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Taken By Dee Henderson Taken An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand and his new client missing far too longAbducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family Shannon Bliss has finally fo

  • Title: Taken
  • Author: Dee Henderson
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  • Page: 245
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  • Taken By Dee Henderson An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, and his new client, missing far too longAbducted 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 evidenAn investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, and his new client, missing far too longAbducted 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.
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    1. Allison on said:

      Dee Henderson has written some phenomenal books and I highly recommend her O Malley series and Uncommon Heroes series However, her last couple of books have all been really flat to me Almost devoid of emotion It s all dialog, but very structured dialog at that All the characters are very controlled So much of this book is the characters saying what they are going to do while all other characters agree with each other and saying I trust your judgment There was no suspense or action Simply a story [...]

    2. Kav on said:

      You ll find that there are some mixed reviews out there about Taken Readers either love it orwell, don t I think the thing you need to understand before diving into this read is that this isn t your typical, heart in your throat, page turning suspense This story deals with the aftermath of an eleven year long kidnapping And as Shannon deals with the fallout, we learn about those years The suspense is subtle the slow reveal of the pieces of her life over the past decade And while I wasn t jumping [...]

    3. Stefanie on said:

      This book was definitely hard to put down when I could get my hands on it It started off a bit on the slow side and a few times I felt that there were an awful lot of details that were not necessary to the storyline and drug the story out much longer then it needed to be, but overall I really enjoyed this book I was intrigued from the first page.One thing that was strange for me was the romantic interest between the two main characters I just couldn t feel it It didn t feel right to me, but that [...]

    4. Denise Hershberger (100 Pages per Hour) on said:

      Dee Henderson has been my favorite Christian Fiction author for as long as I can remember I first fell in love with the O Malley s and then read every single one of her books When there was a six year break between books before Full Disclosure came out in 2012 I was admittedly concerned she wasn t going to write any books But Full Disclosure and the other books that have released since have been than worth the wait and Taken is no exception.Henderson writes with great attention to detail As I [...]

    5. Pamela(AllHoney) on said:

      Shannon Bliss was kidnapped and held for eleven years Now she is free and wants to go home She seeks out private investigator and former cop, Matthew Dane, whose daughter was kidnapped and returned.I have mixed feelings about this one It was fairly good but not a romantic suspense like I expected In fact I could argue on whether it qualifies as a romance at all It was about Shannon coming to terms with her past and the friendship bond that developed between her and Matthew There is a lot of dia [...]

    6. Madison on said:

      I really liked this book It s an original mix of suspense that is both relaxing and yet so very engaging.Shannon Bliss was abducted at the age of sixteen Now eleven years on she has escaped from her captors and is ready to put her life back together And Shannon has found the man she wants to help her through the transition Matthew Dane, former police officer and private investigator whose own daughter was kidnapped Taken, at its heart, is a book about a victim of a tragedy returning home, trying [...]

    7. Nora St Laurent on said:

      Wonderfully layered story with Characters I instantly cared about Powerful, moving story, I m still thinking about I m amazed at the attention this author gives to detail without bogging the reader down She pulls readers into her stories, tugs at their heart strings and gives them a new perspective on the situation at hand AMAZING I highly recommend this as a great read and one that would be wonderful for a book club pick

    8. Staci on said:

      Taken is about what happens AFTER a kidnap victim is free The premise of the novel was good Unfortunately, the delivery didn t keep my interest I found the first chapter to be strong when Shannon found ex policeman Matthew and shared who she was and asked for assistance After that, my interest fell off and I never connected with either character.

    9. Rhonda on said:

      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 [...]

    10. Allison Tebo on said:

      This could have been a new favorite book Compelling set up, amazing attention to detail.Cons Too much attention to detail, this book should have been cut in half This book was really belabored, and the details got so excruciating, the whole thing began to drag The book seemed to be climbing towards some kind of amazing end finale she HAD escaped from the Mob but nothing ever happened There wasn t any action, just a lot of talking There was a big twist at the end, that I really disliked and it ki [...]

