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Time Lost

(Out of Time #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A dead intruder. A missing scientist. A terrified child.

No one wants a dramatic case first thing on a Monday morning, but that’s exactly what Detective Inspector Jacob Ofori got. It should be open and shut, but scientist Tom Sanders is nowhere to be found, a dead man seems to have appeared from thin air, and the Temporal Research Institute—Sanders’s company—is strangely un
Published September 7th 2020 by NineStar Press (first published July 29th 2016)
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Wow, spectacular sci-fi/murder mystery/cop-scientist brilliance, anyone? Step right up! I've got one...

Lawdy, I like this author’s writing. We get just the right amount of detail with steady pacing, making it so easy to take hold and invest in this story and the characters, right from the get go. It gets me pumped when I experience this right from the beginning, and even more so when it carries through the entire read, which was the case here. :)

A murder mys
4.5 stars

(Mostly) Very satisfying read. This book clocks in around 118k words and there wasn't a time when I thought it was dragging or that it felt too long. I was totally immersed and IN LOVE with the story and characters. I admit, there were tears as well considering that (view spoiler).

I really lov
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
5 stars.

Mind Completely Blown

This is how you write a sequel!!! It's not even the main couple from book one, but I am blown away by how good this was. I literally could close my eyes and picture everything that is happening in the story. I think I was 25% in maybe when I realized that it was a 5 star read. I am going to need C.B. Lewis to write more!!! I need it. I liked Dieter & Janos. Their story was wicked good. Jacob & Kit's story was mind blogging effective. That's the highest pr
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4.25 Stars. This is the second book in the Out of Time series and I think it helped that I had read the previous book, Time Waits, but I do believe this one stands on its own.

It’s the near future, and a world where technology is definitely advanced. I liked the discussion of auto-houses and holographic quills (phones!) and driverless car-pods that take you where you need to go. That
Serena Yates
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Time Lost’ is the second book in the ‘Out of Time’ series, set three years after the first volume ended. It is now 2044, the Temporal Research Institute is still working on researching past events, and Dieter and Janos have become an established team working in different departments. The focus of this sequel is the mystery of the institute leader’s disappearance, and the two men who are most closely involved in figuring out what happened. Jacob is a police detective who has no idea what minefie ...more
Cap'n Muchiko
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, favorite
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Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thoroughly surprised and delighted by this book. Surprised because this book was so much more than I expected. I've read a few time traveling books in my day and sometimes they leave me leery of others. But this...just wow. It deals with so much more than time traveling. It's a mystery, a murder mystery and so much more. The characters were ….there is so much to them. Complex, surprising. The writing was spot on. I really loved it.
I will say, I did not get to read book 1 first. I will be g
Signal boost, ladies and gents: READ THIS AUTHOR; READ THIS BOOK. START FROM BOOK 1 Time Waits of the OUT OF TIME SERIES

I simply loved this book. It's funny and intriguing and serious at the same time. I loved the story and the characters. and let me tell you why.
1. there is Crime, and a Futuristic setting, and Time travel. and Romance. and every one of those threads is intertwined with the others effortlessly, not just a trope, but something that gives depth both to the story and to the charact
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review can be read at It's About The Book

DI Jacob Ofori has to solve a case that involves both a murder and a missing person. Right away he notices things are odd. There are likely actually two missing people, but one appears to be an assailant. When Jacob goes to the missing man’s business, TRI, to ask questions, he meets Kit Rafferty. As an employee of TRI Kit has signed forms stating he will keep confidential certain proprietary aspects of how TRI works. Basically, tell no one they have p
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer, sff, my-e-things, lgbtq
4.5 stars. Excellent. This is a wonderful sci-fi mystery romance and I loved it. It's gripping and smart and well paced. The two main characters (a clever detective and a clever engineer) are engaging, interesting, likeable people who are on opposing sides of a police investigation involving a missing person and secret time travel. The main characters are wonderfully well developed and the many secondary characters are interesting and engaging and well drawn too. This series is very cool and I l ...more
Joyfully Jay
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

I liked this one. It’s a bit of mystery and an adversaries-to-lovers story, as both men have secrets to protect and information to glean from the other. Made for a nice bit of cat and mousery, and some yummy sexytimes.

