Lost Love


Fiction - Suspense
138 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2014
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Author Biography

Sherrie Sushko is the author of three books, Lost Love, Remain, and Work & Wagers (David Wagers Case #1). When not pursuing her passion of writing fiction, she works in the patent legal field. Sherrie also enjoys music and spending time with her family and two dogs. She resides in the United States. You can visit her personal website at http://sherriesushko.com/.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Valerie Rouse for Readers' Favorite

Lost Love is a delightful suspense novel based on an old friendship between Eric Dunns and his former schoolmate Larissa. Eric recently became engaged to his girlfriend Abby. He began receiving disturbing phone calls in the early hours of the morning. He was in a bar with one of his friends and he swore that he saw Larissa there. Eric even found it uncanny when his friend Scott mentioned to him that he was also thinking about Larissa. Eric’s mother contacted Eric and told him that she had a letter for him. It was a letter from Larissa. Eric knew that he had to find Larissa because his instinct told him that she might be in trouble. He began to search for any leads to her whereabouts, using the postmark on the envelope. Eventually, he made contact with one of Larissa’s former employers. This led him to Larissa and her boyfriend Ned’s house. Ned was drunk and disoriented, saying that Larissa was trying to break into the house. But was she, and where is Larissa now?

Lost Love is a very interesting and fast paced story. I could not put the book down. Sherrie Sushko’s wicked writer’s web really drew me in! I sympathized with the main character throughout the book and shared all of the emotional turmoil that he was experiencing. Sherrie Sushko did an excellent job in developing the plot. I love the fact that the author formatted the novel using short chapters. This encourages the reader to read more quickly and become more addicted to the storyline. Utilizing one-sentence paragraphs at the end of most chapters was a clever tactic. This helps to promote the aura of suspense in the book. The language in the story is colloquial and the average reader can understand the plot. I appreciate the cliff-hanger at the end of the story. It was totally unexpected and exposes the creative genius of the author. The theme of lost love versus present love was thoroughly explored. This makes you wonder about your own personal relationships. You might ask yourself if you have made the right decisions in life in terms of choosing a life partner or ending a relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lost Love and I recommend it to all readers who love suspense novels.

Diana L.

The author sets the stage almost immediately in this romance with just the right cutting edge suspense running through it.

The story brings us a few interesting thoughts to ponder- Is it sometimes best to let sleeping dogs lie? The problem is though-what if you agree but someone else doesn’t?

Would you jeopardize your life with a person you love over searching for someone from your past?

Eric and Abby are the ideal couple. The author creates a really nice romantic interaction between the two that I enjoyed reading.

We then have some freaky weird situations unfold.

I was on the edge of my seat when Eric awoke at night and heard someone in his house.

No spoilers given- I already bypassed mentioning two other suspense moments but I will say- the author weaves a nicely suspenseful tale and blindsides you with interesting occurrences.

I’ll give you one little tidbit- pay attention to numbers in this story. You’ll understand when you reach a certain point in the story what I am referring to.

There is a lot of suspense throughout this read. I read this book straight through as there was no way that I was stopping until I found out the truth- what happened to Larissa?

Excellent read!

Therese A. Sigrist

Enjoyable read for a rainy Saturday. Curl up with a cup of your favorite hot beverage and I promise you'll enjoy this story. A mystery surrounding a love of years past I found it enjoyable from beginning to end. Entertaining second book from this author, looking forward to her third book.

Leigh

This is the perfect book to enjoy as a nice easy read over the weekend. It's a nice story. Plenty of romantic drama mixed with just enough mystery to keep you turning the pages. I won't give away the ending, but it's definitely worth reading all the way to the end to see how it all comes out! I found the characters to be believable from Eric's slightly annoying best friend, to Abby's stubborn refusal to communicate with her fiancé even though deep down she really wanted to. The character all acted like real people and I think that's what I liked the most about this great little book.

Patrick

This is a rather nice story and while romance books are generally not for me, I still enjoyed the read. Given I chose to read a genre I am to be fair, a little unfamiliar with, I need to be careful in a critical sense. I prefer pacier books with a bit more tension, but I expect that is not what most readers who pick this one up are looking for. Having said that Sherrie Sushko is a writer who shows some serious promise. There is a very definite sense of her writers voice, different, unique which helps her stand out from many writers who I suspect simply copy the style of others. Not an easy genre to write in I would imagine, given the complexities of human relationships, the author creates a believable scenario one which offers some intrigue and dilemma that most of us would perhaps not like to be caught up in. I was surprised where it went ultimately, (no plot spoilers from me) but in a good way. Looking back on past love has never been so well described, this is book for a wet day with your feet up. Well done Sherrie Sushko an enjoyable read, pick it up and see for yourself.