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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

‘Stolen’ by Rebecca Muddiman

Published by Moth Publishing,
27 March 2013.
ISBN: 978-1-901888-86-7

This is Muddiman's debut novel, and it bodes well for the author's future.  She scarcely puts a foot wrong as she guides us through the intricate plot of Stolen, which begins with a violent assault and the abduction of a baby.  Abby Henshaw, the grieving mother, never gives up hope of one day being reunited with her lost daughter.  There are numerous twists in this story; just as you've grasped the consequences of one betrayal, another one occurs, tying the plot ever-tighter in a convoluted cat's-cradle of events.  Realistic characters and an engaging Detective Inspector who is determined not to give up on the search for the missing child make this an intriguing and enjoyable read.
Reviewer: Susan Moody

Rebecca Muddiman  was born and raised in Redcar where she still lives. She has a degree in Film and Media from the University of Sunderland and an MA in Creative Writing from Teesside University.  She also has qualifications in Film and TV Production and Music Management, and done several short courses including Crime Scene Investigation and Criminology. She has lived and worked in Holland and London, and in 2002 travelled around the USA on  Greyhound bus. Stolen is her first novel, she is currently working on the follow-up, Gone.

Susan Moody was born in Oxford is the principal nom de plume  of Susan Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood, a British novelist best known for her suspense novels. She is a former Chairman of the Crime Writer's Association, served as World President of the International Association of Crime Writers, and was elected to the prestigious Detection Club. Susan Moody has given numerous courses on writing crime fiction and continues to teach creative writing in England, France, Australia, the USA and Denmark.  In addition to her many stand alone books, Susan has written two series, on featuring PI Penny Wanawake (seven books) and a series of six books featuring bridge player Cassie Swan.

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