Taken

Taken

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by Debra Lee
     
 

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Welcome to the fictitious little town of Watery, Pennsylvania where the district attorney�s personal secretary, Mary Murray never planned to become a single mom or a suspect in her infant�s disappearance, but she plans to find Jena before she suffers the same fate Mary�s younger brother had when he was taken twelve years earlier.

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Overview

Welcome to the fictitious little town of Watery, Pennsylvania where the district attorney�s personal secretary, Mary Murray never planned to become a single mom or a suspect in her infant�s disappearance, but she plans to find Jena before she suffers the same fate Mary�s younger brother had when he was taken twelve years earlier.

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From a beta reader-I must tell you that everything I've read lately has bored me to tears...until today. Honestly, I could not put TAKEN down. I was pleasantly surprised. I felt the author captured each character's personality and conveyed them to the reader with such clarity, that they felt like real people. I was thrilled with how the book ended---Lucilla

From The Author

Years ago a small child was taken from his home not far from where I live. The child was never found. His disappearance haunted me over the years, and still does. Hopefully someday I will know what happened to that little boy.

It breaks my heart every time I hear a news report about a missing child. So I suppose the disappearance of that little boy long ago and those heart breaking news stories is what drove me to write TAKEN.

From the Inside Flap

The first snow storm of the season made driving treacherous. Red lights on emergency vehicles suddenly flashed up ahead. Flares lit up the highway. Teddy braked harder when the state trooper standing on the center line came into view. The trooper waved his arm and pointed toward the opposite lane from the accident. Teddy breathed more freely and moved on.

Evading detection was easy this time. Sliding into a ditch and needing to be rescued like that other driver would be a downright injustice after making it this far.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012264527
Publisher:
Debra Lee Books
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
313,549
File size:
462 KB

Meet the Author

Debra shares her home in the central part of Pennsylvania with her husband, Richard. Visit Debra's website:

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Taken 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
Very nice kind of old fashion mystery, suspense story, WHO,,,stole the baby??????very simple to read and although a bit predictable was good, I liked it,,,,,,,,,,
ImissMJ More than 1 year ago
Very good reading - hard to put the book down. I loved it.
HYPATHIA More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the build-up, it moved along. Characters were compelling - a good rainy day suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I applaud people who take the time to write and put themselves out there but in all honesty this book was not very good. It felt very choppy, and all over the place. The Author never really explained motives, feelings, etc but only touched on them a little. Perhaps I am alone in wanting a well written, well built up book. I never got into the characters and that ending was bad. Thank goodness this book was only .99.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I enjoyed this book but felt it was to easy figure out how was guilty. Enjoyed this book. A quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story, but was put off by all the grammatical errors. It is written little better than a first year English Lit student. I "highlighted" errors until I got tired of that and tried to ignore them.... such things as "watched" he and Mary cross the parking lot". HE? that should be HIM....HE is not the subject of this sentence and it follows a Verb. And where did "hymn hauling" come from? Give me a break! Everyone (or almost everyone) knows that it is "Hem and Haw". This book needed a good proofreader or a different editor. How could such errors pass the Editor's red pencil? All in all, the story was a good one and kept my interest. I might have given it a higher rating if I could have gotten past all the grammatical errors.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written , poorly edited. Not a well written book at all. 
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This book kept me on edge and I could not put it down. I read the entire book in one day this book is a must read.
AnnieLiz More than 1 year ago
This is more a review of the formatting of this book than of the story. I think the story might've been really good, but when Page 1 of the NOOK version plops you (I'm guessing) near the end of Chapter 19 (Chapter 20 starts on Page 17) it's extremely difficult to catch up and get to know the characters. I hate to do Debra Lee a possible disservice by complaining about the formatting but cannot reasonably review the book as I was unable to access the entire book. By about Chapter 22 I'd figured out who had stolen the baby but still think it's probably a decent read .... I think it would have been great to get to know the characters in the first 18+ chapters. The suspense in Chapters 20-end was pretty good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was ok I have read much better
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Very very good
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So many suspects. So