Lost by Michael Robotham

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Suspect, Michael Robotham’s “lightning-paced debut” (Entertainment Weekly) was universally hailed as “taut and fast-moving” (Washington Post) first novel. Now Robotham delivers a first-rate psychological thriller in Lost, a worthy follow-up to Suspect.

On a cold London night, homicide detective Vincent Ruiz is fished out of the Thames with a bullet in his leg and no memory of the circumstances surrounding the shooting. In his pocket is a photograph of Mickey Carlyle, a seven-year-old girl kidnapped three years before and presumed dead. It’s anybody’s guess what Ruiz was up to—especially when a blood-spattered boat discovered nearby makes it clear that Ruiz was not the sole casualty. But with Mickey’s killer convicted and behind bars, no one wants the case reopened. Ruiz’s only hope of unraveling the puzzle is to retrace his steps and re-create the night of the shooting. Under investigation by his colleagues and accused of faking amnesia, Ruiz turns to Joe O'Loughlin, hoping that the psychologist can help unlock his memory. Step by step, the pieces come together, revealing a twisted trail of grief, vengeance, and the search for redemption.
A riveting thriller, Lost combines a fast-paced plot with searing insights into human psychology.


About Michael Robotham

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MICHAEL ROBOTHAM is a former journalist and the coauthor of a dozen bestselling autobiographies published in the United Kingdom. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
Published January 1, 2006 by Vintage Crime. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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But they swiftly turn into a liability when Aleksei Kuznet, Mickey’s fearsome father, announces that they’re his stones, he’s already paid them as a ransom for his daughter and he wants them or Mickey back instantly.

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The main ingredients in Michael Robotham's second thriller, Lost, (a sequel of sorts to 2005's Suspect) are bought-in-bulk common: an over-the-hill police detective, London variety;

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LOST is Michael Robotham's second novel, in which he returns to his characters from THE SUSPECT.

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London cop Vincent Ruiz comes to consciousness bobbing in the Thames, holding onto a buoy, with the lights and activity of the rescue squad buzzing around him.

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