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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Stolen by Lesley Pearse, read by Lucy Brownhill.

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.

©2017 Lesley Pearse (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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not her best...

if you are new to this author don't start with this book! It's predictable and a little dull. she is one if my fav authors but this one just isn't great.

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Stolen

I have really enjoyed this book. The story line was different to anything l had read before,I loved it.

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a great read. 5*

this book is up there with the best. I couldn't put it down.
it kept me turning the pages with eager anticipation

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Not for me!

Disturbing at times and not pleasant. Narrator iritating. Overall not impressed. Expected better from Author

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loved it

loved it

narration was brilliant , everyone was brought to life

story grabbed you from beginning to the end

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Another breathtaking story by Lesley Pearse

Yet again hooked from beginning to end. Brilliant story telling from the narrator and honestly one of the most gripping stories I've listened to in a while. If you're a Lesley Pearse fan then you'll love this. If you've never read or listened to her stories I wholly recommend this one to start you off to her style.

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Boring drivel

Can't believe this was Lesley Pearse. Good start but unbelievable and dragged on endlessly wanted it to end I was so bored listening to the ridiculous characters.

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Sorry Lesley, I’m used to giving you 5 stars...

I love many different genres when it comes to books, thrillers and sweeping sagas amongst them. I’ve enjoyed several of Lesley Pearse’s historical epics and was intrigued to try this more modern day drama. Unfortunately for me it didn’t hit the mark at all, the story was just too implausable, the characters unrealistic and frustrating, and for a thriller with dark undertones, it somehow totally lacked tension. I was half expecting some sort of twist to catch me out, but no. I can’t actually believe this was written by such a talented author. The book is several years old now so I may give it the benefit of the doubt and try one of her more recent ones to see if she was yet to hit her stride in this genre, sadly I feel she missed it by a country mile with this book. Excellent narration though.

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Disappointing

I love Lesley Pearce’s historical epics. She is an excellent writer but this genre really isn’t her forte. The plot was good but so badly written with no tension or darkness. Characters were one dimensional.
Lesley should stick to what she’s good at.

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Good story

A good story with some excellent parts but was a bit too sentimental and predictable at times.

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  • 13-11-17

Not as “Bubble Gum” as it appears to be

The summary and I hate to say it, the cover art made me think this book was going to be a little “Nancy Drew-ish”. However, it was a pleasant surprise when the characters and plot developed more dimensionally and there was a lot more to the story than I anticipated. It’s no interweaving story of mystery and suspense, but it was entertaining enough.

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  • 22-12-18

Nice easy read

This was a good book that was easy to follow , not bombshell quality but I would recommend it to anyone not wanting a heavy book that you have to pay close attention to.

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  • 28-11-17

Stolen

I am fairly new to Lesley Pearse books, was given a book as a gift and am now thoroughly hooked. magic story, narration very good and look forward to reading many more books. Can recommend this book as an excellent read/ listen.