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Finding Claire Fletcher

(Claire Fletcher Mystery #1)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  7,154 ratings  ·  509 reviews
In the first book in bestselling author Lisa Regan’s new series, a one-night stand sets a detective on the trail of a terrifying unsolved crime.

With his career on thin ice and fresh ink on his divorce papers, Sacramento PD Detective Connor Parks goes searching for solace at the bottom of a bottle…and winds up in the arms of a beautiful woman. By morning she’s gone, and the
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Paperback, First Paperback Edition, 430 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing (first published August 6th 2012)
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Carol
4+++ Stars! "EscapeEscapeEscapeEscapeEscapeEscape"

Oh I liked the way this one started....and ended!

Detective Connor Parks is having a really bad day....an unforgettable one....one of the worst of his life....and after having a few to drown his sorrows, he finds himself in the arms of a mysterious and intriguing woman....and working a cold case from ten years past.

FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER definitely held me captive as the story evolved and the investigation began to take shape despite the despicab

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Kaceey
A traveling sister read with my 3 favorite Canadian sisters Norma, Brenda and Lindsay!

Wow! Powerful and heart-wrenching.

Claire Fletcher is a young lady of just 15 when she is brutally kidnapped off the street, only blocks from her home. Now she’s in the hands of a deeply disturbed maniac, who takes great pleasure and sick joy abusing her physically and emotionally over the next 10 years. Nearly half her entire lifetime. Absolutely frightening!

During her endless captivity, Claire has earned the s
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Meredith
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Extremely disturbing thriller about a teenage girl who fights to survive after being kidnapped by a sick and twisted individual.

I read Finding Claire Fletcher way back in July, and forgot to write a review--so this is going to be a short one based on what I remember.

I found the beginning intriguing: One night in a bar, Claire Fletcher hits on a random stranger named Connor. What she doesn’t realize is that he is a police detective. What Connor doesn’t realize is that Claire was ki
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Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I really loved this book. It was a dark emotional read. The author did a very good job of the emotions of the characters. She did this so well that I even got a little emotional. I felt every emotion while reading this book. It was a heart breaking roller coaster ride.

The characters are very real. Claire was so strong and fought for her life. I also loved Connor, he just never gave up. I loved the romance between him and
Claire. The author's psychological insight into her characters make the st
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Lindsay - Traveling Sister
4 stars! This was an intense and gripping thriller!

I was completely intrigued and hooked to this novel from the very first page. The author, Lisa Regan, does a fantastic job creating an extremely addictive story, building suspense as each page and chapter passes. I loved the main characters, Claire and Connor. I cared about their lives and what was happening to each of them on this gut wrenching, devastating and terrifying journey.

The story revolves around solving a decade old child abduction ca
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Norma * Traveling Sister
Traveling Sisters NetGalley Sister Review by Norma, Brenda, Lindsay and Kaceey.

An absolutely brilliant take on the double meaning of the title!! Loved it!!

5 stars!! Well that was one awesome all-around great read for Norma & Kaceey!
4 stars!! From Brenda & Lindsay (So for the purpose of this review 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars)

We thought it was time to bring our regular Traveling Sisters Lindsay and Kaceey together to do a Traveling Sister Read/Review with us. After a bit of searching
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Brenda - Traveling Sister
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I have to say I come up with some pretty good ideas and I have to say bringing Kaceey, and Lindsay together to do a Traveling Sister Read with Norma and me is definitely one of them. It was a little challenging finding the perfect book for our read and in the end it turned out quite simple with Finding Claire Fletcher from NetGalley.

Finding Claire Fletcher is a dark, disturbing, intense, yet fascinating story that had me wondering why I am reading this but so engrossed in the story I
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Debra
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this book out of order. I first read Losing Leah Holloway and LOVED it. I knew I had to read the first in the series. Finally, I found/made the time to dig into the first book in the Claire Fletcher series!

Sacramento Police Detective Conner Parks begins a desperate mission to find the woman he spent the night with after meeting her in a bar. She has left behind her name and an address. He knows that he MUST see her again and decides to track her down, only to learn that the woman, Claire
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Susanne  Strong
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4 Stars.

