Lisa Stone


Have you seen Leila?



8-year-old Leila Smith has seen and heard things that no child should ever have to. On the Hawthorn Estate, where she lives, she often stays out in the playground long after the other children have left, just so she can avoid her own home for longer.


But what Leila doesn’t know is that someone has been watching her. One day, she disappears without a trace…


The police start a nationwide search but it’s as if Leila has vanished into thin air. Who kidnapped her? What do they want? Will she return home safe and sound, or is she lost forever?


 A gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Lisa Stone.


Book Details:

  • Author: Lisa Stone
  • Published Year: 2020
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Avon
Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

As a writer of suspense thrillers I often ask myself what if? What if this happened instead of that? Or why a particular person reacted as they did. So often fact is stranger than fiction and these books start with a fact which I develop. You may be surprised to know, for example, just how many patients experience changes in their likes and dislikes after a transplant operation ~  The Darkness Within. Or how easy it is to look into someone’s home through their CCTV ~ Stalker.   Just a little bit about me. I live in England and have three children. I have always been a writ...
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Book Reviews

  • "I loved this book. She describes all her characters so well you feel you know them.  "
    Ann 5* Amazon review
  • "Brilliant. Fast-paced and superbly written.  "
    Sue 5* Amazon review
  • "Another gripping read. "
    CG Weatherley 5* Amazon review
  • "A very talented author. "
    Phil 5* Amazon review
  • "A gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Lisa Stone"
  • "Addictive. "
  • "This story held me captive from the very first chapter. "
    Bridget 5* Waterstones review
  • "A thrilling read.  "
    Louise 5* Waterstones review
  • "I started Taken on Saturday night and finished it Sunday evening"
    . Debby Facebook post.
  • "Absolutely brilliant. Best book I’ve read this year! Well done"
    Terri Facebook
  • "I thought I’d worked out what was going to happen but I was wrong! "
    Sam Twitter
  • "This story held me captive from the very first chapter with its intensity and fabulous plotline "
    Bridget 5 * Goodreads
  • "Enthralled…. stayed up all night just to finish this…  gripping. She really did an amazing job so thank you Lisa Stone. "
    Shannon 5* Goodreads