Read stolen by Alison Golden Gabriella Zinnas Online

stolen

A survivor. A fighter. A threat.When Vancouver's elite convenes in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate and fund the new British Columbia Children's Hospital, it is a night of free flowing champagne, high class regalia and more flash than a museum could house - until suddenly everyone realizes all their precious jewels and baubles are gone.In the space of one moA survivor. A fighter. A threat.When Vancouver's elite convenes in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate and fund the new British Columbia Children's Hospital, it is a night of free flowing champagne, high class regalia and more flash than a museum could house - until suddenly everyone realizes all their precious jewels and baubles are gone.In the space of one moment the night turns from joy to confusion.... How did it happen? How were they all robbed, at once... without anyone seeing a thing?Diana Hunter works for a news and crime magazine, yet her past experience and impressive, Sherlock Holmes-like skills mark her as an asset only the government could have trained.Those skills are soon put to the test when the Superintendent of the Vancouver Police Department calls her in to work the case. Thrown together with a talented group, Diana must unravel the clues before the ghost like bandits strike again. With two successful heists behind them, Diana begins to fear the bigger picture and realizes that these 'robberies' may not just be robberies after all....Interview with the Author of the seriesQ - So, what makes the Diana Hunter series special?A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are always mystery novels, especially featuring female protagonists with attitude. Diana is badass and I can't tell you how many readers tell me she reminds them of themselves. She makes you feel you can do anything!The Diana Hunter books are a great mix of genres. There is nothing graphic or gratuitous in these books. Your Aunt Martha could definitely read them. But they are not "roses around the cottage door" -type mysteries. They are more hard-boiled with some romantic tension, suspense and thriller action to keep things interesting!Overall, the Diana Hunter series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment.Q - In what order should I read the books?A - The Diana Hunter mysteries can be read and enjoyed in any order, however, Hunted is a prequel to the other books in the series. Unlike the other books, it is not a complete mystery. It relates the events that create the backdrop to the series and fills in some of Diana's personality and motivations. You don't have to have read the prequel to make sense of the later books but it will help to understand the sub plot more clearly.I've made sure not to include any spoilers for those who are new to the characters and any existing fans of Diana's adventures will still find plenty of fresh action and mystery as well as perhaps a few answers. All in all, there is something for everyone. The events in this prequel take place a few years before Snatched, the first book in the Diana Hunter series of mysteries.If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:Hunted (prequel) Snatched Stolen (coming soon) Chopped (coming soon) Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?A - Because the Diana Hunter series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that takes no prisoners! Our heroine kicks butt but has a soft center. We want her to win out even when she's making poor decisions and alienating those who can, and want, to help her. I think most women will see a little, or a lot, of themselves in Diana Hunter.Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.Thanks for reading!...

Title : stolen
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 31290998
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 206 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

stolen Reviews

  • Tulay
    2019-05-02 06:12

    EntertainingRubbery at the fund raising event. Diana Hunter called in as advisor, with the help of old friend she has to solve the mystery before next scheduled ball. She's a good observer of body language and good at using her feminine charms.Learned about Scopolamine=Hyoscine.

  • Vicki
    2019-05-02 05:18

    I love Diana Hunter and this book did not disappoint. That she was once again in contact with Peter was good news for me. Not so much for Diana. They have their issues. The mysterious theft was really ingeniously told. I loved the story, the mystery, and the romance. I was so happy to receive this copy for review. It is such a good series.

  • Rosemary Kenny
    2019-05-05 07:01

    Stolen - a review by Rosemary KennyJournalist and amateur sleuth, Diana Hunter butts heads once more in this second book in the Diana Hunter series, with Vancouver PD Peter Hopkinson, who has a peculiar obsession with her as a vulnerable woman in need of protection from nasty reality, when in fact she's determined, resourceful and has great integrity when it comes to solving crimes and making things right for their victims.When valuables go mysteriously missing from all guests at a charity gala, why are police stumped?What clue does Diana find - and how? What is she afraid of finding during her search?What is particularly dangerous about what she does find? Who is Donnie Cavanagh and what is his involvement in the case?What is Carl Granger plotting and how does Diana stop him?Once more the lovely Alison golden has given us a delightful outing for a quick-witted feisty female who can more than match her male 'would-be' superiors...a great little read!

