Find You in the Dark

Find You in the Dark

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by A. Meredith Walters, Madeleine Lambert
     
 

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Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades . . . normal life. Until him.Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix

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Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades . . . normal life. Until him.Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. That together, they could face the world. But the darkness is always waiting.Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.

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In The Best Worlds
"I can’t recommend A. Meredith Walters' books enough...You don’t leave her books behind after the story has ended. These are the kinds of books you carry with you."
Book Addict Mumma Book Blog
"There is no question that A. Meredith Walters is one of my favorite authors. She always writes her stories so that we can relate to the characters, they jump out of the books and into our hearts each and every time. Her books have deep meaning to them but are also sweet and sassy with some sexy to steam up the pages."
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"BRILLIANT, AMAZING, GUT-WRENCHING!"
From the Publisher
"The book felt REAL—the journey, the characters, the struggles. . . . Everything that happened was believable, powerful, and very well written and I found myself unable to stop thinking about the story even when I wasn't reading it." —Aestas Book Blog
Aestas Book Blog - Aestas Cross
"The book felt REAL - the journey, the characters, the struggles... Everything that happened was believable, powerful, and very well written and I found myself unable to stop thinking about the story even when I wasn't reading it."
Flirty and Dirty Book Blog - Denise Tung
"This was a very emotional and difficult read for me. However, I strongly recommend this powerful and poignant story. It is one that cannot and must not go unrecognized. Walters did a wonderfully moving and thoughtful job of telling Clay and Maggie's story. I eagerly await the continuation to this story."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452613550
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Madeleine Lambert graduated with honors from Duke University and received her MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Among her performances at Trinity Repertory Company are Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Belle in A Christmas Carol. Madeleine is also an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator.

