cover image Until I Find You

Until I Find You

Rea Frey. St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-24158

A host of woes afflict Rebecca Gray, the narrator of this affecting domestic thriller from Frey (Because You’re Mine). Nearly blind from a degenerative eye disease, Rebecca is a recent widow and the mother of a three-month-old boy, Jackson. As she struggles with her increasing blindness, grief, and exhaustion, she’s sure someone is following her. One day, she leaves her house in Elmhurst, Ill., to take Jackson to the park in his stroller. After a fainting spell, she checks the baby in the stroller and realizes from touching him that he’s not Jackson. The police, however, think she’s confused, while her friends see no differences. Stuck with a colicky baby she’s sure isn’t hers, Rebecca is determined to find her son. Fortunately, homicide detective Jake Donovan, Rebecca’s childhood friend and ex-boyfriend, reenters her life and helps her try to discover why someone would swap a baby, if in fact she’s right and the child she now cares for isn’t hers. The answer may lie among Rebecca’s circle of friends, some of whom are hiding dark secrets. Frey keeps the tension high until the surprising denouement. This emotional roller coaster satisfies. Agent: Rachel Beck, Holloway Literary. (Aug.)