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Taken [Read] ➬ Taken Author Dee Henderson – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 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 timeWhen 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 herIf 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.

    Kindle Welcome to the Kindle ereader store 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 herIf 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 424 pages
  • Taken
  • Dee Henderson
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 076421571X

About the Author: Dee Henderson

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameDee Henderson is the author of novels, including Immortality, An Unfinished Death, Taken, Unspoken and the acclaimed O MALLEY series Several titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller list Full Disclosure has also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list Her books have won or been nominated for several industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award and the ECPA Gold Medallion DeeHenderson.



10 thoughts on “Taken

  1. Allison Allison says:

    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 Simpl 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 meandering on it s way It s a good story and a great plot idea and there are parts that are very deep spiritually that I appreciated I just miss the Dee Henderson who wrote characters with so much emotion and passion

  2. Kav Kav says:

    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 wa 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 out of my skin or nervously looking over my shoulder all the time, I was still riveted I don t think there s anyone who can build a slow romance out of friendship like Henderson can I love the deliberate care she takes with relationships It s almost understated but so important to the depth of each character The author does an admirable and realistic job of meshing Matthew and Shannon s lives given the circumstances that surround them There s kindness and patience and such tenderness that it made my heart ache, but honestly, they re just at the beginning of something wonderful by the time the book ends I appreciated the realism though other reviewers found the romance lacking Another interesting aspect of this book is that it is written completely from Matthew s point of view That took me by surprise at first and I kept waiting for the POV switch that never came But, honestly, I don t think Henderson could have written it any other way since Shannon is at the core of all the suspense and it wouldn t do for the reader to be party to her inner most thoughts and impressions However, that doesn t mean I didn t feel a connection with her I did And seeing her through Matthew s eyes only, discovering the nuances of her character at the exact time he did, actually sharpened my impressions of her And at the same time deepened my understanding of him There s also some thought provoking discussions on God and where He fits into the grand scheme of our lives especially when bad things happen A great starting point for discussion or private contemplation So, would I recommend Taken Absolutely A compelling read that totally captured my imagination and still lingers with me after the read is over Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications, Inc

  3. Stefanie Stefanie says:

    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, bu 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 could just be me

  4. Sarah Grace Grzy Sarah Grace Grzy says:

    So good Can Henderson write a book I won t like I think not.

  5. Joleen Joleen says:

    Absolutely loved this book Intelligent Not the action packed suspenseful dramas Dee Henderson usually writes,dialog, but I really liked that about this story It s a piecemeal storyline controlled by a young woman who can only get out small portions at a time, both from trauma and need to protect others Will work onof a review on my flight to Texas in the morning Taken By Dee HendersonMain characters Matthew Dane Private investigato Absolutely loved this book Intelligent Not the action packed suspenseful dramas Dee Henderson usually writes,dialog, but I really liked that about this story It s a piecemeal storyline controlled by a young woman who can only get out small portions at a time, both from trauma and need to protect others Will work onof a review on my flight to Texas in the morning Taken By Dee HendersonMain characters Matthew Dane Private investigator Becky Matthew s daughter abducted at 8 and rescued at 16 Shannon Bliss Taken at 16, allowed to escape at 27 Jeffery Bliss Shannon s brother, never stopped looking for her Ann Silver Retired cop Paul Falcon Head of FBI, Chicago office, Ann s husband Charlotte Graham Ex abductee, artist Bryce Bishop Charlotte s husband Flynn part of the kidnapping family, Shannon s friend Jacoby family Thieves and kidnappers, kept Shannon 11 yearsA reverse story of an abduction, beginning with the kidnapped victim s escape and desire to go home Shannon had been missing 11 years, age 16 to 27 In that time, she was captive but not isolated She had become aware of Matthew Dane s story of his missing daughter, her rescue, and of the long journey they traveled together to reach her healing He was the one she chose to trust, tracking him down in Atlanta to smooth her way back to Chicago.His job was to listen when she chose to talk He needed information and asked often, but when she wasn t ready to open up, he allowed her that freedom Their journey together back home was one of surprises, heartbreaking truths, and triumphs throughout.Engaging dialog between all players in Shannon s journey FBI agents, trusted friends and coworkers in Matthew s detective agency, other abductees and police Their common goal was seeing justice for Shannon and others taken, and to bring down this unknown but highly dangerous ring of criminals.I loved how her relationship with the Lord strengthened her as she continued to trust Him throughout her ordeal And how Matthew wrestled with what happened to Shannon, but could see how the Lord faithfully worked through his daughter s kidnapping and rescue as preparation for just this sort of mission.One of my favorite Dee Henderson s books yet

