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3.47  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This compelling novel starts like a gunshot, then takes you on a breathless ride of unrelenting suspense, as Rachel and Stephen Stark face the ultimate parents' nightmare: the kidnapping of their child. Nine-year-old David has been snatched off the street in broad daylight. With no apparent motive. No witnesses. And only one clue -- his shiny red bicycle, lying on the side ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published October 27th 1998 by Fawcett
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Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Almost unbearable suspense. Families at their best, and their worst. Artfully woven together into a novel you can't put down.
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Steal Away, Katherine Clark shows clearly what a mother goes through when her son is missing. For example, on page 10 it shoes "my son...he's missing". Basically it's saying that something terrifying happened to Rachel's son David or someone has taken him. This points to the fact that anything can happen to someone in the blink of an eye. It clearly suggests that it is sorrowful to see a mother go through stress when something bad has happened to the one they love.

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Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A combination of suspense and characters with completely different personalities, Clark puts a twist on the worst nightmare of every parent, a child disappearing. Rachel Stark, an illustrator for children's books and her husband Stephen, an attorney must fight to find their missing son, David.
In an already problematic marriage, their nine-year-old son is kidnapped in broad daylight while he is riding his bike home from school. Along with the problems they already have, their are several charac
Johnny Sanchez
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book “Steal Away” by Katherine Clarke is a very suspenseful novel with a lot of drama. “Steal Away” is about a couple who goes through a parent’s worst nightmare. Their nine year old son is snatched off the street in the middle of the day. This book had me hooked since the beginning. It is one of my favorite books I’ve read this school year.

Though I don’t usually like books with too much drama, I have come to really enjoy this novel. Books with a lot of drama often tend to be predictable a
Alison Hardtmann
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-but-unowned
I didn't love this story about a woman whose son is abducted. The writing is able enough, the plot moves along quickly, but the characters were badly drawn and unsympathetic. The main character, Rachel, is a frustrating choice for a protagonist. It's all about her. There is no topic that does not revolve around her and in her eyes life is so, so unfair, the people around her are all unfeeling creeps who do not feel things in the special, better way that she feels things. Rachel also loves playin ...more
Jul 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
I vacillated on choosing thecstars because the book had good parts, but ultimately, it failed so abysmally to reach its potential that the goodxwas drowned by the bad. The stiry and the twists and turns were good, and I did get good visuals in mind during some scenes, but always, something ridiculous would happen, and ruin a good thing.SPOILER ALERT. I don't get the point of Miranda, she took away from the story and her interactions with her sister were absurd. The idea that she would be okay wi ...more
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty suspenseful, but I thought she could have developed the characters a little better. I was confused at which personality each character was going to have per chapter.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Much better written than the bleak subject suggests
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