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She doesn’t trust people. But can she team up with a service dog to save a missing child and catch a murderer? Animal behaviorist September Day protects her broken heart by keeping everyone at arm’s length. Still distraught over her husband’s death in the line of duty, she heads back to her Texas home to launch a dog-training business. But her grief takes a back seat when h She doesn’t trust people. But can she team up with a service dog to save a missing child and catch a murderer? Animal behaviorist September Day protects her broken heart by keeping everyone at arm’s length. Still distraught over her husband’s death in the line of duty, she heads back to her Texas home to launch a dog-training business. But her grief takes a back seat when her autistic nephew goes missing in a freak blizzard. Partnering with the boy’s support pup Shadow, September uncovers a shocking conspiracy hiding a deadly “miracle drug.” Hounded by vengeful enemies, human and dog must learn to work together and sniff out the source of corruption before more vulnerable kids die. Can September and Shadow forge a bond and stop a ruthless conspiracy and relentless killer? Lost And Found is the first action-packed installment in the gripping September and Shadow series. If you like dark suspense, novice detectives, and courageous animals, then you’ll love Amy Shojai’s roller-coaster thrillers.


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She doesn’t trust people. But can she team up with a service dog to save a missing child and catch a murderer? Animal behaviorist September Day protects her broken heart by keeping everyone at arm’s length. Still distraught over her husband’s death in the line of duty, she heads back to her Texas home to launch a dog-training business. But her grief takes a back seat when h She doesn’t trust people. But can she team up with a service dog to save a missing child and catch a murderer? Animal behaviorist September Day protects her broken heart by keeping everyone at arm’s length. Still distraught over her husband’s death in the line of duty, she heads back to her Texas home to launch a dog-training business. But her grief takes a back seat when her autistic nephew goes missing in a freak blizzard. Partnering with the boy’s support pup Shadow, September uncovers a shocking conspiracy hiding a deadly “miracle drug.” Hounded by vengeful enemies, human and dog must learn to work together and sniff out the source of corruption before more vulnerable kids die. Can September and Shadow forge a bond and stop a ruthless conspiracy and relentless killer? Lost And Found is the first action-packed installment in the gripping September and Shadow series. If you like dark suspense, novice detectives, and courageous animals, then you’ll love Amy Shojai’s roller-coaster thrillers.

30 review for Lost And Found

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tulay

    Didn't like it. September is trying to save her autistic nephew and his dog. Only parts I liked reading was her dog and cat training. Very expensive snake oil treatment families signing up to cure their autistic children. But many pages of this book is filled with unnecessary dialogue. Didn't like it. September is trying to save her autistic nephew and his dog. Only parts I liked reading was her dog and cat training. Very expensive snake oil treatment families signing up to cure their autistic children. But many pages of this book is filled with unnecessary dialogue.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kassandra Lamb

    What a well-written book, especially for a debut novel. Ms. Shojai is not a novice writer; she has many non-fiction books and articles on pet health under her belt. Now, in this story of an autistic child and his service dog lost in a snowstorm, the aunt that is trying desperately to find him and the mother who will do anything to cure him, this author has proven that she can write fiction as well. Both the settings and the characters are well developed in this fast-paced intriguing book. I parti What a well-written book, especially for a debut novel. Ms. Shojai is not a novice writer; she has many non-fiction books and articles on pet health under her belt. Now, in this story of an autistic child and his service dog lost in a snowstorm, the aunt that is trying desperately to find him and the mother who will do anything to cure him, this author has proven that she can write fiction as well. Both the settings and the characters are well developed in this fast-paced intriguing book. I particularly enjoyed that some of the scenes/chapters were written from the service dog’s point of view. It was a refreshing perspective. As the grandmother of an autistic child, I can also say that Ms. Shojai has accurately and poignantly portrayed the experiences of autistic children and their parents who passionately want to find a way for their children to lead a normal life. This is a story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and will also touch your heart.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy Shojai

