The Innocent

The Innocent By Taylor Stevens, The Innocent Eight years ago a man took five year old Hannah from her school and spirited her over the Mexican border taking her into a world of a cult known as The Chosen Now the childhood survivers of The Cho
  • Title: The Innocent
  • Author: Taylor Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780307717122
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Innocent By Taylor Stevens, Eight years ago, a man took five year old Hannah from her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into a world of a cult known as The Chosen Now, the childhood survivers of The Chosen turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that she is the only chance of stealing Hannah back.
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    1. Taylor Stevens

      TAYLOR STEVENS is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Vanessa Michael Munroe series Published in over twenty languages and optioned for film by James Cameron s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, the books are international boots on the ground thrillers featuring a mercenary information hunter in a non testosterone mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher Stevens came to writing fiction late Born into an apocalyptic cult, separated from her family at age twelve and denied an education beyond sixth grade, she lived on three continents and in a dozen countries before she turned fourteen In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders, or as a worker bee child caring for the many younger commune children, washing laundry, and cooking meals for hundreds at a time In her twenties, Stevens broke free in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond In addition to writing novels, Stevens shares extensively about the mechanics of storytelling, writing, overcoming adversity, and the details of her journey into publishing at taylorstevensbooks con she welcomes you to join her.

    726 thoughts on “The Innocent”

    1. It made a different reading I love how things have been turning out Though the self medication sounded like a bit weirdly taken on really, who the hell cares if it is self medication or doctor prescribed one as long as the person it taking heavy addiction inducing drugs It s basically drug problem, not self medication one And who sleeps with their knives close to the bed Even I wouldn t dare as I would be bound to at least cut myself while sleeping Why not take all dangerous items away from the [...]


    2. I will be honest I am a girl who loves her romance books This is my first thriller, at least that is how the publisher categorizes this book What a great book to start me off in thrillers and I am hooked at least with Stevens books Stevens uses a female as the main character and a male as her back up partner Not knowing much about thrillers, having a female lead gave me, the reader, a sense of power Through Michael, I felt invincible While using an inappropriate characteristic as a mercenary, th [...]


    3. Damn it s good I ve gotten so tired of formulaic novels See, there s a big, bad conspiracy And then there s this unlikely hero And he saves the day And gets laid in the process No character building Nothing new I know the bad guys cause they re always the same I know the good guy and he s as interesting and surprising as a mall food court s fried rice.And then I picked up this book At an airport, no less I d accidentally brought a book I d already read and cruised the airport book store with lit [...]


    4. I decided to read this second book after reading and disliking the first I thought maybe the author improved or this would be a better story Neither of those things happened Reading these books is similar to watching Angelina Jolie portray Lara Croft in those mindless, kick ass movies It was great watching Jolie It s not the same picturing a somewhat gender neutral female as the heroine The writing is narration and not all that interesting I am as always amazed by the reviews I wonder if any of [...]


    5. Ia com grande expectativa para esta leitura visto que adorei o anterior da autora, mas, apesar de o tema ser forte e chocante, n o me agarrou da mesma forma.Le se bem, adoro a personagem Munroe, e ainda mais o Miles, gostei da evolu o neste livro.


    6. It seems everyone is a NY Times Bestselling Author these days, so that s not why I picked Taylor Stevens new novel The Innocent Crown Publishers 2011 from my Vine offering last month It is the story of Hannah, kidnapped at the age of five and forced to grow up as part of a sexually oriented, backward cult which sounds to be based on a group to which Stevens herself belonged in her early years Even after eight years, her mother won t stop searching for her and begs Vanessa Michael Munroe, the her [...]


    7. O poveste, a doua din seria Vanessa Munroe, dedicat unei femei mercenar ce cutreier planeta n c utare de aventuri periculoase, care trateaz de aceast dat unul dintre cele mai delicate i mai spinoase subiecte ale Americii, o ru ine, dup umila mea p rere, a c ror dimensiune i repercusiuni nc nu pot fi n elese doar citind despre el cultele religioase c rora le cad victime mai ales copiii De citit dac vrei s i se nfioare pielea pe tine I am sc zut din not pentru modul prea perfect n care este descri [...]


