web site hit counter A Stolen Woman - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

A Stolen Woman

Availability: Ready to download

“Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’ “Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’s Elizabeth McClaine’s birthday. Or it would be if her PA had gotten the date right. So what better time to leave her unwanted party than when the call comes telling her a client of her charitable foundation has been found beaten and left cowering in a closet, her nurse aid missing. But from the moment Elizabeth asks the first question, it’s obvious someone out there is hell-bent on stopping her. And when the trail left by Laney Donohue leads to the brothels and casinos of an organized crime syndicate two states away, Elizabeth must pit her wits against the brilliant and ruthless crime boss to save her. The problem is… …he already knows she’s coming. A gripping thriller that will have you guessing to the very last page.


Compare

“Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’ “Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’s Elizabeth McClaine’s birthday. Or it would be if her PA had gotten the date right. So what better time to leave her unwanted party than when the call comes telling her a client of her charitable foundation has been found beaten and left cowering in a closet, her nurse aid missing. But from the moment Elizabeth asks the first question, it’s obvious someone out there is hell-bent on stopping her. And when the trail left by Laney Donohue leads to the brothels and casinos of an organized crime syndicate two states away, Elizabeth must pit her wits against the brilliant and ruthless crime boss to save her. The problem is… …he already knows she’s coming. A gripping thriller that will have you guessing to the very last page.

54 review for A Stolen Woman

  1. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

    💝FREE on Amazon today (8/22/2018)!💝 Blurb: “Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’s Elizabeth McClaine’s birthday. Or it would be if her PA had gotten the date right. So what better 💝FREE on Amazon today (8/22/2018)!💝 Blurb: “Find Me!” Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue’s disabled sister’s hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister when Laney couldn't. Now she's disappeared without trace. Laney intends to find out why. Meanwhile, it’s Elizabeth McClaine’s birthday. Or it would be if her PA had gotten the date right. So what better time to leave her unwanted party than when the call comes telling her a client of her charitable foundation has been found beaten and left cowering in a closet, her nurse aid missing. But from the moment Elizabeth asks the first question, it’s obvious someone out there is hell-bent on stopping her. And when the trail left by Laney Donohue leads to the brothels and casinos of an organized crime syndicate two states away, Elizabeth must pit her wits against the brilliant and ruthless crime boss to save her. The problem is… …he already knows she’s coming. A gripping thriller that will have you guessing to the very last page.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    A STOLEN WOMAN is the third novel in the Elizabeth McClaine series, and I can't help thinking it would have been much better to have read the earlier novels first as there's some back story here that took some sorting out. In short, Elizabeth McClaine is the custodian of a wealthy philanthropic fund who seems to have a penchant for finding young women in trouble. In this outing, she is pulled into the story of Laney Donohue, her disabled sister, and a worker at the residential home where the sis A STOLEN WOMAN is the third novel in the Elizabeth McClaine series, and I can't help thinking it would have been much better to have read the earlier novels first as there's some back story here that took some sorting out. In short, Elizabeth McClaine is the custodian of a wealthy philanthropic fund who seems to have a penchant for finding young women in trouble. In this outing, she is pulled into the story of Laney Donohue, her disabled sister, and a worker at the residential home where the sister had been living, who has gone missing. Once you get over the initial confusion about who is who, and how they all fit together, you will find that things start to flow well. It's an intriguing story, with the idea that Laney Donohue owes this missing young woman for the care and concern she showed her sister, and because her sister misses her and can't understand what has happened. Add to that the support that Elizabeth McClaine can provide to the hunt, it becomes quite an intriguing tale. There was more than enough that intrigues in A STOLEN WOMAN to add the first book in the series - THE CANDIDATE'S DAUGHTER - to an out of control To be Read List. https://www.austcrimefiction.org/revi...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was an interesting story that was told with two main characters following the plot from different points of view. The book starts with issues at a home for the disabled in Cleveland. Both characters have connections to this home and one of its residents Although, Elizabeth is clearly the main character, from the title of the series, the story also follows Laney as she tries to find out what happen to the lovely girl who took c I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was an interesting story that was told with two main characters following the plot from different points of view. The book starts with issues at a home for the disabled in Cleveland. Both characters have connections to this home and one of its residents Although, Elizabeth is clearly the main character, from the title of the series, the story also follows Laney as she tries to find out what happen to the lovely girl who took care of her sister at this home. The story definitely keeps you guessing until the end. The author does possess the ability to not only keep the suspense going but to illustrate the situation so you feel like you are there. My only issue with the story was trying to figure out the motivation of the two characters tracking this mystery. For Elizabeth, I am guessing since it is a series, she might have been in similar situations before, but for Laney, it was harder to understand. That kept nagging at me as points in the book that I could not imagine why she would be involved in some of the things she does during her investigation. Overall, it was a good book with decent amount of suspense and action to keep me going. I had not read this author before but I think I will try to find other books by her in the future.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Louise

