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Book Review - The Lost by Simon Beckett
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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…
What was it all about
A missing child arc plot line, a friend murdered 10 years hence, and a framed, jaded cop. They formed an interesting premise that promised to hold my interest in a tight bond.
How it made me feel
Oh my! It was pretty boring. Well some scenes were interesting, but what caused me to bang my head was that an action would occur along with its consequence, then our protagonist would say – I should have been more careful. The first time that happened, I was forgiving. The second third fourth time, I went like – you idiot!
The cover – that was the first thing that pulled me in
The interesting act of the lost child a decade ago was the most interesting event that was chronicled here.
The first scene was powerful enough to want me to read the book in one go.
Some of the scenes showed the writing talent of the author.
Pretty much everything barring the good points mentioned above.
Child trafficking was something I didn’t want to read, and blurb did not hint at that. So it pretty much brought my mood down.
The protagonist was so not intelligent. I didn’t think he knew how to investigate. He martyred as the victim pretty well. Others saved his life in the entire book. Maybe they should have killed him so that there was no book 2.
The story felt long and winded, and it kind of ended in a cliffhanger, dragging the title, The Lost.
Ah, it was so not for me. Don’t waste your money or time on this one.
Publication Date: November 2021
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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