The gripping first novel in the exciting new Stone and Oliver series by award-winning author, Mari Hannah.
'Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.' Val McDermid
'Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.' Peter James
'He was her child. The only one she'd ever have. It would kill her to learn that he was missing.'
Alex arrives home from holiday to find that her ten-year-old son Daniel has disappeared.
It's the first case together for Northumbria CID officers David Stone and Frankie Oliver.
Stone has returned to his roots with fifteen years' experience in the Met, whereas Oliver is local, a third generation copper with a lot to prove, and a secret that's holding her back.
But as the investigation unfolds, they realise the family's betrayal goes deeper than anyone suspected. This isn't just a missing persons case. Stone and Oliver are hunting a killer.
'A blistering start to Hannah's new detective series, The Lost pitches her fearless coppers into a case which will explode one family's seemingly perfect life. Mari Hannah is a consummate storyteller and her books genuine must reads for any serious crime fan.' Eva Dolan
Mari Hannah is a multi-award-winning author, whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to script-writing when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall, (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC) won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers' Award. Mari's body of work won her the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017, an incredible honour to receive so early in her career. In 2019, she was voted DIVA Wordsmith of the Year. In 2020, she won Capital Crime International Crime Writing Festival's Crime Book of the Year for Without a Trace. Her Kate Daniels series is in development with Stephen Fry's production company, Sprout Pictures.