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(Whitley & Keal #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, New York. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods, two male victims are discovered, both gunshot victims. One is deceased the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, but it i ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 16th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 25th 2014)
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I won a copy of "Stolen" by Dawn Kopman Whidden, though the Goodreads Giveaway Contest, in exchange for an honest review. This is the third and last novel in this psychological mystery thriller series. and by my opinion...the Best!

I must say I was blown away with another gripping murder story. I was happy to see the return of characters from her first novel, "A Child is Torn: Innocence Lost", and her second novel, "Faceless A Mystery". Once again we find homicide detective Jean Whitley and her
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Stolen is my second book from this author and because this book is a part of the series (No.3) , I was already familiar with main characters. I love Jean and Marty! The second book (Faceless) is more focused on Jean's life and this one is more focused on Marty's life. This book series gives you that feeling of TV crime series, you know, you get detectives, murder (or murders) and and then you sit back and enjoy the ride of figuring it all out. No worries, I won't reveal too much, I don't want to ...more
jv poore
Feeling the need for familiarity, I grabbed STOLEN from my to-read stack so that I could "visit" the sprawling Keal family and the awesomely adorable "Dr. Hope."

It was a warm & fuzzy reunion even though the characters were smack in the middle of a mystery involving missing kids. I loved the twists and turns and the way the pieces seemed to fall into place as I turned the pages.

As always, it is a scary, chilling good read when I grab a Dawn Kopman Whidden book!
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This is an amazing read. I started this book this afternoon on a car journey and got completely lost in the words. This author certainly knows how to grab your attention.

This is a thriller read that will have you on the edge of your seats from the first page. The storyline is heartbreaking, a parents worse nightmare. A stolen child. Unfortunately in the real world it does occur and I do think its good to get it out there. The author has twists in the story that I certainly didn't expect and I c
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the author's best book by far. Reports of shots fired at a rural cabin have police scrambling to the scene. They find one man dead and another clinging to life. A young boy runs frantically from the scene and a young girl is found in one of the rooms, traumatised and terrified.

Kopman Whidden deals sensitively wth these horrific issues as police and a child psychiatrist sort through the fallout. There is another man at large who also seems to be somehow involved. It all comes toge
Dawn Whidden
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: mystery
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Michelle  Driscoll
I loved the first two in the Whitley and Keal series and this one is not exception, in fact it was my favourite so far, they just get better and better! I have listened to all of them via Audible and I have to say the narration is brilliant.

A brilliant mystery book with a twist that took me by suprise.

Highly recommended with a full five stars from me. I look forward to listening to book 4 once it's released on Audible.
Emily Ross
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Stolen is the third book in the Whitley & Keal series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Whereas Faceless (book #2) was more focused on Jean Whitley and her family, Stolen was more focused on Marty Keal and his family. I really liked the interaction between Marty and Hope, and even with the Captain and the lost child. Whidden has a real ability to create authentic characters that draw you into the plot
Autumn Is Azathoth
Review: STOLEN by Dawn Kopman Whidden

Wow--what a gritty, realistic, story this is: author Dawn Kopman Whidden is unafraid to.focus on some of the most serious and disturbing issues of contemporary society: health issues like cancer and brain.tumours; crime issues of brutal murder, child abduction and sexual abuse, pedophilia, adolescent runaways. Despite the horrible situations presented, both past and present, confirmed or uncertain, the novel is compelling and The story practi
Rabid Reader
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing, intense story that grabs at your heart from the very beginning. It is a well written and narrated audiobook that weaves a heart wrenching tale of kidnaping, child abuse, murder and psychological trauma. The author and narrator manage to make you experience the emotions and visualize the horrible things that happened without been graphic. The narrator gave the characters individual voices and made their emotions feel real. Your heart breaks for the traumatized characters and y ...more
Daniela Ark
Don’t miss Dawn’s interview and the excerpt from “Keeping Hope Alive”

Stolen is a very good read with its touching all-too-real premise, well-weaved story and engaging tension. My page-turner check marks go to ✓premise ✓plot and ✓character development. 3.8 starts.

Even though Stolen is about child abduction and sexual abuse it focuses on crime investigation and not on the victims’ experience. There is no graphic or disturbing content, therefore I would recommend it for readers 14 and up.