Now this one Packs a Punch!

Detective Connor Parks wants to Find Claire Fletcher in the worst of ways. He spent the night with her, (albeit an innocent one) only to wake up and find that she took off. Thankfully she left her address behind. Unable to help himself, Connor decides to track her down. And that’s when things get weird: As it turns out, Claire Fletcher, the Claire Fletcher he just spent the night with, has been missing for the last 10 years.

She was kidnapped from the street c
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Deanna
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! What a heart-wrenching, devastating, emotional, well-written and fantastic book!
At first I was skeptical but within a few pages I was absolutely hooked. I don't think I've read any other Lisa Regan books but I am now a huge fan. I have been thinking about this story constantly since finishing it. Well Done Lisa! I'm sure this will be a top read of mine for 2015!
Sarah Joint
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frightening, disturbing, and crazy intense. You know that urban legend where a man goes to return a sweater belonging to the hitchhiker he picked up the night before? He shows up to her door and is informed that the girl who had been in his car last night has been dead for years. Cue the creepy music. This book reminded me of that urban legend in a way, but took it to a whole different level and made it more sick and scary. We get chapters from both Claire's perspective and Connor's. The ones fr ...more
Lisa
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
ESCAPE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME!!!


I loved this book sooooooooooo much nothing to complain about everything was PERFECT I was hooked from the very beginning right until the end.


Claire Fletcher was 15 when she disappeared off the streets now being held captive by a maniac, she suffers terrible abuse starvation, torture beatings living in darkness only getting some light on the odd occasion. She leaves her jail ends up at a nightclub where she meets a stranger Connor Parks she likes him invites him
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AnisaAnne
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Lisa Regan's new novel, Finding Clair Fletcher will evoke all combinations of shock and horror. I am still reeling from this book.

A one-night stand opens up old wounds for Detective Conner Parks. When the mysterious woman discretely leaves in the morning, she leaves behind a clue about her life. An address. This simple piece of paper will lead Conner down a gruesome path towards a pedophile and abductor who is holding Clair hostage.

Finding Clair Fletcher is a story told from Claire's, and Detect
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Tina
4.5 stars!

Excellent story. Well written and so sad and devastating.

A police detective meets a young woman he instantaneously likes in a bar one evening. They only exchange first names. He takes her home and they just talk and sleep in each other's arms all night. When he wakes up she's gone but has left an address scribbled on a piece of paper. As he begins to investigate he finds out the lady from that address has been missing for 10 years. What has happened to her? What is her story?

The story
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Kelli
May 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nikki
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3.75 stars rounded up*

Finding Claire Fletcher is a heartbreaking thriller. Claire has been missing for ten years, abducted at the age of fifteen. One night, Detective Connor Parks is at a bar nursing a very difficult day at both work and home, when a young woman approaches him. They spend the evening together, and as Connor wakes in the morning to find her gone, he sees a slip of paper. This paper simply has a name and address written on it. Connor, desperately wanting to see this woman again,
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Linda Strong
4.5 Stars


In the first book in bestselling author Lisa Regan’s new series, a one-night stand sets a detective on the trail of a terrifying unsolved crime.

Detective Connor Parks is not having a good day. It doesn't matter that he shot and killed a man ... he was a rapist that had evaded capture for weeks. The fact that he was unarmed is what leads to an internal review and possibly the end of his career. And just to add insult to injury, a letter stating his divorce was final was waiting for him.

W
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Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
I received a copy of Finding Claire Fletcher from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

2.5

Many readers love Finding Claire Fletcher so I was looking forward to reading it. I was intrigued by the first few chapters where we meet Claire, who has been renamed Lynn by the man who abducted her ten years ago. We get a real sense of her anguish and her despair for the future she has lost because of her captivity. We then meet Detective Connor Parks in a bar as he is being hit on by an attractive
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Lynda
BRILLIANT! Had me hooked from the beginning. Just could not put it down. This book is an incredible journey through the life of a young woman who was abducted and held by her captor for ten years. It is not always an easy read (some parts are definitely harrowing and emotional) but it is a very compelling one. Excellent story and characters - one that depicts the darker side of the protagonists psyche, and the effect on the human mind.

