Sheena Kamal, author of The Lost Ones, on tour July/August 2017

Posted By on July 21, 2017

About The Lost Ones

• Hardcover: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (July 25, 2017)

Recommended for summer reading by TIME magazine

“A brave, unflinching heroine and brave, unflinching writing add up to an extraordinary debut–highly recommended.”–Lee Child

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.

Purchase Links

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About Sheena Kamal

Sheena Kamal 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—academic knowledge and experience that inspired this debut novel. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Find out more about Kamal at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, July 26th: G. Jacks Writes

Monday, July 31st: Tina Says…

Tuesday, August 1st: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, August 1st: Always With a Book

Wednesday, August 2nd: The Book Diva’s Reads

Thursday, August 3rd: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, August 4th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Monday, August 7th: Readaholic Zone

Tuesday, August 8th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, August 9th: Real Life Reading

Thursday, August 10th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, August 11th: Booked on a Feeling


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