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Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz is lucky to be alive. A bullet in the leg, another through the hand, he is discovered clinging to a buoy in the River Thames, losing blood and consciousness fast. It takes six days for him to come out of his coma, and when he does, his nightmare is only just beginning. Because Vincent has no recollection of what happened, and nobody believes him.
© Michael Robotham; (P) W F Howes Ltd
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"A thoughtful and subtle thriller, with convincing, three-dimensional characters." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Janie on 07-26-13

Lost, but far from a loser...

Michael Robotham is not lost and nor is he a loser. I love this book almost as much as I loved his first book in the series, The Suspect. I am sure that if Chrispin Redman, the narrator of The Suspect, had narrated this book too, it would have been that much more perfect. I really like Redman's voice for D.I. Ruiz in the first book - and, yes, I guess it would have been hard to read that way for an entire book as Ruis in the 1st person but it would have been damn good. As it was, Ray Lonnen, the narrator of Lost did a credible job. Michael Robotham is proving himself an accomplished writer with an excellent easy relaxed style that is at once enjoyable but also transfixing. Once started, this book was hard to put down with the twists and the turns that lead the reader to an exciting and unexpected but rewarding climax. I have just purchased number 3 in the series, Shatter, and can hardly wait to start it. I will be interested to see how Sean Barrett, yet another narrator for this series fares.

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By Hugh on 10-23-13

Mixes it up well

Having recently enjoyed listened to the first book, The Suspect, I tried this second book and was pleased to find how well the different point of view worked.
I find the plot device of amnesia a bit of a cheap shot, but it was handled pretty well here. The narrator has an unusual cadence, which really gives personallity to the main character. Will definitely be looking at more in this series.

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By Michael on 04-21-13

Lost - Ticks my boxes

I have only recently discovered Michael Robotham and what a great find. All of his books have left me gripped to the end. This one in particular is centred around the loveable cop Vincent Ruiz with walk on parts from characters in the previous book.

I have now worked my way through all but 1 of Robotham's books and will certainly keep an eye out for anything new from this author in the future.

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By Charmaine on 11-04-13

a different perspective

I've only recently discovered Michael Robotham and I'm thrilled that I did. I've listened to them out of sequence but that hasn't spoilt the individual books at all. The others are written from the viewpoint of the psychologist but this one is from Vincent Ruiz's standpoint which was a lovely and interesting change. Like all his other books, this storyline is convoluted yet believable. Each time I thought I had it, things twisted and changed. And I did enjoy the irony of the punishment meted out to the main protagonist at the end. Its also the first time I've listened to Ray Lonnen and I will be quite happy to listen to him again - an excellent narrator who switches very easily from one character to another without any confusion about who's speaking.

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By Suzanne on 07-16-14

Clearly not his best

What did you like best about Lost? What did you like least?

I really enjoy Michael Robothom's books but this one was definitely not his best and the narrator did not do a good job of telling the story - it was stilted and boring.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Robotham again?

I have listened to all his books and loved them!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was not Sean Barrett and that was a great shame because the narrator failed to bring the characters to life.

Do you think Lost needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No follow up needed - it was drawn out and quite predictable unlike his other books

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By Pamela on 12-05-16

This is same book as The Drowning Man

This is the same story as the Drowning Man. It should have been tagged as "already purchased" Good story nonetheless

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