Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Book Review: Lost

Lost by Michael Robotham is an intriguing crime novel on the themes of vengeance, grief, and the pursuit of redemption. Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz is found one night desperately hanging on to a buoy in the River Thames. He's got a bullet in one leg and a photograph of a missing girl called Mickey, believed to have been dead for three years, in his pocket and a boat nearby covered in blood. The trouble is, DI Ruiz has completely lost his memory of how he came to be in this position. In order to find out what has happened to him he has to retrace his steps and put clues together. With incredible tenacity, while his colleagues accuse him of faking amnesia and he is under investigation himself, he pursues the truth at great risk to himself and those around him - including a Sikh police office called Ali and a psychologist, Joe, who is suffering from Parkinsons. The closer he comes to the truth the greater the danger. The story moves along at a good pace with some depth as it explores various aspects of human psychology. An easy crime read with substance, depth and good characterisation. I couldn't help but think of the tenacity of God as, at great risk, he pursues those who are lost. Content Warning Some coarse language

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