Lost Souls by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman – Review.

About The Book


Deputy Coroner Clay Edison is juggling a new baby who won’t sleep with working the graveyard shift. For once he’s trying to keep things simple.


When infant remains are found by developers demolishing a local park, a devastating cold case is brought back to light.


Clay has barely begun to investigate when he receives a call from a man who thinks the remains could belong to his sister – who went missing fifty years ago. Now Clay is locked in a relentless search that will unearth a web of violence, secrets and betrayal.

Because in this town, the past isn’t dead. It’s very much alive. And it can kill.

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Even though I have read many of Jonathan Kellerman’s books I have never read any by his son, Jesse, so this collaboration, book three in this series is a new one to me. I had no problem joining the series late, there are no spoilers regarding the earlier books and I didn’t feel confused over missing any personal history.

There are two cases being investigated in the book. The bones found in the construction site and a case involving a missing child that Clay is investigating in his own time. It was this case I found the more interesting. The determination to find a lost sibling, who everybody denied knowing anything about, even though there was a photo proving her existence. And Clay refusing to stop looking, with or without help from the authorities.

There is a family in this novel you would go out off your way to avoid. Everything about them made the hairs go up on the back of my neck. Even the one who tried to show a little compassion failed to convince me that they truly cared. But these were offset by Clay’s family life. I loved the scenes with his wife and baby’s daughter. For such a young character, Charlotte really made her presence known.

This is a series I will definitely catch up on

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