Rating: 5 *****
Published: March 22nd 2018 by Orion
Synopsis: Alex should never have agreed to the spur-of-the-moment holiday with her sister. Seven days felt like a year without Daniel, her ten-year-old son. This was the first time they had been apart since he was born and her husband had convinced her it was a good idea.
It was a bad idea. Daniel has gone missing. As local CID officers, David Stone and Frankie Oliver have been assigned their first case together. A small boy’s fate lies in their hands and the pressure is on. And when someone close to Daniel is found dead, they begin to feel the heat.
Thank you to Orion Publishing Group for an e-arc in order for my honest review!
This was my first book by the writer and so I was very intrigued by the synopsis and ready for a new detective series + I enjoy the cover. The book has over 300 pages, but it has small print layout, so it took me more than regular 300 over pages read, be ready for a chunky read! The book starts slow but soon it builds up very well written and interesting. This is my first read book written by the author.
The Lost is a new detective series that shows two main characters, Frankie Oliver and David Stone. Stone is Frankie’s boss and has recently started to work within the team, although having a great career in London before. They both work as partners in investigation over a boy called Daniel who went missing right after his football practice. Leaving everyone at the edge, especially his step-dad who’s been left on charge while his mum, Alex left for a week-long holiday in Mallorca with her sister. Daniel is a boy who’s not a stereotyped boy his age, he is very responsible and there is no way he would have planned something adventurous or left on purpose…
The book is great as it brings new suspense and new, much more in-depth, perspective to what’s happening. The plot took me by surprise, oh, it was sooo good! I can’t write it as it would ruin your interest to read it. There are many sides to each of the suspects and reader, be ready to questioning each of them on your own, flipping pages to the very start and thinking who’s behind what! The book touches various topics such as family relationships, loss of a baby, lies, financial breakdown, and plot twists and turns.
The book also touches David’s and Frankie’s personal lives, their secrets and how those influence their team…. can they trust each other, how much have each of them learned from each other and observed.
I really enjoyed the read and I am looking for the second book # The Insider being published on November 2018, so few months only left for waiting. That’s what I like, having not that long time in between the books.