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  • Published: 15 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099588795
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

The Doll

(Vanessa Munroe: Book 3)

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Vanessa Michael Munroe – fearless heroine of the New York Times bestseller The Informationist – returns in a third gripping thriller for fans of Lisbeth Salander, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne.

Information specialist Vanessa ‘Michael’ Munroe has a global reputation for getting things done, often dangerous and violent things.

But her reputation has brought her dangerous enemies.

On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move.

Now everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099588795
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Taylor Stevens

Taylor Stevens is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Vanessa Michael Munroe series published in over twenty languages and optioned for film by James Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment.

Born in New York State into an apocalyptic cult, she was raised in communes across the globe and denied an education beyond sixth grade. She was in her twenties when she broke free to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond. She now lives in Texas and is at work on the next Munroe novel.

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Praise for The Doll

“Munroe is a sensational character and Stevens is a sensational writer”

Lee Child

“The world may have found its next Lisbeth Salander ”

Daily Telegraph

“One of the best thrillers of the year!”

Tess Gerritsen

“Lean and mean thriller featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe … owes much to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But Stevens stamps the novel with her own bleak, punishing, bullet-flying outlook …Out of that gloomy intensity comes edgy suspense.”


“A globe-trotting thriller. . . . The Informationist is an accessible, crisply told tale”


“Stevens’s blazingly brilliant debut introduces a great new action heroine, Vanessa Michael Munroe, who doesn’t have to kick over a hornet’s nest to get attention, though her feral, take-no-prisoners attitude reflects the fire of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander….Thriller fans will eagerly await the sequel to this high-octane page-turner.”

Publishers Weekly

“With exotic locations, a twisty plot and pleny of violent action it's a fresh and punchy thriller”

Sunday Mirror

“Written with the muscular force of Lee Child and the political insight of Frederick Forsythe. No wonder Terminator director James Cameron has snapped up film rights”

Daily Mail

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