Whimsical Publications,
LLC/paperback, 228 pages
February 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0-9787738-0-9

A Nature Kranderson Novel
This book contains graphic sexual
content, adult language and violence.

Intended for a mature audience only.
Nature Kranderson, a reclusive psychic, stumbles upon the work of a serial killer when she tries to locate a missing
teen for her family. For some reason, the killers face remains shrouded. That has never happened before. She has
always been able to ID them. It frustrates her, and makes her a little nervous. Unfortunately, she can see everything he
does to the girls—every perverted detail—including a wire whisk used on one girl and a riding crop on another. He gets
off keeping them naked and using them as often as possible before he becomes disenchanted. When that happens,
death follows.

Nature joins forces with Sheriff Web Westerly and begins a cross-country journey that takes them to Florida. Another
teenage girl is missing from the Brevard County area, and the police have asked for her help. They want to find the girl
before anything happens to her. After they arrive, Nature discovers her disappearance has nothing to do with the
'Man', as she's dubbed the killer.

While in Florida, the police approach her about another missing girl. She was taken from a park near the beach and
they suspect it may be the serial killer who has her. Nature confirms their suspicions. Afterwards, thinking her work is
done, she gets ready to go home, back to Montana. Before that happens, she is called upon for another case in
Daytona. The Man has struck again.

The news people catch wind of the missing girls. They learn of Nature's involvement and track her down, seeking an
exclusive interview, flashing her face across the television screen once they locate her. Unfortunately, someone else is
watching that day. A serial killer is looking for his next target, and he thinks he may have found her on the news.
Reviews for Innocence Taken
Comment/review  = Just wanted to let you know that the dust bunnies, laundry, and the kids' dinner will just have to
wait...and it's all your fault. Innocence Taken is just too gripping to put down!!! Bravo!

–Diane, author of "His Black Dahlia", featured in Horrotica, Issue 2

Comment/review = Innocence Taken is one of the most compelling books I have ever
read. This book grabbed me from the first page to the last; I couldn't put it down. An
exciting, thrilling and at the same time horrifying ride through the mind of a clairvoyant and the madman that she is
connecting to.


Comment/review = Innocence Taken is very graphic and detailed, and so might not be suitable for every reader. It is a
fascinating suspenseful novel though, and the
characterization of Nature, the psychic protagonist, is well done and intriguing. The
secondary characters are delineated well also. Many readers will be drawn to this story, despite the detailed violence of
the murders. Janet Durbin will be an author to watch.

–Frost, reviewer from

Comment/review = If you want a terrifying ride into the mind and acts of a psychotic and the person that has to track him
through a physic connection, this is the book. A frighting, engrossing page turner.


Comment/review = First, Readers should be forewarned that this book contains a  
considerable amount of graphic sexual violence. Innocence Taken is a seriously chilling tale following the chase for a
sadistic killer that involves a lot of emotions, a great deal of suspense, and a heavy dose of horror. Ms. Durbin has
created two compelling leading characters. Nature's ability to deal with so much overwhelming emotional bombardment,
and her continued dedication to helping others despite the tax her "gift" takes on her, proves her to be a remarkably
strong and courageous heroine. In addition, Web's gruff demeanor and protectiveness toward Nature easily endear him
as a hero. In fact, Nature and Web make for an appealing couple and their budding romance acts as a shining light in
this often dark thriller.

–Jen H, reviewer from

Comment/review = I purchased all the books Janet has written so far. I found all of them excellent reading. Innocence
Taken has been the best by far of all of them, can't wait for her next novel to come out.


Comment/review = This book a jaw-dropping, intense rollercoaster ride into a hell of a nightmare. I am hoping the
Nature series continues.

–LeVerta C
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