    8. This is Taylor Stevens second book in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series In brief, the author with a unique background is honing her storytelling craft and clearly improving Based on the contemporary publishing phenomena of uber strong young female protagonist heroine characters, like those depicted in the Stieg Larsson and the Suzanne Collins trilogies, it s not altogether surprising that we now have Taylor Stevens Vanessa Michael Munroe character entering stage right.What is surprising, however [...]


    9. This is book two of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series Vanessa, who goes by Michael, is an information specialist who takes on million dollar contracts to find out inside information about companies, people, and even countries She does what it takes to complete her assignments, including murder if necessary, and is known for never failing to deliver Born in Africa to missionaries and left on her own by age 14, she has lived in thirteen countries and speaks twenty two languages She was abused, but [...]


    10. Taylor Stevens roared onto the scene and the New York Times Bestseller list with her debut thriller The Informationist She s back with her second novel featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe called The Innocent.Vanessa Michael Munroe is capable of just about anything She s brilliant, beyond tough and loyal How does she earn her living Taking on cases that no one else is capable of seeing through or even wants to attempt When her close friend Logan comes to her with a request for the seemingly impossib [...]


    11. I need a favor That s what Logan said when he made a phone call to Morocco to speak to the one and only person who could help him, Michael Munroe That is how the thriller, The Innocent by Taylor Stevens begins.The author, Taylor Stevens, grew up in the religious cult, The Children of God, raised in communes across the world and denied an education beyond the 6th grade The leader of this cult, David Berg, who thought of himself as God s prophet, developed a method called Flirty Fishing which pres [...]


    12. I ve been working on a novel where a girl has recently escaped a cult, so this book with a similar theme interested me I love hardcore female protagonists and Vanessa Michael Munroe is about as tough as they come She easily overpowers multiple groups of male attackers, is adept in both martial arts and with firearms and speaks 22 languages This last is part of the novel s problem she seems too much like a super hero Worse the book seems over written in parts, with stilted language and the use of [...]


    13. A startlingly bad novel by the author of a good first time thriller called The Informationist In that book, the author introduced us to plucky herione Vanessa Michael Munroe, who had a way with research and violence The pace was fast, the villains suitably ferocious, and the situation interestingly complicated Here, the research seems to be unnecessary, the violence has become unrelenting, the pace slow, the villains cartoonish, and the situation pathetic.


    14. Book B Narration B The nightmares were getting worse When you re afraid to sleep next to someone because you ve woken up with tangled sheets and, oh, yes, a pair of knives stabbed into the mattress next to you, it s time to take action For Vanessa Michael Munroe, the solution is exactly that Always at her best and with her inner demons at their most subdued when she is constantly in motion, Munroe accedes to a plea from her best friend Logan to help him find and recover Hannah, a thirteen year o [...]


    15. A Vanessa Michael Munroe NovelBy Taylor StevensCrown Publishers, 331 pgs978 0 307 71712 2Rating 2.5Vanessa Michael Munroe is back in the follow up to her debut performance in The Informationist, which I reviewed in December of last year The mission she is hired for this time is to rescue a child from a cult and return her to her parents Michael, as she is known, travels to Argentina, last known location for the girl, and sets about recon She is joined by Miles Bradford, also returning from the f [...]


    16. Vanessa Michael Munroe is one serious chick and one you don t want to mess with When her best friend, Logan asked her for help locating his daughter, who had been taken from her mother and brought back to the cult they had grown up in, she is eager to help She has the skill set to get the job done Logan, along with other member of the cult, The Chosen, help with the background information to help Munroe infiltrate the Havens Will she be able to find the girl before she is discovered Will the ex [...]


    17. The worst has happened, someone thought it d be a great marketing technique to compare this book to Steig Larsson s series The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Honestly, who wants to read a rip off of the same thing I was skeptical, but relief came when I realized I actually did enjoy this book There are some similarities to Larsson s thrillers, but not a hijack of the bandwagon Set in Buenos Aries, the search to locate The Chosen s various haven cult houses moves steadily and at a good pace You won [...]


    18. Opini o completa em historiasdeelphabaConfesso me rendida a Taylor Stevens.Intensa, surpreendente e viciante, n o por acaso que a sua s rie Vanessa Michael Munroe tem vindo a conquistar uma legi o de f s e as melhores cr ticas al m fronteiras, com a sua abordagem crua a m ltiplas tem ticas intemporais e chocantes, que a destacam dentro do seu g nero, atrav s de mist rios com picos de adrenalina constantes e com uma protagonista extraordin ria a que nenhum leitor fica indiferente.Depois de um pri [...]