  • Joy
    2019-04-24 04:49

    Great Diana Hunter mystery, and I can't wait for the next adventure! Diana again teams up with handsome Detective Peter Hopkinson (much to Peter's chagrin) to solve the case of a series of ingenius high-end robberies. As always, Diana is a kick-ass heroine, and Peter has to be macho and overly protective, never believing her when she says she can take care of herself. Diana's past is still shrouded in secrecy, and no progress has been made in the cases from the prequel, which I hope will happen in the next book. All in all, a fun and suspenseful read. A great mystery, and great chemistry between Peter and Diana, who seem to be the only ones obliviious to what's really going on between them, made even more fun with the addition of two more detectives on the case, who are obviously smitten with Diana.

  • Merry Chapman
    2019-05-09 10:56

    You Can't put this book down! An incredible quagmire! Diana Hunter is called into the case to try and put the puzzle pieces together. Her strength and self-assuredness intrigues two of the Vancouver Detectives and the Superintendent, but Peter who still carries the guilt of getting her involved in the PD and danger in the first place butts heads with Diana on this case. And he is still curious about her history which is still classified from everyone. They fight like brother and sister, and still won't allow their attaction for each other to bleed through. Yet they make a great team. The book is a fast read because you don't want to put it down. Each Chapter end makes you want to dive into the next. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

  • sherri jones-teachout
    2019-05-13 09:54

    This is the first book in this series that I have read and now I have to go back and read the rest. I loved Diana. She's smart, intuitive, tough, confident, and beautiful. She knows her stuff. Peter is a typical homicide detective. Gruff, tough, no nonsense. They are so different that they rub each other the wrong way, but they are attracted to each other. They have to work together to solve this case, and what a case it is. Hundreds of people at a charity ball were robbed all at the same time, but no one remembers what happened. I loved the premise of this case, and it was fun seeing how Diana solved the case.

  • Melissa Dinwiddie
    2019-05-19 07:48

    A fun, light, fluffy readLooking for something light and quick? Stolen could fit the bill. Diana Hunter is smart and beautiful (of course), the story is fairly formulaic, but just complex enough to keep me interested. I found myself rolling my eyes that so many plot points depended on the protagonist's off-the-charts good looks (can we retire this overused trope, please?), and the characters seemed rather two-dimensional, but overall it was entertaining. If you're not expecting more, you won't be disappointed.

  • Wilma
    2019-04-28 07:57

    Not horrible, not great. Just fluff!

  • Darby langford
    2019-05-15 08:10

    StolenEveryone who was important attended the big gala. They were dancing, drinking champagne, munching on fancy finger foods when one of the guests reached up to touch her throat and said her jewels were missing. Everyone checked and found they had no jewels, watches, rings, wallets, anything on their person of value was gone! They had been robbed. No one remembered anything of the robbery. How could this have happened. How could they all be robbed at the same time with no memory of it.

  • Bonnie Keck
    2019-05-18 09:12

    Some Kindle Unlimited, some freebies some freebies for signing up, With the Diana Hunter ones too short and no resolution at ends, Reverend Annabelle major plausibility issues etc, Inspector Graham is not the usual British mystery of at least some clues here and there and his attitude is rather unlikeable overall.Diana Hunter Mystery - Hunted 1 - Snatched 2 - Stolen 3Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery - Death at the Café 1 - Murder at the Mansion 2 - Body in the Woods 3 - Grave in the Garage 4Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery The Case of the Screaming Beauty1 - The Case of the Hidden Flame 2 - The Case of the Fallen Hero 3 - The Case of the Broken Doll 4

  • Bette
    2019-05-08 07:48

    Diana Hunter returns to assist the Vancouver police in their investigation of a robbery at a gala event. The victims, who lost all their jewelry, wallets, watches, have no memory of the robbery. Now Diana must join forces with Detective Peter Hopkinson to determine how the crime was committed.A fun, relaxing read.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-26 09:52

    Well written Book 3 of series. Well written keeping with saga of Diana and the Vancouver police dept, specifically Peter. Just a mention of her past in this one. Hoping as the series continues we'll get to see Diana reunite with her best friend Teddy and solve the mystery of her parents death.

  • Sherri Bailey
    2019-04-20 12:04

    StolenDiana Hunter is a woman that can take care of herself. She is smart, daring, beautiful and not afraid to get her hands dirty. I really enjoy reading about her life. I would like to meet Peter "Hot"- kingdom in person, I swoon just imagining his great looks. I can't wait to read more.

