What if Your Perfect Life was a Lie?

By Sandra J. Paul

Lost - Sandra J. Paul

Sandra J. Paul is a bilingual author who publishes under the names Sandra J. Paul (youth and adult psychological thrillers) and Joanne Carlton (young adult, fantasy, paranormal). She first became published in 2015 and has since then been awarded several times for her books. She was the runner up in the first Aspe Award-thriller short story competition (2015) that earned her a publication of her short story in over 35,000 copies.

In 2018 she was chosen for the London Author Book Club Anthology with her novels Heart-Beat and Kill Me Again. She was also selected as one of the debut authors to watch for the London Book Fair 2018.

Her novel Heart-Beat was chosen as the Young Adult of the Year 2018 on the very popular online book club Thrillers and more.

Her psychological thriller Lost (Kwijt) was chosen as Thriller of the Year 2019 on Thrillers and More and was one of the fifteen books on the Hebban Thriller of the year 2019 long list (out of 390 books).

Her thriller Dust (Stof) was one of the nineteen thrillers of the year 2019 on Hebban.

She was nominated for Cultural Awards 2018 in her hometown.

Her novel Hell City reached the semi-finals of the Coverfly Short Story Screenplay Competition and reached the 55th position out of 1300 entries.

Jim Vermeersch has the perfect life. Happily married to Iris, father of teenage son Vince, owner of a renowned London bakery. Life cannot possibly get better than that.

Until he wakes up in his family home in Belgium with all the memories of the past two years gone. Everything he ever knew has been lost, including his wife, his son and his business. While he unravels the secrets of the past two years, Jim starts to wonder if he really is the man he always thought to be. And then there is that one question: Who is the woman who shows up in his memories, a woman no one else seems to know?


Lost is an award winning book and bestseller in Belgium and The Netherlands and has gained a lot of attention from reviewers, press, online book clubs and readers. Lost (Kwijt) has been chosen as Thriller of the Year 2019 on Thrillers and More.

It was also one of the fifteen books on the Hebban Thriller of the year 2019 long list (out of 390 books). It reached the alltime third position on thrillzone.nl readers’ clubs, scoring the third highest amount of points ever.

The book has been named one of the most original psychological thrillers of the year and was described as ‘ready to turn into a movie’.

It scored an average of 4+ stars on Hebban out of 250 reviews.

Additional Information:

Published 2019 (Hamley Books) - Paperback

ISBN: 9789082893915 - 395 pages

World Rights