Reviewed by Jen Greyson

Running to Texas in an attempt to mend her life, September Day finds herself caught up in a medical experiment that may cost millions of children their lives if she can’t beat the clock. But with fortunes at stake, some people will kill to keep the secret under wraps.

During a freak blizzard, September’s nephew goes missing along with his autism service dog. If September can’t find him in the next 24 hours, she’ll lose the remaining pieces of her fragmented life.

Lost and Found is Amy Shojai’s debut novel, but you’d never know it. Packed with stunning imagery, great pacing, intense characters (some lovable  some not), and a story with heart, she’s going to be an author to watch. Her ability to mix lovable pets, caring humans, corporate greed, and a child with autism makes for a thriller like none other.

I’m a big fan of thrillers, particularly medical and scientific thrillers like ones from James Rollins and Michael Crichton, and can gladly say Amy’s writing delivers. This is a roller coaster thrill-ride from the very first twist, and continues to pile on the intensity right to the end.

Amy added her own experience as an animal behaviorist to create insightful scenes from the service dog’s point of view, and she does it brilliantly. The depth of characters adds some heart wrenching scenes and ratchets the intensity to the point where you can’t put this book down! Her writing is tight throughout, and Amy’s professionalism shines through from the very beginning–she’s an outstanding writer who doesn’t let her readers down.

Suggested for: Anyone who likes thrillers — especially readers of Crichton, Rollins, and Cook. The crossover for animal lovers makes this book enjoyable for just about everyone.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Jen Greyson writes supernatural thrillers and corporate training guides and tries not to mix the two. You can find her free ebook, How to Build a Writing Platform that Works: The New Path to Publishing, at her website, http://TheSurvivalMama.com.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Amy Shojai. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.