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Lost | [Michael Robotham]

Lost

Michael Robotham's Suspect, hailed as "a lightning-paced debut" by Entertainment Weekly, was an international best seller that raised the bar for thrillers. Now two characters from that acclaimed novel, Detective Vincent Ruiz and psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, return for the electrifying Lost. When Detective Ruiz is pulled from the Thames, he has a bullet in his leg, a photograph of a missing (and presumed dead) girl in his pocket, and absolutely no memory of what happened.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Robotham's Suspect, hailed as "a lightning-paced debut" by Entertainment Weekly, was an international best seller that raised the bar for thrillers. Now two characters from that acclaimed novel, Detective Vincent Ruiz and psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, return for the electrifying Lost. When Detective Ruiz is pulled from the Thames, he has a bullet in his leg, a photograph of a missing (and presumed dead) girl in his pocket, and absolutely no memory of what happened.

©2006 Michael Robotham; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A thoughtful and subtle thriller, with convincing, three-dimensional characters." (Publishers Weekly)

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    JRM 11-13-12
    JRM 11-13-12 Member Since 2012

    Who needs the mall?

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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Lost the most enjoyable?

    The narrators delightful accent.


    Would you recommend Lost to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It was a good book with a solid plot and a plausible twist.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Lonnen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. He performs consistently well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I'd like to read all of Michael Robotham's books in one sitting!


    Any additional comments?

    Excited to see another book has been added to the series. I look forward to reading it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. 10-22-14
    S. 10-22-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Book"

    This is a good book, but the lead character isn't as endearing as 'Joe' in the first book in the series. Having said that it is well written, an interesting story line and a great performance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-30-13
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Another stress filled mystery/thriller!"

    The main character in this book is Vincent Ruiz instead of Joe O'Loughlin. It starts as Ruiz is fished out of the Thames injured and with no memory of what has happened. Joe is present throughout, helping Ruiz to recover his memory and solve the mystery he was pursuing. Unfortunately, that case was closed with a conviction several years ago. The police want him off the case, threaten him with criminal proceedings, and finally suspend/fire him. In addition, someone is trying to kill him. He won't let go and eventually sees it through to its resolution.

    Once again, Robothom has created a mystery thriller that piles stress after stress on the main character. How he maintains his sanity, stays alive, and manages to solve the mystery make for an involved and entertaining listen.

    I believe that this book can stand alone; it is not necessary to read the first one to pick up the story line or the characters. I plan to move on to book three.

    The narration is appropriate for the material. The story creates enough stress without having the narrator adding more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara New Hartford, NY, USA 03-01-06
    Barbara New Hartford, NY, USA 03-01-06
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    "A Good Read"

    I enjoyed listening to this story...believable characters, complex story line and a touch of humor to lighten the seriousness of the plot. I would listen to another of this author's books and would rate LOST as a 4.5.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle 02-25-06
    Kyle 02-25-06 Member Since 2015
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    "well done"

    A well done detective novel. Certain tried and true "rogue cop" aspects are present, but over all fresh. Interesting characters and well narrated. It is better than anything I have recently listened to or read by James Patterson. I would reccomend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Laun 03-03-06 Member Since 2014
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    "Great dectective mystery, great narration"

    If books like "The Da Vinci Code" and the like have you groaning because of over-the-top coincidences, near-misses, and impossible get-a-ways, then try listening to this realistic, but exciting, mystery of a missing child, lost memories, diamond ransoms, sewer explorations, and snipers. The narration was very well done, believable and sympathetic.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    GW 08-28-14
    GW 08-28-14 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!

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    "Emotionally involving"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost to be better than the print version?

    I couldn't say as I have not read the print version. I enjoyed the audio very much though.


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

    No, I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book at all. I enjoyed it and I was hoping all the way through for a certain outcome so I was involved as I read. It kept me guessing.


    Any additional comments?

    Great characters and it was fun to listen to this second book because the author turns things around and we get the perspective of another character rather than his main character in the series. It was fun to see things through his eyes. A nice twist.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    susan West Hills, CA, United States 05-10-14
    susan West Hills, CA, United States 05-10-14 Member Since 2007
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    "More from this reader!"

    Good story - I was kept guessing as to the ultimate conclusion. The twists and turns did not seem contrived and there was no violence that was over-the-top. But the best part of the book was the reader. This is the first novel I've read by Michael Robotham and I was very disappointed to see that Ray Lonnen doesn't read any of the others. He is top notch!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bookmarque 02-27-13
    Bookmarque 02-27-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Ruiz's turn to get out from under"

    The Parkinson's angle isn't as pronounced in Lost because Joe isn't the central figure. Instead he's now Ruiz's friend and becomes his sounding-board. Ruiz counts on Joe's near prescient insight into human behavior, habitat and habits. Like in Suspect, Ruiz isn't guilty of what people suspect him. He truly can't remember why he was on the boat, what happened to everyone on it and where the missing diamonds are. After his one ally is taken out in the line of duty, he has no one and the equivalent of Internal Affairs is gunning for him. Through breaks in his memory and deduction he knits up the unraveled past and finds the real truth to the 3-year-old murder and the events on the boat.

    I particularly liked how well Robotham conveyed Ruiz's frustration to the reader. I wanted to know what happened as badly as Ruiz did, but like him, I couldn't find out. Not right away. And the way sections of his memory returned and how they helped him connect up the facts was well done, too. It kept things off-balance yet moving forward at the same time. Little things would come to him after a big chunk of the missing time returned and he'd be able to get a little further. In hindsight, the solution to the kidnapping and the murder should have been less of a surprise to me. I had a bit of a "doh" moment there at the end. What I wish we had a bit more of was what happened with Ruiz at the end. Did he get back on the force or not? Maybe in the next book we'll find out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Nystrom Chicago IL 07-09-07
    Robin Nystrom Chicago IL 07-09-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Gripping from opening lines"

    This is an example of the perfect match between narrator and spoken word. The tension and intrigue is there from the minute the book gets underway and I look forward to hearing more from both the author and narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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