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Publisher's Summary

He gave up his daughter years ago, but now he'll risk his life to save hers.
Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister's disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears....
Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department. As the clues reveal a pattern of missing girls, the kidnapping case becomes a race against time to save Ariana. What cost is Alex willing to pay to keep his daughter alive?
©2017 Stacy Claflin (P)2018 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 03-24-18

Looking forward to the next in this new series...

I enjoyed this book. The this is another new author for me.
When I read the summary I was a little confused. The summary states that the protagonist (Alex Mercer) gave his daughter up for adoption but gives no reason why. It also doesn't say that he does have contact with her. Nor does it give either of their ages. From the summary I made the assumption (never ass-u-me) that their ages were like teenager and 40 or somewhere in there.
So, it turns out that Alex is 25 years and his daughter is 11 and has been adopted by the bio mom's parents. Alex pretty much leaves her alone with her "family" and only sees her three times a year. When she gets kidnapped while out with him for the first time it becomes a race to save her from a serial killer whose been at killing children for over three decades.
I really enjoyed this book. Alex has just enough immaturity/maturity for a 25 year old to make the character believable.
Rachel Dulude does an outstanding job narrating.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 04-08-18

Marvelous suspense mystery!

Author Stacy Claflin is already well known for her very successful paranormal and romance novels (my two least favorite fiction genres). With the Alex Mercer series she brings her talents to suspense mystery/thrillers, my favorite genre. Girl in Trouble is an outstanding fast-paced novel with a complex and very credible plot and vivid characters. It is a 5 star winner about the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl by a serial killer. Book 2 in the series is already available and Book 3 will be released later this month. Rachel Dulude's narration is stellar. I really enjoyed this novel.

Thanks once again to Audible listener Shelley for her wonderful reviews. I would have never considered a Stacy Claflin novel without her positive review.

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