The story is told from dual points-of-view, so we got to see the inner turmoil each man had for trying to deceive the other, and, likewise, to deceive their work comrades as their love affair grows. I think that worked best, because Jacob would have
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book in the series so much I couldn't wait to get my hands on the second book in the series and I wasn't disappointed.

The series takes up 3 years after the first book, Kit joined the team shortly after the events with Dieter and Janos. I absolutely loved Kit, he is so funny, smart, self-aware and brave, I was smitten almost instantly.

Jacob too was a fantastic character and though I usually get impatient with the whole star-crossed lover trope, the Author made it work. The my
Mercedes Hightower
I enjoyed this a lot. I like plot ( would have like a little more action and mystery but that's just a personal preference) but the stars of this book are hands down the characters the author developed some absolutely awesome flawed human beings in this book. Kit was so relatable to me as this anxious new adult just trying to figure out what he's doing and Jacob was so honest and upstanding it was hard not to respect him. And the supporting cast is fantastic as well. Overall would definitely rec ...more
Mickie Ashling
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! More please.
Theodora IK
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Suze by: Won from DSP on JJ
3.5* but did enjoy so went for the higher rating.
I won this book last year in a batch of books and this would not have been one I would necessarily pick - set in future, bit scifi, bit paranormal perhaps from blurb. I have not read book one but this was OK to read standalone but fans of book 1 will enjoy the amount of page time Janos and Dieter get.
However I did quite enjoy. It is set in the future but not too far away - I could envisage my kids there! The driverless pods sound fun but other thi
DI Jacob Ofori is given what turns out to be a life changing case. It starts as a missing person and turn into a challenging case about the past, the future, and an engineer named Kit. Someone Jacob didn’t know yesterday and can’t live without tomorrow.

Temporal research (time travel) is an incredibly fascinating premise for a story. Not quite real, but what if it was? This was an imaginative, part SciFi, and part paranormal, with a hefty dose of romance thrown in.

The characters from the first b
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
(4.5 stars)

This is part 2 in the Out of Time series, but can be read as a standalone.

Inspector Jacob Ofori is looking for an easy open and shut case, but instead he gets more than he bargained for.
He has a missing scientist and a corpse. Moreover, the research institute whose scientist is missing seems to be very unco-operative in helping him solve this case.
Except for one cute engineer in particular, who genuinely wants to help. But there is only so much that he can tell him.
As unusual incident
An excellent story with great characters. I loved seeing Janos in this one, as he lives in our current world very much. The relationship in this book was totally complete, but the plot cries out for a book 3. I hope the author is writing it!
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore this series. I'm partway through book 3. Book 4 is on my shelf and book 5 is pre ordered. C.B. Lewis writes the most believable characters and the representation is amazing. ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the series, and as good as the first.
☆☆☆~Bev's World of Books~☆☆☆
4.5 stars from me. This story and its predecessor Time Waits...well, talk about chalk and cheese!! Time Waits was full of the f-bomb, the c word and really annoying editing errors from Dreamspinner that took something away from the story for me. In Time Lost, we had hardly any 'bad' language, and the story was really interesting [not that it wasn't in Time Waits, there were just too many niggles for me to fully enjoy it].

Time travel again, futuristic baddies and a missing scientist...throw in a
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A book-lover from infancy, C.B. has been writing and telling stories for as long as she can remember. Based in Edinburgh, she has diverse tastes and will quite happily attempt to write any genre, but always come back to history, fantasy, and sci-fi like an old friend. C. B. Lewis is small and Scottish and can often be spotted perched around historical monuments with her notepad and pen. She has be ...more

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