    19. Taylor Stevens is my hero Her books ultimately keep ending up in my Best Of lists They are hardboiled, action packed thrillers with a very unlikely heroine Vanessa Michael Munroe has been compared to Lisbeth Salander many times I haven t read The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo so I can t confirm if it s true, but what I know is that Munroe is a ruthless, sociopathic, insanely talented killer and an ultimate anti hero in a female body She would fit right in with Kate Daniels, Jill Kismet and Celaena S [...]


    20. In a follow up to The Informationist Taylor Stevens brings Vanessa Michael Munroe thundering back into action Five year old Hannah is taken from her mother by The Chosen, a cult of followers of The Profit One of the cult s beliefs is to do everything in love which opens the door for adult members to abuse and sodomize children Three adult survivors who have escaped The Chosen have experienced this abuse first hand and are determined to find Hannah Their pledge results in an eight year quest to f [...]


    21. Taylor Stevens is a master storyteller She deftly feeds the reader facts and clues and backstory as the characters race through the incredible city of Buenos Aires to save a little girl from a terrible life The pace is rapid, and the plot of The Innocent is as straight as a bullet through this gripping novel Vanessa Michael Munroe, the literary world s newest superhero, infiltrates a cult as few people could describe as accurately as Stevens if you haven t read the author s bio, do that next Thi [...]



    22. Uber adolescent romance dressed up as crime thriller It s is soooo bad it reads like a 12 year old from Mississipi swamp doodled it in the margins of her 6th consecutive failing 3rd grade English notebook The only thing missing was a looping signature with the last name of her crush hearts doting the i s UGGCCKHH I can t think of a single redeeming trait.


    23. The author was brought up in a cult environment, and much of the story felt plausible for this reason This became a page turner halfway through and landed in a realistic, slightly open ended way, which makes sense given the circumstances If you re down for kick ass, female vigilante protagonists, this one s for you.


    24. Hard, sometimes gritty plot Lots of sex refs, some LBGA, some Christian refs mixed messages sell books Well narrated.


    25. THE INNOCENT, the second in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series, starts where THE INFORMATIONIST left off with a troubled and very deadly heroine In this outing, Michael s friend Logan asks her to find a young girl in Buenos Aires and extract her from a religious cult that is known to insiders, at least, to abuse children Michael is given that insider information by Logan and two others who escaped or were kicked out of the cult as teens, and she also enlists the help of Miles Bradford, the securi [...]


    26. The Informationist introduced Vanessa Michael Munroe, a damaged heroine with a set of unique skills developed as a means of surviving her troubled childhood While The Informationist made it on to my wishlist last year I hadn t the opportunity to read it before this arrived for review It s a shame because I think that my enjoyment of this novel would have been enhanced with a fuller understanding of Munroe s history That being said, it matters little in terms of the story in this second installme [...]


    27. This is the second book in a series about a remarkable fictional woman who escaped a cult as a young person and gradually build skills that enable her to flow effortlessly among cultures and societies garnering intelligence and information that enables her to assist individual victims or even national governments.Vanessa Michael Munroe is comfortable and well practiced in the use of knives, but as the book begins, you see a troubled person Her friend calls on her in Morocco to take a case that i [...]


    28. Earlier this year, I was enthralled by Taylor Stevens The Informationist, her first novel featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe In that page turner, Munroe was searching for a billionaire s daughter who vanished in a lawless region of Africa.In The Innocent, set mostly in Buenos Aires, Munroe s assignment is to rescue a 13 year old girl, who was kidnapped eight years ago, from a cult called The Chosen of God apparently based on the Children of God cult, which the author was born into and didn t escap [...]


    29. In reviewing the debut novel featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, The Informationist, I pointed out that ordinarily I react poorly to super heroes, and called her sort of a bionic woman However, in that case I set aside my prejudices and looked upon the character favorably Not so this time In this sequel, Munroe is considerably less appealing, but no less destructive as an assassin and action figure.The plot is relatively simple, built around a kidnapped child hidden away for eight years in various [...]


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