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Lost: A Novel

2.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Political intrigue in Graham Greene territory snares a young widow on a Mediterranean island in a taut thriller by a deft new literary talent. The plane is late; a small-time hood named Mickey da Cruz is getting edgy. From the outset of this splendidly crafted novel of suspense, suspicion hangs heavily in the air, and page by gripping page, terror insidiously tightens its ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 6th 2000 by Carroll & Graf (first published January 1st 2000)
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Linda Wagner
Oct 21, 2015 Linda Wagner rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Linda by: nobody
I chose this book to fill a category of the 2015 reading challenge - a book by an author with your same initials - and if I hadn't needed it for the challenge, I would not have read past the 3rd chapter.
On the surface, this book is about the kidnapping of a young boy and the investigation and subsequent rescue attempt. In truth, it is a mangled mess, with characters who don't quite seem to interact in a normal way, sub stories that do not enhance the plot in way at all and dialogue that lacks
Jul 27, 2012 Aurora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Der Klappentext an sich ist ja wenig aussagekräftig, finde ich. Allerdings spiegelt es andererseits auch gut den Inhalt wieder. Nicht im eigentlichen Sinne, aber WIE der Inhalt ist. Ich fand das Buch nämlich ziemlich langweilig. Denn der Leser weiß einfach ALLES. Nichts bleibt verborgen, über nichts muss man grübeln. Die Handlung wird mal aus der Sicht von Alice, mal aber auch aus der Sicht des Enführers geschildert. Man weiß immer genau, wo Sam, also der Sohn von Alice, sich gerade aufhält. Vie ...more
Angela  Emrick
Apr 15, 2015 Angela Emrick rated it really liked it
drew me in. really enjoyed it.
Sep 05, 2015 Nia rated it did not like it
Really dull, I gave up a few chapters in.
Aug 18, 2012 Shannon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book will have a place beside my bed as a cure for insomnia. I found the book very boring, especially given that is was supposed to be a thriller. Too bad.
Susan Springer
Sep 10, 2011 Susan Springer rated it it was ok
Unusual thriller of potential tragedy when a child is
kidnapped on the island of Corsica.
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Lucy Wadham is a British writer of crime and thriller novels, but her most widely reviewed work is her autobiographical account of her life in France.

Wadham was born in London in 1964 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. She has worked as a news assistant at the BBC Paris bureau since 1989. She is currently a freelance journalist and regularly contributes to The Independent, The Spectator, an
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