Lost by Michael Robotham

By Michael Robotham

Suspect, Michael Robotham’s “lightning-paced debut” (Entertainment Weekly) used to be universally hailed as “taut and fast-moving” (Washington submit) first novel. Now Robotham offers a primary mental mystery in misplaced, a valuable follow-up to Suspect. On a chilly London evening, murder detective Vincent Ruiz is fished out of the Thames with a bullet in his leg and no reminiscence of the conditions surrounding the capturing. In his pocket is a photo of Mickey Carlyle, a seven-year-old lady abducted 3 years ahead of and presumed lifeless. It’s anybody’s bet what Ruiz used to be up to—especially while a blood-spattered boat chanced on within reach makes it transparent that Ruiz used to be no longer the only real casualty. yet with Mickey’s killer convicted and at the back of bars, nobody desires the case reopened. Ruiz’s purely desire of unraveling the puzzle is to retrace his steps and re-create the evening of the taking pictures. lower than research by means of his colleagues and accused of faking amnesia, Ruiz turns to Joe O'Loughlin, hoping that the psychologist can assist liberate his reminiscence. step-by-step, the items come jointly, revealing a twisted path of grief, vengeance, and the hunt for redemption. A riveting mystery, misplaced combines a fast paced plot with searing insights into human psychology.

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The way they create silences and have you questioning your sanity. This wasn't my idea. I can remember my name. I know where I live. I know where I put the car keys and parked the car. I'm tickety-boo. ” Without warning his left arm jerks and trembles. Self-consciously, he holds it down. ” “Very wise. ” Swapping small talk and family stories has never been a feature of our relationship. Usually, I invite myself around to Joe's place for dinner, drink his wine, flirt with his wife and shamelessly milk him for ideas about unsolved cases.

A sniper is like a computer firing system, able to calculate distance, wind speed, direction and air temperature. Someone had to train him—probably the military. Scanning the broken skyline of factories, cranes and apartment blocks, I try to picture where the shooter was hiding. He must have been above me. It can't have been easy trying to hit targets on the water. The slightest breeze and movement of the boat would have caused him to miss. Each shot would have created a flash, giving away his position.

Squeezing them shut, I try again, blinking into the darkness. Turning my head, I can make out orange dials on a machine near the bed and a green blip of light sliding across a liquid crystal display window like one of those stereo systems with bouncing waves of colored light. Where am I? Beside my head is a chrome stand that catches stars on its curves. Suspended from a hook is a plastic satchel bulging with a clear fluid. The liquid trails down a pliable plastic tube and disappears under a wide strip of surgical tape wrapped around my left forearm.

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