The Girl They Took

Where her daughter had played Gretel in front of a cheering audience, only two faint stage lights remained. The theater was deserted and eerily silent; the only sound she could hear was her own heart, pounding in a frenzy against her chest. She rushed outside and stopped sharply at the top of the stairs, stunned, her blood turned to icicles. Darkness had fallen, thick and filled with ocean mist, lampposts like ghosts sprinkling yellow haloes in the sky.

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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“This story snagged you from page one. So many twist and turns. So much corruption . some times it was a little hard to follow. Still a great read!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I am a first time reader of Leslie Wolfe books and find her plots and writing style to be intriguing. I'll be reading more.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Unlike some writers these days, this ending did not come out of left field. Still had a nice twist at the end.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“As always reading Leslie Wolfe books gets me hooked on the plot. Easy and interesting reading full of twists and turns. She never disappoints.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This continues the series of the known and unknown. Leslie keeps the reader hanging to the last few pages! A definite read!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Tess Winnett is an FBI agent who does not always follow protocol and rules but gets the job done - this is a series that always satisfies the reader. I have already downed the next book.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The author is exceptional with twists and turns and able to provide an acceptable peaceful ending! Another work that kept me from sleep and completing my chores!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Well written with humor along the way. Liked the characters in the story and the build up to the end of were great. Good story!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This fast paced read took us through a messy kidnapping and helped the reader see the scenes visually with her descriptive words, while unraveling the plot with dialogs that told the story. Loved it!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I don’t know how I stumbled on this book but what a surprise! Great story. Characters are likable and realistic. The plot is unpredictable and paces just perfect. Loved it!! I am looking for more by this author now :)” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The best one yet. Agent Tess is a remarkable and brilliant investigator. Admire her wit and tenacity. Can't wait read the next book.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Really enjoyed reading this book. I couldn’t put it down, the characters were serious about the case. I pictured each character in my mind.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I am absolutely loving this series! Two more weeks and the next one will be downloaded! I hope I can wait that long!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Another heart stopping page turner! If you like suspense, twists and turns, crazy endings, then you’ll love this book & series. How anyone can get these ideas!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The story kept me hooked! I read it in record time! The ending was a total surprise. I loved the suspense.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I have read one of her books right after another each one as riveting as the one before it! Love love love Tess Winnett!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great book in this series. I really enjoyed it. All the books in this series were engaging. I can recommend all of them.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is an excellent book about kidnapping, corruption and family.
The plot is well developed and has many twists. The ending is clever.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Always keeps you guessing. You can never guess the end. Please keep them coming. I have read many of Leslie Wolfes books and will keep reading them because everyone has kept me guessing” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A fascinating book. I had a difficult time putting it down. I highly recommend this book. You'll enjoy it too!” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Leslie Wolfe has done it again, another detective to follow!
So happy to have found this author, going to my happy place and finish the other books in this series.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book was a real page turner. I loved the twist and turns that it took throughout the book. I would not have figured the end to be the outcome that it was.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great story with interesting characters who are more complex as the kidnapping unfolds. The book kept you reading into the night. Surprising ending” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kept me reading until I finished, well written and constant action. If you need to stay awake, get this book it will keep you on edge for sure.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A thriller to say the least and I was kept guessing and second guessing myself until the very end. Little Paige was indeed a strong little girl.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I read every single word completely submerged in the developing plot. The ending had such a twist that put all the pieces together.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Very Riveting. Fast action with lots of suspense. Gotta love Tess, she’s amazing! Perfect book to read while cuddled on the sofa with a cup of hot tea on a cold winter day.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I really liked each and every book in this series. I hope you come out with more. Keep up the good work.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I enjoy the books featuring Tess Winnett. I think they have a good mix of recurring characters as well. I really like the subject matter because it is very true to life” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I loved the characters in this book. It was highly emotional and I couldn't put it down. Makes me want to read more with these characters.” Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

““The Girl They Took” is a standout in both best suspense books and best thriller novels, thanks to Wolfe’s skillful fusion of suspense and emotional depth.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Recognized among the best thriller books 2023, this novel compels readers with its consistent pacing and intricate plot.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“As one of the best mystery books 2024, “The Girl They Took” is thriller perfection with a plot that enthralls and captivates.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Wolfe’s novel shines among psychological thriller books, offering engrossing psychological depth and breathtaking suspense.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book is often recommended as one of the best new thriller books, with its true page-turner quality and Wolfe’s sharp narrative.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A prominent title in the best thriller audiobooks, “The Girl They Took” is unforgettable and intricately plotted.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Among good mystery books, this novel stands out for delivering mystery at its best, with a narrative that’s both thrilling and complex.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Wolfe’s “The Girl They Took” is noted among the best thriller fiction books for its remarkable craft and compelling storytelling.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A leading example of the best psychological thrillers books, this novel offers an intense and chilling experience.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Girl They Took” secures its place among the best mystery novels with its detailed plot and Wolfe’s keen attention to the intricacies of suspense.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