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5.0 out of 5 starsBrilliant page turner
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
Rarely have I read an entire book in one day. But I just couldn't put down this one. The tension level stays ultra high and only hunger drove me away for a quick lunch. Rick Cahill is the quintessential driven but flawed hard-boiled private investigator. He tries to deny he is still haunted by his past but the violent death of a former police partner brings his past bubbling to the surface. As a psychologist, I was particularly impressed by the shift in his writing style the moment he decides to force a solution, regardless of the legal consequences--almost as if he has moved from the staccato rat-a-tat-tat of a heart pounding suspense to the dark legato flow of deeply painful introspection. I wanted to reach out and tell the character NO, DON'T DO IT! A big YES to Mark Coyle and LOST TOMORROWS!
5.0 out of 5 starsMatt Coyle is a mystery writer at the top of his game.
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2020
Matt Coyle has done it again with his new release, “Lost Tomorrows.” Coyle is a mystery writer at the top of his game. Complex characters, sublime plotting, and unexpected twists that compelled this reader to race toward the surprise ending. If this is your first experience reading one Coyle’s detective novels, you’re in for a treat. Because now you get to start at the beginning of his Rick Cahill series and discover how it all began. You’ll enjoy taking the ride.
If you haven't read Coyle's " Rick Cahill" series...you should do so. Especially the previous five books. Very entertaining...even with a lead character that is more flawed than most. That being said, in most of these books, all Cahill's clients come across as ' desperate, needy " women. They are always coming on to him from the minute they meet him... Hmmm. His line is always the same...I don't get involved with clients... until he does.
In this the book, the love affair was creepy... especially if you've read the previous five books. The client, Leah, is putting the moves on Rick within 5 minutes of hiring him to find her sister's killer. Here's the kicker... Rick slept with her sister while his wife was being murdered 14 years ago. ( This puts him as a cad at the least.) Leah knows this and still pushes him to sleep with her. A flaw in the storyline is that she acts stunned and humiliated when she finds out that Rick was with her sister...and yet a few pages later she is telling him that her sister told her that she had slept with him. It's all a bit creepy...a married man, who sleeps with his partner on the force, and is now sleeping with her sister. For a man trying to move beyond his past, he becomes more mired in it by hooking up with this Leah...who is nothing but desperate and needy.
Maybe "no" to book seven if it continues in this somewhat disgusting relationship. Personally, Moira is a much better match for Cahill.
Rick gets word of a funeral for his former partner, he hasn't spoken to her in years. He goes out of respect, and her sister hires him to look into her hit and run. Turns out that she was investigating Rick's wife's cold case murder. This gets intense and scary. Will Rick finally get closure?
Did Rick finally get his 'happily ever after '? Are his demons finally put to rest? In a year will we learn that this was all a dream/ nightmare? I do not know the answers to these questions, but I do know I am hooked on this series and will be waiting for the next installment.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 30, 2021
What a great story! Gripping and extremely wonderfully surprising twists and turns in the story that keeps the reader from beginning to end. It is to be recommended to all. I am now looking forward to reading more by this wonderful author.