The Lost By Simon Beckett @BeckettSimon @orionbooks @tr4cyf3nt0n #blogtour #bookreview #thelost

The Lost Cover

Happy Saturday! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the blog tour for Simon Beckett’s The Lost to A Knight’s Reads.

Massive thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the blog tour and to Trapeze Books for my advanced e-copy of The Lost that I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb


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


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.


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…

What Did I Think?

You know those books that come out of nowhere, grab you by the scruff of the neck, slap you round the face and then leave you gasping for breath at the end? Well The Lost is one of them.

Meet Jonah, a broken man after his daughter disappeared and then his marriage imploded. What does he have left? His career as a member of the firearms unit in the Met. And then a ghost from the past calls him leading him into a very dark and dangerous journey. I loved meeting Jonah. He’s a strong man with a sensitive side. His methods are toe the line but needs must when you’re a murder suspect!

This fast paced, twisty and turny thriller captivated me. It’s very different to the David Hunter book I read previously. A very different view point at the centre of the story and I seriously enjoyed the rollercoaster of a read. I’m so glad that this is the start of a series – I can’t want to see what happens next!

Who Is Simon Beckett?

Simon Beckett

Simon Beckett is the No.1 International Bestselling author of the David Hunter series. His books have been translated into 29 languages, appeared in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller lists and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. A former freelance journalist who has written for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday and The Observer, the inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists.

As well as co-winning the Ripper Award in 2018/19, the largest European crime prize, Simon has won the Raymond Chandler Society’s ‘Marlowe’ Award and been short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library and Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year.

In addition to the six David Hunter titles, the most recent of which is The Scent of Death, he has written five standalone novels, one of which, Where There’s Smoke, was adapted into a major ITV two-part drama.