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Steal Away

(Teri Blake-Addison #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  270 ratings  ·  40 reviews
What took Ellen away from her famous husband yearly, to the cold windy coast of Maine? Piecing together the life of an unhappy minister's wife, private investigator Teri Blake-Addison trails the wreckage to a remote Canadian island. When murder rocks the community, she realizes the puzzle may not be as simple as it had seemed. Book One in the Teri Blake-Addison private inv ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 1994)
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Kate Kelly
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steal Away has everything I like in a mystery. Muiltiple story questions that aren't easy to answer, wonderful characters, who, I know will stick in my head for a long while. And an exotic setting for most of the book, Grand Manan Island, Canada and subplots. I love subplots, especially in a mystery. I think Linda Hall is a talented writer, and I'm happy to see she has a healthy backlist for me to enjoy. ...more
Jun 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm currently reading this one and enjoying it very much. Linda Hall is a writer who keeps my interest from the beginning to the end. ...more
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook well done. Intriguing plot with clearly drawn characters. Enjoyed the Christian theme & underplot - will read this author again. No foul language or graphic sex.

Steal Away is the first book in the Teri Blake Addison Mystery Series.

I found this book at my local library and after reading the back cover, thought I'd give it a try. Teri Blake Addison is former cop turned private investigator. In addition to the pressures of her job, she's a newlywed, married to a professor who was widowed when his first wife died of cancer. Teri finds it hard to live in the shadows of the perfect first wife.

Ellen Houseman is about a pastor's wife who disappears while sail
Sep 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading and will read more of her books.
Jean Marie Nelson
Listened to this on tape. A good mystery, entertaining, something I could listen to with teenagers in the car!
Dolores Ayotte
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Steal Away" is the first novel that I've read by talented Author Linda Hall. I love a good mystery and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written suspenseful thriller. I had every desire to read it in one or two sittings but due to my busy schedule, it took me a few days longer. However, every chance I could get, I quickly returned to my reading as I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.

It is very obvious that Ms. Hall is a seasoned author. The story is well told and has ample t
Carmen Liffengren
I haven't read much fiction lately. So, I picked up this novel that I've had for a while. I know it was an impulse buy from the bargains in Christian fiction. Actually, I was really drawn into this mystery revolving around the disappearance of a famous evangelist's wife. It has been five years since the supposed death of Ellen Houseman in a sailing accident, but for some reason, her husband wants to re-open the case and hires PI Teri Blake-Addison for the job. It's a quick read, but a little uns ...more
This was a pretty good book. Teri Blake-Addison is a private investigator who gets hired by this famous minister to look into his wifes death that happened 5 years ago. It takes many twists and turns through out the book.
Jun 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, religious
Not bad, but not a keeper. Typical what happened to so and so... same story has been told before. Very mellow book, no excitement. There is a hint of it at the end, but no violence. Barely a mention of God or Christianity although this book is about a minister and his wife.
Sharon Huether
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, christian
Steal Away..By Linda Hall A ministers wife disappears after a boating accident at sea. The minister decides to hire a P I to look into the cold case after five years. The story flowed. The author lead the reader on every page till the surprise at the end. The character were real. A great mystery
Mar 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: linda-hall
As she uncovers the life of minister's wife she finds out that all is not s it seems. ...more
This book was really depressing. It shows how sins of all kinds can ruin your life.
again, one from my mom-she gets a lot at garage sales! it was alright, not super great, but a good mystery
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good mystery...enjoyed reading it and didn't want to put it down. Enjoyed descriptions of the coast and sea in Maine and Canada.
Kerstin Gunia
Years ago I read Linda Hall "Mountie Series" and was delighted to come across some more of her writing. This is, unfortunately a short lived series/character, I appreciated the unique premise of the main character and the layers of conflict. It was engaging and a well thought out plot & mystery. Technically my rating is a 4, but maybe a 5 will bring the character out of retirement😉 ...more
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
A very good mystery, especially because I did not figure out the plot until most of it was revealed. Plus, a added treat was a mystery with "Christian Overtones". Part of the story takes place at Grand Manan, a Canadian island located in New Brunswick, off the coast of Maine. It did spark my interest to visit. ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a quick read for was interesting...and I certainly liked reading about Maine, St. Andrews and Grand Manan. I must say though, I really didn't connect with the characters which was a shame. But overall...not a bad read. ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story showed real people and real ways church people may hurt one another. Yet it also hints at grace, peace and new beginnings. Refreshingly, not everything is resolved in the end as "happily ever after". ...more
2.5 stars
Frustrating read. I don’t have the patience for this PI’s investigation.
Ending redeemed it a bit for me .. but overall too depressing and writing style bugged me (lots).
This is my third book by this author and I don’t plan to read more.
Paula White
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
I couldn't put this down. I liked the mystery, the undertones and the message ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book

Looking forward to the next in the series. Well written, loved the characters. I always enjoy books by Linda Hall.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: u-2019
Enjoyed Jack and Teri's relationship ....intriguing tho bizarre storyline ...more
Gale Wilkinson
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read couldn’t put it down.
Michelle-And Diaz
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this ... this was published in 2003 ... but is a new author to me. wanna read more of her books ... off to ThriftBooks for me :) :) :)
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Five years after his wife Ellen's death in a sailing accident, nationally-known minister and author Carl Houseman is still searching for answers. He needs closure because the circumstances surrounding Ellen's accident are still unresolved, and her body was never recovered. Carl hires Private Investigator Teri Blake-Addison to look into Ellen's state of mind prior to her death, and to try to uncover the truth about what really happened that day.

Teri's investigation takes her from her home in Main
Aug 02, 2015 added it
I like this book it was interesting. It's about a husband and wife team who are top notch professional Private Investigation. They get a call from a Dr. Carl Houseman who is a minster with a television program. Terri said I know he is currently one of the most well-known Christian apologists and speakers. His books have sold in the millions. His church service is broadcast internationally. His opinions are quoted by many. He wants to hire us. Why would he want to hire you? Okay here it is. Carl ...more
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Surprisingly good mystery. I don't usually read Christian fiction because I find it too "preachy" but this book was an excellent example of weaving Christianity into the story without that preachiness. I didn't have a clue about the mystery until the very end of the book. Well done, Linda Hall. Will be looking for more of your work. ...more
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-read
3 ½ stars – I found it refreshing to read a suspense book with no bad language, interesting story line. Thank you Linda Hall, there are people out there that appreciate that, I am one of them!
I listened to this on audio, Kristen Potter is great. On to book #2.
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