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Lost You

A Novel
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A provocative novel of psychological suspense about two women locked in a desperate fight over a child each believes is rightfully hers...

“Deliciously twisty and seriously dark...I couldn’t put it down.” (Natasha Bell, author of His Perfect Wife)

Libby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her first novel, and she and Ethan are going on a much-needed vacation. Everything seems to be going their way, so why can't she stop looking over her shoulder or panicking every time Ethan wanders out of view? Is it because of what happened when Ethan was born? Except Libby's never told anyone the full story of what happened, and there's no way anyone could find her and Ethan at a faraway resort...right? 

But three days into their vacation, Libby's fears prove justified. In a moment of inattention, Ethan wanders into an elevator before Libby can reach him. When the elevator stops and the doors open, Ethan is gone. Hotel security scours the building and finds no trace of him, but when CCTV footage is found of an adult finding the child wandering alone and leading him away by the hand, the police are called in. The search intensifies, a lost child case turning into a possible abduction. Hours later, a child is seen with a woman stepping through an emergency exit. Libby and the police track the woman down and corner her, but she refuses to release Ethan. Asked who she is, the woman replies:

"I'm his mother."

What follows is one of the most shocking, twist-y, and provocative works of psychological suspense ever written. A story of stolen identity, of surrogacy gone horribly wrong, and of two women whose insistence that each is the "real" mother puts them at deadly cross-purposes, Lost You is sure to be one of 2019s most buzzed-about novels.

Advance praise for Lost You:

“The twists and turns are not only masterfully paced and layered but so is the emotional impact...an adrenaline-pumping, anxiety-inducing thriller built around a core so sentimental it just might make you cry.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

“Far too few thrillers have genuine suspense, twists that give you goosebumps and - most important - characters that you really care about. Lost You has it all.” (Mark Billingham, author of Their Little Secret)

“A tense, heart-wrenching thriller.” (T. M. Logan, author of Lies)

©2019 Haylen Beck (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“Beck tells a richly complicated story about two desperate women and the reality of surrogacy in America.” (Publishers Weekly)

Lost You is a really brilliant novel - thrilling, emotional, and so readable.” (Mason Cross, author of What She Saw Last Night)

Lost You is both utterly compelling and completely terrifying - the kind of book that, every time you think you have it figured out, hits you with another twist you didn’t see coming.” (Rob Hart, author of New Yorked)

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Amazing!

At first I thought,Oh that kind of story, it wasn’t. It’s a different take on what could happen now days told in one terrific way. I recommend this book.

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Superb!!! 5☆☆☆☆☆

Wow, wow, wow!!! Such an emotional, compelling, and thrilling listen. This is the kind of book that makes me want to retract every book I have ever rated five stars in order to make this rating mean more! The best book I have 'read' all year, and I read 2-3 audiobooks per week. Held my interest from the first word to the very last. You will not regret using a credit or purchase on this one. Absolutely excellent book.
Narration is a very important part of an audiobook, and the narrator for Lost You was spot on and perfect for this book. Highly emotional in all the right spots. Everything about this book was amazing and gelled just right!
Thank you to the author and narrator for such an absorbing, thought provoking, emotional and thrilling book.