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Book Review - The Lost by Simon Beckett

Digital Reads Media is a blog-haven for book posts and tech tips. This is a review of The Lost, a police procedural thriller.

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The lost



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

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 lost insta

The Good

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.

The Bad

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.

The Conclusion

Ah, it was so not for me. Don’t waste your money or time on this one. 

Ha hum, a snooze fest

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Book Details

Publication Date: November 2021

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3 Responses

  1. “…Maybe they should have killed him so that there was no book 2.” 😀 😀 😀 I’m hyperventilating!

    Sorry the book was a snoozefest for you, but LOVE this review! 🙂

    1. Hahaha this was such a brilliant comment, made me laugh so loudly that my family members got a start. He kept doing weird stuff then telling me that he shouldn’t have done it. And till the very end, someone else kept saving him. I literally told the savior, let him sink into the hole, you save the others. He is too dumb. Alas there is a book too. I got this on a sale, so I am going to forget the 99p I spent on it.

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