    LOST AND FOUND in AUDIO Listen to Radio Interview with author about LOST AND FOUND "Lost and Found" is a fine addition to thriller collections with a family focus." Micah Andrew, Midwest Book Review "If you love animals as I do, this one is special." 1/13 Jack Quick for BookBitch.com Kim wrote: "...Robert Crais's Suspect...all the dog stuff was spot-on and reminded me of how Amy Shojai did it in her thriller." Veryl wrote: "Not since The Art of Racing in the Rain, has a canine character had such LOST AND FOUND in AUDIO Listen to Radio Interview with author about LOST AND FOUND "Lost and Found" is a fine addition to thriller collections with a family focus." Micah Andrew, Midwest Book Review "If you love animals as I do, this one is special." 1/13 Jack Quick for BookBitch.com Kim wrote: "...Robert Crais's Suspect...all the dog stuff was spot-on and reminded me of how Amy Shojai did it in her thriller." Veryl wrote: "Not since The Art of Racing in the Rain, has a canine character had such a convincing and important part in a novel." "Amy takes the reader on a masterful thrill ride of suspense that doesn’t let up until the very last pages. September is an immensely likeable protagonist. 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. Fair warning: don’t even start this book unless you have a good chunk of free time – I couldn’t put the book down." From Ingrid King and THE CONSCIOUS CAT blog, see full review here Hide And Seek the sequel to LOST AND FOUND has just been released! A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours. A STALKER hides in plain sight. A VICTIM faces her worst fear. AND A DOG seeks the missing—and finds hope. WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT HIDE AND SEEK! “... masterful skill at blending ripped-from-the-headlines urgency with an emotional story of real characters in escalating dangers... written with authority and a deft brilliance that any lover of animals or nerve-jangling thrillers will cherish.” –James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of “The Eye of God” “...a creepy must read mystery for animal lovers.” –J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of “When Shadows Fall” “... a shocking betrayal, a reality TV show gone horribly wrong, murders related to an unthinkable cause, HIDE AND SEEK is a mystery/thriller you won’t be able to put down!” –Alan Leverone, best-selling thriller author of “Mr. Midnight” and “The Lonely Mile”

  4. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    There are many reasons to enjoy reading Lost and Found by author Amy Shojai. I love dogs so that was a sure pick for me and when you add a child with special needs, and add in promising new medical research, and a mystery ... I was hooked! September Day, yes that is her name, and her sister April end up in a cat and mouse game of death with a suspenseful plot. April's son and his 'in-training' companion dog are missing! April frantically calls her sister to demand that she find Stephen and his d There are many reasons to enjoy reading Lost and Found by author Amy Shojai. I love dogs so that was a sure pick for me and when you add a child with special needs, and add in promising new medical research, and a mystery ... I was hooked! September Day, yes that is her name, and her sister April end up in a cat and mouse game of death with a suspenseful plot. April's son and his 'in-training' companion dog are missing! April frantically calls her sister to demand that she find Stephen and his dog Shadow. There is a hint of a mystery between the sisters about a debt owed among the two. Stephen is autistic and needs his new medicine within 24 hours or there will be consequences for his health. September feels responsible and drops everything and leaves the safety of her home to search for Stephen and Shadow. Murder starts happening! To find out how Stephen and his new experimental treatment is the factor in the events which happen, you must read the book! I love the perspective from Shadow about his dedication and feelings toward the people in his life and how he must relate to them.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Wow! What a wild ride! When I was first asked to review Lost and Found, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Service Dogs? Kidnappings? Autism? Medical drama? I was a little concerned about how all of those were going to relate to one another, but my concerns were unfounded because once this story got rolling, I was completely swept away. Shojai melded all of these things together in a nearly seamless flow. Written in third person, the narration alternates between different perspectives. The primary cha Wow! What a wild ride! When I was first asked to review Lost and Found, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Service Dogs? Kidnappings? Autism? Medical drama? I was a little concerned about how all of those were going to relate to one another, but my concerns were unfounded because once this story got rolling, I was completely swept away. Shojai melded all of these things together in a nearly seamless flow. Written in third person, the narration alternates between different perspectives. The primary character, September Day, has a past that colors a lot of her decisions. Although details about her past were slow in coming, by the end of the story, her character really comes full circle, and I felt like I really understood her and her motivations as a character. The secondary characters were well-rounded too. Officer Combs, a cop battered by undeserved scandal, added a great layer to the story without falling into the romance trap, which was really refreshing. The most refreshing thing, however, was the service dog Shadow’s perspective. I thought that it was really sweet & endearing, and it really did seem like how a dog would speak if they used words. Shojai’s knowledge of canines shines in Shadow’s narration. The plot itself was full of tension, suspense and several nail-biting moments. All of the events felt believable but still held that “I can’t believe it” feeling. Two of the most intriguing aspects of the plot are the treatment & life of those with an autistic child and the German Shepard service dogs. I really appreciated how well she handled the autism aspect. It was tasteful and conveyed respect for those with autism and those who care for them. If you are looking for suspense & crime drama with a twist, then Lost and Found is a read for you. 4 stars. This review first appeared on Layered Pages. http://www.layeredpages.blogspot.com.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mike Finn