    11. Becki on said:

      I received an advanced reader copy from Bethany House via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.I fell in love with Dee Henderson s storytelling through reading her O Malley series I ve read most of her other books as well They have been hit and miss for me So I was anxious to read her latest book and see where on the spectrum it fell The Dee Henderson books I gravitate towards enjoying the most are the ones filled with suspense and action Taken missed the mark on that for me It was defini [...]

    12. Kelly Bridgewater on said:

      When I think of romantic suspense, I think of Dee Henderson She was the first author I was ever read who combined my love of mysteries and Christian fiction into one genre I discovered her O Malley series when I was working at a local Christian bookstore they allowed us to check out the books on the shelf great gig , and that and her Uncommon Heroes series really set my personal standard for romantic suspense But recent books haven t hit the same mark for me, and sadly, that includes Taken.In Ta [...]

    13. Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower) on said:

      This book had me on the edge of my seat right from the beginning and kept me trying to unravel all the mysteries behind Shannon s disappearance right along with Matthew Ms Henderson, with the help of Shannon, fed us just enough information to keep us intrigued though at times on the edge of frustrated lol and engaged, anxiously waiting for the next stash point, the next diary, the next piece of information she revealed in conversation Yet, she graciously left some parts of Shannon s history blan [...]

    14. Maria on said:

      Taken by Dee Henderson is a stand alone novel with mentions of other characters from her last three books This book was better than the last one I read, Unspoken, but was still a far cry from her earlier books I do think I should read, Undetected because it sounds the most like how she used to write I would like to compare that to others to really know if her writing has changed What I do know is that the last couple of stories have been too long, drawn out and boring, and they repeat a lot she [...]

    15. Tamara Tilley on said:

      TAKEN is captivating, in a slow, methodical way After being held against her will for eleven years, Shannon Bliss has gained her freedom and is looking for someone to help her traverse the road from victim to survivor Shannon carefully chooses Matthew Dane Matthew is an ex cop turned private investigator who has a lot of experience dealing with a kidnap victim his own daughter Matthew s daughter was kidnapped when she was young, and it s that fact that drew Shannon to Matthew She knows he ll be [...]

    16. Tarah on said:

      Labeled as Romantic Suspense, I have to seriously disagree with that There is no romance, and there is no suspense When I read the back cover I got really excited Sounds great, doesn t it Except nothing really happens in the book that I would term a climax, or even a conflict really The whole book is kind of like the resolution and we missed out on what makes a great suspense novel full of suspense.And romance wise there was a lot of weirdness going on First, Matthew is 15 years older than Shann [...]

    17. Trinity Rose on said:

      I love, love, love books by Dee Henderson and this one Taken is just fabulous The book Taken isn t out until April 28th, but it is well worth waiting for I was grabbed from the first page of this book and know you will be also It tells the story of Shannon Bliss who was kidnapped when she was 16 and had to live with the kidnappers until she escaped many, many years later Shannon reads about a retired police officer that had his daughter kidnapped, but made it home so she went to him for help Mat [...]

    18. Joanie Bruce on said:

      This book is fantastic I love everything Dee Henderson writes, and this book is no exception She has a writing style that is unique and fresh, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.What I liked The characters have a likeable and easy to get to know style The way they interact with each other is genuine and frank, and the dialogue is loose and authentic The love story unfolds gradually and realistically, and the way the plot ambles along is satisfying I like the spiritual thread that runs th [...]

    19. Kristine Morgan on said:

      Wow Dee Henderson has written a stunning book Taken is written in the same style of her earlier books, the ones we all fell in love with It is good to have her writing the unique mix of suspense, romance, and love of G d all in the same storyline Everything flows together into a smooth cohesive story Matthew Dane and Shannon Bliss are totally real I was involved with the story and could not wait to see what was coming next Dee handled the details so well that I found myself caring what happened [...]

    20. Elizabeth Johnson on said:

      As a generic book, this was an enjoyable read As a Dee Henderson story, it lacked something.The characters were pleasant, but they did a lot of talking and not much else There was very little action, other than what was spoken about being done, and barely any suspense There were painful elements, shockingly horrible aspects of Shannon s story, but they were glossed over so smoothly that you almost miss them In fact, Shannon s behavior seems like someone who was away on a adventurous trip for 11 [...]

