Lost You

Lost You

A provocative and unputdownable psychological suspense about two women locked in a desperate fight over a child each believes is rightfully hersLibby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her fi...

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Author:Haylen Beck
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Lost You Reviews

  • Monica

    Such an amazing book!! Makes me question all my previous 5 ⭐ reads!

    At different points in the story, I felt compassion and understanding for these two women. But never at the same time! They were complete opposites, focused only on themselves and a child. I never guessed the final revelations and they made for a compelling, tightly woven story.

    I highly recommend

    to all readers who enjoy mysteries and psychological thrillers.

    Such an amazing book!! Makes me question all my previous 5 ⭐️ reads!

    At different points in the story, I felt compassion and understanding for these two women. But never at the same time! They were complete opposites, focused only on themselves and a child. I never guessed the final revelations and they made for a compelling, tightly woven story.

    I highly recommend

    to all readers who enjoy mysteries and psychological thrillers.

  • Mandy White

    Lost You by Haylen Beck was so much more than I had expected! A story about a missing child right - yes but there is so much more to it than that. It was a total surprise the turn that this book took and it was fascinating! I did not want to put this book down and read it very quickly. From missing children, deep dark secrets, surrogacy, obsession and so much more, this book had it all. I highly recommend this book for lovers of twisty storylines.

    Libby takes her 3 year old son Ethan on a well de

    Lost You by Haylen Beck was so much more than I had expected! A story about a missing child right - yes but there is so much more to it than that. It was a total surprise the turn that this book took and it was fascinating! I did not want to put this book down and read it very quickly. From missing children, deep dark secrets, surrogacy, obsession and so much more, this book had it all. I highly recommend this book for lovers of twisty storylines.

    Libby takes her 3 year old son Ethan on a well deserved holiday. She starts to relax and enjoy herself for the first time in a very long time and that is when disaster strikes. Ethan thinks that it is funny to run into the elevator before his mum and start pressing the buttons. One night the doors close and Ethan disappears. A frantic search with hotel security finds him on CCTV with another woman - who claims to be his mother. This then begins the back story that you will not believe.

    Thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK, Vintage Publishing for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased.

  • Pauline

    Lost You by Haylen Beck was a fast paced psychological thriller that I couldn't put down and read in one sitting.

    The story of two women fighting over a child each claiming to be the child's mother. This book took me on a journey of poverty, infertility, surrogacy, manipulation and greed.

    I really enjoyed reading this book and I will be looking out for more books by this author.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Vintage Publishing for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Paromjit

    Haylen Beck, aka Stuart Neville, returns with another compulsive, emotional roller coaster of a twisted psychological thriller that immediately plunges the reader into a tense and horrifying nightmare of a scenario. In a narrative that goes back and forth in time, this is a thought provoking story of the murky world of surrogacy, motherhood, and two desperate women whose lives spin beyond their control. Libby is consumed by a need to have a child but fertility issues push her dream further and f

    Haylen Beck, aka Stuart Neville, returns with another compulsive, emotional roller coaster of a twisted psychological thriller that immediately plunges the reader into a tense and horrifying nightmare of a scenario. In a narrative that goes back and forth in time, this is a thought provoking story of the murky world of surrogacy, motherhood, and two desperate women whose lives spin beyond their control. Libby is consumed by a need to have a child but fertility issues push her dream further and further away from her. Her obsession pushes her into drastic territory and she steps into the murky and illegal world of a surrogacy agency. Anna is in dire financial straits, and answers an advertisement that appears to offer the opportunity that will make her financial woes disappear. She agrees to become a surrogate, but as the pregnancy progresses, her emotional feelings shift significantly.

    Libby is now a single mother whose marriage fell apart, with a young son, Ethan, her life has not been easy. However, life has recently taken an upturn for the better, she has sold her novel and she is going to be a published writer. She and Ethan take a holiday in a upmarket resort, but Libby, a woman harbouring dark secrets, cannot shake the need to be over protective with regard to her son. As any parent will know, it is hard to keep a constant eye on a excitable young child all of the time. And sure enough, Ethan gets away and steps into a elevator, only to disappear into thin air. The police are called in frantic efforts to locate Ethan as soon as possible. As the police and Libby watch CCTV images of a woman with Ethan, Libby's world shatters into pieces as she recognises the woman as her past catches up with her. A woman that refuses to relinquish Ethan, claiming to be his mother.

