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About the Author

L. J. Sellers is a native of Eugene, Oregon, the setting of her thrillers. She is a former award-winning journalist and editor, and current standup comic, cyclist, social networker, and mystery-conference attendee-as well as a skydiving and thrill-seeking fanatic. A long-standing fan of police procedurals, she numbers John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, and Lawrence Sanders among her favorites. Her own novels, featuring Detective Jackson, include The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, Liars, Cheaters, & Thieves, and Rules of Crime. She's also penned three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Lethal Effect.

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  • File Size: 2244 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612186238
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 26, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 26, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089OEBRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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L.J. Sellers writes the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series--a four-time winner of the Readers Favorite Awards. She also pens the high-octane Agent Dallas series and provocative standalone thrillers. Her 17 novels have been highly praised by reviewers, and she's one of the highest-rated crime fiction authors on Amazon.

L.J. resides in Eugene, Oregon where many of her novels are set, and she's an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal. When not plotting murders, she enjoys standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She's also been known to jump out of airplanes.

For more about L.J., visit her website:

Detective Jackson Mysteries
The Sex Club
Secrets to Die For
Thrilled to Death
Passions of the Dead
Dying for Justice
Liars, Cheaters & Thieves
Rules of Crime
Crimes of Memory
Deadly Bonds
Wrongful Death (March, 2105)

Agent Dallas Thrillers
The Trigger
The Target
The Trap (Dec., 2014)

Standalone Thrillers
The Baby Thief
The Gauntlet Assassin
The Lethal Effect

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The Baby Thief is more of what I would call a thriller than her usual Det. Jackson series, but it still has her typical trademarks of complex plot, full of twists and turns, and tough social issues have the spotlight brought to bear on them.

In this book, Sellers addresses the issues of egg harvesting and cults. I really don't want to say much more in fear of giving away the plot - but if you think the idea of stealing and/or arranging to buy another woman's eggs in order to resell them to a couple desperate to have a child, just take the time to research the topic - you'll be amazed and appalled by what is going on out there.

This book brings all of that to light in the story of a young woman who is kidnapped and hidden away in a remote commune so that her eggs may be harvested.

The book is a bit slow but picks up pace rapidly and then grips you to the point you can't wait to find out how it is all going to play out.

Jackson does appear although he is not the main character - but still nice to see an old friend.

Also, the book is very well formatted - no glitches in the formatting to pull you out of the story.

Highly recommended for a good read.
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This was my very first kindle and L.J. Sellers book and boy was it ever good! L.J. Sellers did a SUPERB job with this book. The characters and the storyline hook you in right from page one and never lets go till the very last page.
This mystery was honestly the kind of story that keeps you guessing the whole way through, and then just when you think you know what is going to happen, guess are thrown into another loop lol
I for one, can't wait to read more L.J. Sellers books.

I definitely recommend this great book to all who enjoy a great, fast paced mystery that grabs your attention right from page 1...and never lets it go!!!
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Dr Elizabeth Demauer works at the Assisted Reproduction Clinic and when Jenna Mcclure visits the clinic wanting a baby by artificial insemination, Elizabeth immediately notices the strong similarities in looks between her and Jenna. Elizabeth had being adopted and by using equipment at the clinic she is able to run DNA tests and compare samples and she finds out that Jenna is her biological sister.

Elizabeth herself wants to have a baby but she can not conceive a child herself due to pelvic infections she had has a child. These were probably caused by the fact she was sexual abused by her adopted father. So when she finds out that Jenna is her biological sister she sees this as the perfect opportunity for her to create the perfect baby for herself using her expertise and David Carmichael who she had met at medical school.

David Carmichael or the Reverend Carmichael as he was now known as was running a cult church he called, The Church of the Reborn. A religious commune mainly made up of female members. The church was twenty-five miles away from the nearest town hidden away in an isolated fortress. Not many people knew about the churches location, making it the perfect place for David's other work. David was also running a secret underground test-tube baby clinic to impregnate the women in the church using sperm stolen from the clinic by Elizabeth. David had become obsessed with creating life. David owes everything to Elizabeth. Elizabeth had kept him from losing his medical licence and going to jail in the past.

So when Elizabeth tells David she wants to kidnap Jenna and harvest her eggs and fertilize them and transfers them into her body, David as not choice but to go along with her plans.
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The Baby Thief was an excellent book filled with suspense. It had a couple of twists in it that you just didn't see coming. The book was a very quick read with very little down time. I always enjoy reading a book that I have a hard time putting down and this is certainly that type of book.
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Bland main characters and a hysterically overcooked story combine in "The Baby Thief." While usually a plot this melodramatic is a one-way express to Funtown, something about this book never quite took off for me.

Jenna is a young and pretty restaurant manager who hasn't yet found the right guy but is ready to become a mother. So she heads to the local fertility clinic because really, as a highly paid professional with flexible hours (like most restaurant managers), why wait? Of course, the doctor at the clinic is her long-lost infertile twin. Elizabeth can't have children, but when she notices how much she and Jenna look alike, she runs a DNA test and decides to help herself to some eggs.

Well, I mean, why not?

Fortunately Elizabeth has some connections with a local cult leader with a state-of-the-art fertility clinic setup and the whole baby thief (or "baby thieves," rather) plan is put into motion. The only thing that could possibly derail things is the crack investigative skills of Jenna's new boyfriend. They had a single night together, but that was enough to ensure true love. When Jenna vanishes, it's up to (shoot, I can't even remember his name) good old reporter guy to see if he can put the pieces together before the baby thievery is complete.

The thing about this book isn't really the plot (most readers, including myself, don't approach the medical thriller genre with expectations of high realism), but the absolute dullness with which it progresses. Sellers makes an obvious effort to give her characters some dimension, but in the end it fails -- giving us two squeaky clean and boring protaganists against several over-the-top bad guys. While the exact unfolding of the plot isn't completely obvious, nothing really surprising happens.
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