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Stealing Faces [Kindle Edition]

Michael Prescott
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Michael Prescott, author of FINAL SINS and COLD AROUND THE HEART, comes this exciting novel of relentless psychological suspense.

John Cray has a secret. For twelve years he has stalked and kidnapped women, setting them loose in the mountains of eastern Arizona, hunting them like animals, and taking their lives. He has left no clues. He is suspected by no one. Or so he thinks.

But now he has a problem. Somebody -- a woman whose name he doesn't know -- is stalking him.

She follows him when he makes his nightly rounds in Tucson. She watches him on busy streetcorners and in shadowy restaurants. She seems to know his secret. But if so, why hasn't she gone to the police?

Cray plans to turn the tables on his mysterious pursuer. He will become the predator, and she -- the prey. Once she's in his power, she will tell him who she is and what she's after. And then she will die.

But even Cray isn't prepared to confront the truth when he discovers it -- or to deal with the shattering implications of a past he had thought long buried and an obsessive madness he cannot control ...

"Stealing Faces is truly thrilling as well as chilling: I could not put this book down. Reading the first few chapters of this tale is like reading the climax for most thrillers and the excitement just keeps building. Michael Prescott knows how to keep readers' eyes glued to his pages.... I was completely hooked. Actually, more than completely hooked, I thought the lightning-paced thrills were going to give me a heart attack!" - Judith Flavell, The Mystery Reader

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  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00547KH66
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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89 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very high three and a half stars August 11, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I must admit that Michael Prescott has a knack for writing a very entertaining prologue! Readers arrive on the scene smack dab in the middle of single mom Sharon Andrews bloodied and running for her life. Unfortunately for Sharon, she's in the prologue...we know what's going to happen to her. And very quickly, so does she.
From a writing standpoint "Stealing Faces" is crisp and reads quickly. A definite plus in this form of novel. The major players of the story are deftly crafted. Poor Elizabeth Palmer, a.k.a. Ellen Pendleton , a.k.a. Paula Nielson, but in reality Kaylie McMillan has been on the run for the better part of twelve years. She is of the opinion that Dr. John Cray is the unstoppable White Mountain Killer. She's absolutely correct, of course. She's also the murderess of her husband Justin McMillan. What Cray does as the White Mountain Killer is rather obvious from the book's title.
Kaylie and Cray play a lot of physical tag in the first portion of the novel. Each trying to remain one step ahead of the other. They spend the second half of the novel playing mental tag. Kaylie and Cray encounter several other interesting people in the course of the story. Namely, Tucson Detective Roy Shepherd and Kaylie's ex-father-in-law Anson McMillan.
My only ever so MINUSCULE complaint is that they really weren't given any more to do but play hide and seek with one another. To go any further into what precisely goes on would be to give away too many spoilers in this well written novel. It's just that things become a bit formulaic towards the end. Cray makes a mistake or two that seem out of character for someone who throughout the rest of the story takes great pride in his meticulousness.
This still does not take away from the fact that there are some clever twists and turns in this story. A fast read that I think many people will find very enjoyable.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sensational December 3, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
i have only recently found Michael Prescott, & i cannot get enough of his writing. his character development, the twists & turns he provides make for an incredibly believable read. The Shadow Hunter & Stealing Faces are 2 of the best reads i have ever read & if he keeps this style up , guys like James Patterson & Geoffery Deaver will, in my humble opinion, have a serious contender. Cant wait to read Comes The Dark.
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120 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsmiling Faces Sometimes October 6, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Imagine running for twelve years, harboring the deepest darkest secret as to why you shot your husband dead. !

Such is the plight of Kaylie McMillan (Elizabeth Palmer, etc.) in this suspenseful second effort from Michael Prescott.

As in "Comes the Dark," this is a gripping, suspenseful thriller. John Cray is a nasty, irreprehensible villain, smooth and relentlessly evil. Again, Prescott delves into Cray's youth to show us the reason, but again, not the justification, for his actions.

The physical and psychological "hunt" between Kaylie and Cray is tense, and frustrating, as Kaylie appears to be losing the match, and Dr. Cray may finally get his revenge.

A stunning book in many ways, it will keep you riveted. The supporting characters, as in Prescott's first novel, are very interesting, even if the hero (Roy Shepherd) and Kaylie are very similar thematically to the two heroes in "Comes the Dark."

