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Lost (Lacey Flint Novels) Hardcover – June 4, 2013

Book 3 of 4 in the Lacey Flint Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Lacey Flint Novels (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (June 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250028566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250028563
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Starred Review* On leave following her horrific experience in Dead Scared (2012), Detective Constable Lacey Flint finds herself emotionally ill-equipped to return to the job she once loved, and equally unable to stamp out her growing feelings for colleague Detective Inspector Mark Joesbury. Consequently, she spends her days alone and unapproachable in her apartment, taking long nighttime walks, and watching the kids who congregate at the local community center to smoke and mess around. One of those kids is her neighbor Barney Roberts, an amiable but obviously troubled preteen, whose single-parent father is clueless when it comes to the needs of his son. In the meantime, five young boys who have gone missing in South London have begun to turn up—­exsanguinated and, of course, very, very dead. When Lacey’s midnight forays put her in proximity to one of the murders, she becomes a suspect, though it takes Barney’s disappearance to make her react; but by then it may be too late to help her young friend. Bolton sets aside the gothic-tinged atmosphere of her early novels in favor of a more visceral sensibility, exerting immediate and continuing pull by stepping in and out of an unnamed killer’s mind. Couple the strong narrative drive with a pair of dysfunctional but surprisingly sympathetic characters, and you have a nail-biting thriller that will send readers back to Bolton’s previous books and, of course, have them lining up for whatever the author comes up with next. --Stephanie Zvirin

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“Realistic fear, heart-stopping suspense, and jolting plot twists keep one almost frantically turning pages as Bolton grabs us from the beginning and leaves us shaken at the end. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Close-to-the-bone red herrings skillfully strewn across the detectives’ paths, convincing cop-shop procedure, and perceptively drawn secondary characters help push this contemporary crime novel ahead of the pack…Bolton looks deep into the lost-soul madness of a killer and makes her vision all too horribly real.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Couple the strong narrative drive with a pair of dysfunctional but surprisingly sympathetic characters, and you have a nail-biting thriller that will send readers back to Bolton’s previous books and, of course, have them lining up for whatever the author comes up with next.”—Booklist (starred)

“Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction—if you only read one crime novel this year, make it this.” —Tess Gerritsen on Now You See Me

“Really special: multi-layered and sophisticated, but tough too.” —Lee Child on Now You See Me

Customer Reviews

This is the second S.J. Bolton book I've read.
Cynthia
The plot twists and turns were very well done, and you will be guessing until the end of the book who the real killer is.
janderbing
The plot almost becomes secondary to the interesting characters and relationships in this novel.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kristi VINE VOICE on March 31, 2013
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This book starts with the discovery of the bodies of two young boys in London. Their bodies' have been arranged in a peaceful tableau on the banks of the fast-rising Thames, in a spot just below the heavily-traveled Tower bridge. Theirs are the fourth and fifth murders attributed to a serial killer who is preying on area boys. Meanwhile, young Barney Richards is supposed to meet his friends at the local skate park, but is running late...

This is a fast-paced London police procedural featuring the characters from Lewisham's Major Investigation Team -- DI Dana Tulloch and her team, as well as DI Mark Joesbury and DC Lacey Flint -- whom readers have come to know from previous books. And there is a lot to know about them. Although their just being alive in this book is a bit of a spoiler, the author does a very nice job of not laying out just exactly *what* happened in those earlier books. However, there are so many references and existing relationships that I really would recommend you read the first three books featuring the characters before you read this one: "If Snow Hadn't Fallen," "Now You See Me," and "Dead Scared."

And they are very worth reading, as is this novel. The characters have been honed and continue to develop in very believable and satisfying ways, and there are plenty of interesting and compelling new characters to meet. The prose is just right -- sparse enough that it never distracts from the story, extensive enough to provide a very good picture of just what is going on. A map of the locales used in the story might be helpful for American readers not intimate with London; Checking the placement and construction of some of the Thames bridges helped me picture the action at times.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Fernandez VINE VOICE on April 26, 2013
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This is one of those authors that have the ability to keep us turning pages non-stop late into the night. That being said, her novels in this series have not been without faults, and this is no exception, but when it's time to get stock, the final verdict is always positive. In this case, we are presented a story in which the always unstable Lacey Flint is sidelined from the police force as a result of the events in the last book. However, her personal situation and familiarity with a kid that lives next door, led her to get mixed up in a case involving the murdering of nine and ten-year-old boy.

As has usually been the case with the book in this series, the crimes always have some disturbing characteristics. When you add on top of that Lacey's mental problems and her relationship with Joesbury, things get interesting pretty fast. The author clearly has the goal to keep us guessing and engaging us 100%, and in that process, she has no problem with throwing red-herrings left and right. It's all about entertaining, if she has to sacrifice other portions of the experience, she does so gladly. That being said, the problems are not as glaringly obvious as in the previous installment in the series.

I truly enjoyed how Bolton deviated from the sappy romance scenes we got in the last book and focused more on the complex relationship between Lacey and Joesbury. Also, throwing Joesbury's son into the mix was a very good idea. In this book, she did a good job with several other characters too, most notably, Lacey's neighbor, Barney. This boy is very special, he has some truly remarkable observation skills, has OCD, is searching for her mother who he last saw when he was four, and fits the target group of the killer.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TAB VINE VOICE on May 15, 2013
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Lost (Lacey Flint) S. J. Bolton

Young boys are being murdered, Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury are investigating and Lacey Flint is drawn to the case and
involves herself to help her young neighbor.
My favorite part of reading books by S. J. Bolton is the characters. They are smart, solid and interesting. Lost was no exception.
Not only were the characters dependable in providing a plot that was thrilling and addicting, they made me want to read faster because a competent police team always makes for a better read. The writing was detailed and satisfying.
This is the third novel with Lacey Flint and as always I recommend reading them in order;
Now You See Me
Dead Scared
Like This, For Ever(UK title)/ Lost (USA title)
If Snow Hadn't Fallen (ebook 93 pages)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol S. VINE VOICE on April 14, 2013
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I've read two books by S.J. Bolton before, one of which I liked and one of which I wasn't crazy about. I am happy to report that I really enjoyed "Lost." "Lost" is third in a series of novels featuring a London detective named Lacey Flint. When the book opens, Flint is on leave from her job, recovering from post-traumatic stress caused by an undercover operation that went bad. Still in touch with her colleagues at the police station, Flint gets sucked into a prominent case involving a serial killer who preys on tween boys. Her colleagues are desperately trying to track down the killer, who appears to be leaving them taunting messages on a Facebook account. At the same time, Flint is fighting her own demons, trying to sort out the emotional turmoil yet drawn inexorably into the case. Flint befriends a young neighbor named Barney, who is obsessed by the murders (which are happening in their section of London). I don't want to say more without ruining any plot twists. Suffice it to say that this is a complex mystery, with plenty of suspense and heartpounding scenes.

Another reviewer has written that Bolton's writing is uneven in that some of her books are very good while others are less effective and somewhat melodramatic. That's definitely my experience, too: the first book that I read was quite good, but I wasn't crazy about the second Lacey Flint book (the direct predecessor to this one), thinking that the plot was way too incredible for me to buy into. Luckily I found that "Lost" was a solid and enjoyable mystery, and I'm liking the characters more as I learn more about them.
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