LOST By Leona Deakin

SYNOPSIS

HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A CRIME IF YOU CANT 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.

MY REVIEW

Having read the first book in the Augusta Bloom series, I was really looking forward to reading to see what happened in book 2 and I wasn’t disappointed. Marcus Jameson is back working reluctantly with Bloom after he felt she betrayed him badly in book one, so is only supposedly doing her a favour in this one. In fact they are barely speaking at all, except when they have to.

The excitement starts right from the beginning as a Captain Harry Peterson is attending a military event when a bomb goes off, his girlfriend Karene had just arrived and was making her way over to Harry when the explosion hit. When she gets to his side, he only has minor injuries but is unconscious, she gets called to help with other casualties but then Harry gets taken away in an ambulance and disappears. But where did he go? Karene is frantic, she has searched all the hospitals where the wounded were taken but can find no trace of Harry. That’s when she gets in touch with her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom, who promises to help. She needs Marcus because of his old contacts from when he was in MI6. Harry turns up in a hospital a few days later, with more injuries than he had sustained on the night of the bombing, and with a severe head injury, when he comes round he has lost 4 years from his memory, has no idea who Karene is and only remembers his ex wife Caroline.

Where has Harry been? Who took him to the hospital? What had caused his injuries and why? Bloom, Jameson and Karene work on finding out what happened and why. This is a brilliantly plotted story which will grip you from the start, the characters are three dimensional, all unique in their own ways. The settings are further afield France and Africa are focused on a lot.

The ending wraps everything up well explaining all that happened, with a fast pace and lots of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. This is a book I highly recommend. If you haven’t read the first book in the series ‘Gone’ grab a copy and get to know a little about Dr Augusta Bloom. Although this can be read as a stand alone novel, there are mentions of the previous book mainly because of the tension between Bloom and Jameson.

I give this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a gripping, entertaining, engrossing read.

Thank you to #netgalley and #Randomhouse for an eARC in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.

I would like to thank #netgalley and #TransworldDigital for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.


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