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Stolen Daughters

(Detective Amanda Steele #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  61 reviews
The girl looked so peaceful, she could have been asleep. Except her eyes were open, blankly reflecting the flickering flames spreading towards her…

When firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, Detective Amanda Steele hurries to the scene. Dumfries, Virginia is a small town, yet no one seems to have any idea who the dead girl is until Amanda f
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Published April 6th 2021 by Bookouture

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This is an enthralling, gripping police procedural and crime thriller, a great addition to the series but also a story that can be read as a standalone.

Homicide Detective Amanda Steele is called to the scene of a house fire in which the body of an unidentified teenage girl has been discovered. As she works with her partner, Trent, they discover she’s been branded in the same way victims of a known child trafficking ring. Could this help bring the ring to justice? With more girls found in burnt p
Carly Wilson
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stolen Daughters is the EPIC new crime thriller by the amazingly talented Carolyn Arnold, and it is the second book in the Detective Amanda Steele series. You can of course read this book as a stand-alone, but as an avid reader and fan of Arnold I’d highly recommend purchasing book one to share in the knowledge of Detective Amanda Steele and her history.

A teenage girl is found murdered in a burning house and without a name or a suspect, its for Detective Steele and her partner to try and solve
Kirsty Noah-whitlock
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Review for 'Stolen Daughters' by Carolyn Arnold.

Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Carolyn Arnold, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous

Publication date 6th April 2020.

This is the first book I have read by this author. It is also the second book in the 'Detective Amanda Steele' series although it can be read as a standalone.

I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful eye catching and intriguing cover and its captivating synopsis. The synopsis also stated th
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Stolen Daughters is the second instalment in the Detective Amanda Steele series, set in the small town of Dumfries, Virginia. It's Thursday, April 1st and Amanda is currently in Washington DC visiting her mother, Julie Steele, as they attend an appointment with Hannah Byrd, her mother's lawyer regarding a murder charge over an incident that occurred in the first book, to plan their defence strategy. But her boss, Sergeant Malone calls to inform her they have a case and that she's needed back in ...more
Carolyn Arnold continues her new series with Stolen Daughters featuring Detective Amanda Steele.

Amanda, a homicide detective with the Prince William County Police Department, is living in the small community of Dumfries, Virginia, struggling to move on from the deaths of her husband, Kevin and daughter, Lindsey five years ago. Amanda is in Washington DC visiting her mum when she receives a call from Sergeant Malone informing her to get to 532 Bill Drive, an abandoned property, as soon as she can
Sherry Fundin
WOW! I was expecting a great read when I opened Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold, but I got more than I expected. I find that amazing, because I have been reading her work for some time now and loving it, so for her to write a novel that has me saying to myself (and you), “WOW, this is the perfect story for me.”, it hits all the spots.

Amanda Steele reminds me of Clarisse on the new TV show. I guess that shows how I feel about Carolyn Arnold’s work. It is suitable for the visual media, whether
Barb Lie
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold is the 2nd book in her Detective Amanda Steele series. As I have noted before, I have been a big fan of Arnold, having read most of her series. I feel this series is her best one yet, and love its wonderful heroine, Amanda Steele.

Amanda Steele, our heroine, is a homicide detective in Dumfries, Virginia Police Department. She is called to the scene where a young girl’s dead body was found in an abandoned building fire. As she and her partner, Trent begin their i
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I had high expectations for Stolen Daughter, and it did not disappoint. The story began on a chilling note, and so with a start like that I needed more.

While attending to a personal mission, Detective Amanda Steele received a call from her sergeant about a crime scene. On arriving at the scene, she learnt of the discovery of an unidentified teenage girl in a bur
Jennifer Tooker
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it

Full disclosure - I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book by the author or their representative but have voluntarily provided a review.

