The Taken Girls by Glenn Cooper | Book Review


The Taken Girls by Glenn Cooper
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022 (first published: June 3rd, 2021)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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Rating: 2.5


They were taken. They returned. They never aged.A family is abducted.
There are no signs of a struggle. Their Italian holiday villa is untouched. There are no ransom demands. The parents and two little girls, Victoria and Elizabeth, have simply vanished.

The daughters are returned.
Four years later, the girls appear back at the family's holiday home. But they are the exact same ages they were at the time of their abduction. Their parents are still nowhere to be seen.

Only one man can solve the mystery.
Marcus Handler, a retired CIA officer, is hired to investigate. He wants Victoria and Elizabeth's disappearance explained. But his hunt for answers leads Marcus to a disturbing truth and a reckoning with his own troubled past...


Here's the thing. Honestly, I have no idea the direction of the story. I was confused the whole time. I try and try to keep up and to be able to connect with the story but I don't think it was successful. 

The beginning of the story was interesting enough for me to stay then suddenly, came a story about an alien. Weird but my thought was okay. it is an alien story so I shouldn't stop. Better continue my read to know what, how, and why. Maybe there's something; a reason why the family was kidnapped by the alien and then, after 4 years the girls were sent back to the earth and did not age at all. 

I wish I can give more of my thoughts on this book but I don't think I can. Because most of the time, I was confused and not interested in the characters at all. Sadly, I have to say that the story is not working well with me but the twist was okay; I did not expect that. Kinda surprised me. I wish I can like the story better. This is my thoughts so please if you are interested do give it a go. Because different people have different thoughts and I respect that.

Thank you Definitely Books for the review copy in return for an honest review.