Finding Lucy

Finding Lucy

Every family has its secrets. None more than this one. Alison?s life has been a lonely one, but now it?s time to change that. With no children in her future there is only one answer ? she?ll take one. She?ll rescue a girl who needs a better home. A better mother. A better life. It will be the start of a perfect family, and no one will question who Lucy really is. Especially Every family has its secrets. None more than this one. Alison?s life has been a lonely one, but now it...

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Title:Finding Lucy
Author:Diana Finley
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B079QJ8LPW
Edition Language:English
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Finding Lucy Reviews

  • Mystica
    Sep 03, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

  • Sarah
    Feb 12, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

  • Angie
    Jan 19, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

    Nice diversion. A little slow at times but still interesting. ...

    Not sure how I felt about this book, predicable in the story line, but the psychology behind the story I found engaging. ...

    I really enjoyed this one! The plot was consistent and moved along at a great pace and the characters were well developed. ...

    This was a crazy story about a woman who decides to steal a child she thinks needs a better home and raises her as her own. It's about love, pain, lies, and family. ...

  • Connie Fischer
    Sep 02, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

  • Janette
    Sep 29, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

  • Vivian
    Dec 07, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

  • Joan
    Aug 11, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

  • Shirley
    Sep 08, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

  • Susan Obryan
    Dec 28, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

  • Angela
    Aug 14, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

  • Holly
    Oct 12, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

  • Cristie Underwood
    Sep 02, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

    Nice diversion. A little slow at times but still interesting. ...

    Not sure how I felt about this book, predicable in the story line, but the psychology behind the story I found engaging. ...

    I really enjoyed this one! The plot was consistent and moved along at a great pace and the characters were well developed. ...

  • Jo Mcculley
    Feb 05, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

    Nice diversion. A little slow at times but still interesting. ...

  • Ellen
    Sep 05, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

  • Angela  Mellor
    Sep 17, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

  • Dóra Birgis
    Sep 27, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

    Nice diversion. A little slow at times but still interesting. ...

    Not sure how I felt about this book, predicable in the story line, but the psychology behind the story I found engaging. ...

    I really enjoyed this one! The plot was consistent and moved along at a great pace and the characters were well developed. ...

    This was a crazy story about a woman who decides to steal a child she thinks needs a better home and raises her as her own. It's about love, pain, lies, and family. ...

    ...

  • Lady Delacour
    Sep 12, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

  • Lou
    Aug 31, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

  • Sarah MacIntyre
    Sep 03, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

  • Shirley Delamar
    Nov 13, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

  • Sally
    Dec 10, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

  • Ayesha Smith
    Jan 05, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

    Nice diversion. A little slow at times but still interesting. ...

    Not sure how I felt about this book, predicable in the story line, but the psychology behind the story I found engaging. ...

  • Nic Nic
    Mar 31, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

  • Mary Jane Murphy
    Mar 10, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

  • Adele Shea
    Sep 15, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

  • Lori Fitzgerald
    Dec 23, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

  • pamela o'herlihy
    Nov 24, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

  • Shirley
    Jan 26, 2019

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

  • Tonya Nardi
    Oct 19, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...

    This was interesting but I thought it had a fairly facile ending. The issue of child abduction was treated fairly cavalierly as well. ...

  • Megan D
    Oct 16, 2018

    Alison Brown was somewhat of a loner and when her mother died she was at a loss and lonely. When visiting her mother's grave she came across the grave of a baby girl named Lucy Brown aged two. Alison came up with an elaborate plan of abducting a little girl, renaming her and moving to ...

    Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. My main problem is that I felt no emotion. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, nor did I feel anything for Lucy. Lucy was kidnapped when she was 2 years old by someone that thought she could do a better job raising her than her biolo...

    It's rare we come across a completely original story in the crime genre and i'm afraid this is another which makes use of the missing/abducted child trope. However, this book views it from a wholly different angle to many others, namely by looking at it from the perpetrators perspectiv...

    Dove into this book without reading anything about it. Found it to be an Original take on a familiar theme. It was interesting, some what intense, with a very quiet, haunting darkness. Listened with TTS Mildly not Clean. Foul Language. ...

