What Was Lost

  • by Catherine O'Flynn
  • Narrated by Catherine Skinner
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 1980s, Kate Meaney is hard at work as a junior detective. Busy trailing "suspects" and carefully observing everything around her at the newly opened Green Oaks shopping mall, she forms an unlikely friendship with Adrian, the son of a local shopkeeper. But when this curious, independent-spirited young girl disappears, Adrian falls under suspicion and is hounded out of his home by the press.Then, in 2003, Adrian's sister Lisa - stuck in a dead-end relationship - is working as a manager at Your Music, a discount record store. Every day she tears her hair out at the outrageous behavior of her customers and colleagues. But along with a security guard, Kurt, she becomes entranced by the little girl glimpsed on the mall's surveillance cameras. As their after-hours friendship intensifies, Lisa and Kurt investigate how these sightings might be connected to the unsettling history of Green Oaks itself.

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Customer Reviews

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Surprising and Haunting

You "think" you know where this book is headed, but the real shock occurs just short of halfway through the text. Keep going until you hit the middle, and brace yourself for a page turner from that part onward. Clever twist on the mystery genre--with clear writing and narration.
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- Gavin

Excellent book and the narration enhances it

If you could sum up What Was Lost in three words, what would they be?

Unusual, humorous, gut-wrenching.


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

O'Flynn deftly manages the switches between the present day and the past.


What does Catherine Skinner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Skinner brings the characters to life, especially Kate.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The last few chapters were stunning. Even though I was afraid I knew what was coming, I didn't expect it to unfold as it did. It was very powerful.


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- Sunita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.