When Libby's three-year-old Ethan goes missing, a police hunt launches a tale of stolen identity, of surrogacy gone horribly wrong, and of two women whose insistence that each is the 'real' mother puts them at deadly cross-purposes.
The absorbing narrative that follows spins a heart-wrenching web of desperation, surrogacy, mistaken identity, and murder ... [a] nail-biting rendering of every parent’s nightmare...stand-alone thriller ... Recommend to fans of Tana French, Allison Brennan, and Hallie Ephron.
Beck is displaying his mastery of plot twists and edge-of-the-seat suspense that flows through this entire novel like a bullet from a high-powered rifle. Readers will find themselves doubting what they thought they knew and switching moral allegiance many times ... The plot twists and occasionally turns in unexpected directions, which makes Lost You such an entertaining read. Haylen Beck, the pseudonym for popular Irish writer Stuart Neville, shows off all of his writing tricks here and has delivered a dark and surprising psychological thriller in the process.
The twists and turns are not only masterfully paced and layered, but so is the emotional impact. Once another perspective is offered within the narrative, this other character captures the reader’s sympathy—but it’s also true that while we may not always like Libby, she has our understanding, too. Beck plays both characters off one another until close to the end, unspooling tension to an almost unbearable breaking point. An adrenaline-pumping, anxiety-inducing thriller built around a core so sentimental it just might make you cry.