by Alex Grecian
375 pgs (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series #5)
The Harvest Man and many believe it was at the hands of Jack the Ripper, who he had been hunting. Since that time, his partner Nevil Hammersmith has left Scotland Yard and started his own detective agency in order to focus all his energies on finding Day.
Day, was taken by Jack, and who has been held captive and abused mentally and physically for the past year, has recently been released from his captivity. He's wandering around London without any memory of who he is, where he lives, and even the existence of his wife Claire and their young children. He also has no idea why his captor left his cell door unlocked one day and allowed him to leave.
Jack has spent the past year mesmerizing Day. He's caused Day to forget all about his past life and has plans for Day. He intends to use him to get to someone he himself can't get close to. Jack is no longer interested in killing prostitutes. He's now after the men who captured him over a year ago and kept him and tortured him in the tunnels under London for the crimes he had committed. It was Day who unknowingly freed Jack, and now he's being used by him to exact his revenge.
Lost and Gone Forever is one of those books I couldn't put down. I've enjoyed each of the four previous books in Grecian's series, but this one was especially entertaining and captivating. I'm looking forward to the next book and will move it to the top of my to-be-read stack as soon as it's out.
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