Lost and Found

Lost and Found

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by Amy Shojai
     
 

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AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew-and dooms her sister.

A MOM gambles a miracle will cure-and not kill-her child.

A DOG finds his true purpose-when he disobeys.

Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything-husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot-and returns home with her trained Maine Coon cat Macy to Texas to recover. She's forced out

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AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew-and dooms her sister.

A MOM gambles a miracle will cure-and not kill-her child.

A DOG finds his true purpose-when he disobeys.

Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything-husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot-and returns home with her trained Maine Coon cat Macy to Texas to recover. She's forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard. When her sister trusts a maverick researcher's promise to help Steven, September has 24 hours to rescue them from a devastating medical experiment impacting millions of children, a deadly secret others will kill to protect. As September races the clock, the body count swells. Shadow does his good-dog duty but can't protect his boy. Finally September and Shadow forge a stormy partnership to rescue the missing and stop the nightmare cure. But can they also find the lost parts of themselves?

"Amy Shojai's LOST AND FOUND wraps family secrets, murder, and medical miracles around the small form of an autistic child. Riveting, heart-wrenching, and brilliant, here is the debut of a stunning talent."-James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of Bloodline

"Pet behavior expert Amy Shojai's debut thriller LOST AND FOUND combines the medical tension of Robin Cook thrillers with the emotional heart of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN."-Dr. Marty Becker, Best-selling author and resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show

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Marty Becker
“Pet behavior expert Amy Shojai’s debut thriller LOST AND FOUND combines the medical tension of Robin Cook thrillers with the emotional heart of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.”
–Dr. Marty Becker, Best-selling author and resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show
James Rollins
“Amy Shojai’s LOST AND FOUND wraps family secrets, murder, and medical miracles around the small form of an autistic child. Riveting, heart-wrenching, and brilliant, here is the debut of a stunning talent.”
–James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of Bloodline

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621250173
Publisher:
Cool Gus Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,117,473
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 24 bestselling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity. She is the Puppies Guide at puppies.About.com, the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com, and hosts a weekly half hour Internet Pet Peeves radio show. Amy has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The New York Times, Reader's Digest, and Family Circle, as well as national radio and television networks such as CNN, Animal Planet's DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Amy brings her unique pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances and THRILLERS WITH BITE!

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Lost and Found 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 13 reviews.
Debra_Lobel More than 1 year ago
Service Dog to the Rescue Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant and has written 26 Award-Winning Pet Care Books. She has also developed a dog training vocabulary game. She uses this knowledge to create her first book of fiction. Lost and Found is definitely a “Thriller with a BITE”. There are many interesting characters in the story – both human and animal. The main character, September, is an animal behavior specialist – just like the author. September’s relationship with her family is very complicated, her nephew Steven is autistic, and there are bad guys chasing her all over town. She also trains a young German Sheppard named Shadow to be a service dog to keep her nephew safe. The author did a great job in researching autism. She was able to describe how autistic children behave and how their parents can be desperate enough to pay an exorbitant amount of money for medication that will “cure” their children. My daughter is autistic and I know I would love to find a miracle drug for her. As I was reading the story, I could feel my stomach in knots as I feared for Steven’s safety when he was lost in a blizzard, even though he had Shadow with him. I enjoyed how the author anthropomorphizes the animals. There is Macy, September’s Maine coon cat, who loves to play laser tag, fetches toys on command and knows how to beg. We are also privy to Shadow’s thoughts as he tries to protect Steven, responds to his trainer and interacts with other humans. He teaches us that dogs "see" with scents, and can taste and smell fear. He is puzzled why people don’t shake off water instead of rubbing themselves dry. Shadow is a pivotal character in this story. He learns a lot about the human world and starts to make decisions that he knows might not be what is expected of him. Luckily for the humans, he is right. If you’re an animal lover and are looking for a good mystery book with some interesting characters, Lost and Found is the one for you. (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This was a fast paced, suspenseful novel. It completely threw me for a loop and surpassed my expectations. Amy Shojai is a talented writer, I’d never have thought a book where two of the main characters were animals would make such an extraordinary novel but it does! September Day’s character development was steady throughout the novel, you could really grasp where she’s coming from. All in all a fantastic book, I’m so thrilled to have had the opportunity to read it. This will be another one of my favorite novels for 2012!
keeper36 More than 1 year ago
This book is a real "page turner"! Well written and exciting, it deals knowledgeably w/struggles of autism and creates a character in Shadow, a young German Shepherd in training to be an autism assistance dog. This is the perfect book for a dog lover who enjoys a great mystery!!
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most unique story lines I have read in a while. Besides being a riveting story, the inclusion of the German Shepard, Shadow, as a character in the novel is truly fascinating. To follow along in the dog's head and see his need to please, obey, take care and understand is a wonderful twist that brought me into the story quickly. As the story quickly progresses, the growing suspense with the continuing rise of danger and deaths makes it impossible to stop turning the pages. The story is electrifying and tantalizing and will thrill every dog loving, mystery addicted reader. The ending was worth turning every page (even a virtual page). I look forward to reading more great stories by Amy Shojai if this is any indication of what is to come.
kayek1 4 months ago
This thriller kept me interested until the very last page. September Day has relocated after losing her husband and dog, and is trying to make a new life as an animal behaviorist, she is trying very hard to "stay under the radar" and heal her confidence. When her autistic nephew disappears during a freak blizzard, she races to save him, not knowing what the consequences will be. This book is partially narrated by a German Shepherd (a very young dog) being trained as a service dog for her nephew and it provides a very interesting outlook. When you see it from his point of view, it makes sense on a different level. Shadow knew some critical information, but had difficulty getting the humans to understand.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good but a little slow at times.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved this book. Very emotionaal pageturner. Parents will do anything to save their children.
DaUgh 5 months ago
I really like this book. 5 stars, right? I thought the characters had good interactions and backround. I like the dog 'Shadow' and his thoughts. Worth reading
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Anonymous 6 months ago
If you are an animal lover and enjoy a good suspence, you will truly love this book. Seeing every thing from a dogs point of view was very entertaining. Plan to read the other two books about these very defined characters. CB
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Good story, although I found it a bit hard to follow in dome
Anonymous 6 months ago
Too much drama and murder. The villains were too over the top vile and the ending was too rushed