    Full disclosure: I received a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review. Another fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat story with relatable characters from the inimitable Catherine Lea. If you've read the first two novels in the Elizabeth McClaine series - The Candidate's Daughter and Child of the State - you will not want to miss this one. And if you haven't read them, you should, and then pick this one up. I am such a fan. In A Stolen Woman, Elizabeth McClaine is once again drawn into a mystery Full disclosure: I received a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review. Another fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat story with relatable characters from the inimitable Catherine Lea. If you've read the first two novels in the Elizabeth McClaine series - The Candidate's Daughter and Child of the State - you will not want to miss this one. And if you haven't read them, you should, and then pick this one up. I am such a fan. In A Stolen Woman, Elizabeth McClaine is once again drawn into a mystery. Laney Donohue had to stop providing care for her beloved disabled 18-year-old sister to serve a short stint in prison and Elizabeth, through her foundation, found a placement for Kimmy until Lacey was released. But when Kimmy's nurse, Wendy, goes missing, there are a whole lot of questions and nobody seems to have any answers. Laney sets off hot on Wendy's trail, and Elizabeth follows Laney, and numerous twists and turns later (and a very cute scene with Elizabeth's daughter Holly) everyone ends up at the thrilling finale that had me turning the pages (well, Kindle pages) until late into the night - unputdownable.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Diane Vandergriff

    The first part of the story was confusing and hard to follow. There was a lot going on all at the same time with different characters. Also, I might have had an easier time if I'd read books 1 and 2 first. It probably would have explained a little more about Elizabeth McClaine and Detective Delaney's relationship. Once I got through half of the book, the action picked up and really started enjoying it. Lots of puzzle pieces needed to be put together and I thought I had figured everything out. Bo The first part of the story was confusing and hard to follow. There was a lot going on all at the same time with different characters. Also, I might have had an easier time if I'd read books 1 and 2 first. It probably would have explained a little more about Elizabeth McClaine and Detective Delaney's relationship. Once I got through half of the book, the action picked up and really started enjoying it. Lots of puzzle pieces needed to be put together and I thought I had figured everything out. Boy was I wrong - it wasn't who I thought it would be! The characters were well-developed even though they tend to jump into action before thinking. There were lots of twist and turns that I didn't see coming. I will be going back to read books 1 and 2 in the near future. I can't wait to see what's in the future for Elizabeth and Delaney. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book....

  6. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    I discovered Catherine Lea by accident when I purchased a copy of her first Elizabeth McClaine thriller, The Candidate’s Daughter, which I absolutely loved and from that point on I knew that I wanted to read more of them. This book, number 3 in the series, is every bit as good as the first two and I found myself unable to put it down. The story starts off with the mysterious disappearance of a nurse, Wendy, from a care home for the disabled, where young Kimmy Donaghue, who we met in the last boo I discovered Catherine Lea by accident when I purchased a copy of her first Elizabeth McClaine thriller, The Candidate’s Daughter, which I absolutely loved and from that point on I knew that I wanted to read more of them. This book, number 3 in the series, is every bit as good as the first two and I found myself unable to put it down. The story starts off with the mysterious disappearance of a nurse, Wendy, from a care home for the disabled, where young Kimmy Donaghue, who we met in the last book, is being looked after. Her sister, Laney, who has just been released from a six month prison term, makes it her mission to find the woman who has so lovingly cared for her sister because Kimmy is distraught that the woman has gone missing. Amongst all this Elizabeth McClaine is fighting her own battles with a female reporter who seems determined to publish lies about Elizabeth’s supposed criminal actions concerning insider trading on behalf of her father-in-law’s construction company. The story takes many twists and turns as both Laney and Elizabeth set about trying to find Wendy. The intrigue takes us into the murky world of brothels and crime, with plenty of surprises when people are not who or what they appear and the ending is a frantic, heart-pumping race to the end when they are all trapped in a burning building from which there seems to be no escape. Once more Catherine Lea has entertained me and kept my nose in the book for hours long into the night. I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Judith Baxter

