The Taken Ones


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$16.99  $15.80
Thomas & Mercer
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Jess Lourey is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Quarry Girls, Litani, Bloodline, Unspeakable Things, The Catalain Book of Secrets, the Reed and Steinbeck thrillers, the Salem's Cipher thrillers, and the Murder by Month rom-com mysteries, among many other works, including short stories, young adult fiction, and nonfiction. Winner of the Anthony, Minnesota Book, and Thriller Awards, Jess is also an Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty Award-nominated author; TEDx presenter; and recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship. Check out her TEDx Talk for the true story behind her debut novel, May Day. She lives in Minneapolis with a rotating batch of foster kittens (and occasional foster puppies, but those goobers are a lot of work). For more information, visit


"Twists and turns you don't see coming make for a real page-turner." --Kirkus Reviews

"Jess Lourey's The Taken Ones is a twisty thriller with a complex, damaged cop in search of someone responsible for the disappearance of two young girls and a recently found adult woman buried alive. You won't be able to put this down. I promise." --Montecito Journal

"Setting the standard for top-notch thrillers, The Taken Ones is smart, compelling, and filled with utterly real characters. Lourey brings her formidable storytelling talent to the game and, on top of that, wows us with a deft stylistic touch. This is a one-sitting read!" --Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector and The Watchmaker's Hand

"The Taken Ones has Jess Lourey's trademark of suspense all the way. A damaged and brave heroine, an equally damaged evildoer, and missing girls from long ago all combine to keep the reader rushing through to the explosive ending." --Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

"Lourey is at the top of her game with The Taken Ones. A master of building tension while maintaining a riveting pace, Lourey is a hell of a writer on all fronts, but her greatest talent may be her characters. Evangeline Reed, an agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is a woman with a devastating past and the haunting ability to know the darkest crimes happening around her. She is also exactly the kind of character I would happily follow through a dozen books or more. In awe of her bravery, I also identified with her pain and wanted desperately to protect her. Along with an incredible cast of support characters, The Taken Ones will break your heart wide open and stay with you long after you've turned the final page. This is a 2023 must read." --Danielle Girard, USA Today and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Up Close