#BlogTour – #BookReview of #TheLost by Simon Beckett @BeckettSimon @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for exciting new thriller The Lost by Simon Beckett. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.

About the book:


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…

About the author:


Simon Beckett is the No.1 International Bestselling author of the David Hunter series. His books have been translated into 29 languages, appeared in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller lists and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. A former freelance journalist who has written for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday and The Observer, the inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists. 

As well as co-winning the Ripper Award in 2018/19, the largest European crime prize, Simon has won the Raymond Chandler Society’s ‘Marlowe’ Award and been short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library and Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. 

In addition to the six David Hunter titles, the most recent of which is The Scent of Death, he has written five standalone novels, one of which, Where There’s Smoke, was adapted into a major ITV two-part drama. 

Find out more on http://www.simonbeckett.com, or follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

My Review:

The Lost is the first book I’ve read by Simon Beckett but it most definitely won’t be my last. Wow, what a rollercoaster of a read this was! Fast paced, exciting and full of enough twists and turns to make your head spin, this was a read I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.

Ten years ago the disappearance of Jonah Colley’s four year old son tore his life apart and almost destroyed him. Still haunted by his loss and the consequent break down of his marriage, Jonah is slowly trying to put the pieces of his life back together again. But then a plea for help from an old friend sets him on a path that will see him brutally attacked and left for dead. Now under suspicion himself, he begins to uncover a network of secrets and lies that make him question everything he thought he knew… including what really happened to his little boy all those years ago.

What follows is a fast paced and gripping thriller that really does keep you on your toes throughout. Jonah himself is a brilliantly written and complex character who I couldn’t help but root for. Still troubled by the loss of his family, he is a man who is very much ruled by his emotions, behaving recklessly and leaving himself open to danger. He is a flawed but fascinating character whose story kept me riveted from beginning to end.

Tense and exciting, The Lost is a multilayered and intricately woven thriller that’s filled to the brim with twists, turns, shocks and surprises that will keep you guessing right up until the final page has been turned. I loved every word of this fantastic thriller! And I think it’s very safe to say that Simon Beckett has gained himself a new fan.

Highly recommended.

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