    Beck thrusts the reader headlong into a intelligent, fast paced, unsettling and disturbing thriller that is packed with the unexpected and surprising twists. It also requires the reader to suspend disbelief to get the most out of this moral quagmire of a novel. Libby and Anna are women who have become untethered in their personal lives, so desperate, lacking self esteem and held hostage by their obsessive need to be mothers. This is for those who enjoy the sky high suspense and tension of psychological thrillers that go where you never expect, raising issues of ethics and the drive to be a mother. Many thanks to Random House Vintage for an ARC.

  • Lou

    Having featured in my top 10 thrillers of last year I was hoping Lost You would live up to the extraordinarily exciting Here and Gone, and although it isn't quite as good it will likely feature in my top books of the year. Single parent Libby treats her and her 4-year-old son Ethan to an all-inclusive vacation after a difficult year. Having turned her back for merely seconds she realises that cheeky Ethan has boarded the elevator and pressed all of the buttons. She frantically sprints from one

    Having featured in my top 10 thrillers of last year I was hoping Lost You would live up to the extraordinarily exciting Here and Gone, and although it isn't quite as good it will likely feature in my top books of the year. Single parent Libby treats her and her 4-year-old son Ethan to an all-inclusive vacation after a difficult year. Having turned her back for merely seconds she realises that cheeky Ethan has boarded the elevator and pressed all of the buttons. She frantically sprints from one floor to the next but can't find him anywhere. Terrifyingly, CCTV shows him walking hand in hand with a complete stranger. Naturally, Libby is going out of her mind with worry knowing that the first hours are absolutely crucial in childhood abductions but she is too distraught to really help the police in a meaningful way.

    What follows is a tense, action-packed race against the clock and when we learn the reason for Libby falling to pieces so quickly — she struggled to become pregnant and eventually used a surrogacy clinic to provide her with a child — you can't help but feel for her. There is an emotional exploration of motherhood, vulnerability, surrogacy and the potential for those desperate for a family to become involved in a less than kosher enterprise. It is a cross between a thriller and family drama but touches on profound, heart-wrenching topical issues. I cannot recommend this highly enough if you appreciate thought-provoking real-world problems considered through the eyes of relatable and believable fictional characters. This scenario is any parents worst nightmare and it is depicted in a compelling and sensitive fashion. Many thanks to Harvill Secker for an ARC.

  • Erin

    The type of suspense thriller that kept me glued to my seat, but also making me constantly change my mind as to where I should place my empathy.

    Humankind and their secrets! Am I right? Main protagonist, Libby certainly held me in her grasp even if I did feel co

    The type of suspense thriller that kept me glued to my seat, but also making me constantly change my mind as to where I should place my empathy.

    Humankind and their secrets! Am I right? Main protagonist, Libby certainly held me in her grasp even if I did feel completely different about her by the end of the story. This is one of those books where most of the novel will give readers the backstory as the beginning of the novel gives the end.

    Goodreads review published 19/07/19

    Publication Date 06/08/19

  • Lisa

    A gut-wrenching, compulsive read of two women’s obsession to have a child.

    SUMMARY

    Three years ago, Anna is an out of work waitress and in need of money to make ends meet. She explored an advertisement stating “Financial opportunity for healthy women aged 21 to 35. Call this number 24/7 for details.” Anna’s friend Betsy encourage her to make the call. The company was willing to pay her $500 just for answering a few questions and no obligation or commitment required. The Schaeffer-Holdt Clinic is l

    A gut-wrenching, compulsive read of two women’s obsession to have a child.

    SUMMARY

    Three years ago, Anna is an out of work waitress and in need of money to make ends meet. She explored an advertisement stating “Financial opportunity for healthy women aged 21 to 35. Call this number 24/7 for details.” Anna’s friend Betsy encourage her to make the call. The company was willing to pay her $500 just for answering a few questions and no obligation or commitment required. The Schaeffer-Holdt Clinic is looking for surrogate mothers, and Anna is a perfect candidate. If she agrees to participate she would make $75,000. It would be hard to do, but that money would change her life. She agreed and signed the contract. She was committed up until she felt the butterflies in her stomach.

