Monday, June 15, 2015

5-Star Review of "Taken"

Review of Taken

by Dee Henderson


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 has enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.

When Shannon contacts private investigator and former cop Matthew Dane to help her navigate her reentry into society, she quickly discovers that gaining her freedom doesn’t mean her troubles are over. For one thing, her brother is the leading candidate in the race for Illinois governor, and news of her escape will create a media frenzy. For another, the ransom her family reportedly paid years earlier appears to have been a scam; no one knows what happened to the money. And then there’s the fact that Shannon’s escape involved faking her own death. 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.

MY REVIEW:  Love love love loved this book!  It reminded me of the famous Patty Hearst case from 1974 and 1975.   This was the first book that I have read by Dee Henderson but now I am hooked.  Mysteries and suspense novels are some of my favorites to read and this one also had a nice element of a "hint of romance".   I hated having to put my kindle aside and stop reading to walk the dogs, wash clothes, etc today.   I was very anxious to know what was going to happen next for Shannon.   Shannon and Matthew are characters who could easily be friends of mine and I found them very likable.    I was quickly invested in their story and eager to read what the next page would hold for them.   
         I have always wanted to be involved in a CSI unit and this book let me feel like I was doing just that.  Readers who also enjoy criminal and crime shows are likely to find this book just as exciting as I did.   
        I rate this book 5 stars and give it high recommendations.   
        I received a free ebook copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers' Choice Award, and the Golden Quill. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois and is active online.

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