Lost

Lost

A Novel

Book - 2006 | 1st ed
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Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385508667
0385508662
Branch Call Number: F ROBOT-M
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 25 cm

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EljayJohnson
Jul 27, 2019

I very much enjoyed Robotham's first novel (Suspect) with some of these same characters but this one not so much. I found myself rereading bits and saying things like, "Wait a minute - who's this guy now?" The book was overpopulated and it was so unnecessary when there are several very interesting main characters. But - and this is a big but - a lot of the problem could have been me. I read this more piecemeal than I usually read, and often with a plaguing headache/earache thing I've had going on for a week. So, I'm still going to try the next Robotham novel and hope that it's more like Suspect for me than Lost.

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sloanelCPL
Apr 28, 2019

I enjoyed this book quite a lot -- as much as the first in the series, and 100x more than a recent stand-alone by Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps. I like the focus on a different character than in the first novel, but with The Suspect's (and series) main character here in a supporting role. The tension -- is this child alive or not?! I liked that Ruiz's ancestry is German/Gypsy, and his mother pretended to be Jewish to escape the Nazis. My friends who complain about getting confused when the time-line is not straightforward would not like this one -- the book starts near the end of the story, and the previous story is interwoven as Ruiz gradually regains memories. Ali was a lovely character, and the connection between Ruiz and Ali felt believable. I liked learning about the sewer systems and underground rivers. Highly recommended.

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bill970
Apr 30, 2017

I like the interaction of the characters but the plot has the speed of a tired plow horse.

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Blabbermouth
Nov 02, 2015

I struggle with the flawed hero, the cop that is broken & at odds with his fellow officers, the maverick. This story had one of those. I'll try Michael Robotham one more time. If you love the flawed hero look then this book is for you.

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c210flyer
Mar 27, 2012

I enjoy this one. 7 of 10 for me.

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nitetraino
Dec 19, 2009

The ABC DVD series. Begin with season 1. For some reason not currently available in Hennepin county, but available elsewhere and worth it.

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