Stolen Daughters is set for an April 6, 2021 release

The Flames of Wrath

An abandoned house goes up in flames on a quiet lower-middle-class neighborhood street. When a body is found inside, suspicions move from squatters to murder and arson as detectives Steele and Stenson are called to the scene. The small town of Dumfries, Virginia is rocked yet aga
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold is a police thriller featuring Amanda Steele. A body is found in an abandoned house. Someone had tried to start a fire but it didn't take so it was easy to tell she'd been strangled. She was so young and she had the tattoo of a child trafficking gang on her shoulder. Amanda knew she hadn't stopped it, but this was too much to see. Why? Surely it was not the traffickers-too much money to lose. But, who? The nest day the person who had called in the alert about t ...more
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
So this is my first Carolyn Arnold book but the second in the Amanda Steele series, but it's easily read as a standalone. I would probably recommend going back to the first and starting there, just to get a bit more history of the characters.

The story opens with a young woman being found dead in an abandoned house after a fire was started deliberately. She's got no ID and they do not know who the young girl is. Amanda Steele is assigned to the case with her partner Trent. Dealing with the after
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received this from "NetGalley"

This is the 2nd book in the Amanda Steele series. The story begins with Amanda in Washington, D.C. with her mother when she receives a call from her boss that a body has been discovered and she needs to get to that location. Her mother is visiting a defense attorney in relation to an incident which began in the 1st book. Amanda arrives at the scene to discover a Jane Doe that was murdered and a fire was set at the scene to hide the identity of the victim. Unfortun
Leilani McMillan
Mar 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Detective Amanda Steele is back in Dumfries, Virginia and Washington D.C. solving homicide cases involving young women who have been kidnapped and murdered, in Carolyn Arnold’s upcoming second book from the Detective Amanda Steele Series, “Stolen Daughters.” The homicide cases thrown in Detective Steele’s direction involves a sex-tracking ring, which was introduced in the first book from the series “The Little Grave.”

“Stolen Girls” was a good read filled with psychological context and forensics
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
A teenager's body is discovered in a burning building but she was killed before the fire broke out. Detective Amanda Steele finds herself leading a murder case whilst also dealing with professional conflict and personal upheaval. Can she stop the killer before he strikes again?
Stolen Daughters is the second book by Carolyn Arnold to feature Detective Amanda Steele. There are spoilers about events and outcomes from the previous book The Little Grave so I would advise reading the series in order.
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you are new here, welcome. My name is Leila (Leela with an i) and I am a HUGE fan of author Carolyn Arnold. She writes the most amazing “crime fiction” mysteries ever and after reading book… who knows what of hers; I think I finally figured out why I love her writing so much.

Carolyn writes amazing mysteries, but rather than have a mystery and “who done it” with a character we may know or is involved, we get to ‘hunt’ the suspect right along side the detective. In this series, we join Amanda S
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I like Carolyn Arnold and had read The Little Grave, the first book in this series, so I was happy to read the second one.

The Little Grave was more about Amanda’s grief after the loss of her husband and child, and I was hoping Stolen Daughters would have more about the case. I was not disappointed!

Of course, Amanda still mourns the loss of her family, but she’s
Nicole Shaw
Apr 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Reading Between the Wines book review #41/115 for 2021:
Rating: 3.5 🍷 🍷 🍷1/2
Book 📱: Stolen Daughters (Detective Amanda Steele Book 2)
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
RELEASED on April 6, 2021!!!
Recommended to readers who like a series with a tough woman as the lead and mysteries and suspense to boot.

Sipping thoughts: Detective Amanda Steele is back at it-bad, relentless, and unwavering as ever. She is still reeling from losing her daughter and husband from a drunk driver years ea
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
When firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, Detective Amanda Steele hurries to the scene. Dumfries, Virginia is a small town, no one knowa who the dead girl is until Amanda finds a dragonfly pin with the name Crystal engraved on it. Amanda traces the pin to Crystal Foster, a thirteen-year-old who disappeared three years ago from her wealthy parents’ home. But when Amanda breaks the news to the Fosters, they do not recognize the girl. She isn’t Crystal. Before Am ...more
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you to bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the second book in this series but it could be read as a standalone.

