I Hope You Find Me [NOOK Book]

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Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the ...

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I Hope You Find Me

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Overview

Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be more than nightmares, the trio sets off for the mountains in search of an isolated resort where they can hunker down, away from the ominous shadows of the dead city streets. The peace and tranquility of the woods isn’t enough to keep the darkness away for long though and soon Riley and Connor are forced to accept that the World and the few people left alive in it will never be the same. The shadows of their past may haunt them forever…threatening to destroy what little dreams they have left of a future unless they fight to stay in the light and never lose their hope.

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Family and Friends: The dog and I have left to find my Mom. Most of you know where her place is, the corner of 9th and F. I’ll leave a note there before I move on. Everyone here is…gone. I can’t stay. I’m not sure when or if I will come back here but leave a message anyway.
I hope you find me. – Riley

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Liz Cabrejos
Absolutely loved it!!!! What a fantastic read. I'm a Walking Dead fan, but when I started reading Trish's post-apocalyptic setting, I was concerned it would be too dark for me. Boy was I wrong! There was just enough darkness to make you feel for these people, to secretly encourage them to keep going and not give up. But what you had more than anything were some great characters, great storyline, great plot that flowed flawlessly and wonderfully.
Amazon - J. Omulanne
As a mega fan of The Walking Dead TV show, this book called out to me when I read the synopsis. Although this book does not have walkers, it does have that element of survival in a world that has collapsed. My personal opinion is that Dawson knows how to write...Her plot is purely excellent and how she can set up suspenseful events was amazing. What a wonderful book!
Goodreads - Miranda Stork
Trish Dawson...knows how to twist your emotions in such a way as to be sucked into her book! I thought this was an amazing idea! It was so original, and the pieces of the puzzle don’t begin to click together until the very end, and the bang! It ended and I still wanted more. If you are looking for a story that blends together action, suspense, and perhaps a little romance with a great idea, then this is your book. It is one of my firm favourites now, and I cannot wait for the next one!
Amazon - Marilynne Smith
The world as she knew it has been brought down by a disastrous flu epidemic. This is not my usual kind of story, but I loved it. I loved that she goes bravely into the world hoping someone who cares for her will come and find her. The consequences of her trail of notes makes for very interesting reading. Congratulations to Trish Marie Dawson for her bright new book.
Goodreads - Ella Medler
I love apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic books, and this one did not disappoint...With a good pace and easy-read style, this novel is a very enjoyable read. There is something for everyone in it – a fit of fun, a bit of flirting, good description, deep emotions, some hate and a good deal of love, too. A very good effort for a debut novel. I would not hesitate to read more by the same author.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046083873
  • Publisher: Trish Marie Dawson
  • Publication date: 7/27/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,462
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California where she lives now with her family and pets. She's been writing short stories and poetry since high school after an obsession with Stephen King's 'The Stand'. After over fifteen years of crazy dreams and an overactive imagination, Trish began her first book 'I Hope You Find Me' in December of 2011. When Trish isn't writing, she's homeschooling her amazing daughter and mildly autistic son, reading whatever she can get her hands on, or enjoying the Southern California sun. As a strict Vegetarian, Trish holds a special place in her heart for animal rights and dashes into the backyard weekly to rescue lizards and mice from her mini-lab/cocker spaniel mixed dog, Zoey...who is always getting into some sort of trouble.

TRISH'S BOOKS & COLLABORATIONS

THE FIND ME SERIES
I Hope You Find Me
Lost and Found

THE STATION SERIES
Dying to Forget
Dying to Remember
Dying to Return
Niles, a Novelette
Mallory, a Novelette

HUTCH & A'RIS
The Dry Lands

ANTHOLOGIES & COLLABORATIONS
Hawke & the Beast (Once Upon A Twisted Time)
Madness (The Bitten)

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Given the serious theme of this book, it reads more like a roman

    Given the serious theme of this book, it reads more like a romance book written by a teenager. Instead of
    Wondering, why did I survive when most of the world didn't, what happens now, &how do we rebuild a new society, 
    The main character is attracted to every surviving male she comes in contact with. She is leaving notes everywhere,
    So someone can find her. Lo and behold an old boyfriend does. The guys are fighting over her. I could go no further.
    I expected more. Not badly written, just going in a wrong direction.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2014

    I was a little confused by this story. At first I could hardly r

    I was a little confused by this story. At first I could hardly read it because the beginning was so well written I could feel Riley's loss and heart ache.  However, and this is because I am not a woman, so I don't know, I found it hard to believe that she (Riley) was having sexual arousal towards a man she just met the day after humanity died.

