...a searing narrative that plumbs both emotional and political depths ... Connors’s forthright exploration of race and poverty enlarges her personal story, turning it into a richer, more complex and ultimately more harrowing account of interwoven traumas ... What’s miraculous about this memoir is Connors’s ability to identify, in clean, lucid prose, evidence of hope — and even beauty — amid such an abundance of misery.
There is nothing self-consciously literary about Connors’ writing, and it is all the more powerful for that. She has an everywoman quality: she could be you ... I Will Find You may be a classic 'personal journey', but Connors’ story only illustrates how inextricably our lives – and those of our children – are entwined with the lives of others.
Readers come away with a sense that, through researching and writing I Will Find You, Connors has been able to banish some demons and start down a healthy path — one that leads to finding her own new self. Her book is a study in healing and courage and should prove to be a resource for many of those touched by these terrible crimes.