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Find You in the Dark 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
'Find You in the Dark' is a new adult/young adult contemporary novel that revolves around Maggie Young, who has had a normal life for as long as she can remember. That is, until she meets Clayton Reed - a mysterious and tortured guy who thought he never had a shot of being happy. Until he met her. They both thought that their love could overcome any obstacles life put in their way. But sometimes the darkness can overshadow the brightest things and the only way to find happiness is to dig deep within yourself. I normally don't read contemporary romance novels, but I'm glad I gave this one a chance. It deals with some very serious and heavy issues - namely mental illness - and it's not a story that everyone will enjoy reading or be able to relate to. I was easily drawn into the story and understood what Maggie and Clay were going through because I deal with mental illness myself. I don't want to ruin the story for those who haven't read it, so just suffice it to say that it has a lot of hard issues, serious topics, and it is absolutely heartbreaking to read. I cried - a lot. I normally don't react physically to books like that, so when I do I know that it's had a deep effect on me. The story is very well-written and has a believable yet heartbreaking storyline. The characters are easy to identify with and I immediately felt like I knew them all on a personal level - which only made me root for them and empathize with them all the more. Maggie and Clay's story reads like a classic tale of true love overcoming all obstacles if given the chance. This novel was beautifully written and told in a way that really brought me into the story. The romance level was a great fit for a New Adult book. Overall, this is a great contemporary romance that fans of the genre will love. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most heart wrenching stories that I have read so far. And I hope that in the sequel that Clay and Maggie get their Happing Ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book hit home, I love how its not just some silly love story, its that and more, the way the author got into the mental health issues blew me away! I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is VERY well written. I truly felt my heart break for Clay and Maggie. I would try to take a break at times but felt myself pulled back and couldnt stop until I finished the book! If there is a 2nd book I will most definately read it! If you know anyone with mental illness I strongly recommend this book! It really hit home with me and helped me to understand what they go through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was very good. If you have ever dealth with anyone with mental health issues this book definelty gets under your skin! I felt it all it was so emotional and difficult to read do to the depth of those emotions. There were a few times I wanted to put it down and stop reading NOT because it was a bad story just because it was hard to read as it hit very close to home and made me uncomfortable with the feeliings it stirred up in me that I haven't felt for some time. It truly was an amazing story and the author really did amazing in tapping in to both sides on mental health!!
happyat44 More than 1 year ago
what a great story.. i will never forget maggie and clay.. i cried for them and was happy for them... 2 people with a love so strong that they would do anything for eachother. of course you have to read shadows in the dark to be completed satisfied.. this was def one of the best books of the year.. it got me to understand the problems that people suffer with and it broke my heart.. so happy for clay to be the strong person that he was and for maggie to be right there waiting for him... applause for a. meredith walters..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am blown away... i loved this book. The story is incredible and throws you into every emotion possible. I thought it was going to be the typical "boy meets girl" but i couldnt have been more wrong. Amazing story A.Meridith Walters your not just a writer your a genius....
upallnightbookblog More than 1 year ago
This is a story of an all consuming first love.  Maggie loves Clay.  Clay is sick.  Maggie is ready to abandon everything for Clay.  She would go where ever he lead her. "But I knew this love was an intense, hungry thing.  I worried for a moment, as I fell asleep, that his love would eat me alive." "Sometimes, love can't make everything better, and the best thing for everyone is to walk away.  No matter how much it may hurt."  So sometimes you read something and it touches home in so many places.  You may not be sure if you want to go on because the images the book is sparking for you is all to familiar.  For me this book is that.  My very first high school love was similar in so many ways to Maggie's.  Reading this captured so many of those moments.  Moments where myself as a young naive girl  found myself accepting my jealous loves I'm sorry one to many times.  Walters captures these moments with the honesty and vulnerability that they deserve. Sometimes in this book universe we joke that reading is our therapy.  I think in a lot of ways that this book is very much one of those books. For me I decided that I would love me more than I loved my crazy first love.  In the book Clay gets his much needed help but not after so much damage has been done. I love that this book also sheds a huge light on Bipolar disorder and mental health.  I have always believed that there is an awful stigma to mental health as a disease and if this book helps someone who loves someone with mental health or someone who has issues than kudos to you Meredith Walters. This is one of those reads that I will think about for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first review i have ever felt compelled to write. I loved this book! The characters were very relaable...i could see so many people I know in all of them! I couldnt recommend this any more! Cant wait for the next book to come out...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing,must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotion emotion emotion there's lots of it it was like a roller coaster one min everything is going up the next it come crashing down in a pile of emotions. With that said i cant wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would have received 5 stars if attention to formatting had been paid. Conversations were hard to follow because dialogue was all in one paragraph. Otherwise it was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Don't be scared by the topic folks. This is a beautiful story about love that transcends high school amd teenage angst. Can't wait for the sequel! Oh, it has some pretty steamy scenes too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh man this was a great book! Don't keep us waiting ---- when does the sequel come out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was great! The only time I put it down,was because I was crying so hard I couldn't see. This is a must read. I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justcallmelyss More than 1 year ago
'Find you in the Dark' - Brought me from exciting butterflies to tears. This was a great read keeps you hoping for a happy ending, but also keeps you personally questioning... what would you do? I was with someone with a mental illness when the first time I read this book, so I was able to personally relate to it for other reasons. Honestly it helped in understand in many ways, but also why I think I was so moved by it. Highly Recommended.
apowers2 More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic and what a great lesson in tolerance, patience, and the need to reach out for help from others. What can I say about this book, wow, it is an emotional roller coaster, such highs and lows, one minute I am laughing and the next I am crying my eyes out. I love, love, love Clay he is so troubled yet so loving, my heart breaks for him, the struggle he goes through  everyday, the deep hurt caused from his parents, they are such horrible people. I could see the writing on the wall of what was going  to happen but no matter what I could not prepare myself for the devastation I felt, if there was not another book I would be furious  that I read this. I am so glad I waited until all of the books in the series was written because to have to wait to see what happens  next would have killed me. I love Maggie, she is funny, sarcastic, loyal to a fault, and so loving. She loves Clay so much and my heart broke for her everytime she had to deal with "issues" that came up and how this book ended had me doing such an ugly cry, thank  goodness my husband wasn't home he would have thought I lost it. The letter at the end of this book was beautiful, truthful, and  heart-wrenching. The author did such a wonderful job depicting how one acts when dealing with "issues", how others around this  person may react, and how desperate a person can become to escape it all. I work everyday with young people dealing with "issues" and this was a great representation of how some people can act, how some people can be so desperate, wanting to feel "normal" how no matter how hard they fight they can't do it alone. I love how Maggie continued to love Clay, support Clay, and yes of course she thought her love could cure all doesn't every teenager think love is this overpowering force that can change the world lol, but she  saw in the end that no matter what he still needed help from others. What a great example for our young people to teach tolerance, understanding, to learn what not to do, and to learn to turn to someone else if a loved one needs help, fantastic writing and what a great story. I am now going to read on and see what happens to this wonderful couple with my fingers crossed for a great HEA. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end, you will not want to put this book down. This is an amazing story of love and pain that is caused by mental illness. You almost feel what they feel and you to want to find them in the dark and make things better. Now one of my favorite books...a must read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well weitten, a bit long at times, but enjoyed- thank you!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to commend the author for shedding light on something that is not talked about enough in our society-mental illness. Mental illness awareness is not discussed enough in the real world. There is a stigma attached to it. This novel brought light to mental illness in that it demonstrated that there is light in darkness. The series revolved around seventeen year old Maggie Young and Clayton (Clay) Reed. One day at school, Maggie collides (literally) into the life of Clay. From their first encounter, Maggie was intrigued by Clay, the new kid at school. He was quiet and seemed to want to be invisible to everyone else. Maggie makes it a point to get to know Clay. Little did she know that she had pulled Clay out of the darkness he has been facing for much of his life.  “You ran into my life, this beautiful amazing girl who changed everything.” This book had a heavy subject matter, but I believe the author did a great job on how two teenagers would deal with it. Maggie was your average teenager, but bored with monotony. She wanted more. She wanted a change. And that came in the form of falling in love with Clay Reed. She knew deep down inside something was wrong. Clay opened up with Maggie regarding the mental illness he has been battling for years. The problem that their loved face was that they thought,if they pretended to be normal, everything would be ok and that all the needed was love… “And if he went into the dark again, this time I would be there to find him- to follow him. Because I thought, perhaps quite immaturely, that my love could help him, Maybe our love could do even more than just help-maybe it could heal him. Fix him. Fix everything.” This ends with a cliffhanger in the sense that something happens where they have to be apart. Maggie fights to save Clay, but they soon find out that Clay needs more help than she is able to give. I fell completely for Maggie and Clay. Although they are teenagers, they dealt with adult subject matters. There are a couple of steamy parts, but for the most part it is really sweet.  Love is a scary thing. When you have never experienced it from your parents, how do you know to give love? This is a huge challenge I think Clay faced. He was not used to feeling love from his parents. Clay’s mom and dad are socialites in Miami that are involved in politics. They blame him for his “problems “When you’re in a room Maggie, all I see is you. You make everything better. Clearer. You stop the crazy noise in my head. I can think, hell I can breathe when we’re together. What you make me feel is the most unbelievable and scary thing I’ve ever felt” Overall, I truly loved this story! I don’t think I have ever read anything like this. The love Clay and Maggie share is powerful and consuming. This book will make you laugh out loud and cry. The author did a great job at allowing you to truly feel the emotions of the characters. At the end, I asked is love enough? Can love survive this? You’ll have to read the next one to find out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay but Maggies character annoyed me so much. I wanted to choke her half the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The millions of exclamation points, def annoying in the midst of an amazing story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago