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.

I have never read a Dee Henderson book before. My sister keeps telling me I need to, but you know how a “to read” list goes.  So I jumped at the chance at finally being able to read one, her new book Taken.

Even though I am a historical fiction junkie I must say there is something to be said about contemporary fiction that deals with the hard stuff of today. The real issues of the world and how faith can bring you through it. Shannon, the main character, spent 11 years in captivity. While her every day life is still a bit of a mystery, it was in induction back into life that was the premise for the story.

I can’t decide either if I like the idea of a relationship between Matthew and Shannon. There were hints of it starting early on in the book and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.

While the book only covered a short amount of time I must say it was a bit of a slow read. And with over 400 pages in the book, there were times I thought I wasn’t going to finish. Don’t get me wrong. The story itself  was good, but for some reason this book just seemed to take forever to read.

Since I haven’t read any Henderson books before I was happy that I didn’t have to read some of her previous novels to understand any of the other characters in the book. But based on this book I may go and try some other Dee Henderson books sooner than later now.

Number of Pages: 448

Vendor: Bethany House

ISBN: 076421571X

ISBN-13: 9780764215711

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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