You Know Where to Find Me

You Know Where to Find Me - Rachel Cohn I know Rachel Cohn from her lighthearted novels Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Gingerbread, but You Know Where to Find Me is a much darker story. It begins with Miles reminiscing about her cousin Laura, who has committed suicide. Miles is confused, since Laura's pupularity, good looks, charm, and incoming Ivy-League college experience seem perfect. As Miles tries to understand, and pretends that she DOES understand, Laura's absence, she finds herself questioning the worth of her own life. Miles, who was often forgotten in Laura's life and is frequently pushed aside following Laura's death, tumbles into the sticky world of depression and drug addiction. Cohn has not shied away from such issues in her earlier work, but Miles' downward spiral is a force to be reckoned with. Cohn writes Miles with realistic grit and poignancy; Miles walks the tightrope between trying to move on and giving up, and Cohn fills the novel with gnawing suspense as Miles' struggles.