When I first read the synopsis for The Lost One by Liz Lovelock, I was intrigued. I knew it was going to be an interesting book. The characters were enjoyable, the chemistry was good, and the thriller aspect of it was something I didn’t expect, so that’s always a plus. The synopsis gave nothing away and I really enjoyed being shocked when things took an unexpected turn. I love being surprised when reading a book and, while there were parts of the book that were predictable, in my opinion, it did nothing to deter me from finishing it. I just found myself reading faster in order to figure out if I was correct in my assumptions or not. It was a well-written book and I enjoyed a lot of different things about it.
As stated, the characters were very enjoyable and the chemistry between Melodi and Corban was great. I originally just thought it was going to be a really droll love story, some cookie-cutter thing that did nothing to interest me and I’d have to put it down not even halfway through it. This was nothing like that and I loved that it wasn’t. As a debut novel, it does a wonderful job of enticing readers and making them want to turn page after page as quickly as they can so they can figure out the ending. The ending itself, while I’d suspected it, still made me quite happy and I was pleased that things had turned out exactly like I’d hoped. You really fall in love with the characters and I found myself really enjoying Melodi’s character, even though she put me off a little in the beginning with the backstory. She made me reclaim my love for her throughout the book and I was able to enjoy the rest of the book.
I have to say I’m pretty excited to read the sequel as it should be just as good, if not better, than the first. I would highly recommend this series, as it is a lovely read and heartwarming to boot. The book comes full circle and leaves nothing unanswered, even though there’s a sequel. I’m really interested to see what things will happen from Abby’s point of view in the next one, as she’s the one I was actually most interested in throughout the first book. Can’t wait to finish it!