I’ve lear
Karen B.
Stolen is the third book in the Whitley and Keal series and although it can be read as a stand-alone, I strongly suggest reading the other two first. (A Child is Torn and Faceless). This one was the best of the three as far as I was concerned. It had a great storyline and great characterization. The author has the gift of a real story teller. The story line is about child abduction and abuse. The author makes you care not only about the two children in the opening of the story, but also two adul ...more
Lauren (My Expanding Bookshelf)
I really enjoyed Stolen. I wasn't sure if I would as I haven't read any mysteries/thrillers before (that I can remember). But I can definitely see myself reading more in the future now. Dawn Kopman Whidden handled the tricky subjects of child abduction and abuse very well. The story didn't go into too much harrowing detail and in my opinion it was written quite sensitively.

As I haven't read any mysteries/thrillers before I don't really have anything to compare it to. I felt it was quite fast pac
Fiona (Titch) Hunt
I was asked to review this book by the author. Well I can honestly say I have loved all the twists and turns of this story. It's given me an in depth look at the characters. It makes me feel as if I am watching the story via a tv programme like Bones/Criminal Minds lol.

This starts off with a murder (like all good thrillers) that has some suspicious characters and why is a child screaming their head off in the woods I wouldn't know. Also carries on with The Captain (Marty's dad) on how he is and
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok. So far this has been the best book in the series, I think. I didn't want it to end. So before I finished it I bought the fourth one. I hope this series continue as I am definitely hooked. Jean and Marty are working so well together solving different kinds of homicides, and Hope has her hands full with children at the hospital she works at and trying to plan a wedding she is not sure about. In this book two men have come back that may have been kidnapped when they were three. This story has i ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this authors books. When I read her very first book, I was hooked and it went into my top 10 thrillers of last year [and I reads loads as a reviewer!]

Reading her second one, we met some of the characters from her first book.

STOLEN is intense, this author is an author you really should look out for as she really can relate a tale. It keeps your attention, you want to just sit and read it from cover to cover and do nothing else until you have finished it. I know I stayed up very late t
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Book 3 was like having dinner with old friends. I loved this book but I have to admit that I'm biased as I've also read Books 1 and 2 and I loved those too.The subject matter is tough especially for those of us who work with young kids but it is handled sensitively and not paraded for cheap thrills.

I enjoyed seeing how the different characters handled the events as they are all so different in character and outlook. The narrator, Amy Deuchler, did a really good job and her voices for eac
Kayla Krantz
Two brothers. Two kids. Lots of connections. When a little boy and a little girl are found in the woods next to a dead body and a brutally injured man, they are not sure what to think. The only witness, the boy, won’t speak.

This book was a real rollercoaster, and the twist at the end made it all the more interesting. I love this series because the author has a way of turning suspense in ways that I least expect. While the story is definitely sadder due to the child aspect, it was a definite nai
Justine Sharp
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
Dawn has done it again. I love the Whitley and Keale series and this is the 3rd one in the series. I listened to it on Audible. There were lots of twists and turns in this mystery. Set in America it tells the story of a homicide entangled in a family drama. No need to read the first books in the series as it can be read standalone - but Dawn's story telling is excellent and I was quickly drawn in. Onto Book 4 I swiftly go :) Highly recommend this book.
Judy Cappoli
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read, enjoyed the variety of emotions and characters!!
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome read! This was my first book by this author and I was blown away. It was a great thriller/mystery with twist and turns that fully kept my attention that I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were fully developed and so interesting. The story line was so true to life and I certainly shed a few tears due to the nature of the plot.

The story is a mystery about hunters who find a man dead, another person wounded and two children traumatized in a cabin. The story goes through t
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I rank this up as one of my top five favorite books. There is something of interest of every page in this book. A family of most all cops involved in solving this story. Missing and abused children , who are they really and where did the come from. Very interesting . The only thing is at the end I wish they could have told a little bit more about the other boy and what happened to him after he got out of jail. I liked how they gave so much more info at the end of the story how to help locate mis ...more
Freya Barrington
I have reviewed this book in the group read under the spoilers thread as I have talked about the plot - find my review at the following link, but be aware there are spoilers in it.

In a nutshell, I loved it and recommend it to anyone; well done Dawn
Black Butterfly
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
STOLEN 5* 6/18
Patricia Gligor
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading "Stolen" by Dawn Kopman Whidden. The intricate plot and the cast of likeable and well-developed characters kept me turning the pages. As with any mystery, I wanted to see the puzzle solved but I also came to care about what would happen to the characters. A good read!
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was an amazing book to read I barrowed it from my grandmother who barrowed it from my mom....
Sarah L. Minnich

I loved this book! I simply could not put it down and read it within a day! Not all books have such a perfect story line and ending.
Cheryl Strock-davis
Excellent. Couldn't put it down.
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As much as the topic is horrifying, this was a well written book about child abduction. There was no graphic details, which I appreciated. My imagination was enough to feel uncomfortable.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book.
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