    "Lost and Found" wasn't what I'd expected from the publisher's summary. I thought I'd be reading a dog-centric cosy mystery with a kick-ass heroine and her save-the-day dog. What I got was less clichéd than that but also less easy to settle into. This is too hard-edged and has too much violence in it for a cosy mystery. I'd barely started the book and had seen one person shot in the face at close range and another stabbed to death. The body count keeps rising, making the bad guys into spree killer "Lost and Found" wasn't what I'd expected from the publisher's summary. I thought I'd be reading a dog-centric cosy mystery with a kick-ass heroine and her save-the-day dog. What I got was less clichéd than that but also less easy to settle into. This is too hard-edged and has too much violence in it for a cosy mystery. I'd barely started the book and had seen one person shot in the face at close range and another stabbed to death. The body count keeps rising, making the bad guys into spree killers rather than devious villains. There are also some very dubious portrayals of the behaviour of autistic children. Although the plot shows this behaviour to be abnormal it still felt to me like it was playing to all the wrong fears and stigma attached to autistic kids.  Shadow, the dog, does indeed save the day and all the parts of the book that relate to him, especially when we get his canine view of the world, work very well. Amy Shojai knows her dogs and knows how to bring them alive for the rest of us. The cop-with-a-past-and-currently-in-disgrace was well written and believable. The heroine was more difficult to get alongside. Her dialogue, such as it was, seemed awkward and inconsistent. She flips from being highly organised and brave to falling apart and ridden by guilt and doubt. This was explicable in terms of the plot and her backstory but it didn't feel authentic while it was happening. I enjoyed the book well enough to read my way through it but not enough to read the next two books in the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Perri

    The author is too ambitiously overreaching in her story lines-the writing isn't good enough to support it. I would have preferred a simpler tale of an autistic boy and his service dog. The author is too ambitiously overreaching in her story lines-the writing isn't good enough to support it. I would have preferred a simpler tale of an autistic boy and his service dog.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Arnold

    Dragged on and on. Shadow's monologue was boring and difficult to get through. Too many characters and events going on at the same time. Couldn't finish the book. Dragged on and on. Shadow's monologue was boring and difficult to get through. Too many characters and events going on at the same time. Couldn't finish the book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dee

