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“She looked gorgeous in off white bathrobe clung to her voluptuous wet body with her wet hair clumsily wrapped in a white towel. I couldn't take my eyes off her shiny toned long legs protruding out of the knee-length bathing gown as she led me in. I felt envious of the water droplets still hovering on her waxed legs.”

Thailand 2013, Mark a corporate executive quits his job
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Paperback, 172 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Shalini
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book was an average read, a romantic suspense. The latter half of the book was faster. The story had good barebones, there was action and romance
The main character is an author Mark who is targeted in both his professional and personal life. He did find his love in his next door neighbour. But misunderstandings cause him to nearly lose her too. After a lot of hardships, with twists and turns, they unite. And try to solve the mystery. This book travels to Bangkok and New York, with past and p
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Melissa Copeland
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for my honest review:

Mark Statler is a bestselling crime author living in Bangkok. Lately, someone has been messing with him in a big way--including hacking into his emails and replacing his latest book with nonsense. Coincidentally, he has also recently begun a relationship with his young Thai neighbor, Sheina.

From the start, I was quick to point the finger at Sheina because of timing, but lo and behold the answer to w
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J.B. Trepagnier
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it
The store of this is generally a good one. I finished it in a few days because I wanted to read it and it was an interesting plot. A writer gets caught up in a shady plot, his girlfriend gets involved, and it was a good romantic suspense.

The only reason I deducted a few stars is because the store is in need of a few more rounds of editing. There are some words that the author uses over and over and sometimes there are words that are spelled the same that are used incorrectly. For instance, "hero
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Leon Huet
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Camouflage: Lost and Found is a vivid and suspenseful novel with intrigue and romance in abundance. Bangkok is described colourfully, and the prose in general really draws the reader in.

The author manages to create a good deal of atmosphere early on, with a lot of original phrasing and a good depth of characterisation. So the pages keep turning as the tale unfolds. There are some minor editing and punctuation issues but these could be resolved quickly, and don't detract that much from the intere
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Lydia Larue
I liked the way that this opened. As I was expecting it go one way, it went the complete opposite. There is description in the first chapter, but it doesn't feel as if it is heavy handed. The descriptive language blends nicely, and it does not slow the pace of the opening chapter.

The author wrote in the first person point of view, so we are able to place ourselves in the protagonist's shoes. This is a good thing as it makes the novel relatable to its characters.

Hasnain has a commanding grasp on
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J. Saman
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating 4.5 stars. This book was fascinating from the very start. It's set in Bangkok and through the descriptions and the word choices of Hasnain, I felt like I was there. This book was not what it appeared to be from the beginning. In fact, at first, I did not like the protagonist, Sheina all that much. I hated the way she spoke down to Mark and for a bit, I though she was going to leave him. But this book is not at all what it seems and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. ...more
Swati Singh
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Camouflage- Lost and found is a story of a writer Mark who wants to bury his past, starting new life at new place with new identity.

Some instances have beautifully depicted importance of communication. A small misunderstanding can completely change a person’s view for their loved ones, making them take harsh decisions without thinking of repercussions.

It’s an interesting romance-thriller plot though some of the incidences are written very briefly which may fail to leave an impact on readers. A
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Reviewed by: Annie Arcane

A free copy was provided by the author.

Initial thoughts:

Quick read with a fantastic blend of romance and intrigue that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire ride.

What I loved:

The descriptions of Bangkok were incredibly vivid, letting me visualize the surroundings clearly despite never having visited IRL. This made the setting pop off the page (a.k.a. screen) and totally upped the authenticity a couple notches. I also enjoyed the steady pacing, smooth flow, and al
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Ashley Pullen
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author wrote in a way that you could almost taste the atmosphere of Bangkok. You can feel the exotic environment and the steady pace of the book keeps you intrigued enough to where you wonder and yet anticipate what is going to happen next. perhaps its the writing style of a first person that literally puts you in Sheina's point of view. What the twist for me was the beginning of the book as I was expecting her to either drop Mark or walk away since she seemed to talk down to him, but again ...more
Stacie
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Camouflage: Lost & Found by Mariyam Hasnain, is a contemporary story of intrigue, mystery & romance. Written in first person from the POV of Mark, a writer living in Bangkok, it begins with Mark having nightmares. These nightmares will seem to come to life later, when Mark finds himself the victim of hacking crimes. Meanwhile, he has begun a relationship with his Thai neighbor, Sheina, that is as steamy as it may be dangerous.

While the setting is exotic and a whirlwind romance with secrets is i
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Annabelle Costa
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a real page turner. It is set in Bangkok, and I loved how beautifully the setting was drawn. At first, I thought I had the whole thing figured out, but there were a lot of twists and I was very surprised by the ending. My only criticism was that the dialogue did seem stilted sometimes, although I eventually got used to the rhythm of it. It actually seem to fit well with the setting. All in all, a spellbinding book. 4.5 stars.
Cearúil Swords
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book has been the most entertaining I have read in the past month without question but probably not for the reasons a writer would like.

So where to begin? First off there is a fierce amount of drama packed into this novella. I would say at least a season's worth of a Spanish Telenovella's most over-the-top stories. We hop from one misadventure or struggle to another without almost a moment to catch our breath. People have a really hard time in this story, I don't envy their lives.
Just to
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**

*Warning- novella has explicit/graphic sexual scenes bordering into erotica. The book’s description did not prepare me for that.

Camouflage: Lost and Found, by Mariyam Hasnain, is a quick little psychological thriller filled with romance and deception. Mark Statler is a crime novelist living in Bangkok. He generally keeps to himself, interacting mostly with his neighbour, Sheina. After six months, Mark has finally worked
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Nobila Anjum
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Camouflage will appeal to you through its vivid and simple writing style. Written in a way to compel the readers to stick to it till the very end.
Camouflage, started on a gripping note itself and I was engrossed till the end. The beautiful and lush description of the Bangkok city was so vivid that the reader could easily gel with the feels of it. The character of Shiena harmonized with me as the story leapt forward. In the beginning, I was a bit apprehensive about the way the characters would d
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Ali Seegar
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
The synopsis of this novel sounded original and promising. Mark, who on face value is a successful author living in Bangkok, has it all. Until one evening when a stranger calls out to him "Jeff Stewart" - the name he left behind when he moved from New York. In that one moment, his life begins to unwind, with bouts of paranoia adding to his downfall. Mark's jealousy impounds the problems he is already facing, nearly destroying the relationship with his girlfriend. It is only when he returns to th ...more
Loralee
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wish I could have rated this more stars.
The author clearly has a great imagination, and the premise of the story is intriguing. And there were cleverly done twists in the narrative.
For me, however, the writing was awkward and hard to get around. It seemed at times, as if the author were perhaps trying too hard to describe a scene. At other times, there were more ‘was’ and ‘were’ verbs used than, in my opinion, I thought necessary. For example: “The night was young, scintillating and gl
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Mariyam Hasnain lives in the Garden City of Bangalore, India with her husband and son.

She writes both sweet and clean contemporary romance as well as dark and steamy passionate romance.

Her engaging plots portray strong independent women and rugged alpha men who beat the predictable, display deep emotions and courageously overcome extraordinary circumstances.

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