Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis Blog Tour

 I am a sucker for a good crime novel, something that bestselling author Susan Lewis manages to deliver with ease. Now she's back with her new book, The Lost Hours and I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour to tell you more about this suspenseful story.


A perfect marriage… 

Golden couple Annie and David Crayce have it all. A loving marriage, three beautiful children and a thriving family business. Life couldn’t be better. Until the unthinkable happens… 

A perfect crime? 

A piece of damning DNA evidence has arisen, placing David as the prime suspect of a murder committed twenty-years ago. Annie is sure her David is innocent. But if he isn’t guilty, then either his father or brother must be. 

As the police investigate the cold case, so does Annie. Trawling through her old diaries, she begins desperately looking for answers. But it all comes down to a few lost hours she can’t solve. 

And Annie begins to doubt the one person she thought she knew best… Her husband.

The book begins with a murder.

The drama, palpable from the get go.

Karen Lomax, who is teenage girl, went missing and has now been found murdered. The police have their suspicions but struggle to find the evidence needed to convict anyone for the crime.

Fast forward a twenty years and we are introduced to the Crayce's and their extended family. All seem normal, like the perfect family really. That is until Annie and David's daughter Sienna makes an unfortunate mistake of bowing to peer pressure and getting herself in trouble with the law.

Brilliantly plotted and character-driven; this is a gripping new crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis. 

The police take her DNA and she hopes that is as far as it goes as no further charges are made. But sadly for her, the DNA is the start of the re-opening of Karen Lomax's case when a familiar DNA matches the one that was found in her underwear when her body was discovered.

That means that the murderer could be Sienna's dad (David), her Uncle Henry or her Grandad Dickie (Henry and David's dad).

A family's worst nightmare coming true?

What spirals from this is lies and deceit. A family once so close begins to crack and secrets from their past are slowly revealed showing that that the seemingly ideal lives aren't quite so flawless as previously thought.

As everything begins to crumble around David and Annie there as so many questions to be answered.

Are certain family members helping to cover up a crime?

Is there more to this all than simply murder?

Who can really be trusted?

Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime, including One Minute Later, My Lies, Your Lies and Forgive Me.

I'll admit, this isn't a fast paced tale.

Susan writes in a way that draws you in slowly, making you really look for the hidden details.

I was invested from start to finish. And just when I thought I had it all worked it, everything changed. All I can say is that it is surprising/shocking just how far people will go to get the lives they've always dreamed of.

The Lost Hours is a brilliantly in-depth crime novel that is devastatingly dark and gritty. Showing that one small mistake can have disastrous knock on effects.

Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down.

Join the rest of the blog tour for more thoughts and reviews.


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