The sensational thriller that will keep you gripped all night


'A brilliantly paced, imaginative thriller with plenty of dark twists that had me turning the pages well into the night.' Heidi Perks, author of Now You See Her




There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.
His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom to support the investigation. But no one can work out if there is a connection between the bomb and the disappearance.
When Harry is eventually discovered three days later, they hope he holds the answers to their questions. But he can't remember a single thing.
Without any clues, will Dr Bloom find herself lost in this puzzle too?


'Another cracking read from Leona Deakin and my favourite so far! I was totally gripped by this complex and intriguing story.' Lauren North, author of The Perfect Betrayal


Readers love the Dr Bloom Thrillers:
'The ultimate suspense novel' *****
'Gripping, mysterious, fast-paced' *****
'An intelligent psychological thriller' *****
'What a book! Completely mind-twisting' *****
'Debut novels don't get better than this' *****
'A smart and intricate cat-and-mouse tale' *****
'Dark, riveting, twisting, cruel' *****
'I could not put it down' *****


  • I was totally gripped by this complex and intriguing story. Another cracking read from Leona Deakin and my favourite so far! The tension between Bloom and Jameson created a whole new layer to this fascinating read. I gave up trying to figure out what was going on and just enjoyed the drip feed of clues and red herrings. Can't wait for the next one!
    Lauren North, author of THE PERFECT BETRAYAL

About the author

Leona Deakin

Leona Deakin started her career as a psychologist with the West Yorkshire Police. She is now an occupational psychologist and lives with her family in Leeds. She has written four novels in the acclaimed Dr Augusta Bloom series: Gone, Lost, Hunt, and The Imposter.
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