My favorite book in this batch is Taken by Dee Henderson. It is a brilliant story with well developed, complex, relatable characters. The plot rolls out in well planned bits and the story builds with each addition. It’s unpredictable and impossible to put down. A heart wrenching story told with sensitivity, understanding and tenderness. It will bring you to tears in places without shredding your heart with the terror. Did I mention it’s impossible to put down?
Taken Dee Henderson (still a bargain)
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.
My next favorite in this list was Justified Means, another book I could not put down. This is my new favorite out of the many Chautona Havig stories I’ve read. All of the things I had to say about well written characters and unpredictable plot in Taken could be said here too. The lasting impression for me was the smooth ride, carried away with the story.
Justified Means (Book One) (The Agency Files 1)
Whatever it takes: the motto of “The Agency.” It doesn’t exist–not legally speaking. However its effect in the lives of those who benefit from their aid is incalculable. Lives saved, restored, guarded–protected from the side of life most never see. Their clients are usually wealthy, important–desperate. Their other clients–well, they don’t always appreciate the efforts expended on their behalf–not until they aren’t lying on a slab in the morgue.
Belong with Me: (Chapel Cove Romances Book 7) (still a bargain)
Breach of Trust (Atlanta Justice Book #3) (still a bargain)
Not Until This Day: (Hope Springs Book 6) (still a bargain)
The Princess and the P.I. (still a bargain)
The Billionaire’s Gift: (The Billionaire Club Book 5) (still a bargain)
Snow Belle: (Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast Book 1) (still a bargain too)
Darkwater Secrets (Darkwater Inn Book 1)
… on this beautiful spring morning filled with the happy sounds of busy nest building birds. They make me smile.