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THE LOST ONES IS A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 THRILLER OF THE SUMMER!

AND

AN IBOOKS BEST BOOK

 

Sheena Kamal’s debut novel has been sold in 15 countries and will be released under two titles - The Lost Ones in the US and Eyes Like Mine in the UK.

 
“A brave, unflinching heroine and brave, unflinching writing add up to an extraordinary debut - highly recommended.”
— Lee Child, #1 International Bestselling Author
 
“Utterly compelling, rich with voice and psychological insight, populated with heartbreakingly real characters, The Lost Ones will stay with you for a long, long time after you finish the last page. Perhaps forever.”
— Jeffery Deaver, #1 International Bestselling Author
 
“Suspenseful, atmospheric and often deeply moving, THE LOST ONES features one of the most complicated and fascinating protagonists I’ve come across in a long time. I’d follow Nora Watts (and her dog Whisper) anywhere.”
— Alison Gaylin, USA Today and International Bestselling Author
 
“A gritty, violent read with a tough, idiosyncratic, dryly witty heroine readers will root for even if they wouldn’t want to invite her home.”
— Kirkus Starred Review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
 
Sheena Kamal was born in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada as a child. She holds an HBA in political science from the University of Toronto, and was awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Kamal has also worked as a crime and investigative journalism researcher for the film and television industry. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, and enjoys beaches and Dark ‘n’ Stormys.

BOOKS

 

Sheena Kamal’s debut novel is released under two titles - The Lost Ones in the US and Eyes Like Mine in the UK.

 
 

A dark, compulsively readable psychological suspense debut, the first in a new series featuring the brilliant, fearless, chaotic, and deeply flawed Nora Watts—a character as heartbreakingly troubled, emotionally complex, and irresistibly compelling as Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander and Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole.

It begins with a phone call that Nora Watts has dreaded for fifteen years—since the day she gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Bonnie has vanished. The police consider her a chronic runaway and aren’t looking, leaving her desperate adoptive parents to reach out to her birth mother as a last hope.

A biracial product of the foster system, transient, homeless, scarred by a past filled with pain and violence, Nora knows intimately what happens to vulnerable girls on the streets. Caring despite herself, she sets out to find Bonnie with her only companion, her mutt Whisper, knowing she risks reopening wounds that have never really healed—and plunging into the darkness with little to protect her but her instincts and a freakish ability to detect truth from lies.

The search uncovers a puzzling conspiracy that leads Nora on a harrowing journey of deception and violence, from the gloomy rain-soaked streets of Vancouver, to the icy white mountains of the Canadian interior, to the beautiful and dangerous island where she will face her most terrifying demon. All to save a girl she wishes had never been born.

 
 

PRAISE

 

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“Move over Lisbeth Salander! Wow! Where to start? One of the best books I have read in a long time, ‘Eyes Like Mine’ will have you reading through the night...the plot is cleverly-woven and charges along.’”
— Breakaway Reviewers
“Sheena Kamal has created a fresh and original character who grips the reader with her grit and courage. We’re rooting for Nora Watts from the outset and I can’t wait to read more of her story.”
— Sarah Ward, Crimepieces
“She (Nora) is as different as possible from the current crop of fashionable weepies, who wallow in their victimhood and long for someone else to save or justify them, and her search shines light into some very dark places and forgotten lives. This is a most impressive - and moving - novel.”
— Natasha Cooper Book Oxygen
“It’s an immersive read that will reach out and grab you from the very first sentence with startling vigour. Sheena Kamal’s writing is just brilliant. Her beautiful descriptions drag us into the environment of Vancouver and deposit us firmly beside Nora.”
— Ronnie Turner Ad Astra
“A thoroughly original thriller with a fascinating premise...I rooted desperately for Nora - her story is furiously compelling, not just in the breathlessly pacy plot, which encompasses medical fraud, and the environmental horrors of mining, but from her voice, which is wryly witty, cynical, and yet vulnerable. It’s a terrific debut, from an exciting new author, and I can’t wait to see what Nora does next.”
— Back To The Books

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