Stolen Angels (Detective Ellie Reeves series Book 5) – ARC Book Review

First blog post of the year!!! Today, I will be doing two book reviews–Stolen Angels, which is the ARC by Rita Herron and Rock, Paper, Scissors by Alice Fenney

Stolen Angels  (Detective Ellie Reeves #5)

Title:- Stolen Angels

Author:- Rita Herron

No. of pages:- 434 pages

Date published:- will be published on 27th January 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller


Twisting her hands together, she bites back a sob. She only turned her back for a second, and then her daughter was gone. Every mother in town would be hugging their children tighter tonight.

Lara is baking cupcakes when her daughter Ava runs to catch the school bus just one block away. Chasing after her, Lara sees the bus tumbling past, and waves. But Ava never turns up at school.

Detective Ellie Reeves is in arace against time to find her––in missing child cases, every second counts. Searching the small town of Crooked Creek, she finds the child’s bunny in the local park, the toy Ava carried around everywhere. Did Ava ever get on the bus?

While Ellie works around the clock, a local reporter gets a message: There are others missing girls out there. Digging into previous cases, Ellie discovers that another girl went missing on the same day the previous year. How many more children could there be?

Ellie is certain that the date means something––and that the person who sent the message is the key. But the community is up in arms, with everyone worried that their daughter will be next and blaming Ellie. The pressure is mounting, and time is running out to bring Ava home. Can Ellie solve the toughest case of her career––and save Ava––before it’s too late?

An utterly addictive and twist-packed thriller guaranteed to get your heart racing! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.

Content Warning:- Child Abduction

Detective Ellie Reeves is back!

Ava Truman is excited about Christmas and her mother Lara promised to bake her cupcakes. But on that fateful day, Lara had a migraine that she thought she dropped off Ava at the school bus stop. Three hours later, when Lara gets well, she bakes cupcakes and takes them to Ava’s school. But Ava was not in school. Worst of all, the bus driver confirms that Ava never got into the bus. Someone has kidnapped Ava.

And there’s a sexual predator who lives right across from Ava’s house. Now Ellie working along with FBI agent Derrick must find Ava and they both find out that Ava was not the first victim–another girl named Kaylee had gone missing on the day Ava went missing, few years ago. Did the same person who kidnapped Kaylee took Ava?

This is a fast paced thriller. Though there were about more than one hundred chapters, I didn’t feel bored and I was literally hooked into the story. The chapters were short though there were some long chapters. The writing was really good, the author doing a good job drawing the reader into the story. There were so many twists and turns–and too many suspects that you have no idea who actually took Ava. Is it her own father? Or her father’s girlfriend? Or that sexual predator who lives right across the street? Or was it some random stranger? It was so intriguing that I actually couldn’t wait who had kidnapped Ava. The ending was unexpected and I stayed up all night reading the book!

Overall, this book is unputdownable, giving you a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns you never would expect! Worth five stars and I can’t wait for the next one!

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.

With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.

For more on. Rita and her titles, visit her at You can also find her on Facebook/ and Twitter @ritaherron.

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