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The Lost by Simon Beckett

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Orion Books
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

A MISSING CHILD
Ten years ago, the disappearance of firearms police officer Jonah Colley’s young son almost destroyed him.
A GRUESOME DISCOVERY
A plea for help from an old friend leads Jonah to Slaughter Quay, and the discovery of four bodies. Brutally attacked and left for dead, he is the only survivor.
A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH
Under suspicion himself, he uncovers a network of secrets and lies about the people he thought he knew – forcing him to question what really happened all those years ago …


My Thoughts

Twisted and original, are you ready to discover “The Lost”?
The most terrifying part of being a parent is that your son disappears. When 10 years ago, the little son of the police officer Jonah Colley disappeared, he changed completely and never was the same again. Now, 10 years later, his old friend calls him asking for help. Why him? Why now? 
I was intrigued with this book, you can see from the beginning that there’s something hidden behind the disappearance of Jonah’s death, someone knows more about it but doesn’t want to talk. But, what relation could his missing son have with the four bodies Jonah’s discovered? Why does no one believe him when he says that is innocent? Who is moving the threads behind the curtain and wants him dead or in prison?
As you can see, there are so many questions just at the start of the story that it was really impossible to put down. From the beginning you know that Jonah is innocent and only wants to discover the truth, but having the press following him, the police asking weird questions and a killer ready to cover his tracks will not make this case any easier.
I liked how the plot was developed and kept me plotting different situations while reading the book, addictive, believe me!
The only thing I didn’t like was the ending, I don’t like open endings and without a chance to read the continuation till next year! But I’ll have to wait… Ready for it?


About The Author

After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain. Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands. He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications. In 2002, as part of an article on the National Forensic Academy, he visited the Body Farm in Tennessee. This last commission was the inspiration behind the internationally bestselling The Chemistry of Death, which was shortlisted for the CWA’s Duncan Lawrie Dagger and has been translated into 21 languages. Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield. The author of six novels, his second David Hunter thriller, Written in Bone, is published as a Bantam paperback in April 2008.