FINALIST in IAN Book of the Year Awards for Women’s Fiction
Heartbreaking and redemptive, Annie’s story reveals the strength of her spirit, the healing power of unconditional love, and the potential of unexpected relationships to teach us to accept ourselves
When Annie returns to the town where she grew up after twelve years, she plans to house-sit for her mother and take a much-needed break from her stressful job and worsening anxiety. But revisiting the past is never straightforward, and she soon discovers that she can no longer run from the things she’s tried so hard to leave behind.
Her ex-boyfriend Rob, the once-love of her life, is still living in her hometown, and Annie barely has time to process what seeing him again could mean before another surprising figure appears on her friend and mentor’s doorstep. Suddenly, Annie’s quiet sabbatical has turned into a whirlwind of traumatic memories and new romance, and the responsibility of navigating her PTSD without burdening anyone else in her life threatens to overwhelm her.
But even flawed love can help us to heal in unexpected ways, if we can only learn to accept it. Annie’s journey will keep readers glued to the page, brimming with compassion and rooting for her to find the love and peace she deserves.
Praise for Finding Annie
The romantic tension and momentum of Finding Annie is off the charts… I can’t wait for the next book in this series.Lauren Sapala, author of The INFJ Revolution
Finding Annie is one of those books that will resonate with you well after it is over, a deep connection to the characters lingering. The story provides a real-life picture of what it is like to live through physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and the aftermath of it all. But it’s also a love story—a rollercoaster that navigates through intense self-doubt, feelings of worthlessness, and a deeper love than you could ever imagine, leaving you yearning to discover what happens next. As if my favorite TV show has just ended, I’m impatiently counting down the days until the next novel in this incredible series is available.Rachael Brooks, author of Beads: A Memoir About Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again
Katherine Turner’s candid and raw handling of Annie’s experiences in Finding Annie healed me in ways I didn’t know were possible. Knowing another person handled their trauma, relationships, and endeavors into intimacy—both emotional and sexual—so imperfectly validated my own feelings and actions in a way simple comforting words could not. Witnessing the courage to tell a painful story in such a beautiful way proves that strength truly can rise from ashes.Olivia Castetter, author of Me, Too: Voicing My Story