Today, I will be sharing my review of Lost by Leona Deakin with you all.
HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A CRIME IF YOU CAN’T REMEMBER THE CLUES?
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, who rushes to support the investigation. But no one can work out what connects 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.
I read Gone by Leona Deakin at the beginning of the year and thoroughly enjoyed it (REVIEW HERE), so when I received an email from the publishers, offering me a copy of Lost, the 2nd book in the Dr Bloom Thriller series, I couldn’t wait to see how the story continued.
The book begins with a very explosive start (quite literally). It jumps straight in to the action, and has you instantly asking questions, desperate to find out more. The excitement doesn’t end there, and this story is gripping from beginning to end.
Lost has such an interesting storyline. The Captain goes missing after an explosion, and doesn’t turn up until 3 days later in a hospital miles away from the incident, with injuries seriously worse that he had at the scene, and his memory of the last 4 years completely erased. Doesn’t that instant intrigue you? How did he end up there? How did he get those injuries? and what happened to his memory? The journey through the book will uncover the answers to every single one of the questions you will have asked in your head, and I can guarantee that you will not be expecting the roller-coaster you are taken on.
I felt so sorry for Karene (the Captain’s girlfriend). I can’t imagine how painful it must be for the person you love to no longer have a clue who you are. To be completely wiped from their memory. Her character is so strong. Considering they had only been a couple for 18 months, Karene stuck by Harry’s side through it all, despite him having no idea who she was, not many people would do that.
The investigation into what happened to Harry is so intense, that you just can’t stop reading, and Bloom and Jameson’s theories are sure to have you hooked. Usually, I have my suspicions and ideas on who it was, or what is going on, but I can honestly say that with this one, I had no idea. There is no chance of cracking this case before the story reveals all.
I particularly enjoyed the resurfacing and involvement of a particular character from Gone (book 1), this character makes everything so much more interesting, and also a lot harder for Bloom and Jameson! I’m not going to name them, as I don’t want to spoil it for you.
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. I actually preferred Lost to Gone, and I am really hoping that there are more books to come in the Dr Bloom series, because I can’t wait to read more.
A huge thank you to Transworld Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book, and to NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc.
I give Lost a 5/5 rating!