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Lost (original 2005; edition 2007)

by Michael Robotham

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Title:Lost
Authors:Michael Robotham
Info:Vintage (2007), Paperback, 368 pages
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Not loving this genre, I was amazed how 'lost' I became in this story. Skilful writer who provides a very satisfying finale you don't suspect. ( )
  SusanMayWriter | Oct 1, 2013 |
Predictable story arc with everyone hating the main character in the middle. Career issues not resolved in this book. Not sure I care enough to read the next book to find out. Main Character did resolve to be more in touch with his family, which was nice. ( )
  jlapac | Aug 14, 2013 |
This mystery is told from the perspective of a police officer with amnesia. This title had me 'Lost' on the plot in many places. Strong mystery. ( )
  jmoncton | Jun 3, 2013 |
Very good.,great plot and characters.,
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  librarian1204 | Apr 26, 2013 |
Detective Inspector Ruiz got shot (twice), nearly drowned and has lost his memory of the days in which critical events took place in a case that has tormented him for three years. Obviously amnesia isn’t a new plot device but it’s used with great skill here. The way Ruiz re-creates the events conveys his frustration and fear beautifully.

The story cracks along at a rapid pace while at the same time including detail and back story where necessary so that the characters are wonderfully complex. Robotham is a dab hand at getting to the nub of writing people because even minor characters that only appear for a page or two are so perfectly depicted that you quickly develop a real sense of them.

For fans of Robotham’s earlier novel, The Suspect, this book provides an enjoyable opportunity to meet up with Joe O’Loughlin again, although this time he is more competent professional than the rattled major-crime suspect he was in the earlier outing. As someone who is growing tired of never-ending book series and their repetitive protagonists I thoroughly enjoyed this approach to incorporating known characters in a book.

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  bsquaredinoz | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Wealth lost, something lost; Honor lost, much lost; Courage lost, all lost. German Proverb
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For my mother and father
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The Thames, London I remember someone once telling me that you know its cold when you see a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.
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Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz can’t remember how he got to the hospital. He was found floating in the Thames with a gunshot wound in his leg and a picture of missing child Mickey Carlyle in his pocket. But Mickey’s killer is already in jail. Add to this the blood stained boat found near where Ruiz was pulled from the water, and the pieces just don’t add up.  Now, accused of faking amnesia and under investigation, Ruiz reaches out to psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin to help him unlock his memory, clear his name, and solve this ominous puzzle.   Michael Robotham is one of the finest new thriller writers working today.  Marked by vivid characters and full of unexpected turns, Lost is a hair-raising journey of vengeance, grief, and redemption through the dark London underworld.  

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Detective Vincent Ruiz is rescued from the Thames. A bullet is in his leg, and a photo of a missing girl is in his pocket. Ruiz has no memory of what happened to him.

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