Stolen by Paul Finch

Welcome to my day on the Blog Tour!  Thanks, as always, to Sabah Khan at Avon for the advance copy of this book.  Huge thanks also go out to the author, Paul Finch.

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 every day 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.


This book is my first introduction to DC Lucy Clayburn and I’m now a firm fan.  She’s a detective, her father is a crime boss – not the best of combinations.

There is so much going on in Stolen – dogs going missing, an ex-nun who is addicted to drugs, missing pensioners, gangsters.  It’s a lot to take in and I did find myself wondering how it was all going to link up and mean something to the storyline. There is a lot of information to take in but I managed just fine and was able to pick up where I left off no problem each time I put it down.  For me, this was made easy by a story that is gritty, fast-paced and superbly written.

There’s definitely room for confusion though.

As I mentioned above, this is my first Lucy Clayburn book.  I read it as a standalone and with no prior knowledge about Lucy or the other books in the series.  It made me want to know more though so I will be purchasing the others.

As a character, I really liked Lucy.  She’s gritty and real. Before the first chapter was done I was already invested in the plot and her character.  Sister Cassie is another character that intrigued me from the very first time we met.  I wanted to know more about her straightaway.

The introduction of Lucy’s father just brought more intrigue along with it.

The story doesn’t disappoint and delivers everything it promises to in the first, exciting chapter.

By the time I finished Stolen, I wanted more.  So will you.



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Mother of Dragons, rugby coach and eternal dreamer. I love nothing more than being lost down the rabbit hole of books and my Kindle. With a pinch of empowerment, a teaspoon of solitude and the odd G&T I'm not shy of an opinion or letting you know what passions stir my mind! Musings of a binge reader.

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