By Sara Blædel

#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel returns with a captivating new suspense novel: Detective Louise Rick encounters her most troubling case yet as she goes up against an extremely wealthy-but psychologically twisted-sociopath targeting vulnerable young women.

When the granddaughter of the wealthy Sachs-Smith family is kidnapped, Louise’s skills as a trained negotiator are put to work. She is tasked with helping the desperate mother negotiate what soon turns into a life-or-death situation. The kidnappers will only exchange the deathly ill little girl for an infamous stained glass panel―known as the Angel of Death―that has been in the family for generations. But there’s a problem… the Angel, worth millions, was recently stolen from the family home.

Racing against the clock as she matches wits with a criminal mastermind, Louise will be taken to the depths of human depravity. She’s about to learn the hard way that money can buy absolutely anything. But will she be able to find the little girl before her time runs out?

This suspenseful and emotionally powerful thriller by Sara Blaedel will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

First published by People’s Press in 2010

Denmark, People’s Press
The Netherlands, The House of Books
Norway, Bonnier Forlag
Poland, Proszynski
Portugal, TopSeller/ 20/20 Editora
Spain, Jentas
Sweden, Bokförlaget Polaris
US, Grand Central Publishing

There are a lot of moving parts to the plot, though Blaedel keeps everything well-oiled and moving with nary a squeak as she leads the reader through the book to a series of startling and satisfying conclusions…The Stolen Angel will leave both long-term fans of Blaedel and casual readers of her work wanting more.