The Stolen by Jason Pinter (‘Henry Parker’ series Book #3)

  The Stolen by Jason Pinter

‘Henry Parker’ series Book #3

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages – Publisher: Mira (August 1, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0778325725 – ISBN-13: 978-0778325727

Back of the Book reads:

Five years ago the boy vanished with a trace. Today he came back.

Five years after he disappeared, young Daniel Linwood returned to his suburban home for dinner as though he’d never left. It’s a blessing for both his family and their community. And I’ve snagged the exclusive interview.

But it turns out Daniel is just one of a string of abducted children who have mysteriously returned to their families with no memory of their lost years. Some people want me to leave it be. Some want me to simply let the healing process begin. But these wounds are deeper than anyone realizes.

To get the story on these bizarre kidnappings, I need the help of the one woman who owes me nothing. I’ve got to find answers before another life is snatched away from sight and time and memory. But doing so means we could be the next ones to go…

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29-Sep-08 to 1-Oct-08

Review: Kidnapped and returned with no memory in between…

Six months have passed since Henry and Amanda broke up. His job as a reporter for the New York Gazette has taken dangerous roads and he broke up with her, just to keep her safe. And yet, painful as it is, he still loves her and thinks about her every day. But no matter how much he loves her, he doesn’t want to see her harmed…

Daniel Linwood knocks on the door of his family’s home, five years after he disappears without a trace. It’s a miracle he’s home. And out of all the newspapers and magazine fighting for an interview, they choose Henry Parker out of the stack. They’ve read his stories and believe that he’ll be delicate enough to write the story. Upon arriving to the home, Senator Gray Talbot pulls Henry aside, indirectly telling him to report the story, then leave them be, to be delicate with Daniel and respect his family’s wishes to just move on. And yet, while interviewing Danny (as he now likes to be called), one word is said in plural, and while Henry picks up on it, he doesn’t understand what it means.

And as a relentless investigative reporter, Henry digs and digs, just to find a similar case a few years before. Michelle Oliviera had disappeared without a trace and simply returned, years later, with no memory. Henry doesn’t believe in coincidence and digs for the truth. But to get any information on Michelle, he needs to speak to the one person who he didn’t think would ever talk to him again… Amanda.

With her help, they dig and find clues, and yet they never thought of what it would amount to – until it was almost too late.

Pinter wanted to be a writer, and began as an intern in a publishing company. He loved it and became an editorial assistant when he was done school. That’s when he set to work on his first book. This one’s the third and I can’t wait for more.

Henry Parker is a fine character. Strong, he’s relentless. After interviewing Danny, the word ‘brothers’ kept popping up in his mind. Why the plural? He only has one brother. So Henry digs and digs, not liking what he finds. Not a believer of coincidence, he swallows his unease and calls Amanda, begging for help. She works with kids everyday, and doesn’t like the sound of what Henry found. She helps by giving him a file and together, the story goes from there. As they piece together the story, they too end up in danger. Kidnapped, Henry tortured, both end up on the run yet again, hiding from two men that want them dead, believing they know too much and are getting too close to the truth.

But I wasn’t anywhere close to what was actually going on and why it was going on. It was damn near frightening and I pray it doesn’t happen in the real world. Pinter’s characters seem so real to me, their feelings and reactions spur the reader to continue. Between mystery and suspense, there’s actions and questions, searches for the truth behind it all. Pinter writes so convincingly, and his novels are ‘unputdownable’. High recommendations, and I can’t wait for more Henry Parker.



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