Finding Grace

Narrated by Elise Arsenault, Jesse Vilinsky, Suzanne Toren, Stacy Glemboski
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Pub Date 12 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 23 Jun 2022

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Description

A young girl is in terrible danger … but can they reach her in time?


Somebody’s coming for you


California: Twelve-year-old Melanie has been in foster care her whole life, moving from home to home—unloved and unwanted. And although she has found relative contentment with her current foster parents, Melanie harbors a secret that, if discovered, would blow her world apart. Someone talks to Melanie, a presence no one else can see or hear, and this presence has a message for her: something bad is about to happen.


New York: After years of battling with her troubled, unpredictable mother, Louise has managed to find peace in her solitary existence. Until the day Grace crashes back into her life and entreats Louise to help her save a child from imminent danger. Unwilling to get caught up in her mother’s madness, Louise resists. But she realizes the only way to be rid of Grace once and for all is to play along.


Louise and Grace set off across America in search of Melanie, driven by Grace’s firm belief that they have to get there before the bad thing happens. To do that, Louise must first come to understand and trust her mother. But after a lifetime of pain and dysfunction, can the two finally heal old wounds in order to save one young girl?

A young girl is in terrible danger … but can they reach her in time?


Somebody’s coming for you


California: Twelve-year-old Melanie has been in foster care her whole life, moving from home to...


Advance Praise

“Finding Grace is a compelling psychological suspense drama about the ties that bind and the forgiveness that lives within us all. A truly unique and captivating read!”

-Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten


“Compelling and redemptive, Finding Grace captured my heart from the first page and never let go.”

-Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author


“An authentically creepy tale.”

-Kirkus Reviews


“[An] engrossing paranormal thriller…Those who value character-driven suspense will be rewarded.”

-Publishers Weekly


“Finding Grace is a compelling psychological suspense drama about the ties that bind and the forgiveness that lives within us all. A truly unique and captivating read!”

-Wendy Walker, bestselling...


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781799918431
PRICE $19.95 (USD)
DURATION 10 Hours, 50 Minutes

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Featured Reviews

Louise’s mother Grace has been in and out of mental institutions her entire life, now she’s back in Louise’s life begging for her help. Grace needs to travel from New York to California to save Melanie, a twelve year old foster child who hears a voice no one else can. Grace is convinced something terrible will happen if she and Louise don’t get to Melanie in time. Is this a case of a shared delusion, tragic mental illness or is it something more sinister? This story held me spellbound, I truly didn’t know what was going to happen

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This is probably the best audiobook I have listened to this year! I loved the narrators and the story. It kept my attention the whole time. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't wait to find out what was coming next. I will definitely be looking up more books by this author! It was fabulous!

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Finding Grace by Janis Thomas
Narrated by: Elise Arsenault, Jesse Vilinsky, Suzanne Toren, Stacy Glemboski

Two women and a girl, connected in more ways than one. Louise doesn't even bother to battle the voices in her head, they drive her to act, even when that has meant walking away from her young daughter, long ago, over and over. Grace, daughter of a mother who is clearly mentally ill, has broken all contact, and lives in a kind of internal isolation, her bitterness towards her mother and her childhood exhibiting itself in such foul language I was ready to walk away during her parts of the story. And then there is twelve year old Melanie, having lived in foster home after foster home, some okay, others not so good. Louise is back in Grace's life and dragging her across the country to save Melanie and Grace knows this is her chance to put Grace where she needs to be, for good.

The four narrators of this story do such a good job. Louise, crazy as she is, also comes across as sincere in the things that she believes. She lays no blame for the things she's done and that she will have to do, she is doing what she must do. Grace's voice spews the foulness lodged in her heart, not willing to trust anyone's intentions, she's going to stew in her own bitterness and resentment until the day she dies. Sweet Melanie, so young but so worldly in what she's already lived and seen, with a special friend that conveys messages to her in a way that could get her in trouble if anyone found out.

Grace might have the most control over her life but she's the one that is the most lost, and as this story progresses we see her change into a Grace I'd want to know. This journey that Louse and Grace take together is worth the ride and I'm glad I took it. I'm going especially miss Melanie and would love to see her grow up.

Thank you to Blackstone Publishing - Audiobooks and NetGalley for this ARC.

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I really liked this book and also the pilot that seemed well thought out and also very easy to understand when it comes to this real world to talk about and touch on with new terms and lessons that I think are very important.

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Audiobook - I love audiobooks that feature more than one voice and this fabulous tale has 4!

Finding Grace is a very unexpected thriller - this story paints a picture of three women whose lives intersect in atypical ways. There is Grace, who is Louise’s mother - and has been in and out of psych wards for many years. Louise, who is trying to embark on a life of her own in New York but is still pulled into her mother’s orbit. And Melanie, a 12 year old in foster care on the other side of the U.S All very different people, but all three have premonitions in the most unique ways.

This multiple viewpoints and easy going style kept me pulled in as I tried to piece together how these three related to one another. It was a truly pleasurable read!

Pick up Finding Grace to learn the stories of three remarkable people. It’s a tale you have not heard before nor will you guess the twists and turns.

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I flew through this audiobook about deep-rooted misunderstandings and ultimately what it means to be a family, however flawed. The narrator is excellent and I had no trouble following along. The characters are well-drawn and heartfelt. There is some suspense which propels the plot forward nicely. This would be good for teens as well as adults.

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Cover: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Writing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Character Building: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overall Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you Netgalley and Blackstone Publishing for the opportunity to listen to this audiobook arc.

First off the narration was superb, I think multiple narrators really brought this audiobook to the table.

Grace is thought to have a mental illness, but it's actually so much more.

Louise is afraid that she might have inherited her mother's mental illness problems.

Melanie is in foster care, keeping her head down and grateful for a great foster home.

This book's character building was really good. The dual timelines for Grace and Louise really gave great insight and understanding into how their lives have turned out like it did. I felt connected with all three characters right through the entire book.

This is a great book that will tug a little on your heartstrings!

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