    Review Copy Provided by Author I have to admit that at first I was skeptical about how much I was going to enjoy the book – because I felt upon reading the jacket copy that too much of the plot had been disclosed (don’t worry, I was partially wrong). And the first few chapters were a bit rough, for lack of a better word – it took me a little while to get into the feel of her writing which is very stark (for lack of a better word) as well as the one POV being from Shadow, the German Shepherd puppy Review Copy Provided by Author I have to admit that at first I was skeptical about how much I was going to enjoy the book – because I felt upon reading the jacket copy that too much of the plot had been disclosed (don’t worry, I was partially wrong). And the first few chapters were a bit rough, for lack of a better word – it took me a little while to get into the feel of her writing which is very stark (for lack of a better word) as well as the one POV being from Shadow, the German Shepherd puppy (who I loved as a character BTW – reminds me very much of my big goofy baby). To say that the plot resembled a roller-coaster would be correct – it was a continual up and down through the entire thing – the last author I read who did such an on the go type plot was James Rollins (although Matt Reilly is a close second). The medical mystery plot was intriguing, but it wasn’t like it was new to me – maybe because I read a book not long ago that had a similar theme, but I guess it is hard at times to come up with something truly unique. I think the one thing that I didn’t like was that throughout the entire book, the author alluded to something that had happened with the main characters husband/dog, but never really came out and said specifically what it is. That drove me nuts – I wanted to know – maybe we’ll find out in another book who knows. Also, the names of the main character and her sister just seemed a bit cheesy to me – named after the month they were born in and then their last name just happens to be Day…lol! There was also a bit of a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming that I felt just overdid the whole thing – it wasn’t needed (at least in my honest opinion) – it almost ruined the tension that was in the book for me… Either way, I enjoyed the read, I would probably give it 3.5 stars overall, but would recommend it for people who like mysterys/suspense/thrillers, especially with a medical twist, and those who like books with animals).

  10. 5 out of 5

    CHRISTINE MORRISON

    One of the best , in a while! This is a great read. Not some sappy read with sexual content! Couldn't put it down. You should read it. One of the best , in a while! This is a great read. Not some sappy read with sexual content! Couldn't put it down. You should read it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    The twists and turns in this novel will keep you reading until you are done! Shadow, the young service dog stole the show for me. His thoughts while trying to befriend then save his young autistic person will grip your heart. What mothers will do to try and help their autistic children is heartbreaking. The people who are promising help heartless and greedy!! They will do anything to keep their cure going under the radar and the money flowing. The ending will astonish you. I definitely want to re The twists and turns in this novel will keep you reading until you are done! Shadow, the young service dog stole the show for me. His thoughts while trying to befriend then save his young autistic person will grip your heart. What mothers will do to try and help their autistic children is heartbreaking. The people who are promising help heartless and greedy!! They will do anything to keep their cure going under the radar and the money flowing. The ending will astonish you. I definitely want to read the other books in this series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    Puppy talks and mystery walks A good read overall. Good character development and interesting storyline. The medical component was fascinating and the character development was intriguing. I am slightly confused on some parts such as the stalker and what the cop did wrong that was an embarrassment, but since this is a series I assume they will share more later. The secret/debt was predictable and the dog ending up with September was a foregone conclusion, but I loved the dogs character (not sure Puppy talks and mystery walks A good read overall. Good character development and interesting storyline. The medical component was fascinating and the character development was intriguing. I am slightly confused on some parts such as the stalker and what the cop did wrong that was an embarrassment, but since this is a series I assume they will share more later. The secret/debt was predictable and the dog ending up with September was a foregone conclusion, but I loved the dogs character (not sure about this POV) and the cat/dog dynamic sounds fun.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Gin Hunt

    Too bad.:( I enjoyed reading this book but when I went on to read more of this series and the authors other books, I found that none of them are on kindle unlimited. It was frustrating while reading that I couldn't use xray with the book but to not have them available on kindle unlimited pretty much ruins them for me. No recommendation. :( Too bad.:( I enjoyed reading this book but when I went on to read more of this series and the authors other books, I found that none of them are on kindle unlimited. It was frustrating while reading that I couldn't use xray with the book but to not have them available on kindle unlimited pretty much ruins them for me. No recommendation. :(

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Not expected — much better than I expected—thought it would be a nice, little read. It turned into an exciting, involved public vs. pharmaceutical scandal with dogs and children thrown in to make sure you’re still emotionally attached to the plot. I was. Recommended for cozy fans who love dogs, children and not snake oil sales tactics.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jeni