    21. K.M. Weiland on said:

      Henderson s recent books have all been problematic for me, for lack of a better word They re very methodical, almost the point of plodding along The characters are all logical to a fault, almost emotionless, which inevitably renders them pretty flat The plots are intricate in their detail and obviously have a ton of fascinating research behind them, but they lack any kind of real tension or conflict in either the suspense or the romance department Still, there s something about them that keeps m [...]

    22. Laurie DelaCruz on said:

      Dee Henderson used to be one of my favorite authors, but this bookI had to force myself to finish reading it It s completely unrealistic Every character has made such perfect plans, thought out every possible scenario and taken precautions to prevent them s not real life, esp if you are dealing with a crime family Virtually no character development Each dialogue could have been said by any one of the characters.Very sad, because I miss the old Dee Henderson

    23. Alicia on said:

      The idea behind the story was great, unique in that it focused on the victim s first days after escape instead of the chase to find the perpetrator I just think it could have been carried out differently It was VERY heavy with dialogue I didn t mind it in the first half or so, but then it made it drag on a little Based on other reviews, it seems like this wasn t the best book to introduce me to this author, but I still thought it was okay.

    24. Lisa Johnson on said:

      Title TakenAuthor Dee HendersonWebsite deehenderson Pages 432Year 2015Publisher BethanyMy rating is 5 stars out of 5 Dee Henderson s newest novel caught my attention some time back and I recently bought it Being as busy as I am reading and writing reviews, it is a rare moment for me to pick something for myself not related to a commitment of one sort or another I read other reviews sometimes and a lot of folks like her O Malley series others didn t care for her writings after that series I think [...]

    25. Wendy on said:

      In Taken Dee Henderson explores the restoration of Shannon Bliss who was abducted at sixteen and lived in captivity for eleven years until she was able to escape With the help of Matthew Dane, a former Boston detective she begins to piece her life together, wanting freedom from the dark memories of her past Added to Shannon s dilemma is a brother running for governor, a crime family who will want to silence her if they discover she s alive, and a mother who may have been instrumental in her kidn [...]

    26. Julie Graves on said:

      Shannon Bliss has been missing for 11 years Kidnapped when she was 16 years old she was finally able to escape her abductors She has chosen Matthew Dane to help her come back into society Matthew s daughter was kidnapped years before and found 8 years later He knows how to help kidnapped victims re acclimate with their family and society.From the moment they meet Shannon seems to have a better hold on her emotions than most kidnap victims There is a maturity about her that impresses Matthew, but [...]

    27. Dawn on said:

      Eleven years ago Shannon Bliss was abducted Now she has returned And she needs help easing back into her life as well as putting those who abducted her in jail Shannon seeks out Matthew Dane, a PI from Boston, because of the situation he went through with his daughter Under Matthew s care, Shannon begins to share about her time in captivity As she shares, Matthew realizes that Shannon is the key in crippling a very large crime family and wants to make sure that the authorities have what they nee [...]

    28. Agnieszka on said:

      I liked this books very much even though it s so much different than the other Dee Henderson novels In my eyes it s a suspensfull drama with a tiny romantic touch than a real romantic suspense novel because it s dealing with the Shannon s issues to re enter a normal life after a kidnapping and spending almost the entire adult life among her captors.Being pretty new to this author I don t have so many expectations compared to the readers following Dee Hendersons different Christian romantic sus [...]

    29. Lisa(Bookworm Lisa) on said:

      When I read the synopsis for this book I was intrigued A woman escapes a crime family after 11 years of captivity I knew it would be an emotional ride and full of detective work I wasn t disappointed I m glad I requested this book from Bethany House Shannon s journey from victim to metal health is very meticulous She has everything planned She has a list and sticks to her list and the time schedule she feels is appropriate She sought out the man she felt could help her best, Matthew Dane His dau [...]

    30. Kate on said:

      Several times during the reading of this book, I said to myself I am SO glad Dee Henderson is writing again To me, she is the standard by which great suspense books should be measured I am fairly confident I ve never disliked any of her work That said, I think this was one of my favourites The pacing was fast, but not frenetic The storyline and characters grabbed you from the get go I really enjoyed seeing Ann, Paul, and other characters from previous novels step in to help Shannon and Matthew d [...]

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