Blake Pierce is the first author to receive my customary whine about releasing the later parts of a series as the free sample rather than the first one. Once Taken does OK as a standalone but I do wish that I’d started from the beginning with this. There are 15 books in the series, and this is the second, so there’s not too much catching up to do.
The book itself is short and a great combination of traditional mystery with psychological thriller. You’ll never be bored as it races towards the entertaining conclusion. If you’re looking for another huge series to read – this might be it.