#blogtour #review The Lost by Simon Beckett @Tr4cyF3nt0n @BeckettSimon @orionbooks


Ten years ago, the disappearance of firearms police officer Jonah Colley’s young son almost destroyed him.


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.


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 Review

Let me start off by saying as soon as I heard about the controversy on the cover, which is eerily amazing by the way, I knew I had to promote the book. And I am so glad I did. From the first page, The Lost captivated my interest and turned into one of the rare books that I couldn’t put down.

I liked the main character, Jonah. Having endured tragedies in his life, his strength was fascinating.

The story is told in the present times, but because of events in Jonah’s life, there is a time jump to ten years prior. This form of storytelling was perfect. Somewhat suspenseful, the time jump made the story that much more gripping.

This is the first book I’ve read by Mr. Beckett, however, will definitely not be my last.

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