‘Stolen’ by Carey Baldwin
on Tour February 14 – March 3, 2017
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse | Publication Date: February 14th 2017
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062495542 (ISBN13: 9780062495549)
Series: Cassidy & Spenser #4
Is she missing…or a murderer?
When Laura Chaucer, daughter of a U.S. senator, vanishes from her college campus, celebrated FBI profilers Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in. Thirteen years ago, Laura and her nanny disappeared from her family’s Denver home. Laura was found alive, but her nanny wasn’t so lucky… and the killer was never caught. Laura could identify him—if only she didn’t have a deep, dark hole in her memory.
Now she’s missing again. Did the troubled young woman run away or has the kidnapper returned? As women who look eerily similar to Laura’s nanny begin turning up dead, the Chaucer family psychiatrist renders a disturbing opinion: Laura is unstable, a danger to herself and others. Who knows what terrible secrets lurk in the shadowy recesses of her mind? Cassidy and Spenser must solve one of the most infamous cold cases ever to uncover the answer: Is Laura a killer, or is a monster still out there, waiting to claim another victim?
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Read an excerpt:
The reader my think he/she has it all figured out from the beginning pages, but does he/she really Know?
Laura Chancer is no longer that child which was kidnapped at age four. Why can she never see the kidnapper’s face? She has mental glimpses of her being held from behind before being bound. There are other flashbacks but never anything she can make sense of.
The family psychiatrist is also a close friend of her father, Senator Chancer. Since transferring to a new psychiatrist near the college she attends, he encourages her in ways Dr. Webber never did. Was she crazy?
Now, thirteen years after the first kidnapping and murder of her nanny, another body, a friend, is found with the same MO. The Sheriff has been summoned to call in FBI assistance in this “top priority” case. The officials do not want the embarrassment of the thirteen year old, unsolved case to repeat itself. Agent Spencer and Dr. Cassidy are called in as professional profilers. The evidence points to Laura. Can Laura be responsible? All these years of therapy has not been able to bring back many memories of that night.
Laura flees! Who can she possibly trust?
The tales successfully, sporadically, reflects on years past, yet, is never confusing to the reader. The mystery builds as does the action. The story ends with a profound conclusion. Mixed in it all is a little romance between various individuals.
This novel is well-written with just enough action and drama to hold the reader’s interest as the plot unfolds. As a reader, I was disappointed by the use of occasional profanity. With good verbal skills, the writer could have easily masked the language without losing the momentum. Outside the foul language, it would be a good YA read, making them more aware of predator dangers.
The Title is a great “fit” and the Book Cover depicts the story very well but is very dark and possibly would be overlooked by the “browser”.
This earns a Four Stars rating.
^The pre-copy was gifted me for review purposes. I am not compelled to give anything but an honest review, of which I have given.
Kudos for Carey Baldwin:
JUDGMENT, the first book in my Cassidy & Spenser Thriller series, has been named one of the “BEST BOOKS of 2014” by SUSPENSE MAGAZINE.
Both JUDGMENT & CONFESSION are BOOKSELLERS BEST AWARD Finalists
JUDGMENT is a DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MYSTERY/SUSPENSE Finalist and a SILVER FALCHION finalist.
Carey Baldwin is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. She loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.
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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Carey Baldwin and William Morrow | WitnessImpulse. There will be 5 US winners of one (1) eBook copy of Stolen by Carey Baldwin. The giveaway begins on February 12th and runs through March 5th, 2017.