that I liked about this but there were other things that I had some issues with I feel like this book was a little short for the subject matter and I wish that it'd been fleshed out a bit I wanted to know about Doug and his family I wanted to see of Jake's teen years the ones leading up to the event rather than so much of his younger years And I feel like despite Simon's lack of confidence in his son I was pretty sure that I knew what really happened that day and I was right I figured it out a little before the midpoint of the book and all that was left was to keep reading to see if I was right I usually dislike guessing things like this and want mysteries to string me along better and for the ruining of that suspense I partially blame the blurb on the back cover which I'd tried to avoid and failed for mentioning that it was a heart wrenching yet ultimately uplifting novel Now that could actually mean lots of things but I made the assumption about why it would be said about this book and I was right But I can't put all of the blame on the blurb because Simon's memories shed uite a lot of light on how Jake was raised and as an introvert myself I recognized a lot of the suspicious traits and know how they could be interpreted So in that way it felt a bit predictable but I think that the societal issues raised than make up for it I just kind of wish it wasn't touted as a suspense novel when it seemed clear where it was actually goingSo overall this was a pretty good book and the fact that I wanted of it is a pretty good endorsement I'd like to see a cleaned up edition because there were some errors and interesting phrasings that I hope don't make it into the final copy But I can definitely see myself recommending this book to others It's a uick read and interesting on many levels and hopefully makes us think not only about how we'll shape the lives of those around us but how we judge their actions as well