So today is my stop on the blog tour for Lost which is the second book in the Dr Bloom series by Leona Deakin, I reviewed the first book Gone last year which I will link here.
A big thank you to Anne for inviting me to take part.
Let’s jump in…
HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A CRIME IF YOU CAN’T REMEMBER THE CLUES?
There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.
His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom, who rushes to support the investigation. But no one can work out what connects the bomb and the disappearance.
When Harry is eventually discovered three days later, they hope he holds the answers to their questions. But he can’t remember a single thing.
I couldn’t wait to get started on this book after enjoying Gone so much last year, I didn’t even read the synopsis I just knew that I wanted to read it and I jumped in blind. I don’t like to reveal too much about thrillers as I want you to be able experience everything yourself.
Could you imagine waking up and not remembering the last 4 years of your life? Having to be told that your children are 4 years older than you last remember seeing them, your wife left you for another man and the woman you have spent the last 18 months of your life with you just mistook for working at the hospital.
The relationship between Bloom and Marcus is what I enjoy the most about these books. It definitely becomes strained after the events of Gone so it was interesting to see how their dynamic would change during this investigation.
The plot itself was complex and addictive, Deakin has a way of pulling you in and not letting go until the very last page. This series excites me and I’m ready for book number 3!
So who is Leona Deakin?
Leona draws inspiration for her writing from her own experiences having started her career as a psychologist with the West Yorkshire Police and her successful work in psychology since. Leona was part of a team responsible for designing methods of selection for recruiting
and promoting officers from PC to Chief Superintendent. Her role was to create realistic policing scenarios – from personnel issues to large scale incidents (plane crash, terrorist bomb etc) – that could be used
to test leadership skills. To do this she spent a great deal of time
interviewing and observing officers at various ranks and reviewing
cases. This gave Leona an insight into the police culture that helps her
to write authentic character interactions in her novels. Leona is now
an occupational psychologist and lives with her family in Leeds.
See you guys in the next one…