Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Books Read: Lost by Leona Deakin

There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.

His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom to support the investigation. But no one can work out if there is a connection between the bomb and the disappearance.

When Harry is eventually discovered three days later, they hope he holds the answers to their questions. But he can’t remember a single thing.

Without any clues, will Dr Bloom find herself lost in this puzzle too?

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I'd like to thank Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and Transworld for my copy of Lost to review via NetGalley.

Last year I really enjoyed Leona Deakin's thrilling debut novel Gone which introduced us to the dynamic duo, psychologist Augusta Bloom and ex-spook Marcus Jameson, and now they're back with another complex case to resolve - a missing naval officer following an explosion. One minute he was seen leaving in an ambulance but he never arrived at hospital, so what has happened to him?

Having just finished reading Lost the first thing I will say is that if you've not already read Gone, and are planning to, then I would recommend that you do read it first. Not only will it give you an insight into the working dynamics between Augusta and Marcus but also there are a few mentions within the pages of this latest book as to what happened previously that might spoil your enjoyment of the book.

When her old friend Karene calls her about her missing boyfriend, Augusta finds herself caught in another cat-and-mouse case which is anything but straight forward. But first she needs to make amends with Marcus, as she'll need his professional expertise as well as her professional know-how, as nothing is as it seems and the more they try to put the pieces together the less anything makes sense. This is an investigation that will take them on a journey into dangerous territories, no stone is left unturned as they try to figure out exactly what what is going on, who is behind it and what their motive is.

I can't even begin to imagine what Harry must have felt like, waking up in a hospital not knowing where he is, who the people around him are and with no memory of events from the last four years. But at the same time I had a niggling doubt at the back of my mind that this was all a bit too convenient and there was something he was hiding but only time would tell whether my suspicion was right.

Lost was a cleverly written, complex thriller that had just the right amount of twists and intrigue to keep readers hooked until we reached the final conclusion which did cause me to have a slight eye roll in disbelief, but that aside I did enjoy the story as a whole so I'm looking forward to seeing what is in store for Augusta and Marcus next.

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