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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Janie
  • CAIRNS, Australia
  • 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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Hugh
  • Perth
  • 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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • 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.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Charmaine
  • 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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • chris
  • 07-09-07

Interesting, complex characters and plot

Very much like a British Harlan Coben - which was exactly what I was searching for.
Ageing cop bucks the system to search for missing girl and has to confront the demons from his past.
A multi-tiered plot and timelines, which keeps the listener's attention focused to keep up with the twists and turns, not to mention the chases under the streets of London through the sewers. Interesting supporting characters and gripping plot.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • 06-10-12

The value of a good narrator

Excellent narration by Ray Lonnen. He acted the book, rather than simply reading it. His changes of voices and accents never grated (as can sometimes happen) and made the listening more pleasurable. A good listen for three days' driving.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Chrissy
  • 05-08-12

Disappointing

This is my 3rd audiobook from Michael Robotham. I've started with 'The Suspect' which was good, followed by the 'Shatter' which was great and I had high hopes that this one would be somewhere between good and great. Unfortunately, this is my first audiobook that I've purchased on Audible that is disappointing and I wish I could exchange it for another one.

The narrator is good but the story itself is not gripping me at all, I even fell asleep the other day and haven't listened to it since then. It might be that the story picks up in the second part of the download but I'm not sure I can make it this far...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • 09-26-07

Good storyline but too much fantasy

Enjoyed the storyline with its twists and turns. However although I appreciate it's fiction found it a bit too far fetched on times. Having worked on murder investgations thought the reseach into reality could have been more thorough, although I suppose the inaccuracies were intentional for entertainment. All said it kept my attention to the end a good listen.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Ruth
  • 06-30-12

Also known as The Drowning Man

Good story, but rather long winded. Note this book is also published as The Drowning Man, so make sure if you are Michael Robotham fan that you dont end up buying both versions - like I did!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • PinkMilk
  • 11-03-08

Dissapointing

After SHATTER I downloaded two more of this authors books, sadly both were rather dissapointing to listen to. This one even more than The Suspect.
My mind just kept wondering off... and I couldn't even get to the end of the book, a very bad sign. And very very upsetting since I couldn't stop to listen to Shatter! He obviously has grown as a writer since Lost and The Suspect.
Wouldn't recommend this, just go and download Shatter.... and be haunted for days, weeks, months.....

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Nicola
  • 02-07-09

An amazing story, story teller and author....

I've listened to all but one of Robotham's books, but in the wrong order, which hasn't made any difference to how much I've loved each one!

This one is read by Ray Lonnen, his range of accents is top notch, he slips nicely from character to character in a believable way, even women!!

An amazing story about Ruiz, now I finally know why he is the way he is in Shatter!!

Listen to it - you won't be disappointed!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • mollymoon1
  • 07-23-13

Not bad

I thought I would start from the beginning with the Michael Robothom books after reading the brilliant book Shatter. This is a good book, but that is all it is - good - he has improved as a writer and this book has a good story. You can tell a good writer waiting to expand his works and Mr Robothom has done this with Shatter. It hasn't put me off reading anything else of his, but you wouldn't be missing much if you gave it a miss.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Suzanne
  • 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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Pamela
  • 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