    To be perfectly honest, when I first read the plot summary for this book, I thought it was going to be a light/cozy mystery. I had no idea what I was in store for. This book is intense. There is a lot going on between the missing autistic boy, the sister (April) getting mixed up with the miracle cure people, September's past, dog training and tracking, and characters being shot and killed. There are SO many people who are killed, that sometimes you have to stop and think back "now who was that a To be perfectly honest, when I first read the plot summary for this book, I thought it was going to be a light/cozy mystery. I had no idea what I was in store for. This book is intense. There is a lot going on between the missing autistic boy, the sister (April) getting mixed up with the miracle cure people, September's past, dog training and tracking, and characters being shot and killed. There are SO many people who are killed, that sometimes you have to stop and think back "now who was that and how did they fit in?" and sometimes a character is brought back in and you have to think the same; nothing in this book is done on accident, Amy Shojai is extremely clever. For as many sub-plots as there are, I was never confused or overwhelmed. This is a very fast paced book, and there are a lot of very important small details that keep the reader paying close attention. It would almost be worthwhile to go back and re-read to see all the red herrings and easter eggs that I missed. I did see the final twist at the end, as she had built it up nicely with the descriptors, but again, you just have to pay close attention! It could be easy to see the different scenes in this book and ask how they might have anything to do with the storyline, but then right about as you're forgetting ti happened, BAM! Amy slaps you in the face with the reason why she put in these extra anecdotes. It makes for a much more fulfilling storyline to see the effects, rather than just be told that it's happening. I know I'm being vague, but I don't want to give away any spoilers. I would've given this book a solid 5 stars, but it drove me crazy that the author tells us that September's husband and dog died at the hands of a stalker and that's why she has some social anxiety (and likes to over-lock her doors) but we never really hear any details and it's just glossed over. I feel like if you're going to bring up the past, it's important to flesh it out in order for your readers to understand the character's motivations just a bit better instead of being hinted at and glossed over. That's just frustrating! I received a free audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review; this in no way affects my opinions, although I am grateful for the opportunity to listen and review. Amy Shojai both wrote and narrated this audiobook, and this is the first author-narrated book I've listened to. I think it's kind of special. The quality of this audiobook wasn't as great as some of the other's I've listened to, as there were a few pops, cracks, and some light static, and it was a bit tinny. It didn't distract from my experience at all, and I really only noticed it in the first couple minutes, and then I got used to it. She does a great job of differentiating voices in dialogue so that the listener isn't confused about who's currently doing the talking. I really enjoyed listening to this book, and I couldn't get enough. I listened to this book in just a few sittings because it was so intense and I just couldn't put it down!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bonnye Reed

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Debra Lobel

    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, he 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)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mary Shafer