    That not withstanding, all I can say is that I did enjoy the book very much, it is well written and seems to have been fairly well edited, something you don't see a lot of these days in the eBook arena.

    I will be purchasing and reading book #2 of the series.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    I loved this book! From the moment I started it, I did not want

    I loved this book! From the moment I started it, I did not want to put it down which is amazing because it is not the usual type of book I read. It was very well written I must say. This book brought out many emotions in me as I read about the different characters and their loss. There is so much grief and pain that at times you get lost in it and your heart literally hurts for the characters. You could feel Riley's pain when she would think about the loss of her two children and how it tormented her that she survived and they did not. She struggled with feelings of betraying their memory by moving on and starting her life over again. Then Connor comes along and he is struggling with the pain of not knowing if his loved ones are alive. The imagery was so vivid that it kept me up and night with pictures in my head that I couldn't erase after a day of reading. Every chance I got to read, I had my Kindle in hand, and when I wasn't reading I was counting down until I could pick it up again. I am sad now to be finished with the book, I miss the characters already! It isn't often i can read a book and feel so sad when it is over. I am really looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend this book!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2014

    Anon

    Dystopian books are what I enjoy best of all genres and I've read too many to count. This one, although fairly well written, was lacking on many levels. It reads like a Nora Roberts romance which is basically what it is. The main characters "find" each other after a world wide something (this is never explained) kills almost everyone, including both of their families. The woman leaves a note where she looks for other people and of course 'bad' people find one and follow her and her new love interest. Meanwhile, ghosts of the dead return and basically do nothing except scare everyone because they aren't moving on. Again, not explained or developed into the plot. I found myself rapid reading at the halfway point because I was bored. I don't like romance books and although I hope never to have an end of the world event happen I can honestly say if I lost everyone including husband and children I don't think love would be on my mind one week later. I finished this book feeling dissatified. With such good reviews I now find myself wondering if like the venus flytrap...those reviews were put there on purpose to lure other dystopian lovers into reading this book. Jp

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Just okay

    I felt the two main characters lacked depth especially the woman. One really never knows how one would react under such circumstances but the reactions seemed somewhat unrealistic. However it was a fast paced enjoyable read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Interesting take on a post-apocylapse story

    Good story, interesting characters...I found myself wishing it wasn't over...refreshing to read an actually good and thoughtful author...highly recommend

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Post Virus Apocalyptic Awesomness

    This Story is about Riley, who loses her family after the red death. Not only her family but everyone. She hears voices calling on the wind. Large explosions are happening near by, and unexplained visions of the dead.

    Go through this traumatic event with Riley as she leaves notes people to find her, just in case someone anyone survived! You won't regret it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    I Hope You Find Me By Trish Marie Dawson A virus sweeps the

    I Hope You Find Me
    By
    Trish Marie Dawson

    A virus sweeps the world and leaves behind only a few survivors. Riley is a survivor, holding each of her children as they die she is forced to deal with the unthinkable surviving without them. Her grief unbearable as the bodies take a day to burn she has to decide what is next. The next day she leaves a note that she is taking the dog with general directions and she signs off “I hope you find me.” Traveling into the city she sees the total devastation and realizes she may be alone until he finds her at the water.
    They have to decide to then stick together or separate but when there is no one else there is safety in numbers. This horrible virus leaves behind so many dead and they are haunting the living. Fearing for their lives they decide to travel to a place in the mountains and there they have to face an even bigger challenge dealing with survivors that really don’t care about the living or the dead.
    Riley’s choices affect the rest of her life, there is so much that happens in this story. Riley faces the raw emotions of loss, fear, defeat and the challenge of a choice to defend what is hers or loose it all again. How she deals with this choice defines who Riley has become, and her first note I hope you find me becomes a defining realization that she finds herself. Trish Marie Dawson did a masterful job writing this story and I can’t recommend it enough.
    Bella Doerres M.Ed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Not a bad story, but this is a book version of a chic flic.

    If you were to edit out the lead character's lusty feelings for just about every guy that crosses her path, the book could have universal appeal. It has action, some suspense, and the plot moves right along. In the end, I don't care enough about the any of the people in the story to buy another book by the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    Loved it. Can't wait for book 2!