    Laney Donaghuehas has just been released after serving a six-month prison sentence. When she receives a call telling her that her disabled sister, Kimmy, has been abused and is missing from the care home, she immediately goes to find her and take her out of that place. But where to take her? And where is Wendy, Kimmy’s beloved caregiver? And why is Kimmy holding a note saying “Find Me”? Meanwhile, Elizabeth McClaine is attending a birthday reception in her honour. But when a call comes advising h Laney Donaghuehas has just been released after serving a six-month prison sentence. When she receives a call telling her that her disabled sister, Kimmy, has been abused and is missing from the care home, she immediately goes to find her and take her out of that place. But where to take her? And where is Wendy, Kimmy’s beloved caregiver? And why is Kimmy holding a note saying “Find Me”? Meanwhile, Elizabeth McClaine is attending a birthday reception in her honour. But when a call comes advising her that a client of her charitable foundation has been beaten and found cowering in a closet, she leaves the party to find out what has happened. Laney leaves her sister with an aunt and sets out to find Wendy. Elizabeth also starts a trail beginning at the care centre, in an attempt to find not only Wendy but also what is going on in and around the home. There are murders, and twists and turns along the way until the questions are eventually answered. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it as a page-turner, edge-of-the-seat read. Although it is the third in the Elizabeth McClaine series, it can be read as a stand-alone. However, I suggest you get hold of the other two books to read as well Note – Thanks to Catherine Lea for providing me with a copy of this book..

  8. 5 out of 5

    MARY JANE CLARK

    Another good one This third in the series is again concerned with those vulnerable people who are loved very much by their relatives. Venturing into the world of Albanian mobsters involved in human trafficking, shady business practices, blackmail, murder and extortion, the story moves along briskly. Elizabeth is a bit of an unlikely heroine but, hey, she has a good heart. Looking forward to Number 4.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Francie J

    Huh? This story was totally unbelievable -- I don't mean that in a good way. The premise was so flawed, facts were omitted or changed ("alternative' facts?), it was as a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing. The characters were cliché ( if there was enough description to put one together), and there were numerous references to past books without content. Sorry I wasted time on this book, and surely will not be reading more by Ms Lea Huh? This story was totally unbelievable -- I don't mean that in a good way. The premise was so flawed, facts were omitted or changed ("alternative' facts?), it was as a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing. The characters were cliché ( if there was enough description to put one together), and there were numerous references to past books without content. Sorry I wasted time on this book, and surely will not be reading more by Ms Lea

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    Laney Donohue isn't able to take care of her sister. But when the nurse's aid that is taking care of her is kidnapped by some man. Laney needs to find her. Elizabeth McClaine is at her birthday party when she gets the news of the kidnapping. But the more Elizabeth digs into it, the more she is finding that someone is trying to stop her. Then things are tied into organized crime and Elizabeth really has a fight on her hands. Laney Donohue isn't able to take care of her sister. But when the nurse's aid that is taking care of her is kidnapped by some man. Laney needs to find her. Elizabeth McClaine is at her birthday party when she gets the news of the kidnapping. But the more Elizabeth digs into it, the more she is finding that someone is trying to stop her. Then things are tied into organized crime and Elizabeth really has a fight on her hands.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mcf1nder_sk

    This was my first read by Catherine Lea, and it was quite a refreshing book. Instead of the usual 25-35yo female law enforcement/ private eye protagonist, our heroine is a 52-year-old socialite. Having a broader range of characters and a gripping storyline, this novel has made me interested in reading the rest of Lea's works. This was my first read by Catherine Lea, and it was quite a refreshing book. Instead of the usual 25-35yo female law enforcement/ private eye protagonist, our heroine is a 52-year-old socialite. Having a broader range of characters and a gripping storyline, this novel has made me interested in reading the rest of Lea's works.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Constance Norgaard

