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Stolen Things

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
With one call, her daughter’s life is on the line.

Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for almost two decades, but nothing in her nearly twenty years of experience could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line. She is drugged, disoriented, and in pain, and even though the whole police department springs into action, there is nothing Laurie can do to help.

Jojo, who has been sexually assaulted, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, a pro football player famous for his work with the Citizens Against Police Brutality movement, though she insists he would never hurt her. And she has no idea where her best friend, Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be.

As Jojo and Laurie begin digging into Harper’s private messages on social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, they uncover a conspiracy far bigger than they ever could have imagined. With Kevin’s freedom on the line and the chances of finding Harper unharmed slipping away, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves, not even the police department they’ve long considered family . . . and time is running out.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Exciting storytelling and great characters make Stolen Things a powerhouse read. The writing is superb and I can’t wait for her next book!" - Iris Johansen

"Stolen Things is relentless, a vortex that sucks you in, yet sparkles with grace notes that keep the story from being too dark. This book stays with you long after you close the pages." - Toby Neal

"Herron writes this story as only a seasoned 911 dispatcher can - gripping us with a cry for help that hits home and steering us, come what may, to the breathless finish. Stolen Things is an urgent, timely tale that transports readers into the minds on both ends of that worst-nightmare call: A daughter desperate for help, and a mother who will have to pass the ultimate test to give it." - Jessica Strawser

"R.H. Herron’s Stolen Things is a powerful debut. With tight, cutting prose and a breakneck pace, Herron crafts a haunting tale of a family’s shattering inflection point. Tragic, twisty, and timely, Stolen Things keeps you guessing while simultaneously breaking your heart a little. Thriller readers will surely be adding R.H. Herron to their favorite-author list." - Carter Wilson


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Used availability for R H Herron's Stolen Things

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
ISBN: 1-5247-4490-5 / 978-1-5247-4490-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
ISBN: 1-5247-4492-1 / 978-1-5247-4492-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
ISBN: 0-593-10439-0 / 978-0-593-10439-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stolen Things: A Novel
Author(s): R H Herron
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU