FBI-agent Carl Hansen has seen too much of the darkness, too much of things that shouldn’t exist, that nobody would believe, and he longs for a break, but instead of the quiet and peaceful life he wishes for, he once again gets dragged back into pandemonium and turmoil.
The terrorist attack that takes everyone by surprise, the loss of his colleague, the serial killer case he gets assigned, and his new, unpredictable boss who sees through him like he was made from glass.
Walking blindly into chaos, Carl realizes he is not alone. Suddenly, people he reluctantly cares for walk by his side, people who are willing to light a candle in the darkness, but will that flickering light be enough to fight the living nightmares, or will it be snuffed out, like most of the light in Carl’s life?
The Field Researcher series is a vivid combination of Lovecraftian horror, crime, relationship drama, urban fantasy, and romance.
Lost is the second free-standing book about the Field Researchers. This book series is loosely based on the world created by H.P. Lovecraft.
About the Author
A.E. Hellstorm has always been fascinated by words, especially words that resonate and create images in her mind and soul. Throughout her life there have always been stories coming to her, wanting her to tell them to other people, and characters that follow them, wanting her to give them life. It is her hope that you as a reader will be as enthralled with the characters and the stories as she is.
Table of ContentsLost Copyright Acknowledgement Part One So Lost Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Part Two Time in Between Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Part Three What's Lurking in Shadows Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Part Four Where No Sun Shines Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Part Five Balm for the Soul Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Part Six Thin Lines Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Part Seven Endgame Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 About the Author
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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 by A.E. Hellstorm is one of the best books in its genre I have read for some time. Carl is a field researcher and child interviewer for the FBI, but when his partner Mira goes missing, presumed dead in a bombing, all kinds of horrible flashbacks begin to haunt him, her loss just another link in a chain of devastation. Carl has seen more than his fair share of horror and tragedy, but nothing which could compare to what he is about to face. Days are lost searching for Mira, with his hope fading, but just as he fears he can take no more, fate intervenes and offers a distraction. A young child has been found and his services are enlisted by Allie, a confident, sweet and outgoing woman investigating a serial killer. He loses himself in the investigation, still holding onto the hope Miri is alive, but his search leads him to places beyond his imagination and he soon finds himself pulled into a strange dimension. A horrific place bathed in everlasting night where every aspect of the realm seems somehow warped and geared towards destroying the fragile psyche of all those who cross into its domain; once it has its claws in someone, it will never let go. Whether you like crime, thrillers, or horror, Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 is for you. It expertly combines several genres in an involved, intricate plot. There is so much to this book that any aspect could make a brilliant stand-alone novel, but the combination creates a tense, emotionally driven tale. A.E. Hellstorm creates an imaginative world where the reader’s own imagination, in a very Lovecraftian style, conjures the true horror. It is a rare balance between not enough information and too much, and A.E. Hellstorm has expertly achieved this. Eerily terrifying, and hauntingly horrific, a fully immersive read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are real, diverse, and well-developed. You can’t help but be pulled into their plight; their joy is yours, and their terror equally shared. The character development is clear. From when we first meet Carl, Miri, and Allie, there is progressive growth based on their experiences. Relationships change and alter, not only between them but other characters. As a reader of H.P. Lovecraft, I couldn’t resist this book and it not only met but surpassed my every expectation. Immensely gripping, riveting, truly a must-read.