Author Taylor Stevens

What the Critics Say About The Innocent

"The best thriller of the year." — San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Impressive....The gripping plot runs on adrenaline as much as does Vanessa, who unleashes her violent tendencies when the powerless are threatened....Vanessa makes for an intriguing heroine-at once tough, fearless, vulnerable, and compassionate." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Much-anticipated....Stevens vividly depicts a dark domain of manipulation, indoctrination, and abuse." — Booklist

"Part Lisbeth Salander, part Jason Bourne, Munroe comes out swinging hard again....A gritty, suspenseful novel." — Library Journal

"If you haven't joined the Munroe bandwagon, now's the time to climb aboard." — Dallas Morning News

"Fans of thrillers who haven't yet discovered Stevens are in for a treat...Those who have eagerly awaited this sequel will be delighted to find the same intelligent writing, masterful pacing, and tense and fluid action scenes that feel ready-made for the cinema, and an intensely emotional core that lends Stevens' novel a depth not often found in the genre." — Associated Press

"A hard-to-put-down, turbo-driven read." — Family Circle

"Vanessa Michael Munroe earns her spot in the roll call next to a certain dragon-tattooed individual by virtue of calculated calm and serious self-defense skills." — Austin Chronicle

"A whirlwind thriller about a seriously a**-kicking female renegade battle against a hair-raising cult." — Shelf Awareness