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If You Find Me: Excerpt and Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Looking for a spooky, haunting read?  Look no further!  If You Find Me is a must-read for teens and young adults this Spring!


Page 148
"Go ahead--I dare you, freak," Delaney hisses, not even trying to defend herself. "Show them who you really are--white trash garbage whose mother didn't bring her up right, let alone want her."
To my horror, a dam breaks.
"You're pathetic, you know that? I wish they'd never found you. I wish your crack-ass mother had taken you with her--"
"She was smoking meth," I hiss. "And I didn't ask to come here."
We're both breathing heavily.
"What's your problem with me anyway," I saw, the white heat filling my body. I reckon you have everything a person could ask for. You even had my father. Why do you hate us so much?"
Delaney laughs, a hollow, bitter sound. "Are you kidding me?"

Once she's gone, I ball up the paper an shove it to the bottom of the garbage. Then I hold on to the edge of the counter for support and cry until I'm all cried out. I reckon a good cry has been a long time in the making, and I cry until I'm empty, but a good empty, like the speckled shells left behind by flapping quail babies.
My mind wanders back to the Hundred Acre Wood and I close my eyes, remember the frosty breeze painting roses on our cheeks and setting the branches clattering; the stars blinking thoughtfully from their perilous heights; the crackling fire accompanying my violin; and Nessa clapping at the end, propped up against me for warmth.

I even yearn for Mama, just for a second, before I snuff out her memory like the candle stubs we read by when the kerosene lamp ran low.

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Author Bio:

Emily Murdoch is a writer, a poet, and a lover of books. There's never a time she's without a book. Her debut novel, IF YOU FIND ME, will be available from St. Martin's Press on March 26, 2013 and from Orion/Indigo UK on May 2, 2013.

When she's not reading or writing, you'll find her caring for her horses, dogs and family on a ranch in rural Arizona, where the desert's tranquil beauty and rich wildlife often enter into her poetry and writing.
You can find Emily online on her websiteTwitterGoodReads, and blog.
Add IF YOU FIND ME on GoodReads or reserve your copy on Amazon.
Photo is courtesy of the author.


  1. Vivien said...:

    It's great!! I absolutely loved this book :D

  1. Briana said...:

    Loved it! Can't wait to read the rest!

  1. Katiria said...:

    The excerpt is really awesome I loved it and it was also very intresting! this book looks and sounds great!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. erin said...:

    sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  1. Desiree said...:

    I think that this book is gonna make me cry...a lot! I had no interest in this book until all this buzz started surrounding the tour. I am so happy that you guys have brought my attention to If You FInd Me becuase it sounds like it may be one of those jaw dropping amazing books that don't come along all too often!

  1. I so excited! I heard this book is so good.

  1. That excerpt is raw, much like I expect the whole book to be. It sounds like a lot to take in but I'm looking forward to it. Thanks.

  1. Unknown said...:

    It makes it sound awesome! I love a good creepy book!

  1. Natasha said...:

    I think it sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Thanks for participating in the tour, Krystal!

  1. sshah605 said...:

    Excerpt sounds interesting.
    Definitely going to read this book!!

  1. it's awesome. i can't wait to read the whole book!

  1. it's awesome. i can't wait to read the whole book!

  1. Majuchan said...:

    I'm lost at the excerpt... I didn't grasp much of the story, and there are typos I hope those are just on the excerpt and not on the book.

  1. laurie said...:

    Loved it! Can't wait to read the rest!

  1. Randi M said...:

    I can tell by the excerpt that this book is going to make me feel ALL the things. Great choice!

  1. Evie said...:

    Love it~! I admire Emily and her extremely raw and emotional writing style. Her prose speaks to me and makes me FEEL so many things! I've read a netGalley copy of If You FInd Me and boy, that book destroyed me! It was such a heartbreaking, emotional journey!

    Thanks for the contest, would love to have a finished copy of this one!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have a copy of this from NetGalley. Can't wait to read it!!! :)

  1. I am very intrigued by this excerpt!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Loved the excerpt,thanks for the giveaway.


  1. Loved it! Cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the book.

  1. It was great! I've really, really been wanting to read this. I'm definitely one to pick up a dark, emotional book like this over a romance or contemporary/romance ANY DAY!! I am not quite sure why, but I adore books that really make me feel and put me through the wringer. Do I need therapy for this?? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps... ;) Thanks or being part of the tour and alerting readers to the book! By all accounts it's an absolute gem.

  1. Christina K. said...:

    LOVE the excerpt! You can feel her pain and all her reactions:) The dialogue is so so real as well.

    Emily Murdoch is an amazing author:)

    Thank you:)

  1. Awesome! This book sounds phenomenal. I have read some fantastic reviews for this book, and I am seriously excited to read it. Thanks for the great review!

  1. Unknown said...:

    It intrigues me. Hope I win!

  1. I think the excerpt sound great! Whenever I read a really good excerpt It makes me want to read the whole book right now! Looking forward to reading this one! Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!

  1. javalotta said...:

    This book sounds great and a friend recommended it so I definitely want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!:)

  1. Great excerpt! Cant wait to read this one!

  1. Diana said...:

    Thanks for the post! I heard this is a great book :)

    - Diana