    A Stolen Women( An Elizabeth McClaine Thriller Book 3) by Catherine Lea What a good series. Full of murder, intrigue, mystery, kidnapping and interesting charecters. I really enjoyed the entire series and would start with Book 1. Elizabeth might start out weak but she is a strong women and pursues any hint of danger. What a joy to find such an interesting series. Please read!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mary Rowe

    Nerve-wracking Murder/Kidnap/Character Assassination Who did it and why and I wasn’t paying enough attention to the clues. Sad deaths, justifiable deaths, heartbreak and just desserts handed out.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gola

    Will recommend this series I really enjoy Elizabeth McClaine Thrller’s. Relaxing and intriguing. Strong female leads characters with a great combination of sporting & special characters.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    A Marvelous Book! I really enjoyed this book. The entire book was exciting and made me want to read on. The author does a wonderful job of making you feel like you are there. I loved the characters and the amazing plot.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Great new book in the series Great new book 3 in the Elizabeth McClaine Thriller Series. As always, the author writes a tightly woven thriller that will keep you engrossed until the end! And now begins the wait for book 4, please...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Suspenseful thriller that provides readers a twisting journey as what begins as a search for a missing young woman becomes much more. 3.5 star read

  18. 5 out of 5

    bonnie kirchner

    A Stolen Woman This was a very good book and series. It had a lot of excitement and suspense. I recommend this series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristie

    Entertaining Love being in the edge and having to keep reading to get to the end. Love a great adventure with a great ending.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Robbie

    A good book, but a little longish. I rate it 4.6 stars.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    decent read going to try and read another book in series to see if like to continue series

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    Im hooked on this series, devouring them one after another. This is another fast moving story where Elizabeth manages to get right to the heart of the matter and into danger whilst the police seem to be looking the other way. I love how the women in this series are strong and resourceful whilst the men flounder about. I was left with some questions at the end of this one though.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathy O'Brien

    Can't put these books down I've read three in a row now and really get caught up in the story right away. Can't put them down. Can't put these books down I've read three in a row now and really get caught up in the story right away. Can't put them down.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Virginia

    An exciting mystery that was hard to put down. This is the first I've read in this series. The book was a stand-alone. I always appreciate that. An exciting mystery that was hard to put down. This is the first I've read in this series. The book was a stand-alone. I always appreciate that.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bonny Millard

    A Rare Thriller Laney never gives up her hunt for the beloved Nanny of Kimmy. The race is on with surprise after surprise.

  26. 5 out of 5

    teresa

    Wonderful Excitement, intriguing, twists and turns to the end. This was an excellent book. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Corrinne

    Wow kept me riveted to the book as much as could (with kids) I didn't want to put it down whenever spare moment I picked it up and read it had so much in it and you may think you know who and that bit turns out different a great read If you like thrillers and trying to work out who what when why this is a read for you Wow kept me riveted to the book as much as could (with kids) I didn't want to put it down whenever spare moment I picked it up and read it had so much in it and you may think you know who and that bit turns out different a great read If you like thrillers and trying to work out who what when why this is a read for you

  28. 5 out of 5

    Colette Webb

  29. 5 out of 5

    Judy Hamilton

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

  31. 5 out of 5

    Jill Nojack

  32. 5 out of 5

    Cyber

  33. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Callow

  34. 4 out of 5

    Kendra Brown

  35. 5 out of 5

    Terry Trahan

  36. 4 out of 5

    Marie

  37. 5 out of 5

    sharon k gray

  38. 5 out of 5

    Sharron Rice

  39. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Strauss

  40. 5 out of 5

    Karyn Hall

  41. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  42. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Estep

  43. 4 out of 5

    Lilly

  44. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Drozdowski

  45. 4 out of 5

    Tehila

  46. 4 out of 5

    cathie parks

  47. 5 out of 5

    Linda Reuter

  48. 4 out of 5

    Mary Helen Carroll Burke

  49. 5 out of 5

    Deborah J. Hall

  50. 5 out of 5

    Dolores Tatem

  51. 4 out of 5

    Neila Phillips

  52. 5 out of 5

    Nico Kilmer

  53. 4 out of 5

    connie johnson

  54. 5 out of 5

    Trackerpuppy

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.