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Publisher's Summary

Galya Petrova travels to Ireland on a promise that she will work for a nice Russian family, teaching their children English. Instead, she is dragged into the world of modern slavery, sold to a Belfast brothel, and held there against her will.

She escapes at a terrible cost - the slaying of one of her captors - and takes refuge with a man who offers his help. As the traffickers she fled scour the city for her, seeking revenge for their fallen comrade, Galya faces an even greater danger: her savior is not what he seems. She is not the first trafficked girl to have crossed his threshold, and she must fight to avoid their fate.

Detective Inspector Jack Lennon wants a quiet Christmas with his daughter, but when an apparent turf war between rival gangs leaves bodies across the city, he knows he won't get it. As he digs deeper into the case, he realizes an escaped prostitute is the cause of the violence, and soon he is locked in a deadly race with two very different killers.

Solve another case with Jack Lennon.
©2011 Stuart Neville (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Neville slowly ratchets up the tension—and the violence—until each page practically twangs with suspense." (Publishers Weekly)
"Vivid characters and atmosphere.... ‘The gray and the rain and the hate’ of Lennon’s Belfast make these streets among the very meanest in the genre." (Booklist)

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Strong Third Chapter

This book had me from the first page. I first heard Doyle read Adrian McKinty's trilogy and he does another fine job with Neville's words. The story is very intense and the main villain is totally creepy. I slept with the bathroom light on for a few nights. The ending is killer and there are seeds planted for book four. Lennon is getting to be a favorite series for me.

This book is just as strong as The Ghosts of Belfast and stronger than Collusion. Unfortunately it isn't a long read and ended before I was ready to say goodbye.

Read all three and you'll enjoy every minute.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Another Good Book from Stuart Neville

If you could sum up Stolen Souls in three words, what would they be?

Another Good Book

What did you like best about this story?

The story itself... it's well written, exciting and keeps your mind dancing!

What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

He is already one of my favorite readers/narrators and does nothing but reconfirm me as a fan. His Irish accent is perfect for these stories.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sure, if I could....

Any additional comments?

Like many other reviews, I also listened to The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville and enjoyed this one as much if not more. I will look for the third book in the series as well. I also recommend Adrian McKinty who is a great writer who writes in the same genre. Highly recommended all the way around!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wow. Different storyline than first two, but powerful anyway.

Stuart Neville solidified a place in my book loving heart with Ghosts of Belfast & it was a lock with Collusion. There was a point during listening to Stolen Souls where I wasn't happy with the large swing in themes (away from The Troubles, thematically) until I realized that although the overwhelming conflict had come to a close, the characters were still there, & very well developed at that. Times change. Wars, civil or otherwise, run down. Corruption is a different animal. Excellent book, and Gerard Doyle is a stellar performer...amongst the best I've listened to, certainly. Kudos.

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  • stephen
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 10-31-11

Enjoyed it, over too soon

Stuart Neville is a very good writer, Gerald Doyle is one of the best narrators, always a bit dark, but moves fast, Stolen Souls moves along at a brisk pace at only 8 hours or so and was hard to stop listening to, always an important aspect when positively reviewing a book.

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Lovelier the second time around

I had the first book in this series and wasn't terribly impressed. While the characterization was excellent, and continued to be in this second title, I felt the constant focus on the assassin's brutality unnecessary.

In this second go-round, however, the violence, while present, isn't the overwhelming element it was before. Here, the emphasis is on the characters, as it should be, and the pacing is much better for it. Overall, this was a much more engaging story, in my opinion, and makes it more likely I'll be acquiring more of Mr. Neville's work.

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Neville Nail Biter

Stuart Neville continues to entertain with his third Belfast opus. If you haven't listened to Ghosts Of Belfast or Collusion, check them out as they're also read by the superlative Gerard Doyle. Best series of crime fiction going. Don't miss it.

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Another Great Story by Neville

Stolen Souls is another great book by Stuart Neville. I was immediately hooked and was unable to stop listening. As usual, the narration by Gerald Doyle was fantastic.

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Terrific. I loved Ghosts of Belfast.

Great characters, insider info, story, fabulous narration. Now I have to read Collusion. Love detective stories; this one has oomph.

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Great book for fans of Irish Noir

This was really well read although it would be best to listen to or read the preceding books in this series to fully appreciate the story. That shouldn't be a problem because all the books in this series are great (if a little grim) stories.

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WHAT A CRACKER! THIS WILL GRAB YOUR ATTENTION

Any additional comments?

Stuart Neville once again takes his readers on a trip this time through the underbelly of Europe with a thrilling story of crime and salvation.

Continuing the series started with the incredible The Ghosts of Belfast, and continued with the great Collusion: The main character is a cop, Jack Lennon whom is based in Northern Ireland.

Stolen Souls tells the tale of a woman stolen into sexual slavery until she fights back. Have no fear that part of the story is not too sad, gratuitous or overplayed. Saying that for her, it's out of the frying pan and into the fire as she encounters one of the most creepiest characters I have ever encountered in fiction.

There is not too much blood & gore, just beautifully written & wonderfully narrated & is a cracking romp through a superb detective fiction story. I would recommend book one first, The Ghosts of Belfast, but this book does stand alone so no need to read the series.