    "Holy Crapiocca!" as the protagonist, September Day, would say. What a read! Though author Amy Shojai has proven her chops as a prolific and knowledgeable nonfiction writer in the field of pet training and care, that kind of skill doesn't always translate to the fiction genre. I'm here to tell you if you have any reservations about that issue, cancel them right now and run -- don't walk -- to buy a ticket on the breathless ride that is Ms. Shojai's fiction debut. It's been a while since a story ha "Holy Crapiocca!" as the protagonist, September Day, would say. What a read! Though author Amy Shojai has proven her chops as a prolific and knowledgeable nonfiction writer in the field of pet training and care, that kind of skill doesn't always translate to the fiction genre. I'm here to tell you if you have any reservations about that issue, cancel them right now and run -- don't walk -- to buy a ticket on the breathless ride that is Ms. Shojai's fiction debut. It's been a while since a story had me in such a tight grip that I stayed up nearly all night reading because I just couldn't put it down, but "Lost and Found" certainly did the trick. In fact, I began the book at 9:00 PM midweek, thinking I'd get a little relaxing reading in before bed. MISTAKE!! If I had it to do over, I'd start this on a Saturday morning of a weekend that stretched out ahead of me with no other pressing appointments, and just blast through it in two days. As it was, I ended up having a few groggy days after reading into the wee hours, but the reward was far worth the lack of sleep. Thrillers are a difficult genre for any writer, as they're demanding of a high level of skill. Not only must the author give readers a protagonist they can root for and engaging peripheral characters, she must also hit the ground running with a plot that takes off like a dogsled in the Iditarod and just keeps plunging ahead. Ms. Shojai does it with aplomb in this debut novel. With deft pacing and a gift for snappy yet believable dialogue, she gives us characters who are interesting, well-rounded and witty companions who pull us into a compelling plot and won't let go. I generally read this kind of book as Pure D entertainment, but with "Lost and Found" I got a bonus: I learned a lot! To me, that's always a joy, and I look forward to September Day's next adventure so I can continue to glean more wisdom from the brain of one of America's most well-established animal behaviorists, couched in another grab-and-won't-let-go tale of intrigue!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    It is an ordinary day…except that there is an unusual blizzard in North Texas, which has the whole area in an uproar. Then the call came. “Lost and Found” is a fictional work by Amy Shojai, in which the main character, September Day, has a past which is causing her to have difficulties facing the present. She is plunged into a situation, which has her running, against all odds, to save her seven year old nephew, who has autism, and his companion dog. What is worse is that there is a deadline loo It is an ordinary day…except that there is an unusual blizzard in North Texas, which has the whole area in an uproar. Then the call came. “Lost and Found” is a fictional work by Amy Shojai, in which the main character, September Day, has a past which is causing her to have difficulties facing the present. She is plunged into a situation, which has her running, against all odds, to save her seven year old nephew, who has autism, and his companion dog. What is worse is that there is a deadline looming over her head. She has to stop the boy’s risky medical treatment to save his life. But first, she has to find him. This book has it all; urgency, murder, mayhem, characters to which you can relate, and a plot that gets thicker and thicker by the moment. This is the first fictional book that Amy Shojai has written. She has written 26 award-winning non-fiction books about animals. Ms. Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant, which is more than apparent in “Lost and Found”; which, by the way, is the perfect title for this work. She is involved with two websites, cats.About.com and puppies.About.com. She also hosts an Internet pet radio show called, “CRAZY CAT Radio Show”. Ms. Shojai brings all of this experience to the table in her fictional book. As a result, her animal characters are rich in personality, making them easy to care about. I found this mystery to be fast-pace and easy to read. At times, I was literally tense with nervous excitement. The characters, both human and animal, rang true, and I had little trouble imagining each scene. I would suggest “Lost and Found” to anybody who enjoys a good, suspenseful book. The publisher is Cool Gus Publishing and, while I read the ebook, which was $4.99, it does come in paperback, which is from $9 -$11.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    September Day is a animal trainer and pretty good at her job, she moved back to Texas after her husband a police officer got killed. She locks herself pretty much u in her house when she is working on her item in a radio show (gives advise for pets) her phone keeps on calling, she ignores it and then her sister calls the studio phone line in panic telling her that Steven (her autistic nephew run away with his puppy) September pretty much leaves the show and her house in a hurry to find her nephew. September Day is a animal trainer and pretty good at her job, she moved back to Texas after her husband a police officer got killed. She locks herself pretty much u in her house when she is working on her item in a radio show (gives advise for pets) her phone keeps on calling, she ignores it and then her sister calls the studio phone line in panic telling her that Steven (her autistic nephew run away with his puppy) September pretty much leaves the show and her house in a hurry to find her nephew. She finds out her sister is in trouble and people get killed around her. Will she be on time to fidn her nephew ans his puppy before they are frozen in the bitter cold snow weather. She has 24 hours, while dead bodies pile up and she is often so close but still doesn't have them. Will Lizzy the criminal brain win and get them all killed for her goal? That is for you to find out! I personally love the book, I love September, I love the puppy who is trained by September to protect her nephew and bring his home. You feel see and read it from Adult point of view, the autistic boy and the puppy I loved every minute with this book!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    This was a great read! The action starts quickly and never lets up. I really enjoyed reading Shadow's "good-dog" perspective throughout the story, and all the human characters were well-written and enjoyable as well. I am looking forward to reading more adventures with Shadow and September and learning more about September's mysterious back story. I did find a few minor editing oversights, but it was well-written and didn't have as many errors as many Kindle books I've read. However, in Chapter 2 This was a great read! The action starts quickly and never lets up. I really enjoyed reading Shadow's "good-dog" perspective throughout the story, and all the human characters were well-written and enjoyable as well. I am looking forward to reading more adventures with Shadow and September and learning more about September's mysterious back story. I did find a few minor editing oversights, but it was well-written and didn't have as many errors as many Kindle books I've read. However, in Chapter 21, there was a major continuity error where the tracking dog is named "Bruno" in the first half of the chapter, and then the name changes to "Jet" part-way through the chapter. In a later chapter the name went back to "Bruno." That threw me for a loop and I had to backtrack to make sure I didn't miss something. (Edit: the author has informed me that this was an error in the revision distributed by Story Cartel and has been corrected. The error didn't influence my rating.) I would definitely read more fiction from Amy Shojai. Oh, and I can't wait to teach the "show me" game to my dog! (I received this book free from Story Cartel in exchange for writing an honest review.)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jess Witkins

