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The Stolen Ones

The Stolen Ones

‘You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it’ – Daily Mail

Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane.

But one man never left.

By night Luther walks Philadelphia’s backstreets; by day he roams the catacombs beneath the city. Luther is everywhere and nowhere; he’s is in your dreams – and your nightmares.

Then Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head. But this is just the beginning of a trail of evil that will lead Byrne and Balzano back to the hospital, to a missing girl and to a horror they could never have imagined . . .

Praise for Richard Montanari

‘A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly’
Tess Gerritsen

‘The author’s elegiac tone takes the curse off this blood-drenched thriller . . . Gripping
New York Times (the 10 best crime novels of 2016)

‘A master storyteller’
James Ellroy

Scary good!’
Lisa Gardner

‘Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense’
Chris Ewan

‘A specialist in serial killer tales . . . a wonderfully evocative writer’
Publishers Weekly

Amazon readers love Richard Montanari

***** ‘One of the best detective stories I have ever read’

***** ‘If you haven’t read these books yet…. START READING THEM!’

***** ‘Great plot and incredible pace. A real page turner’

***** ‘I couldn’t put it down – utterly absorbing and compelling!!’

***** ‘The last 20 pages had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my chair!’

***** ‘Absolutely brilliant – almost impossible to put down’

***** ‘Every once and while I read a classic which I’ll NEVER forget.This is a book I’ll never forget’

***** ‘This is a chillingly good read with a fast-paced storyline full of twists and turns’

***** ‘From start to finish, you never want to stop! You have to know what happened!’

***** ‘An outstanding tale with as many twists as a game of snakes and ladders’

***** ‘One of the best crime/thriller writers’

***** ‘Amazing’

***** ‘Richard Montanari never lets you down. The ending is always a surprise’

***** ‘So easy to pick up, so hard to put down’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th July 2013

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781405515016

Reviews

You'll be holding your breath as the nerve-shredding nightmare escalates
Evening Telegraph
The pace of the writing is crisp and sharp . . . a good read
Gulf News