But, this is a minor complaint---just read it and be enthralled!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great concept! April 1, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book definitely has a great storyline; it did take me almost to the last page to figure the whole thing out. Without giving too much of the story away, you are going to be hooked from page one when you read about Sharon Andrews murder. I was troubled by the fact that Kaylie was trying to catch a serial murder on her own, and kept thinking to myself why is she not going to the police? Well later on in the book you will see why. I was terrified when the killer got a hold of her the second time, and I was impressed by how manipulative the killer or Dr. Cray proofed to be. Lots of twists and turns and a great heart pounding ending. But if you have a weak stomach you might have to skip a few pages...
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! This one got to me! October 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The cover caught my eye and the story captured by mind. This is really a scary book, but very believable. Kaylie is a sympathetic and pathetic character, running for her life while trying to rid the world of a sadistic killer. No one believes her, she has no money, she lives in seedy motels and her beat up old car--all the while trying to convince herself she's not crazy. She is so terribly alone with her fears and her mission. I couldn't even catch my breath until it was over. I can hardly wait for the next Prescott novel. Wish he would include Kaylie and Detective Shepherd in a sequel...I want to know what happens to them both.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY pleasantly surprised! June 30, 2011
By Lainey
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For 99 cents (Kindle version), I was expecting very little, especially because I have been reading books in the genre that are more expensive and well-known. But this one truly was better than nearly all of them. The characters are given true depth, allowing the reader to connect and experience the novel on a level deeper than you typically see in this genre. The book is full of twists and turns, and the suspense is perfectly timed--right when you are beginning to feel at a standstill, another little clue is dropped and you're reeled right back in. I read the whole thing in a day, desperate to reach the answers.

Of course because it is a crime mystery, there is some gore and some disturbing scenes, but that's to be expected in this genre.

I would highly recommend this book. It's smart, well-written, suspenseful and truly holds the reader's attention from beginning to end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sealing Faces
Very suspenseful book. Quick read with many twisrs and turns to kep one guessing. It is a very good book for people who enjoy thrillers,
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new twists
Thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns...couldn't put it down. I highly recommend Michael Prescott to anyone that enjoys mystery/ Thriller novels.
Published 2 days ago by Vauna M Shonk
3.0 out of 5 stars More fantasy than thrilling
Very formulaic and very high on fantasy. The main heroine is totally unbelievable and by the end I did not care if she was killed off. Other than that it was mildly interesting. Read more
Published 10 days ago by TheresaRose
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind
To think that a person can be so deranged is unbelievably frightening.....amazing details into the mind of a psychopathic tormentor.
Published 15 days ago by Née née
5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Thriller!!
This story was one of the best I have read in years. What a unique perspective, the serial killer stalked by an innocent, righteous girl. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart Thriller
Dr. Cray is a psychiatrist who kills people. Dr. Cray is also the smartest, most memorable, character I have read in years. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mitsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Prescott does it again!
Very intriguing. From the first couple of pages it had me wondering and then it unfolded. It keep me going 'till the end.
Published 19 days ago by barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this one!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I lost sleep because I didn't want to stop reading. Michael Prescott remains one of my favorite authors.
Published 1 month ago by j walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Read it IN a day. Pretty short. But super intense and confusing. Just my kind of thing. Loved this story.
Published 1 month ago by BrandiMichelle
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
Good mystery, fast paced and great plot even though the story line too be kind is tried and true in this genre. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bruce Senior
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More About the Author

After twenty years in traditional publishing, novelist Michael Prescott found himself out of work in 2007, his career apparently over. On a whim, he began releasing his older titles and some new novels in ebook form. Much to his amazement, sales took off, and by 2011 he was one of the bestselling ebook writers in the United States, profiled in USA Today and sought after for interviews. To date he has sold nearly 1.5 million ebooks.

His latest ebook releases are three backlist titles, COMES THE DARK, SHUDDER, and SHATTER, the crime thriller COLD AROUND THE HEART, the anthology STEEL TRAP AND OTHER STORIES, and the paranormal novella CHASING OMEGA. A complete list of his books can be found at Amazon Author Central's Michael Prescott page. Please be aware that more than one writer uses the name "Michael Prescott," and sometimes the works of these other writers show up in Amazon searches or on Amazon sales pages. If a given book is not listed at Author Central, it is the work of a different author.

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