    I'm fortunate to have gotten to review the audio book, read by the author, Amy Shojai. First off, Amy is a wonderful reader and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her book in her own voice - or rather voices. This book isn't typically what I would pick up to read, but I'm so glad she asked me to! The plot grabs you immediately and the reader (or listener) is drawn into September's world. I think the part that captured my attention so greatly is the notion of what a person, especially a parent, wo I'm fortunate to have gotten to review the audio book, read by the author, Amy Shojai. First off, Amy is a wonderful reader and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her book in her own voice - or rather voices. This book isn't typically what I would pick up to read, but I'm so glad she asked me to! The plot grabs you immediately and the reader (or listener) is drawn into September's world. I think the part that captured my attention so greatly is the notion of what a person, especially a parent, would do to "fix" their child. In Lost and Found, September's autistic nephew goes missing. As she desperately tries to track him, she gets swept up in an illegal drug issue. The drug supposedly CURES autism. Desperate parents all over the country risk everything, and pay, for the chance to hold their children, to talk with them, to touch them without tantrums and screaming. THAT is what drew me into the story. This so-called "cure" has its side effects though, and September finds out. But I'm not going to tell you anymore. ;) You'll just have to read the book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lynette Barfield

    Amy Shojai is an IAABC behavior consultant and author of 26 pet care books. This experience really shows in this outstanding book. I began the book quite sure I wouldn't like it because it is definitely not my genre. My attitude changed very quickly and I wound up loving it. I am a dog lover but I don't read dog books. Mystery and adventure is usually what I choose, but Amy has changed that. I will soon read her second novel, Hide and Seek and I expect to love it as well. This is a well written Amy Shojai is an IAABC behavior consultant and author of 26 pet care books. This experience really shows in this outstanding book. I began the book quite sure I wouldn't like it because it is definitely not my genre. My attitude changed very quickly and I wound up loving it. I am a dog lover but I don't read dog books. Mystery and adventure is usually what I choose, but Amy has changed that. I will soon read her second novel, Hide and Seek and I expect to love it as well. This is a well written book about a boy with Autism and his service dog who both disappeared in a snow storm. The dog protects his boy of course, but what he thinks throughout the book while he is trying to decide how to accomplish this task is really what made me love this book. I highly recommend this. It will make you feel good. This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I listened to this on Audible. The author narrated it which is usually the kiss of death in my opinion, but kudos to her. She did an outstanding job

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gina's Library

    I read this book for Promotional Book Tours for a fair and honest review. This book starts out in a unique way. It takes from a dog's point of view of how things are taking place. I found that an original way to do things. The summary of this book does not do this book justice. It is so much more than the summary shows. What would you do for someone you love? Probably anything right? So does September, and her sister April. They would do anything and everything to protect Steven. This book is a gra I read this book for Promotional Book Tours for a fair and honest review. This book starts out in a unique way. It takes from a dog's point of view of how things are taking place. I found that an original way to do things. The summary of this book does not do this book justice. It is so much more than the summary shows. What would you do for someone you love? Probably anything right? So does September, and her sister April. They would do anything and everything to protect Steven. This book is a grab you by the heart strings and leave you on the edge of your seat action. You can't wait to find out how it ends. Just when you think you figure things out, another twist. I don't want to give away the ending but I figured out something in the story but I didn't have the total answer. I was thrown a twist at the end. I highly recommend this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Angela Wallace

