Book Review: The Innocent by Taylor Stevens

  What's it like for an author to write a story about escaping a cult, one similar to her own childhood sect? Taylor Stevens pens an engaging and heart-chilling tale in her follow-up novel to her debut, The Informationist. She's a religious cult survivor herself. I could feel her own painful experience oozing through her words on the pages of this book, breathing her characters to life.

 

The Innocent is a fast-paced novel with a kick-butt female protagonist, one who holds too many secrets close to her chest, along with an array of knives. Some have compared Vanessa Michael Munroe, the heroine in the novel, to Lisbeth Salander. I'll let you come to your own conclusions there.

  Readers: Have any of you read Taylor Stevens' books? If so, what did you think of her writing style and storytelling?