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Product details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Spellbinder Press (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979518245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979518249
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,268,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

L.J. Sellers is an award-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/suspense series: Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, and Liars, Cheaters & Thieves. Her novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and RT Reviews, and the series is a Kindle bestseller. L.J. also has four standalone thrillers: The Sex Club, The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect. When not plotting murders, she enjoys performing standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She’s also been known to jump out of airplanes.

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This is the first book I've read from L.J. Sellers, and it certainly won't be the last. The author knows how to write a gripping but dark story, yet not unbelievable. Both main characters, Jenna and Eric, are strong yet vulnerable with their insecurities, thus giving the readers some compassion for them. Detective Jackson (from LJ's Detective Jackson Mysteries novels) makes an appearance (which I understand he has done in all her books), although his character isn't explored in much depth in this book. I'll no doubt be meeting this character when I start on that series.

I particularly enjoyed the storyline of The Baby Thief, as it's a bit different to the thrillers I've read before. Overall, I found it to be a compelling and enjoyable read, with plenty of page-turning moments. Well done, L.J - keep the books coming.... you've got a new fan!
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I've never read anything by this author before really good book easy to follow even with a vast amount of characters! Gritty story and a race to the end! Thoroughly enjoyed this story and all the emotions throughout!
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i really enjoyed it, it had everything a book should have the characters were well explalined and once i started it i couldnt come away from it x
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This is the first book I have read from L J Sellers and will most likely be the last. The idea behind the story seems to be original, but I felt that the "romantic thriller" side seemed to be more the sub-plot. There seemed to be an overemphasis on the solving of who kidnapped Jenna rather than the romantic side this story suggested. Also, the story was told from several different viewpoints - I am a fan of the "telling it from two sides" format, but this was too many characters and as such, I felt I did not understand them or particularly care for any of them. The story did, however, have some unpredictable twists.

I do like crime fiction now and again, so I probably would have still read this had this been advertised as crime (and would probably be less disappointed) but I have read both better romantic thrillers and better crime stories.
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Dr Elizabeth Demauer works at the Assisted Reproduction Clinic and when Jenna Mcclure visits the clinic wanting a baby by artificial insemination, Elizabeth immediately notices the strong similarities in looks between her and Jenna. Elizabeth had being adopted and by using equipment at the clinic she is able to run DNA tests and compare samples and she finds out that Jenna is her biological sister.

Elizabeth herself wants to have a baby but she can not conceive a child herself due to pelvic infections she had has a child. These were probably caused by the fact she was sexual abused by her adopted father. So when she finds out that Jenna is her biological sister she sees this as the perfect opportunity for her to create the perfect baby for herself using her expertise and David Carmichael who she had met at medical school.

David Carmichael or the Reverend Carmichael as he was now known as was running a cult church he called, The Church of the Reborn. A religious commune mainly made up of female members. The church was twenty-five miles away from the nearest town hidden away in an isolated fortress. Not many people knew about the churches location, making it the perfect place for David's other work. David was also running a secret underground test-tube baby clinic to impregnate the women in the church using sperm stolen from the clinic by Elizabeth. David had become obsessed with creating life. David owes everything to Elizabeth. Elizabeth had kept him from losing his medical licence and going to jail in the past.

So when Elizabeth tells David she wants to kidnap Jenna and harvest her eggs and fertilize them and transfers them into her body, David as not choice but to go along with her plans.
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I normally find it easy to write a review but I'm struggling with this one. It was ok,maybe it was the writing of it but I was glad when I finally finished it. Perhaps if she'd given the storyline to Robin Cook he would have made a better job of it
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this book hooked me from the very beggining. it has many enticing genres: action, romance, mystery and many more. It was a thrill to read!
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A bit flighty and not up to Sellers usual standard.
I think the cult-like compound could have been explored to a greater extent. Perhaps even researched more extensively to educate readers on the oppressive and abusive culture towards women and children in these religious sub-cults.
Taking it one step further into the genetic gender screening of sperm to enable the birth of one specific gender is a point that also needs to be noted. This is common practice for couples/people and even some counties willing to pay the price to a get a genetically perfect child.
Again that concept was just skimmed over.
I was not only a tad annoyed, but quite horrified at Eric watching a female be kidnapped off the street in broad daylight and hesitate to report it to the police.
This could have been so much more.
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