‘Girl, Lost’ by Vikki Patis – review.


I was never missing. I just didn’t want to be found.

On a bright summer’s day in 2013, Freya Rivers disappears, leaving twin sister Imogen behind. Did Freya leave to travel alone without telling anyone?

When friend Emily also disappears three days later, Imogen knows there’s something dark lurking beneath the surface.

Five years later, Imogen is living in Australia, having searched the world for her sister. So, when her mother calls, she knows it’s time to return home. 

Because Emily is back. And she has a child with her. 

Where has Emily been and why did she disappear?

Does she know Freya’s whereabouts?

Imogen is desperate to uncover the truth about her twin and the truth is closer to home than she ever imagined…

About the author

Vikki Patis is a bestselling psychological suspense author. Her third novel, Girl, Lost, was published by Bloodhound Books in May 2020 and became a Top 100 bestseller on Amazon. The Diary and The Girl Across the Street were published by Bookouture in 2018 and 2019, and have sold over 30,000 copies.

She is also the author of Weltanschauung, a self-published short story collection, and her BSc dissertation, I Ink, Therefore I Am, was published by Lambert Publishing in 2016.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with her head in a book, baking gluten free cakes, or walking in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner, two cats, and a wild golden retriever puppy. To find out more about Vikki’s books, follow @VikkiPatis on Twitter, vikkipatisauthor on Instagram, or visit her website, vikkipatisauthor.com.

My thoughts

This book had me caught up in the story – big time! It was written in such an engaging way, I felt close to the characters and easily empathised with what they were going through. I felt the sadness of Debs and Imogen, not knowing what had happened to Freya and I couldn’t help but feel for Emily too. I almost wanted to close my eyes as danger crept up on them.

‘Girl, Lost,’ is so well written and captures the youth of the main characters with such authenticity. They were well rounded and deep. The mystery of where Freya went kept me totally glued, sneaking moments I didn’t have spare to carry on reading.

I’d like to mention the setting too. I really got a feel for Plymouth, the sea, the sand and Plymouth Hoe. The location was anchored brilliantly.

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who loves a deep psychological thriller, one in which you’ll have no choice but to emotionally invest. The relationship between Emily and Ella was something else, giving a real sad pang as I anticipated all what might come their way.

Fab read!


Thanks for reading!

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.





About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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