    Allison and her mother lived a quiet life, isolated, very few friends. Her mother did not encourage her to mix with young people, so when she died Allison was quite alone. But Allison longs for a child and carefully prepares a diabolic plan to snatch a child. She does this so succes...

    Interesting premise executed in a very ordinary sort of way. There was no suspense, no plot twists and turns at all really! Oddly enough I still found it fairly gripping and read it through in one go, I was just so interested by the idea and curious to know how it would end up - which ...

    Alison has lived with her adoptive mother for most of her life, except for a brief time away at university, which ended in disaster. In fact her life has been full of ups and downs and she is not the most gregarious person. When her mother passes away she feels lonelier than ever. She ...

    1985 Alison Brown, age 40, desperately wants a child. Having just lost her beloved adoptive mother, Alison is so lonely for her. Alison has considered other means of having her own child, but none are acceptable to her. She moves to a home in Newcastle, furnishing it for herself...

    An interesting angle that started with a fairly frightening concept, that of a woman very purposefully setting out to steal a child, targeting that child, and then going ahead with a startling plan. It held my attention because it was unusual, in that something we would all see as quit...

    Finding Lucy is a 3.5 stars as although the storyline is good there were no twists or suspense. This is a crime thriller written differently then others I have read as this deals with child abduction but from the perpetrators side. Although this was a good idea there were no moments t...

    Child abductions are often in the news, but what about when they hit closer to home? So, what if it happens not to you, but by you? Such is the case in "Finding Lucy," a complex psychological thriller by Diana Finley. Alison wants a child, but birth is not in the cards. A grave mark...

    Enjoyed the quite unique premise of this book .. a child abduction told mostly from the perspective of the abductor, with a few narratives from Lucy interwoven throughout. Unfortunately I didn't feel that the idea quite worked in reality as I couldn't take to Alison's character and fou...

    I received this book "Finding Lucy" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I did like the story concept but a lot of the story was not believable. Everything just came out great in the end with everyone happy and no one upset - really upset - that a young child was taken...

    I found this an easy read with a storyline I have not seen in this type of book before - the story of a child abduction told from the viewpoint of the abductor. A story of secrets and lies, and also of forgiveness. I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find I felt sympathy towards t...

    A really interesting read. A missing child story but definitely different to the many out there. A story told from the perpetrators side. I really enjoyed the well written characters with all their flaws. Touching on mental health and how this affects people through life. A good saga w...

    Heartwrenching! A perfect read for anyone. So sad that a woman who simply wanted to be a mother, and was refused from adopting simply because she was single went to such lengths. In a world with so many children in need someone willing to take in a child and love it must take this r...

    I find this book special and great . The story was about Stacey who was taken away Alison Brown changed her name to Lucy . When Lucy was about 25 she finds the answers, Alison has cancer . I read these books a lot because they are special for me . I would like to thank Netgalley f...

    So disturbing, I could hardly put it down. The protagonist is completely insane, convincing herself otherwise; psychotic and lost in a never ending tangle of lies. This is a story told through the eyes of a child abductor. My heart ached for the little girl, for her family and in a str...

    I loved this book! This is a very complex thriller, and a powerful reminder of just how difficult it is to sustain a lie. This is true especially one the magnitude of Alison's lie! It was interesting to see her Atty change through the years as she witnessed the damage she has done...

    I enjoyed this book but wouldn?t class it as a mystery book, more of a psychological drama. It was interesting to get both the abductor and abductees point of view. The story kept me interested and was believable in the most part. ...

    Who am I? Lucy found out while attending college that she had been abducted by her mother as a child and not adopted as she was led to believe. She had a few years and a time sorting out her identity, but in the end all was well. Kind of a sad book really but a readable story. ...

    Just like real life This novel is just like what you might here about on the news. I really liked the book except for the bad language at times. That part I could have done without. ...

    Finding Lucy was an addictive read when Alison discover a little girl she decides to abduct her and call her Lucy I could not put my kindle down for wanting to find out what happens next! ...

    interesting story. ...