A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect—and the service dog she’s trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys.
LOST AND FOUND…The Story Begins
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 flees to Texas with her cat Macy 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?
PRAISE FOR LOST AND FOUND
“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
“Take a clever dog, an autistic boy, and toss in greed, corruption, and out-of control scientific experimentation and you have the makings of LOST AND FOUND, a fun story filled with twists, turns, and a large dose of intrigue.” –D. P. Lyle, Award-winning author of the Dub Walker Thriller Series
“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
PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT “LOST AND FOUND”
LOST AND FOUND is “a good read that sets aside fluff and gets right to the heart of what a good book is all about (aka meaty prose)…A dog who finds his true calling, a mother who takes a huge risk, and an aunt searching for a lost nephew: Curl up by the fireside or fire up the Kindle, Lost and Found is a fresh breath of prose from a well-established writer.” Read the full review from Fidose of Reality here!
“Lost and Found is packed with stunning imagery, great pacing, intense characters (some lovable some not), and a story with heart–[Shojai] is 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. . . . Suggested for: Anyone who likes thrillers — especially readers of Crichton, Rollins, and Cook. Read the full review by Jen Greyson of LuxuryReading here.
“A masterful thrill ride of suspense that doesn’t let up until the very end. The chapters that are narrated to show Shadow the dog’s point of view are reminiscent of books like Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose . . .If you’re a fan of medical thrillers by the likes of Robin Cook or Michael Palmer, you will absolutely love this book.” Read the full review by Ingrid King of The Conscious Cat here!
“If it were Summer I’d recommend this as a beach read because you will keep turning pages until you reach the satisfying ending. Any season is a good time for a fast-paced read.” Read the full review by Darlene Arden here!
INTERVIEWS WITH AMY
The Re-invented Writer, Amy’s writerly journey from nonfiction to thriller, interview with blogger Natalie Markey