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8.23.2015

Taken ~ Review

Taken
By Dee Henderson

She's been missing for years.  An abduction gone wrong.  And now she's determined to bring down the crime family that was responsible for all her lost years.

First step make contact with private investigator Matthew Dane.  Next learn how to live in the real world again.  And finally make contact with her family.

But 11 years is a long time to be away from everyone you have ever loved.  And Shannon Bliss has a long road ahead of her if she is to have the normal life she desires.  And Matthew Dane is Shannon's best chance for achieving what she wants.  Matthew went through a similar experience with his own daughter years ago.  He has connections to people who can bring down the Jacoby  family.  And he can help keep her safe once the family learns she didn't die.

Fans of Dee Henderson's books will be delighted to know that several of her previous characters make an appearance that is important to the story-line.  Ann and Paul Falcon and Charlotte and Bryce Bishop are integral in Shannon transition into her new life and in her attempt to bring down the Jacoby family.

But lingering in the background is the question - Why?  Why was Shannon abducted and who was responsible?   Was it a random abduction?  Or was someone close to her involved?  And does she truly want to know the truth?

I really enjoyed Taken it is well-written with a steady and engaging pace that will keep the reader's attention from cover-to-cover.  Though reading Dee's previous books (Full Disclosure, Unspoken, Undetected) is not necessary to follow this book and the story presented it will enhance the experience by adding to the backstory of several of the characters.

If you want to escape into a well-written engaging story give Taken a try.  This is suspense fiction at its best.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review


About the Book:

An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, 
and his new client, missing far too long...

Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has some unfinished business to attend to. She might have enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.

When Shannon contacts private investigator Matthew Dane, a former cop, to help her navigate her reentry into society, he quickly discovers that gaining her freedom doesn't mean her troubles are over. If the Jacoby family learns she is still alive, they'll stop at nothing to silence her.

If justice is to be done, and if Shannon's life is ever to get on track again, Matthew will need to discover exactly what happened to her--even if it means stirring up a hornet's nest of secrets.