#BookReview – The day I lost you by Alex Sinclair @asinclairauthor @bookouture
The Day I Lost You by Alex Sinclair
Published by Bookouture on 13th July 2018
Genres: Thriller, Psychological, Suspense
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You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone.Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when it stops on the wrong floor and her little girl runs out. The doors close before Erika can follow, and the daughter she loves more than anything is suddenly nowhere to be seen.
Erika can’t bear the thought of her daughter in danger or afraid, and will do anything to get her back. But with no sign of Alice, Erika has no idea where to begin.
The residents of the apartment block claim not to have seen anything, but Erika realises someone’s lying to her – and that there’s something darker at play.
How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air?
A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will have you holding on tight to the ones you love. If you enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Silent Child and I Let You Go, you won’t want to miss The Day I Lost You!What readers are saying about The Day I Lost You:
‘Gripping, thrilling, thrilling!... I was so shocked… There is a huge revelation at the end that I DID NOT see coming… I loved it!... I was hooked from the start of this book... A great page turner of a book, that keeps you reading more and more late into the night.’ Books on the Shelf, 5 stars
‘I LOVED this amazing book and just couldn't put it down. It gripped me from the first page and would not let go of its hold on me… pacey and addictive… Very highly recommended to everyone!' Renita D’Silva, 5 stars
‘My heart started racing and never really stopped until the end of the book!... It's a wild ride… a thoroughly unexpected ending!' Goodreads reviewer
‘Wow, what a twist! I did not see that coming!... A terrific story.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I was speechless! What a twist!!’ A Numinous Girl
‘What a gripping read... The opening chapter pulled me right in!... A brilliant twist! The Day I Lost You does not disappoint!… So twisted it keeps you guessing right up until the brilliant end! Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Full of suspense and mystery… It had me sitting on the edge of my seat… Just when I thought the suspense was over, one hell of a twist happened!... I did not foresee the ending…. A great book!!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Mr. Sinclair, you have managed to do it again! After reading The Last Thing I Saw I was expecting another great twist. I was not disappointed!... There is a major twist at the end… You no doubt will be in for a surprise. Fantastic ending, I was completely surprised at the turn of events the last couple of chapters.’ It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars
‘I don’t think I’ll be recovering from this one any time soon. What an amazing read!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book is high adrenaline right from the beginning to the end. I read this very quickly… I was desperate to know what happened next. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
*Thank you so much to Noelle at Bookouture and the author Alex Sinclair for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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Seriously you need to buy this book! I devoured this book in one sitting as we were stuck in traffic so two and a half hours I had finished. What a bloody book! I had been wondering what the twist would be. Jesus !!! I am still reeling from this book! That twist and twist and twist.
Erika is with her daughter Alice having to rush back to see her ex-husband Michael to get her favourite doll. He lives on the 14th floor, typical, so they go in the lift despite Alice’s reluctance. On their way up, the lift stops on the 7th floor and the door opens but leaves a small gap and Alice runs out, then the lift keeps going. One of my fears is losing my daughter Alicia, and so this played on the fears of a parent. BIG TIME!
When Erika goes on the hunt for Alice, my god I think I held my breath while she frantically ran around the building. I couldn’t imagine losing my daughter and how sick I would feel at the lack of control I would have.
My god the emotions throughout the book, the lack of support from everyone in the building. Apart from Gus, I loved Gus.
Whilst we are on our rollercoaster in the present day, we are also herded back to the past. Where we meet Erika and Michael still together struggling. He has the promotion and the money for his family. But the marriage isn’t what it seems. She’s not happy and feels he is not supporting her the way a husband should.
What I had to keep reminding myself was this book had been written by a man. The only reason I say it like that is that he captured Erika’s emotions and feelings perfectly as if he understood the mind of a woman when in peril.
I think from 92% in the book I sat in the car with my jaw opened as my heart was in my throat. I didn’t know where we were going on and blinking heck what Alex delivered has left me with no relief and so many questions! I am in shock, I am not sure when I will be out of it. I sat in the car in a stunned silence and then for about five minutes kept saying What the hell! He sucker punched me! Hats off to you for the delivery and the journey you took me on. I will never forget this! It has made me hold on to Alicia that little bit tighter because you just never know what may happen when the lift doors open.
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About Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair is a thirty-two-year-old psychological thriller author from a
quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia. He currently works
full-time for a small business and writes in the early hours of the morning
before his daughter and wife wake up for the day.
Alex has a background in IT, bookkeeping, and 3D animation. He loves
all things creative but especially loves writing. He is an avid reader of all
genres, but loves psychological thrillers more than anything else. He
also has a passion for good storytelling in all forms of media such as
addictive TV shows and movies.
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