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Stolen

Narrated by: Chloe Massey
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Summary

The Sunday Times best seller returns with his latest nail-shredding thriller - a must for all fans of Happy Valley and M.J. Arlidge. 

How do you find the missing when there’s no trail to follow?

DC Lucy Clayburn is having a tough time of it. Not only is her estranged father one of the North West’s toughest gangsters, but she is in the midst of one of the biggest police operations of her life.

Members of the public have started to disappear, taken from the streets as they’re going about their everyday lives. But no bodies are appearing - it’s almost as if the victims never existed.

Lucy must chase a trail of dead ends and false starts as the disappearances mount up. But when her father gets caught in the crossfire, the investigation suddenly becomes a whole lot more bloody.... 

©2019 Paul Finch (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A fast-paced, terrifying journey." (Rachel Abbott)

"A born storyteller." (Peter James)

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Dont read if your a animal lover

Dog bating, Dog Fighting, Dog tortured and murdered all graphically described. I struggled with it it leaves you feeling uneasy and upset

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Great Author , Poor Narrator

Much as I tried, I couldn't ignore the constant mispronunciations. It was distracting and frustrating, detracting from the story. Additionally the lack of decent modulation made it seem as though she was reading just to get the job finished. It's a shame as I have enjoyed the authors stories and audiobooks until now.

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Didnt blow my socks off.

Not bad but being a copper of 30 years service I found the actions of very senior officers unbelievable any connection with a suspected top villain would mean the end of a career. Especially if it became an active connection . Read well though and I wanted to know what happened next .

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Had to stop

Like another reviewer has mentioned this is not a book for anyone that is an animal lover, found it very upsetting and had to stop during chapter 2. Wish it had come with a warning of some kind.

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Good third instalment

I enjoyed the development of the two main characters. Maybe a little far fetched but it is fiction after all!

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Brilliant book

I am a committed reader to the Paul finch series. Stolen did not disappoint. Brilliantly read which helps you get into the story. Brilliantly written and brilliantly read.

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Another great paul finch book

Another gritty mystery from crime writer ex-cop paul finch, well worth a listen, following the career of wdc Lucy clayburn and her personal fight against crime in the Manchester area, whilst trying to avoid letting anyone else know her hidden secret, for fear it may get her canned and her father killed

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Brilliant from start to finish

gripping from the 1st chapter to the last.. loved every minute of it. An excellent listen on long car journeys.

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lost patience

Chloe Massey rather destroyed my enjoyment as the narrator,..lost the plot and not believable, sorry

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Great thriller . No depth of characters

Good as Paul Finch is at Thrillers I get so frustrated as the main character , Lucy..has no personality. Exciting things happen but we Never get to know her. ( Has she friends ,what does she like, at 32 does she want a man and kids ...Is she heterosexual. Or have I got that wrong) .. Several current female writers such as ..Jane Casey,and Patrica Gibney , Give us this to great effect. Paul a great writer I love The DS Heck Books Real people please Paul !

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best narrator; great story

without a doubt, this is the best narrator I've had the pleasure of listening to. the story is exceptional and I am sure that contributes to my a assessment of the narrator but she brings it to life. perfect accent, perfect intonation, perfect emphasis.