Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Taken by Casey Kelleher & I'd like to welcome Casey to my blog today where I review The Taken as part of the Blog Tour. I am thrilled be taking part in this wonderful Blog Tour and delighted to welcome author Casey to my blog with a review of The Taken and a BIG thanks to Kim Nash from Bookouture for allowing me this opportunity to take part with some other fab book bloggers too. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour below.
So without further ado, here it is................
With thanks to Bookouture, Kim Nash & Casey Kelleher I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.....
When Saskia Frost’s dad dies her world is blown apart. 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. She makes a deal with Joshua Harper and 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 of her father's debts back.
Teenager Lena Cona has fled a cruel and controlling marriage in Albania. 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, evil 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?
Well, what a book this was, I didn't just like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. It had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns and full of emotion in parts too. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end. I know that his book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter. The story does cover alot of subjects and situations which we're all too familiar with on a daily basis, from human trafficking, drugs, alcohol, violence to rape, whether it's on the news or in the papers, this story was near enough to real life. I know that his book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter. It is a pretty gritty book and is no way sugar coated in any way with certain descriptions and there were parts I did squirm through due to the content so it's definitely not for the fainthearted but it is SO well written. I felt I was there with the characters at times and I wanted to kill one in particular and I'm sure a lot of readers will be the same. I first came across Casey last year when I read Bad Blood which is also brilliant so check that out too if you haven't already. I would definitely recommend this book too. I am really looking forward to reading more books from Casey already (no pressure).
The Taken is available on Kindle and is currently £1.99 at the time of publication of this review.