The Innocent

The Innocent

A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel

Book - 2011
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"Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her. Now, those who've searched the longest know where to find her. They are childhood survivors of The Chosen, thirty-somethings born and raised inside the cult who've managed to make a life for themselves on the outside. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that the only possibility of stealing Hannah back and getting her safely out of Argentina is to trust someone who doesn't trust them, and get Munroe on the inside. Tautly written, brilliantly paced, and with the same evocation of the exotic combined with chilling violence that made The Informationist such a success, The Innocent confirms Taylor Stevens' reputation as a thriller writer of the first rank"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2011]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780307717122
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 25 cm.


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Jun 04, 2019

A little too much super hero for me.

randoo May 10, 2015

I love how Taylor used her own childhood experience in this story without it really being autobiographical. Nicely done and an eye opener to anyone who knows nothing of these organizations.
She really is an amazing writer. Will always being waiting anxiously for the next one.

Jun 30, 2014

Great book. Would have loved to read how the characters from the first book evolved to where they in the second one.

Aug 13, 2013

not as good as The Informationist.

midge77 Jul 15, 2013

A page turner written by an amazing author. Cannot wait for the next Munroe book.

Feb 22, 2013

Although I didn't quite enjoy this as much as her first novel, it was still a good read with a most interesting character. Kind of lags at the end, but still recommended.

Lexicon_ May 13, 2012

Simply Sensational! Stevens continues a great story, carrying the intense action established in "The Informationist" across a vastly different culture. This book is a page-turner and thrilling to read!

debwalker Jan 06, 2012

How is this woman even sane, let alone an accomplished writer? From Shelf Awareness: "Born in New York State into the Children of God, an apocalyptic religious cult, Stevens was separated from her family at age 12 and denied an education beyond sixth grade. She lived in communes on three continents and in a dozen countries before reaching 14. In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders or caring for younger commune children, washing laundry and cooking meals for hundreds at a time. In her 20s, Stevens broke free of the Children of God and now lives in Texas."


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Lexicon_ May 13, 2012

Her fists closed around a pair of Bersa Thunder 9s, identical to the one pulled off her earlier. If the magazines were full, and they would be, they afforded seventeen rounds apiece. If that didn't cover what she needed, she deserved to get shot.


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