Cover Image: Found Object

Found Object

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

Found Object is page turning thriller/mystery where the past is never out of play. Undercover investigative journalist Jupiter Bellarose is reeling after her last report ended with the suicide of her boyfriend. Struggling mentally, Jupiter's boss suggests that she goes home to write an easy piece on the beauty empire in her hometown of Savannah. But her mother, Marie Nova was the face of the beauty company and the fluff piece brings Marie's murder crashing back for Jupiter. Now Jupiter is writing two pieces as she tries to solve her mother's murder under the guise of covering the cosmetic empire. Twisted and unpredictable, the story is a wild ride of whodunnit and secrets. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
Was this review helpful?
***Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
The thing I like most about Anne Frasier's books is that the characters are always flawed. They have had trauma and are nowhere near perfect. It makes the story much more interesting. This one was a little slow to start, but by the end I couldn't put the book down. The twists kept coming and I never knew what to believe.
Was this review helpful?
I loved it........I hated it.........I'm not so sure.

Found Object is guaranteed to tie you up in knots. Anne Frasier introduces us to Jupiter Bellarose who is being released from a mental health facility in a Minneapolis hospital. Jupiter's voice echoes throughout this novel. She's confused and on the down-swing on prescription drugs. Depression rides shotgun with her at all times. And what grabbed me at first with this character were no truer words ever spoken: "I often wanted to kick my own ass."

Jupiter is an investigative journalist who went undercover recently to out a highly attractive art forger. Said art forger stole Jupiter's heart along with the good names of famous artists. From Minneapolis Jupiter is headed to Savannah, Georgia to cover a story on a renowned cosmetics empire. Her mother, Marie, a famous actress, was the face of Luminescent for many years. Jupiter will interview the Lumet family who have faced many tragedies during the years.

Tragedy is something that Jupiter can readily relate to. Her mother was murdered when Jupiter was sixteen. She and her father found Marie's brutalized body in the backyard. And the horror of it has never left her. To return to Savannah will be an unsettling experience for the already shaken Jupiter. And encountering her father, Max, will also stir up horrendous memories. Did Max have something to do with Marie's death?

Seriously speaking, Found Object found me so willing in the beginning chapters. I was locked in for the ride. Jupiter felt so real and so vulnerable. And as the story unfolded, I felt myself midway being distanced because of the cosmetics avenue. It was like Jupiter was forced to strap a fancy saddle on a tired old mule. This mule just slowed to a stumble. Jupiter couldn't breathe without being in danger again and again and again.

The perk came  with the characters of Ian Griffin, Savannah police officer, and his young niece, Poppy. Poppy being Poppy: "But I'm not supposed to hold my thoughts in." There was innocence and humor onboard. Found Object was filled with peaks and valleys throughout. I just feel that the main vein of this storyline could have been worked differently. And don't get me started on the ending. But it does appear that Frasier will be eyeing Jupiter for another installment after this. Heaven help me.......you know I'll be reaching for it.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to Thomas & Mercer and Anne Frasier for the opportunity.
Was this review helpful?
Found object was not what I expected, but I really don’t even know what that was. 

Jupiter had a rough childhood with her famous smother being murdered but never really knowing if the right person was put away for it. Her life takes her through some twists and turns and spits her right back out where it all began, her mothers house. 

The beginning of this book caught my attention fast. It was interesting and full of rich information. But the ending left me feeling it was all a little unbelievable (which I know, it’s fiction, it’s not supposed to be real). 
I feel like things could’ve been tied together a little cleaner but Overall I did enjoy reading this book!

These thoughts and this review are my own and I appreciate Netgalley allowing me the opportunity to read and review this book.
Was this review helpful?
Jupiter is an investigative journalist fresh off her most difficult story. She goes to her hometown to do a light piece on a local business to recuperate. But ends up delving into her mother’s tragic murder twenty years ago. I’m a huge fan of anything Anne Frazier writes and this one did not disappoint. Twists and turns that I didn’t see coming! This book had me hooked from page one to the “you won’t see coming” end! 


