Author : Sheena Kamal
Publisher : William Morrow
ISBN : 9780062565761
About The Lost Ones
A dark, compulsively readable psychological suspense debut, the first in a new series featuring the brilliant, fearless, chaotic, and deeply flawed Nora Wattsa character as heartbreakingly troubled, emotionally complex, and irresistibly compelling as Stieg Larssons Lisbeth Salander and Jo Nesbs Harry Hole.
It begins with a phone call that Nora Watts has dreaded for fifteen yearssince the day she gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Bonnie has vanished. The police consider her a chronic runaway and arent looking, leaving her desperate adoptive parents to reach out to her birth mother as a last hope.
A biracial product of the foster system, transient, homeless, scarred by a past filled with pain and violence, Nora knows intimately what happens to vulnerable girls on the streets. Caring despite herself, she sets out to find Bonnie with her only companion, her mutt Whisper, knowing she risks reopening wounds that have never really healedand plunging into the darkness with little to protect her but her instincts and a freakish ability to detect truth from lies.
The search uncovers a puzzling conspiracy that leads Nora on a harrowing journey of deception and violence, from the gloomy rain-soaked streets of Vancouver, to the icy white mountains of the Canadian interior, to the beautiful and dangerous island where she will face her most terrifying demon. All to save a girl she wishes had never been born.
The Lost Ones Review
A good story, stories about lost adopted children will be published in the future. This story gets quite carried away, one minute in Vancouver then on a mountain top, why and what was the purpose of this. Then we had to deal with stem cell research and mining. I would think one add on would have been enough. Also a Japanese house was added. That was too much. Also our lady is hurt even shot, but can run, swim and save herself from the bad guys. If I was writing this, I would say the story could have bee interesting with fewer tragedies happening throughout. I will read the continuing series and try again.
Nice to read a book that takes place in Canada for a change. An interesting take on homelessness and corporate manipulation.
The main character has had a tough life and has developed a prickly personality as a result but it was this prickliness that was her most endearing quality. Highly recommended, especially for those looking for a taste of what Vancouver feels like.
I enjoyed this book, main character was unusual, some elements a little far fetched but still very good book.
I liked the main caracter as well as the Vancouver setting. The story began strong but left me dissatisfied in the end. Too predictable.