    Libby has had a rough few years. She is now a single mother who needs a vacation. She’s headed to a luxury resort in Naples, Florida with her three-year-old adopted son Ethan. Libby feels out of place in such a nice hotel. Ethan loves playing in the pool and is equally enthralled with the buttons on the elevator. The first two days of vacation were perfect. On the third evening, Ethan runs ahead and pushes the elevator buttons before Libby can catch up with him. The elevator takes off. As Libby races the elevator, up the stairs, her worst fears come to pass. Ethan has disappeared.

    REVIEW

    LOST YOU is a gut-wrenching, compulsive read. One mother is being economically forced to surrogacy and one woman has lost her adopted child at a hotel. And what comes between these two events will have you on the edge of your seat. The writing is smartly structured and goes back and forth in time to reveal a story of two women whose lives spin out of control. Both Libby and Anna struggle with self esteem, and their obsession with being a mother. LOST YOU is fast-paced, easy-to-read and packed with surprising twists.

    The story is an emotional gripping tale of surrogacy, a missing child, motherhood, adoption, and obsession. Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of Edgar Award-nominated author Stuart Neville, whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Beck’s first gut-wrenching novel was HERE and GONE(2017). Thanks to Netgalley, Crown Publishing and Haylen Beck for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Publisher Crown Publishing

    Published August 6, 2019

    Review

  • Kendall

    Lost You by Haylen Beck was a mediocre read for me.

    As you may all know... it's pretty darn hard for me to rate a 4-5 star for my thrillers. I feel like the plot was something that I've seen before and it wasn't an over the top amazing story for me.

    This was interesting with the dark side of surrogacy and the toll that it can take on women. I can't imagine how hard that would be! My heart really was sad for both Anna and Libby. The ending wrapped up way too nicely for me and I wasn't impressed at

    Lost You by Haylen Beck was a mediocre read for me.

    As you may all know... it's pretty darn hard for me to rate a 4-5 star for my thrillers. I feel like the plot was something that I've seen before and it wasn't an over the top amazing story for me.

    This was interesting with the dark side of surrogacy and the toll that it can take on women. I can't imagine how hard that would be! My heart really was sad for both Anna and Libby. The ending wrapped up way too nicely for me and I wasn't impressed at all.

    The plot also had a bit unnecessary filter/backstory that could have been taken out to enhance the "meat."

    Towards the end... the writing was just really a bit boring to me and I just wanted to finish already. I ended up skimming the last few chapters to get to the end.

    Overall, 3 stars for me.

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

    Published to Goodreads: 3/10/19

    Publication date: 8/6/19

  • Selena

    I received a free e-copy of Lost You by Haylen Beck from NetGalley for my honest review.

    I loved how this book started out. Throws you right in and then we go back to the beginning of the story with with the story of Anna. Anna is working as a waitress but gets let go due to the business not doing so well. Anna then struggles to get a job and is financially strapped. Her friend who still has her job at the diner comes across a job in the paper and that is when everything changes.

    Anna decides to t

    I received a free e-copy of Lost You by Haylen Beck from NetGalley for my honest review.

    I loved how this book started out. Throws you right in and then we go back to the beginning of the story with with the story of Anna. Anna is working as a waitress but gets let go due to the business not doing so well. Anna then struggles to get a job and is financially strapped. Her friend who still has her job at the diner comes across a job in the paper and that is when everything changes.

    Anna decides to take a job being a surrogate mother for another couple who live in another state. The couple in the other state are aware that this is illegal in their state but the firm they hire says it is legal because they do all the transactions in the state the mother is in and watch over the surrogate mother through the whole process.

    Things continually change with the other family's heated and emotional problems, relationship issues and so much more. Anna, is also finding she is growing to love this little "butterfly" in her belly. Now she wants to keep the baby but the man in charge of watching over just won't have it. What lengths will this man go to to make her stay committed to her contract? You can only imagine.

    The fight over this child thickens and so many lives are at stake. I really like this book to start off with, even with the unlikable characters. As the book went on though, I found myself just sitting and reading and saying "REALLY", come on. Just some very unbelievable things but I do appreciate the opportunity to read it.

  • Patricia

    I would probably rate this novel more of a 3.5. A family wanting a child pays for a surrogate mother who later steals her back. I felt like both women were a little touched in the head and did not enjoy this novel as much as I thought I would. Still, a pretty good read.

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