*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Was this review helpful?
I really like Frasier's Inland Empire series, so was excited to read Found Object. 
Jupiter is a reporter dealing with the repercussions of her last case. Her boss decides to send her to Savannah, her hometown, to write a fluff piece on a beauty product company. Savannah, however, holds many ghosts for Jupiter as it was where her mother, actress Marie Nova, was brutally murdered. I liked Jupiter as a MC and I liked Savannah as the setting.
There were some confusing aspects with the beauty company and her mother's death and I did not like the ending. I thought it could have been more solid.
Was this review helpful?
This author has written a cannot put down mystery novel.  It reads like true crime, and also would make a movie or perhaps an episode of "Criminal Minds".   The characters are diverse and mysterious.  One does not know what they are thinking at all times.  The red herrings about in this book.  Certain topics could be left "more to the imagination" but those are easily read quickly.  The story does move slowly, at times, but it does come to an ending that is somewhat surprising.  This book was sent to me by Netgalley for review.
Was this review helpful?
Thank you, NetGalley, Thomas&Mercer, and Anne Frasier for giving me this arc in exchange for an honest review.
 When Jupiter a journalist goes back on vacation to her hometown where her mother the face of a former popular beauty product was murdered things start to escalate when newer evidence comes to light that the real preparator might not be behind bars.
 This is my first book from the author although was hard to pick up this book because I was in a reading slump but I was hooked from the second chapter. It had a lot of twists which were quite believable but left me shocked.
 I also loved the complexity of the characters and how their hardships were realistically portrayed.
Was this review helpful?
I'll recommend this for the reading experience, which was more or less exactly what I wanted it to be, but warn that the ending is wishy-washy and the MC has a slightly gelatinous quality.
Was this review helpful?
"Found Object"  was a mystery that was deftly plotted.  It is one of the rare mysteries in my recent readings that has kept me truly guessing who the culprit was!  Each time I thought I had it figured out, some twist occurred that had me re-evaluating the crime.  Without rehashing the plot, it is safe to say that I recommend this mystery for those of you who like a slow and unpredictable build in your murder mystery!
Was this review helpful?
I don’t think I’ve read any other books by the author in the past and I was intrigued by this story from the moment I’ve seen that cover and read that description. 
The story delves into a harder topic that I absolutely loved reading and the main characters hold my attention even more than I expected. The turns it takes made me want to read more and while I had my theories set early into the book, it was surprising to see how it will evolve and unveil in the end. 
Interesting and addictive story that many readers will enjoy.
Was this review helpful?
This is my first book by Anne Frasier, with the cover and description of it catching my eye right away. As soon as I began reading the first sentence of the first chapter, I was hooked. The details that the author have truly set the scene of what was happening. As I read the book, there were some moments that had me a bit confused, although the questions I wondered, for the most part, ended up being answered later on. The only big problem that I had with the book was that it occasionally switched from first person (Jupiter’s) point of view to a third person point of view, but through the eyes of Ian. Overall, I found this book intriguing and I finished it the same day I started it and the ending had me with my mouth dropped open. I will certainly be reading more from this author.
Was this review helpful?
The book setting in Savannah was what drew me to this book as that city is one of my favorite places to visit.  Also, I have seen this author's books many times in my library so I thought that I would give it a try.  A woman returns to Savannah where her mother (a famous tv and movie star and the representative of a cosmetics company) was brutally murdered years before.  Twists and turns as to who the murderer was kept me interested to the end that I did not  anticipate .A good read  which makes me want to go back and read some of this author's previous books.
Was this review helpful?
It took me quiet a while to get into this book but once I got to grips with it I enjoyed it, a satisfying read ..
Was this review helpful?
Such a surprising read that kept me on my toes the entire time. Though admittedly, the things were unclear at first and the constant perspective shifts were difficult to grasp, the book kept me so interested the entire time. The second half of the book was impossible to put down and really kept you invested throughout all the twists and turns. 

Personally, I had a few theories about the plot and what the truth was but I definitely did not expect how it truly all went down. The last twist also came as a welcome shock. I liked the characters too, each of them distinct.

Such a good read, really recommended. It was my first Anne Frasier book yet, but it certainly won't be the last!
Was this review helpful?
A novel that begins slowly and smoothly, introducing the characters and then picks up steam in the second half with a light-hearted mystery that could be the beginning of a new Anne Frasier series.
Was this review helpful?
I wasn't sure about this story at first. I was confused and couldn't tell where things were headed but the superb writing kept me reading. It wasn't long before I was totally sucked in. Jupiter was a fantastic main character and drove this story.
Was this review helpful?
This is a hard one to review. I absolutely LOVE Anne Frasier! HUGE fan from Hush in the early 2000's, I believe. I've read and loved them all. Now, about Found Object, I was not immediately sold, and I wanted so badly to automatically love it. I did not and that hurts my heart. The beginning was confusing to me. Who the heck is this Salvador guy and what is actually going on? Then came numerous other characters. Who the heck are they? How does this all fit? And what's up with the main characters name? Jupiter? Did Anne Frasier really write this? And then all of a sudden it clicked, and I COULD.NOT.PUT.IT.DOWN! GEEZ! The hits and twists just DID NOT STOP! One right after the other. By the end, I was completely worn out and totally in love with the character of Jupiter and her story. SO hoping for a series with this character.  Anne Frasier is a master at tying so many different things together and making it all believable. GREAT atmosphere!  I wish I could give more than 5 stars.  I cannot recommend this author enough!

Thank you to #NetGalley, Anne Frasier and Thomas & Mercer for this MUCH appreciated ARC!
Was this review helpful?
I’m not sure if I should post this review on Goodreads so perhaps it’s best to just leave it here. I’ll rate it as 3 stars but that’s only rounding up from 2.5. The book had so much promise at the beginning and stayed together pretty well- until it completely fell apart at the end. It’s like there were four different endings in case anyone wanted a choose your own adventure finale. Any one of them would have worked but all of them together was a train wreck.
Was this review helpful?
Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the eARC.
An enjoyable book, with a strong character: Jupiter, a journalist who has lost her love under circumstances she now deeply regrets.. Her editor (and ex-husband) talks her into going to Savannah to write up the skin cream company 100th years' anniversary,whose 'face' her mother was until her untimely and brutal murder.  Her mother was an incredibly beautiful actress whose death still haunts Jupiter all these years later.
The setting of Savannah was wonderful, plus I liked Jupiter a lot, both important parts of a book to me.  The ending is suspenseful, quite striking and surprising.  Excellent story that I definitely recommend.
Was this review helpful?