A.haunting psychological suspense. A MUST read.
Nancy Thompson
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finding Claire Fletcher is truly a story of our times, and magnificently told, even in its brutality. It follows ten years in the life of a girl kidnapped off the streets on her way to school at the age of fifteen. We’ve all seen or read those news stories of kids who vanish without a trace. We wonder what happened to them, if they still live, and if so, how? We know the type of monsters who prey on these children, and we can only imagine what they do once they’ve captured their victims. This is ...more
Tulay
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but sad mystery.

Detective Connor after a horrible day wanted just to get a drink. Beautiful girl at the bar starts talking to him. They end going to his apartment, his wife left him for another man and divorced him. While he was sleeping, Claire Fletcher leaves him note, giving him the her home address. Connor goes to that address and talks with others that was on this ten year old cold, missing person case. Twists and turns will keep you reading this good mystery.
embos
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wendi Lee
Looking for a terrifying, well-paced psychological thriller? Then this is the book for you.

"Finding Claire Fletcher" is about a woman, abducted when she was a teenager, separated from her family for ten years. She has an encounter with a man at a bar who turns out to be a police detective, and leaves her name and family's address behind. Connor is captivated by her, and then even more so when he realizes who she is.

The chapters alternate between Claire's story (including the grim, scary first
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Lin
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
 

I read this book back in August 2017 and only now I feel like I can talk about it.

It was beyond amazing and completely blew me away off the sofa! I did not expect anything like that, I am not a big fan of instaloves, but oh boy I instantly fell in love with this book and for good reasons!

Lisa did a great job pulling up this story and did her research, making it unforgettable.
If you are interested in reading this book, please be aware of the following TRIGGERS: rape, abduction, very heavy and
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Hollis
Despite only one-clicking this read so I can get to the ARC of the sequel/connecting story I was approved for, FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER drew me in. The horrifying plot of this story is not new to me, I've read a few Gardiner books about similar events, even a YA or two that touches on it, but I thought Regan handled the brutality of the situation very well. Nothing was described, nothing was gratuitous, and yet you still felt Claire's helplessness and horror both at what she's subjected to after ...more
Libby
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a review.

This book was extremely compelling. Every time I got used to what was happening, the story shifted in a different direction. Fast paced and entertaining in a gut-wrenching "this is the worst and best of humanity" sort of way. Very realistic in terms of police procedures and the slow pace of progress which was frustrating to read, but in a good, realistic way.

I liked the switch form 3rd to 1st, very effective. I'm not sure I would have under
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David
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Regan's debut novel is a heart-rending, gut wrenching tale of a fifteen-year-old-girl torn from her family by a mentally-warped abductor. At once a psychological thriller and a police procedural, it also manages to scale the heights of literary novel-hood as it cuts between past and present, first-person and third person, making us share the painful experience of the victim and conveying the critical events outside during her ten years of captivity.

Regan achieves the near-impossible, by not
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Mandy White
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
wow! this book is so good! some of the content is a bit hard to read but what a fantastic story. i can't wait for the next book. i will definitely be looking out for more by this author. thanks to netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for an advance copy of this book to read and review
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book starts out like one of those haunting TV show I used to watch as a kid. A down on his luck detective meets a mysterious young woman in a bar. They have an instant connection but when he wakes up the next morning she is gone and all she left is an address. But when he goes to the address he finds out the women he met the night before was kidnapped 10 years ago and is presumed dead. This leads us to the story of Claire’s kidnapping and the horrors she has endured as well as Connor’s sear ...more
Michelle
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well-paced and highly addictive psychological thriller which revolves around a decade old child abduction case. The intricate plot hooked me within the first few pages and I finished it in two days. The raw and gritty content with its amazing attention to detail evokes a range of gut-wrenching emotions including disbelief, anger, shock, horror as the reader is drawn into the world of Claire Fletcher; a dark and disturbing world which includes violent beatings, mental abuse, starvation, torture ...more
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