Friday, November 25, 2016
Taken by Dee Henderson ~ Book Review
Dee Henderson is always an author I know I can go to for a very good story with flawed characters who never the less try to walk out their faith even in the midst of the criminal circumstances surrounding them. Taken was a bit different for me. Rather than an edge of your seat crime drama where one wonders whodunit, it more explored the victim trying to bring their life back to normal and all that would involve. But because of the description on the back cover I was expecting the fast paced crime drama where I kept waiting for something big to happen and it never materialized. Instead it was a very honest look at what crimes like this might leave the victim to deal with even when they are "rescued". It didn't make the read bad, just not what I was expecting. I really liked the strength of Shannon's character in hanging on to her faith even in the midst of years of disappearance and how determined she was not to lose that in her life no matter what was happening. There is a very good discussion between her and Matthew in the story concerning evil and free will that felt woven in very well and not at all just stuck in there. It would make a great discussion point if the book was read in a book club.
I gave the book an 8/10