No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
STOLEN (Whitley & Keal Book 3) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Stolen is the third in the series (known as Marty Keal series per Goodreads). It follows A Child is Torn and Faceless. All three books have focused on disturbing issues of children in trouble. They have all been provocative reads. The first two give us Detectives Marty Keal, Jean Whitley, Joe Moran, and Dr. Hope Rubin. Detective Joe Moran has been effectively written out of the series this time. Each book could be read as a standalone, but if you like to watch the character development from one to the next, you’d probably want to read them in order. One thing: The child develops a closeness to Marty and Hope and they take him into their home on a temporary basis. I didn’t think social services would allow that and so it was a bit unrealistic. I rated Stolen at 4 out of 5.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I must say I was blown away with another gripping murder story. I was happy to see the return of characters from her first novel, "A Child is Torn: Innocence Lost", and her second novel, "Faceless A Mystery". Once again we find homicide detective Jean Whitley and her partner Marty Keal together again on the trail of a murder. Jean, Marty, Marty's dad "The Captain" and Hope are back, along with a few of the other characters, to solve what turns out to be a 25 year old mystery.
This is a fast-paced novel that deals with some very disturbing issues of society: child abduction, sexual abuse and pedophilia. I give the author credit for first attempting to deal with these issues in a novel as well as treating these issues with utmost respect, and while bringing these issues to the forefront, show the consequences of missing and exploited children.
The setting for this novel, is the small town of Fallsburg, New York, where numerous 911 calls were received by a group of local hunters in the woods. They recently witnessed a small child, a boy, shirtless and shoe-less, running and screaming through the woods, multiple gunshots fired, a cabin with a gunshot victim, and another victim who is deceased.
When police arrived they found another young child, a girl around the age of 4 or five, Michaelah, in the small cabin in a back room... a child shaking on a in a room with a video camera on a tripod. I don't want to imagine what this child endured!
The body of the deceased man was later identified as Archie Blakely, convicted of molestation of a seven year old boy and had served a short term in prison. But there was another gunshot victim, identified as Troy Blakley, Archie's son. But WHO was the shooter? WHERE is the weapon? Is anyone else involved?
This story grabs a hold of you right from the beginning and grips you until you know the truth. Hold on to your seat...you are in for a great treat! Thank you Dawn for allowing me to read your three novels...and I will be waiting for your next novel.
I would also add that I do admire Ms Whidden for adding the comments ater the novel regarding missing children. Yes we all recall when we could play quite safely in gardens and streets and it's very sad that children in general have lost so much freedom, even in the UK and our villages.
Reading her second one, we met some of the characters from her first book.
STOLEN is intense, this author is an author you really should look out for as she really can relate a tale. It keeps your attention, you want to just sit and read it from cover to cover and do nothing else until you have finished it. I know I stayed up very late to finish this book.
I love the cover, it depicts the story inside very well.
I love a good mystery/thriller.
Although all of Dawn Kopman Whidden books are not a series, you will find her main character popping up in each, but you do not have to read them in order.
I adored it. This is another ebook that I will definitely be buying in paperback to keep.
Thanks to the author for allowing me to beta read this before the final version.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping
- Kindle Store > English Language Store
- Kindle Store > Kindle Exclusives
- Kindle Store > Kindle Unlimited
- Kindle Store > Kindle Unlimited > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths