Simon Beckett

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The Lost

book | Fiction | Nov 2021
UK & Comm → Trapeze (Ed. Sam Eades)

A MISSING CHILD

Ten years ago, the disappearance of firearms police officer Jonah Colley’s young son almost destroyed him.

A GRUESOME DISCOVERY

A plea for help from an old friend leads Jonah to Slaughter Quay, and the discovery of four bodies. Brutally attacked and left for dead, he is the only survivor.

A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

Under suspicion himself, he uncovers a network of secrets and lies about the people he thought he knew — forcing him to question what really happened all those years ago. No one is safe.

And there are some very dangerous people watching him…

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Sarah Harvey manages the translation rights for The Lost

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Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff
German
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Rowohlt Verlag
Italian
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Bompiani
Polish
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Russian
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AST Publishers
Slovene
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Ucila International
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Reviews

Beckett has created a roaring, full-throated thriller.

Daily Mail

A terrific thriller from one of our finest crime writers at the top of his game.

Peter James

Beckett is an expert in doling out information in the right-sized snippets and at the right intervals to keep the tension high. Jonah comes across as a sympathetic character as he tries to sort out his own life and feelings while solving a terrible mystery.

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