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Stolen - Lesley Pearse


Synopsis:
Sussex, 2003. When a beautiful blonde girl is found half-drowned on a beach, she has no memory of who she is or what horrors have left her there. But an article about her in a Brighton newspaper rings alarm bells for beautician Dale, who shows the police photographs of Lotte Wainright. The girls met working on a cruise ship and their friendship blossomed as they sailed the seas of South America, until Lotte fell under the sinister influence of an older American couple. To her regret, Dale hasn’t seen Lotte since leaving the ship months earlier … but the girl on the beach – although badly bruised – is indeed her much missed friend. Their reunion only marks the beginning of a dangerous tidal wave of secrets, lies and nightmares. Where has Lotte been? Who is the man who seems to want to kill her? And what has become of the baby she’s recently given birth to? Dale and Lotte must dig deep and find the strength to hold on against the odds if they are to rebuild their friendship and survive Lotte’s stolen – and deadly – past.


Author Bio:

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over three million copies in the UK alone. Her twelve most recent books, including Gypsy, Faith and Hope, have all been huge bestsellers and are available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol, has three daughters and one grandson.


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My Opinion:
This is a book you really can't judge by it's cover.
Honestly, I thought the cover was a little lame, but the description had me lured in. I'm so glad I read this book, it gave me what I look for in a good thriller.
I have to admit, it was a little slow to start, but once it got moving it was so exciting. I had to know what happened next.
There is some sensitive parts in this book, so it's not for the faint of heart.
Definitely one I think everyone should read, especially now with Halloween around the corner. It'll give you a spook here and there.

5/5


~I received a copy from Penguin. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. Great review Freda! I might have to get this one!

    I like the cover, but of course I would...it's got the beach on it!

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  2. Really great review! Short but straigt to the point. I think I'm going to love this as well!

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  3. wow, based on the cover, i wouldn't have thought it to be a thriller.

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  4. Sounds like you really enjoyed it! The cover doesn't jive with the story line :) Happy Sunday!

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  5. If I had seen this book cover on a shelf I probably would never have picked it up. The story sounds like a rather nice thriller and as you said Freda, Halloween is coming.

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