Book Review: Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

25385210Title: Lost and Found

Author: Jeff LaFerney

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

About the Book

(from Goodreads)

In 1939, a sole Jewish smuggler immigrates to America to preserve a heritage Hitler hoped to erase. In 1944, two spies enter the United States on a mission to track down one man and a treasure of missing Spanish gold. In 2014, the immigrant’s son, his mind deteriorating from dementia, disappears, but not before he leaves his grandson clues, thrusting him into a mystery seventy-five years in the making. Blake Nolan and his girlfriend set out to unravel clues that could not only set secrets from history right again but also lead to two priceless treasures. With his grandfather’s life in the balance and suspects hot on Blake’s trail, will what was lost be found in time?


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I have read a couple of Jeff LaFerney’s books in the past, Jumper and Bulletproof, and I like his writing style so I was happy to read and review Lost and Found. It is a good mystery with some WWII history mixed in.

I like the way the characters are portrayed. The main character, Blake Nolan, is in his senior year in high school and his family has to move in order to take care of his grandpa. Immediately, I knew that Blake had to be strong to deal with it so well. His new girlfriend is interesting: to be in high school and not care what others think of her and to be so at ease with herself and others is amazing. Blake’s grandpa tickled me at times. I know dementia is nothing to laugh at, especially since my grandma had it. Sometimes, though, it’s better to laugh than to cry. I was also impressed that Blake and his mom didn’t try to correct his grandpa, which could have made him resentful or angry. 

Lost and Found is a good mystery with clues for Blake to follow that were left by his grandpa. He is hoping that by solving the mystery, it may lead him to his grandpa after he goes missing. 

I definitely recommend this book. It’s a good mystery with a couple surprises. At the end, Jeff LaFerney explains what was historical fact and what was fiction, which I always like.

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