    Some others complained about the main character. I on the other hand felt for her. An outbreak kills almost all the population. Broken by grief she is looking for any other survivors. Is it any wonder she falls for others in the same situation? They are taking comfort in shared losses. I read the book in 3 nights. Fast paced, although it slowed down a few chapters before the end. Definitely picked up again at the end. There is sex in it, but mild. Even though the outbreak was sort of a mystery, with the current Ebola situation in Africa, the story line is quite plausible. Very well written for a first time author. Will certainly be buying book 2.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    You Reviewers! STOP with the pages of dissertation!  Just give a

    You Reviewers! STOP with the pages of dissertation!  Just give a SIMPLE REVIEW! 

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    What can I say that has not already been said about this amazing

    What can I say that has not already been said about this amazing book. I felt the characters emotions, the tears would not stop as I slipped into Riley's shoes. The characters bonding moments were just amazing. There were times when I screamed along with the characters in my head, and teared up when I couldn't hold back the emotions threatening to take over which caused me to stop reading. Till the emotional wave subsided did I pick up the book again and continue reading.

    The title of this book had me totally mislead, I must say, though I guess if I had read the description before picking up the book to read then I would have had a better understanding... That's where I tend to get into trouble with books by authors that I would read regardless of the description or their book cover.

    8.0% "Well now this is turning out to be quite interesting... You never know what to expect from a title but I had not expected this..."

    I wanted to strangle a few characters off an on through out the story, and there were other times when I laughed, times when I covered my mouth, other times when I just couldn't read fast enough. Mind you I read on a Kindle and update my reading progress on Goodreads [...]as I devour a good book! Here are just a couple of my % updates I thought I would share with you today!

    14.0% "Mystery #1 - Who is Conner? hmmm..."

    20.0% "Totally loving Riley right now... She is cracking me up!"

    39.0% "Good I didn't like Matt anyways..."

    59.0% "Damn straight." says Riley! ROFL I love it!"

    66.0% "And you better keep your clothes on. I catch you walking around the place naked--I'll shoot you myself" ~ Fin - ROFL Oh yeah, that was funny!"

    93.0% "NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!"

    I am already itching to get my fingers on Lost and Found, knowing it's just around the corner from being released makes it that much more exciting and frustrating all in one. I must know what happens next! At least this time I read the book description before picking it up, though not before I started or finished I Hope You Find Me...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

    Trish Marie Dawson I Hope You Find Me #1 Find Me Series Wow,

    Trish Marie Dawson
    I Hope You Find Me
    #1 Find Me Series

    Wow, amazing, must read ~ they all sum up this book in a few words. Once I started I knew I wouldn’t be getting much rest until I finished reading because I just had to know where it was all leading.

    The world as we know it is over and only a few people have survived. Riley has watched everyone around her die, and must get away from all the memories closing in on her. Going downtown, and leaving messages where she goes, she comes across Connor. Together they head out of the city, and hopefully towards some peace. Ghosts seem to be appearing everywhere, and they begin to doubt what is real.

    Well written, the story jumps right off the page and leaves your imagination with little to do whilst following the story. There’s a few shocks in store, and at the end you’ll be left wanting more from this story.

    I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    ANOTHER great book By Ms. Dawson just dark enough to make you fa

    ANOTHER great book By Ms. Dawson just dark enough to make you fall for the charecters. READ IT

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    I typically avoid all books/movies etc that pertain to the end o

    I typically avoid all books/movies etc that pertain to the end of the world etc. I bought this book on a whim. I was absolutely thrilled with the storytelling, the flow and sequence of events! I hope you find me is a must read!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Well written; good plot

    Interesting characters.

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  • Posted February 8, 2015

    This book was very well written. If it was packaged as a romanc

    This book was very well written. If it was packaged as a romance novel, it would have gotten four stars. Those who rave about this book are no doubt romance fans. However, the protagonist is not a survivor because of anything she does. In fact, she seems rather stupid. When I saw the perfect looking man with perfect hair and teeth and the protagonist fawning over his foreign accent, and her seeing ghosts, I bailed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    Good

    I enjoyed this read.

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  • Posted January 9, 2015

    Interesting read

    I like books that are different. This book definitely was. If you like romantic end of the world type of books with a twist, then you will enjoy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Confused

    Was this about surviving a catalcysm or a romance book? Ill never know because i had to stop reading because the two were in competition. Its a shame because the technical writing ability is clearly evident. Its the ability to keep it realistic in the storytelling that fails. People dont suffer having their world turned upside down to immediately cultivate budding romances with other survivors. It seems most everyone else who left a review agrees.

    Dale M. Baranoski

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