Amanda Steele is an excellent detective. She is determined and thinks about others before herself. She is a
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: crime, thriller, cop procedural lovers
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Received a free copy from Netgalley for honest review

Amanda Steele, Homicide detective with the Prince William police department and her partner Trent Stenson are called to the scene of a fire where the body of a murdered teenage girl is found. Tracing the girl through a dragonfly pin to one who has been missing for three years Amanda and her partner determine that the girl is part of a sex trafficking ring. While they continue to investigate another murder takes place and the team is led to bel
Danielle Bush
Apr 01, 2021 rated it liked it
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Having not read the first book in the series I did feel a little bit lost about where this book starts, and the attitudes of some of the people towards our main character Amanda. This book does have a little bit of a slower start during the beginning of the investigation of a murdered young girl. Once they have a direction to start looking things do begin to pick up quite a bit. Amanda and her partner Travis work night and day to figure out who is behind this horrible crime. While I liked Amanda ...more
Linda Strong

Detective Amanda Steele are her partner are called to the site of a house fire. The house had been abandoned several months earlier, so who was the female victim found inside doused with gasoline?

Working relentlessly trying to identify the victim, she's mortified to learn that another two female victims were found inside another abandoned house, which has burnt to the ground.

The only identifying mark the medical examiner has found is a tattoo on one of the victims, It's a mark that Amanda knows
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I ‘met’ detective Steele in the previous book I was a fan and it has not changed one little bit after reading this second part.

I know that everybody has to follow a certain amount of rules, but I love officers who sometimes colour outside the lines. They believe it’s necessary from time to time to do so and I don’t blame them. It may take too much time to get something organised when lives are at stake. Precious moments will be lost and you can never get them back.

On the other ha
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I know at first glance some of these crime books seem to be like a Hallmark movie with similar plots and characters with a difficult event in their past, but I keep reading the good ones because they really are much more than they appear at first glance.

While the story is definitely plot driven, as with most crime novels, the characters are well developed and you feel like you know them. There were chapters told from the villain's point of view, and they made him human and not creepy.

There was
Samadhee Ismail
Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Second book of the Detective Amanda Steele series, the story starts off with a girl who was being strangled and the man sets a fire to that place. When Detectives Amanda and Trent come over at the scene, they discover that the girl was a victim of sex trafficking.

I do like the author's writing style and I was actually hooked into the story, wanting to know who is the actual killer. This was fast paced actually with some twists and turns and just like her previous book, the victim is involved in
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
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This book was provided to me by Bookouture through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is book 2 in the Detective Amanda Steele series.
When Amanda and her partner, Trent Stenson are called to a house fire where a body has been pulled from, it links back to a trafficking ring named DC. Amanda has already had dealings with this ring (read The Little Grave), so she is rushing to find the leader and save the victims. But why is someone killing the victims?
Amanda, Trent, Sargent Malone a
Sharon Grow
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another difficult and disturbing mystery for Detective Amanda Steele. Not fully recovered from her last case and dealing with her mother’s upcoming murder trial, Amanda is called to another murder scene. A young woman’s body was found in an abandoned house that was set on fire, but the fire was extinguished before the body was consumed. Before Amanda can begin the search for the killer, a woman living near the first victim is murdered. Evidence from the first case leads to an unsolved case of a ...more
Kris Zeller
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one!

I liked that they toned down Steele's illegal streak (In the first book she goes to a known drug dealers house to buy drugs that she could easily have gotten prescribed to her through a normal doctor) and the one night stand situation. I like that Steele has an edge, bit of a dark side, I think that's what sets her apart from other female detective protagonists, but this installment's toned-down version was definitely more relatable.

I also really liked the story line,
Julie Lacey
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It’s the second in the series and builds on the first book in regards to Amanda’s personal life.
The book begins with a body being found in a building that was on fire. As they caught the fire in time, the body of a teenage girl is not destroyed so they have a chance to identify her.
Amanda and Trent start their investigations and then Amanda finds a note left on her daughter’s grave for her, from the killer.
This doesn’t help them identify him but the murder shortly after of
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure. This post is a review of an ebook I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.

This is the second title in the Detective Amanda Steele series. The story starts with a murder and arson in a vacant property. Who is the dead teenage girl? Detective Amanda Steele and partner Trent are assigned to the case. Meanwhile Sergeant Malone warns Amanda to tread carefully as Lieutenant Hill hates her and is trying to get her demoted.

A tattoo on the girl’s body reveals she was a victim of sex traf
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CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has nearly thirty published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcem ...more

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