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"In Stolen, Daniel Palmer updates a classic premise, the ordinary man thrust into an extraordinary situation, and the result is a twisting, suspenseful chiller of a book." --William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending JacobThe future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John's online gaming business is growing, and they're talking about starting a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their cut-rate insurance won't cover the treatment she desperately needs, John makes a risky move. He steals a customer's identity and files a false claim for Ruby's medication. The plan works perfectly--until the customer in question contacts John with a startling proposition. If John and Ruby play a little game he's devised, he won't report their fraud. The rules of 'Criminal' are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be deadly consequences. John assumes it's a sick joke--until people start dying. With each round, the crimes get more twisted. John and Ruby can't disappear--and they can't go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive. . .Praise for Daniel Palmer's Helpless"Warning: once you start reading this novel, you will not stop!" --Lisa Gardner"If Palmer's second thriller doesn't generate tingling spinal columns, then nothing will." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A high speed thriller." --Lisa Scottoline"Palmer scores again with a terrific thriller that has it all." --Library Journal (starred review)"A compelling and deeply puzzling thriller." --The Associated PressDelirious "Not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period." --Lee Child"A solid, well-constructed thriller, nicely convoluted and definitely suspenseful." --Booklist"A roiling plot, insightful characters, clear, intelligent writing. What more could you ask for in a novel?" --Steve Berry"Techno-savvy thriller fans will enjoy this psychological mind-bender." -Library Journal
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2013
ISBN: 9780758289322
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 27, 2017


Sep 16, 2013

Readers should note that Palmer (Helpless) sets a high bar for serial killer brutality--Publishers Weekly.

Palmer writes well, but the book descends almost immediately into torture porn.

ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

When John Bodine steals a customer's identity to pay for his wife's cancer treatment, his plan works perfectly until the customer in question contacts him and demands that he play a life-or-death game called Criminal, in which he must commit real crimes to stay alive. June 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

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