Steal Away [NOOK Book]

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Steal Away is book one of the Teri Blake-Addison private investigator series. Teri's specialty is finding people. But Teri often finds a lot more than her clients want! In Steal Away Teri is hired by a well known evangelist to find out what really happened to his wife. Five years previously she was in a sailboat accident with two friends. Their bodies were found. Her's wasn't. The minister wants to get married again yet is troubled by "ghosts ...
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Overview

Steal Away is book one of the Teri Blake-Addison private investigator series. Teri's specialty is finding people. But Teri often finds a lot more than her clients want! In Steal Away Teri is hired by a well known evangelist to find out what really happened to his wife. Five years previously she was in a sailboat accident with two friends. Their bodies were found. Her's wasn't. The minister wants to get married again yet is troubled by "ghosts of the past" and he wants to put to rest once and for all what happened to his wife.

Steal Away was a Christy Award finalist, a Daphne finalist and was given top honors by The Word Guild. As well, it was the 2004 Beacon Award winner for Best Inspirational Novel, the Winter Rose Award Winner for Best Inspirational Novel, and it was given the Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers.
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Amazon.com - Lina Gardiner
If you're looking for a mystery that you won't be able to put down, read Steal Away! Linda Hall's best book yet. This novel is complex, compelling, and the story is intricately woven into the lives of the exceptional characters Ms. Hall has created. The mystery will grab you and keep you guessing until the very satisfactory ending. Personalities spring to life throughout this book, each of them with their own set of problems and secrets, which build the escalating mystery to a fine pitch. This i
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Meet the Author

Linda Hall spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels. In 1990 Linda decided to do something she'd always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992.
Since that time she's written eighteen more mystery and suspense novels.
Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey and her love of the ocean was born there. When she was a little girl Linda remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.
Linda has roots in two countries. In 1971, she married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. They moved to Canada and have lived there ever since. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34' sailboat, aptly named - Mystery.
Both Linda's husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS. The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Linda's Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that she knows how to use a sextant and can 'theoretically' find her way home by looking at the stars.
Rik and Linda have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

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    I don't see many stories about a married PI, so this was a refreshing look at one. Teri's first assignment is to track down a missing woman, whose husband believes she's alive. Good suspense.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2014

    I find most inspirational suspense books rather ho-hum. Not this

    I find most inspirational suspense books rather ho-hum. Not this one. From the engrossing prologue to the surprising ending, I followed the trail of clues, well developed characters through the setting, my beloved Maine and points North. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    Sure to be a great mystery series!

    This series is the first I've read regarding a married PI and I found the new slant refreshing. Teri is sure to make a name for herself as a PI, in addition to a newlywed. This series is sure to be a great mystery series. I highly recommend this series for anyone who loves a good mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2004

    Great mystery novel!

    This first novel in the Teri Blake-Addison Mystery Series is a hit! For those of you who enjoy a great mystery novel, by a Christian author, this one will keep you turning the pages. The writer leaves a lasting picture in your mind of what Grand Manan Island must look like, along with many interesting characters, Marnie, being one of my favorites. I can't wait for book #2 in this mystery series to arrive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Greed inside a religious movement

    An attractive, well-thought-of minister¿s wife in Philadelphia, a woman who grew up on the water, is missing. Her sailboat, with two close friends aboard has gone unreported. Now her widower, Dr. Carl Houseman, wants some answers. He turns to private investigator Terri Blake-Addison, a scrappy woman who pulls few punches and has a clear understanding of her limitations. No superwoman here, just real folks. There is a problem. Terri is locked in a distracting process with members of her church because she wants to teach Sunday school and there are apparently some who object. Other problems occur. Dr. Houseman is the head of a vast and growing media ministry that¿s finally worth a whole lot of money. And, the case is already old; his wife died five years ago. Blake-Addison takes the assignment and follows the trail to a remote Maine village where Ellen grew up and where she apparently died. The more the investigator probes and peels back old and new secrets, the more complex becomes the picture. Author Hall has done a first rate job of balancing two interesting threads and keeping the reader aware of their intersections. Why did Ellen Houseman become unhappy in her role in the Houseman Empire? How much antipathy and jealousy were present in the second rank of executives? How did the secret relationships among residents and visitors in the tiny Maine village affect Ellen and her friends? What really happened to Ellen Houseman? The exploration of religious empire building and the very human intercepts played out against the tiny but important individual crises and triumphs in Maine is enthralling and constantly interesting. Hall has done a fine job with this book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This book is emotionally moving

    The defining moment in Teri Blake Addison¿s life came when she was fourteen years old and her mother went out to do grocery shopping. She never came home and the police thought she was abducted because her car was found in the grocery parking lot. Several years later Tori becomes a police officer and then a private detective specializing in missing person cases. At age of thirty-eight she married the love of her life, widower Jack Addison, an English professor and fellow Christian....................... Her latest client is world famous televangelist and foremost Christian apologist Dr. Carl Houseman who founded the rich congregation Houseman Ministries. He is getting married again five years after his wife was killed in a boating accident but before he puts an end to that period in his life he wants Teri to find out his wife¿s state of mind in her last days. Teri¿s investigation takes an unexpected turn when she comes upon a reclusive living on Grand Maran Island living with her twenty something mentally challenged daughter...................... This novel will STEAL AWAY the reader from the ordinary world and transport them into the pages of this fascinating tale of portrayal, redemption and second chances. Without getting preachy, this mystery within a mystery focuses on the premise no sin is too big to be unforgivable if the person genuinely regrets what they have done (difficult to accept for many people). The protagonist is a likable person who does her job without alienating others and has such an honest personality that people open up to her. This is the first installment in what looks like a good mystery series..................... Harriet Klausner

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