The Lost by Simon Beckett

A gritty and twisty thriller perfect for fans of crime dramas!

I was kindly sent a digital copy of this to take part in the blog tour with Compulsive Readers.

The Lost by Simon Beckett
352 Pages
Out Now


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…


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Let me begin by saying this had one of the best openings to a book – I was on the edge of my seat from the very first page and felt like I’d stumbled into an episode of a crime drama!

The story follows Jonah after that opening chapter as we flip from present day to the past when Jonah’s son went missing. We’re given little bits here and there which really had me gripped and desperate to know more.

Meanwhile in the present day we have this ongoing investigation into what happened at Slaughter Quay that night. Everything ticked along at just the right pace with pieces of information coming together slowly to form a bigger picture.

Whilst I did guess early on as to what had happened I still really enjoyed the build up to the conclusion and some of the explanations to go with the events that happened. Not only that but it was very gritty in places with some rather unpleasant situations but this just added to the tension surrounding everything.

Overall if you’re a fan of crime drama’s such as criminal minds etc then you will thoroughly enjoy this!

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