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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Review: The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted

The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted by Casey Kelleher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having never read of this authors books before and coming across this one on Bookatour, also finding a blog tour taking place I decided it might be quite nice to branch out and read a different authors book. I was taken with the blurb and the book cover.

Saskia is the main character within the read however, there are other characters that she comes into contact with too, some bad, some good, some not so good.

Saskia's father had died and Saskia found out the hard way that he owed money. But not to some lender, not from a bank, no, from a more sinister means.

Her Father's home meant everything to him, so why?
She decided she wants his back.

This is where Saskia goes from quite innocent to growing up fast and learning things and doing things she would never have dreamed of in the normal world of things.

She meets Missy who becomes her mentor.

From Saskia being a ballet dancer to a pole dancer comes about in desperation and leads her to paths she doesn't want to cross, but, she has a good nature and when someone is in distress, what can she do except help.

When the write up says A TWISTED, GRIPPING CRIME THRILLER, NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED they were not kidding.

This is a book that you loath to put down.

I will most definitely be getting more books from the author.

My thanks to Bookoutour and Kim Nash.

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THE TAKEN by Casey Kelleher out on 5th October UK: US: When you’ve lost everything, you’ll do anything to survive. Saskia Frost’s world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she’s on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father’s debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men – Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they’re going to make her pay every penny back. Teenager Lena Cona has fled a cruel and controlling marriage. She arrives in England with her newborn daughter, desperately relying on strangers for help. But she soon learns that not everyone can be trusted as she finds herself caught in the clutches of Colin Jefferies, a twisted individual obsessed by his own sinister secrets. As the sickening truth is revealed, Lena is forced to fight for her life - and her baby’s. When their worlds collide, Lena and Saskia form an unlikely friendship. But with the terrifying Harper brothers on their tail, as well as Lena’s vengeful and violent husband, can they escape with their lives? About the author: Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole. Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her Husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.

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