Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday Memes: Stolen Things by R. H. Herron

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

No one ever called 911 because they were having a great day.

Well, sometimes Jocko Smith did, but he was a local drunk who didn't get along with his therapist, and 911 was free.
Friday 56:
White girl hurt, another one missing, black guy dead, infamous black superstar athlete at the middle of all of it -- it was on the front page of every local paper now, and by tomorrow it would hit the major media channels.
This week I am spotlighting a thriller I got from Edelweiss. Stolen Things is R. H. Herron's debut novel. Here is the description from Amazon:
A sensational crime, a missing teen, and a mother and daughter with no one to trust but each other come together in this shocking debut thriller by R. H. Herron.

“Mama? Help me.”

Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for almost two decades, but nothing in her nearly twenty years of experience could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line. She is drugged, disoriented, and in pain, and even though the whole police department springs into action, there is nothing Laurie can do to help.

Jojo, who has been sexually assaulted, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, a pro football player famous for his work with the Citizens Against Police Brutality movement, though she insists he would never hurt her. And she has no idea where her best friend, Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be.

As Jojo and Laurie begin digging into Harper’s private messages on social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, they uncover a conspiracy far bigger than they ever could have imagined. With Kevin’s freedom on the line and the chances of finding Harper unharmed slipping away, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves, not even the police department they’ve long considered family . . . and time is running out.


  1. This is on my wish list, and from the excerpts you shared, I'm glad it is! I love the humor in the book beginning you shared. And it sounds like it will be intense.

    Have a great weekend, Kathy!

  2. Sounds like a thrilling read. That'd be horrible to get a 911 call from your daughter! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. Sounds like a page turner. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really like the dry tone of that first line.

  5. Sounds VERY interesting. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by Colletta's Kitchen Sink :)


  6. Sounds like a page turner to me. Happy weekend!

  7. Sounds like an exciting story. I'll read this one.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang.

  8. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing, Kathy. :)

  9. Hope you'll enjoy your latest thriller. Happy Reading.


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