    This was a great, entertaining book. The plot twists and secrets that were gradually revealed I did not see coming. I love when I can't guess where the story is going. The story alternated between three primary characters and glimpses into a few others. I liked getting a whole picture of everything, but a few times that meant some revelation at the end of one character's chapter wasn't explained until several chapters later. It left me feeling a little lost sometimes, but not so much I couldn't This was a great, entertaining book. The plot twists and secrets that were gradually revealed I did not see coming. I love when I can't guess where the story is going. The story alternated between three primary characters and glimpses into a few others. I liked getting a whole picture of everything, but a few times that meant some revelation at the end of one character's chapter wasn't explained until several chapters later. It left me feeling a little lost sometimes, but not so much I couldn't enjoy the progression. I loved the animal characters too. (I want a cat like Macy!) I would recommend this book to those who love murder mysteries, psychotic killers, and a race against the clock. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Riveting, fast-paced, page-turner thriller. Could not put this book down and happily spent an entire Saturday afternoon devouring it. Strong characters, an unexpected blizzard in northern Texas; good guys and bad guys, and two engaging animals added to the mix: a Main Coon cat with attitude and a nine month old, German Shepherd pup - a novice service dog that will steal your heart. Reading this book felt like I was on a roller coaster or, better yet, flying down a river on a white water rafting Riveting, fast-paced, page-turner thriller. Could not put this book down and happily spent an entire Saturday afternoon devouring it. Strong characters, an unexpected blizzard in northern Texas; good guys and bad guys, and two engaging animals added to the mix: a Main Coon cat with attitude and a nine month old, German Shepherd pup - a novice service dog that will steal your heart. Reading this book felt like I was on a roller coaster or, better yet, flying down a river on a white water rafting adventure. It takes a talented writer to create this physical sensation for her readers and to sustain it until the very last page. Amy Shojai has done a remarkable job. Highly recommend this book!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    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 st 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.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Simone

    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 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!

  29. 4 out of 5

    W.M.

    Having just finished the book "Lost and Found" by Amy Shojai, I have nothing but praise for the book. A compelling story, with realistically drawn characters, this book is a page turner from the beginning, to the end. There are several twists, that you just don't see coming! When a child disappears with his assistance dog, the protagonist, must use all of her strengths to help find them. I loved the use of chapters from the point of view of Shadow, the assistance dog to help show the reader how Having just finished the book "Lost and Found" by Amy Shojai, I have nothing but praise for the book. A compelling story, with realistically drawn characters, this book is a page turner from the beginning, to the end. There are several twists, that you just don't see coming! When a child disappears with his assistance dog, the protagonist, must use all of her strengths to help find them. I loved the use of chapters from the point of view of Shadow, the assistance dog to help show the reader how a dog might actually think."Lost and Found is an excellent first fiction book from a respected non-fiction animal expert!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Deedra

    This book was good.I had a hard time when we had to listen to what the DOG was thinking,it just seemed to go on forever!When Steven was ranting was another cringeworthy moment or 2.The storyline:An Aunt is called from her radio show to help find her autistic nephew in a snowstorm.That looks straight forward enough,until people start dying. Amy Shojah did a great job with most of the voices needed.Her male voices were slow and scarey though,sounding like they were talking through a plastic bottle. This book was good.I had a hard time when we had to listen to what the DOG was thinking,it just seemed to go on forever!When Steven was ranting was another cringeworthy moment or 2.The storyline:An Aunt is called from her radio show to help find her autistic nephew in a snowstorm.That looks straight forward enough,until people start dying. Amy Shojah did a great job with most of the voices needed.Her male voices were slow and scarey though,sounding like they were talking through a plastic bottle. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."

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