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 read and enjoyed several of Dee Henderson's books, and her lastest, Taken, is one of the best. I really could not put it down once I have started. The plot was fast paced, the characters engaging and I just wanted to know how it ended. The ending did leave me wanting more, so I hopeful that the characters of Matthew and Shannon will pop up again in another Dee Henderson book like so many of the characters in this book. I do enjoy how the characters overlap, but how you don't have to have read her earlier books for the story to made sense. If you need an intense, captivating story to escape with this summer, this is the book for you.
I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany Publishing in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.