  6. Denise Hershberger Denise Hershberger says:

    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 anybooks But Full Disclosure and the other books that have released since have beenthan worth the wait and Taken is no exception.Henderson writes with great attention to d 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 anybooks But Full Disclosure and the other books that have released since have beenthan worth the wait and Taken is no exception.Henderson writes with great attention to detail As I read Taken I can tell that every single line is well thought out and evenimpressive is the massive number of characters she writes about throughout all of her books I loved opening Taken and running into many of my favorite characters again Somehow she is able to weave all of their stories and careers together and it provides such a wonderful level of continuity in her books even if they aren t part of a series Between the detailed characterization and descriptions I also love the ability she has for such complex plots It is impossible to get bored in Taken because you are truly discovering new parts of the story up until the very end.I really loved Matthew and Shannon Shannon s tenacity, bravery, and memory were astounding I was equally impressed with Matthew s patience and wisdom This book does not have the level of romance that some Henderson books have but I wasn t at all disappointed This book would have been ruined by any higher level of romance and I m glad she didn t force the issue.Typically in Henderson books one character comes to Christ and the book is a great testimony to the power of prayer and witnessing but Taken is written from a different perspective In this case all of the main and secondary characters are strong Christians already but Matthew and Shannon have some very deep discussions about God giving us free will They also talk very frankly about how God is always with us I really appreciate how Henderson never minces spirituality in her books She could write excellent non Christian books but chooses to make her books a powerful influence in people s lives for Christ.Taken will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time From the very first pages to the very last pages you are in suspense I don t know how she does it but she manages to take a plot line and perfectly space it out overthan 400 pages I really loved how Shannon fed Matthew information a little at a time without making it seem too spread out Shannon s story is truly amazing and while it is a heartbreaking story Henderson handles it beautifully giving readers just enough information to be intrigued without being morbid or overbearing with kidnapping, theft, and murder involved throughout the book.These themes may have been used for countless books in the past but only Dee Henderson can take a book about a kidnapping and bring it to this level I was amazed at how many of her previous characters reappeared in this book and cannot wait to go back and re read their stories.Anyone who has ever read and loved a Dee Henderson book needs to read Taken I would also recommend her books to people who enjoy Irene Hannon and Dani Pettrey s books I m still holding out hope that someday someone will make a movie out of one of her books but until then I ll just have to settle for reading them over and over again.Now that I ve finished Taken I m feeling quite depressed that it is over I cannot wait for what Henderson will come up with next.Bethany House provided me with a complementary electronic advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  7. Pamela(AllHoney) Pamela(AllHoney) says:

    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 wasabout Shannon coming to terms with her past and the friendship bond that developed between her and Matthew There is 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 wasabout Shannon coming to terms with her past and the friendship bond that developed between her and Matthew There is a lot of dialogue but very little action.I don t regret reading it It really wasn t a bad story but it wasn t what I expected and I feel let down

  8. Madison Madison says:

    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, t 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 to put her life back together, balancing the memories of the past with dreams for the future, as well as finding justice for those responsible Taken is written from Matthew s perspective, which gives the book a very interesting angle While the focus of the book is on Shannon s journey because it is told through Matthew s point of view it is also about how to best help survivors of tragedy and, because of his policing and investigator background, managing the legal and justice side of the case The reader learns about the case and Shannon s abduction as Matthew does, although we never really get a whole lot of details about Shannon s time with the kidnappers I would have liked to hear a fewdetails instead of it just being alluded to how terrible it was, but it does work as it is.Taken is a layered story Initially the focus is on how to move forward with the investigation and then it becomes about Shannon, her life and how she copes with the first few weeks of freedom It s about relationships, faith in hard circumstances and surviving There is also some romance, although it really isa few sweet moments and a beautiful friendship that gradually becomesI liked Matthew, who is steady and strong, as all Dee Henderson s male leads tend to be I would have liked to read a littleof his backstory, particularly details about how his daughter was kidnapped, when, why and how she was returned The reader also gets to see some familiar faces, including Ann and Paul, Bryce and Charlotte, and even Rachel and Cole those who have read all of Dee s previous books will understand who I m talking about Taken is a standalone, although with all the familiar characters it does feel like a continuation of a series, although the plot is completely separate Now, let me address the question long term fans of Dee s writing will be asking Is Taken like her old books or her new ones Taken is written in a similar style to Dee Henderson s latest books I know that some people who loved Dee s O Malley series and Uncommon Heroes series have not, to the same extent, enjoyed her new style of writing that began in Full Disclosure and has continued through Unspoken and Undetected The former certainly were action packed suspense novels with a strong emphasis on romance, while the latter had all the same elements of suspense, family, relationships and romance, but seemed longer reads, withdetails, slower plot lines and in some cases less emphasis on quick resolutions I personally love both styles and all of Dee Henderson s books I can hear Dee Henderson s artistic voice in both styles, however I can note that they are different Taken continues in the new style with characters who are eloquent, thoughtful and reflective The plot reads at a slower pace, although the topic is that of suspense, mystery, action and crime solving, and so there is a fabulous balance of edge of your seat tension that is extended over the whole book in an extremely engaging manner.I really enjoyed Taken It was refreshing, renewing and highly enjoyable As always I eagerly await Dee Henderson s next book The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  9. Nora St Laurent Nora St Laurent says:

    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

  10. Staci Staci says:

    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.

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