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    • ISBN:9781409174059
    • Publication date:22 Mar 2018
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The Lost

By Mari Hannah

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The gripping first novel in the exciting new Stone and Oliver series by award-winning author, Mari Hannah.

'Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.' Val McDermid

'Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.' Peter James

'Thrilling, exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat.' Angela Marsons

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'He was her child. The only one she'd ever have. It would kill her to learn that he was missing.'

Alex arrives home from holiday to find that her ten-year-old son Daniel has disappeared.

It's the first case together for Northumbria CID officers David Stone and Frankie Oliver.

Stone has returned to his roots with fifteen years' experience in the Met, whereas Oliver is local, a third generation copper with a lot to prove, and a secret that's holding her back.

But as the investigation unfolds, they realise the family's betrayal goes deeper than anyone suspected. This isn't just a missing persons case. Stone and Oliver are hunting a killer.

An unbelievably gripping game of cat and mouse from an award-winning, expert author. Fans of Perfect Remains by Helen Fields, Blood Ties by Heather Burnside, Good Friday by Lynda La Plante, The Late Show by Michael Connelly and The Force by Don Winslow will love The Lost.

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Why readers love award-winning expert author, Mari Hannah:

'A blistering start to Hannah's new detective series, The Lost pitches her fearless coppers into a case which will explode one family's seemingly perfect life. Mari Hannah is a consummate storyteller and her booksgenuine must reads for any serious crime fan.' Eva Dolan

'Mari Hannah writes with compassion, humour and a firm grasp of character and plot. Her Kate Daniels series has already won her many fans, and this new series, featuring DS Frankie Oliver and DI David Stone, should win her many more. The Lost is a truly absorbing novel, full of twists and turns, all illuminated by Hannah's suspenseful and thrilling writing.' Peter Robinson

'A complex and unsettling story, which keeps you gripped until the end.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

'I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. The plotting is superb with plenty of unexpected and audacious twists and turns which drew me in and didn't let go. I'm already looking forward to the sequel.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Biographical Notes

Mari Hannah is a multi-award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to script-writing when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC) won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers' Award. Her Kate Daniels series is in development with Stephen Fry's production company, Sprout Pictures. She is currently Reader in Residence for Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival. Mari's body of work won her the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017, an incredible honour to receive so early on in her career.

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Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah. — Val McDermid
Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart. — Peter James
A blistering start to Hannah's new detective series, The Lost pitches her fearless coppers into a case which will explode one family's seemingly perfect life. Mari Hannah is a consummate storyteller and her books genuine must reads for any serious crime fan. — Eva Dolan
Thrilling, exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. Expertly written and paced pulling me from one chapter to the next, I couldn't put it down! — Angela Marsons
Mari Hannah writes with compassion, humour and a firm grasp of character and plot. Her Kate Daniels series has already won her many fans, and this new series, featuring DS Frankie Oliver and DI David Stone, should win her many more. The Lost is a truly absorbing novel, full of twists and turns, all illuminated by Hannah's suspenseful and thrilling writing. — Peter Robinson
Emotionally captivating. — The Times
I absolutely LOVED it. I adore Mari's writing and this new series is brilliant. Great new characters to invest in! — Rebecca Bradley
It's a cracker. — Woman's Way
You can't second guess the twists and turns. I look forward to meeting Stone and Oliver again. — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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