The future looks bright for John and Ruby. John's business is growing, and they're talking about starting a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and insurance won't cover the treatment, John steals a customer's identity and files a false claim. 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 are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be deadly consequences. 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.
©2013 Daniel Palmer (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"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 best-selling author of Defending Jacob)
First the premise is great for the times. Not many families could withstand extended medical expenses and the bureaucracy of insurance carriers so I thought it was worth a shot. The beginning was a very interesting ABC if what to think about when stealing an identity, the difficultly being diagnosed with a potential death sentence but after the villain began his 'game' I wondered if I was losing brain cells listening to the end.
I enjoyed all the characters and excellent narration just too ridiculous for me. And quite long except for all the chapters I ff through!
I thought that the story line was interesting, but if I knew that there would be so many gory scenes I wouldn't have bought it. I do think that others might enjoy the book.
My first time listening to Peter Berkrot and found him easy to listen to.
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