Looking for Lainey

A Gripping Psychological Thriller
Narrated by: Carmina Manley
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping psychological thriller full of heart-stopping twists and surprise ending you won't see coming, from New York Times best-selling author Kristen Middleton.

Your worst nightmare as a parent - having your child stolen when your back is turned.
What lengths would you go to get your son or daughter back?

An eight-year-old girl abducted by sex traffickers.
A distraught mother riddled with guilt for taking her eyes off of her daughter.
A man close to both of them...guilty as sin.

Psychic Carissa Jones is once again pulled into a case, this one involving the sordid world of child trafficking.

62,000 words with no cliffhanger
Adult language and situations (FYI - there will not be any sexually explicit scenes)

©2017 Kristen Middleton (P)2018 Kristen Middleton

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WOW!

VERY SUSPENSEFUL, KEEPS YOU ON EDGE OF YOUR SEAT!! LEADS YOU ONE WAY AND THEN ANOTHER! GREAT BOOK!

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Good Story

Even though she is psychic how can she even have a change to get an abducted nine year old away from the Russian mafia. Good second book in this series. Enjoyed the narration added to the tension of this story

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A gripping read!

What lengths would you go to get your son or daughter back?

Gripping, mysterious and suspenseful. Keeps you interested and hooked, eagerly awaiting for the next twists and turns,

Enjoyable and good story,

Decent narration.

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Starts out promising but fizzles out

Narration needs work. Pleasant enough voice but too long of pauses, mispronounced words and incorrect inflections.

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Gripping and emotional

This was an emotional book. I know this is something that happens a lot these days and listening to this book gives some idea of what the child, the parent and the investigators go through. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.h.

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Gripping psychological thriller

A girl that has been abducted must be saved before she disappears into the human trafficking world.
 
This was a gripping psychological thriller. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. You get to hear the perspectives of various characters, both from the abducted side as well as the side searching for those that have been abducted. It was very interesting and had various twists that keep you guessing.
 
Carmina narrated very well with good pace and tonality. She added the perfect set of suspense and emotion into her performance and I was entertained throughout.
 
I recommend this book and I look forward to hearing more in this series.
 
Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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Enjoyable, well put together story...

Looking for Lainey, by Kristen Middleton was a well written, enjoyable (for such a terrifying topic) listen. The story revolves around Lainey and her mom. Lainey is kidnapped from under her moms nose while out shopping. The story mostly goes between Lainey's POV while she is with the traffickers and her experience, and her mom, who is desperate to figure out what has happened and is trying to get Lainey back. There are some chapters from Carissa Jones' POV as well, as she is the psychic who is trying to help figure out what exactly happened to Lainey. The story kept me listening, eager to find out what happened next. Ms. Middleton handled the nitty-gritty details well and doesn't go into tons of description, but still gets the horrific point across in what these traffickers have done in the past and what they intend to do with Lainey and other children. I'd definitely like to listen to more books by Ms. Middleton.

The narration, as performed by Carmina Manley, was my least favorite part of this book. There were multiple errors in production that really should have been caught by the editors or proofreaders (listeners). As for the narration itself, it was decent, but I would have liked to have listened to a performance with a bit more emotion. Especially with such a sensitive topic, emotion would have connected the listenener more to the story and characters. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Very suspenseful!

Packed with heart pounding action, suspense, mystery, racing thoughts, hanging onto the edge of your seat, and thrills! You definitely won’t be able to figure out who is behind it all! There will be several times throughout the book when you’ll think you know who the suspect is, but every time you’re most likely going to be wrong. I love books that surprise me so much at the end! I, personally, was not overly crazy about the psychic playing such a large role in the storyline, but the author still made everything work out very well. The characters were personable and were easy to like, and overall the author did a great job telling such a dramatic story. It was hard listening to sometimes because the topic of sexual predators is beyond heartbreaking, but the author did a great job omitting graphic details. Thankfully she did a great job telling the story without including many cringeworthy details. Details of sexual predator actions and activities was minimal. This audiobook was a free audiobook review given to me by the author at my request. My review is honest and voluntary.

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Pretty good story, poor production

This is a captivating thriller with fairly believable characters as long as you can accept the predictions of a psychic. The characters and plot are rather trite and predictable, though, and more contrived than realistic.

Unfortunately, the narration is nothing to rave about and there are many production errors. Carmina Manley repeatedly mispronounced several words throughout the narration. About 45 minutes into the book the audio overlapped and there were other instances where words (and perhaps whole phrases or sentences) were truncated or scrambled. Still, it's a pretty good story and worth wading through.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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So close to true

A story about human trafficking. It is a scary to think how true it probably can be. It was exciting and had some twist and turns. I thought a few times, "oh it is finally coming to an end" and then something would come out of now where and change it. Great read and great narration.