  • Dawn
    2019-04-21 06:11

    StolenA smart,secure, wisecracking woman pitted against criminals and detectives who think they're the ones with all the brains and skills. The action is exciting, the pace fast, and the plot very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • Georganne
    2019-05-05 09:49

    Great read! Diana gets into the middle of another mess. Exciting page-turner that you can't put down. Her quick mind always helps to solve the problems whatever they might be. Put the Diana Hunter series on your "list to read"!

  • Marcia
    2019-05-04 11:57

    Enjoyable seriesWhile it's not the most enthralling plot, I really enjoyed the character and being able to read this without the foul language. I definitely look forward to completing this series.

  • Jen
    2019-05-14 04:15

    Another one that I wish half stars were here for. Fun and fast but the dialogue and writing got repetitive after a while. The male lead seemed overly angry but maybe I need to read the other books in the series and I'll understand his anger.

  • Karen
    2019-05-15 05:55

    This is the story of a civilian who works with the police to try to catch a drug dealer in Canada. It is a clean exciting read that keeps you engaged until the end. Rated G

  • Janet Schuhknecht
    2019-05-19 09:12

    Looking forward to the next bookDiana Hunter can do anything. She's smart, strong, and fearless. No one can keep up with her she's quick witted.

  • Mary Jo
    2019-05-08 06:00

    Boring.... Diana Hunter is tooooooo perfect. Couldn't finish the book.

  • Mandy Menasco
    2019-05-11 05:12

    Great read

  • Nancy
    2019-05-01 10:56

    A good fast read

  • Christie
    2019-04-23 04:16

    I loved this book. Alison Gordon has an amazing way of creating her characters and plot. I love this series and can't wait to read the next book

  • Scooby Doo
    2019-05-10 09:54

    DNF: 74%I was intrigued by the mystery and the pharmaceutical. But it seemed half the story was Diana and Peter bickering like teenagers, very juvenile and repetitive. Then the plot became implausible with (view spoiler)[drug auctions at charity balls (hide spoiler)], so I gave up.

  • Neaton
    2019-04-30 08:05

    Thin plot line and middle school emotions. Diane was too perfect and Peter was written as a guy who couldn't control his emotions (too angry, worried, jealous). Skimmed to the end and it was all too perfectly solved. I love a good mystery but this wasn't it.

  • Sandra Casile
    2019-05-09 09:13

    Fantastic read.Really enjoyed the characters in this story. Loved how Diana interacted with the police and the criminals to get to put the bad guys down.

  • Sue
    2019-05-03 07:58

    Excellent read!!!This was a story that you get into right from the first page. Looking forward to next book. Can't wait.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-22 06:49

    I received this book for free to read and leave an honest review, but I later purchased it too. Diana writes for a news and crime magazine. She used to do something quite different, something classified. Her observational powers are highly acute. She had worked with Peter on another case, one where she got into some trouble and he never forgave her for getting herself into trouble and refused to work with her again. They only have a short time to figure this case out and will have to work together again. This story is filled with tension, some about the case and some sexual. This was my first Diana Hunter mystery and I enjoyed this story. It was well-written and I didn’t want it to end. I want to find out more about Diane and Peter. The story and writing are very good. Everything flowed well. I definitely want to go back and read the previous books.

  • Sandee
    2019-05-15 05:15

    Delightful! Stolen is one of the most original mysteries I have read. Diana Hunter’s intelligence and strength of character is exactly the kind of hero I love to read about and the mystery is excellent. The clues and hunt are engaging and I couldn’t put it down. All the characters are well rounded and each book shows their growth and leads us through the development of their relationships. Stolen is the third book in the series. I didn’t read the books in order and it didn’t make any difference to my enjoyment. I am enjoying other series by Alison Golden but the Diana Hunter series could become my favourite. I received an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Gale Canzoneri
    2019-04-22 05:13

    Beauty and Brains Solve CrimeI really enjoyed reading about a woman who is not only beautiful but also smart. She is able to see things that others miss and pull together unrelated bits and pieces into something that makes sense. Although she is not working for a law enforcement agency she feels compelled to use her experience and knowledge in helping the police catch criminals. She just can't let injustice go and stays involved unti the case is solved. I can't wait to read more about her.I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.