If you are the kind of reader who enjoys a bit of romance with your suspense, this is the author for you. I am not a big fan of fiction but her writing is full and she ties off her loose ends and leaves no dangling bits to take away from the story line.
The main character suffers from PTSD due to having been kidnapped almost 20 years ago but the focus of the story is the development of romance in the hear and now time line.
A bit too much detail was spent on old coins and the details of the coins, but as I like old money I thought that was an exceptable tarry of time. It is a long book and took me 3 days to read. It is hard to review it without giving away the plot or outcome of the story.
It is well written and a good story line that is strong in details with well rounded solid characters.
Of course, the main character does fall in love with a tall handsome man who wisps in and saves the day as the main character forages bravely ahead. I did receive my copy free from the publisher in exchange for writing a review but that did not give it a GOOD review, the book earned a good review. it is the kind of book that makes you feel like you are experiencing the journey yourself because it is tight and well written with a sound story arc for the characters to move through. This would be a good writer to keep an eye on as she is an excellent story teller. I enjoyed the feel of the book and the twists and turns along the way that I DO NOT FEEL I SHOULD REVEAL. It is a very interesting story and would make a killer Christmas present for any one who enjoys reading!
Fast paced, suspenseful, romantic, and the gospel.
December 6, 2013
Dee Henderson has done it again. Delivered a fast paced, heart pounding, suspenseful book - full of intrigue and a little romance, wrapped around the Gospel message. What a book.
Bryce Bishop walks out of work one night and meets a woman, who tells him he needs answer the call. Just as his phone rings. Reassured by a friend that this stranger has a story to tell and is backed by the FBI, Bishop walks into the storefront and enters a story with no return.
Charlotte Graham is hiding from her identity. People recognize her as the victim of the most famous Chicago kidnapping. She was gone for four years, and she's never talked about them. The ghosts of those years still surround her - haunting her days and nights. She is struggling with her faith and wants to tell someone. And she has the strangest business proposal ever.
Charlotte and Bishop are first just business partners, and then friends. As Bishop comforts Charlotte and begins to offer her the prayer and faith she longs for, the story only gets harder. There was a baby that died_ four years ago. And Charlotte might know the kidnappers.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop reading it. I would put it down and go do something else, but then I would be back in my room reading. I loved every minute of it. Ms. Henderson is such a great author. Her plot twists and turns, but you never get lost. Suspenseful and deep, Unspoken will hold you spellbound.
Unspoken holds the reader's attention till the end
December 1, 2013
Blooming with Books
By Dee Henderson
Charlotte Graham's never spoken about the kidnapping.
Sixteen years later, she's the only one who knows the truth.
But, even now, can she risk sharing it?
Ann and Paul Falcon are working on a cold case - a kidnapping gone bad, a child dead and buried and few clues. But Ann and Paul are determined to close this case.
Meanwhile Bryce Bishop is about to get the offer of a lifetime. A strange meeting with a mysterious woman leaves him in a possession with a fortune in collectible coins - some of which are very rare. By saying yes Bryce has gotten his wish - life is not quite so boring and it is about to get even more intriguing as agrees to a longer term business proportion with the mysterious and guarded Charlotte Graham.
Who is Charlotte Graham and why is Bryce so drawn to this woman who has been guarding a secret for more than fifteen years? But Bryce may be just what Charlotte needs to help her deal with the secrets she's been keeping and to finally heal from what she experienced when she was kidnapped as a sixteen year old girl and held for four years.
When a threat from the past returns, the stakes are higher than ever and Charlotte may be the only hope of stopping it - if she can remember...
If you liked Full Disclosure you have to read Unspoken. The connections between Ann and Paul and Bryce and Charlotte just add another layer of complexity to the story that just adds to its draw. If you have read Dee Henderson in the past you won't be disappointed with Unspoken! Unspoken is on my to purchase list as it is one book I know that I'll want to read again - yes, it is that good!
I was provided a digital ARC loan of this title by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.
She's never said a word--to the cops, to her doctors, to family--about those four years.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn't find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.
Bryce Bishop doesn't know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate--and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But nothing else is working in his favor--she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She's not giving him much of an opening to work with.
Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter...
The book starts out with alot of information on coin collecting and the selling of them.
I don't know that much about the subject myself but it was interesting anyways!
The story is about a young woman named Charlotte, who had been kidnapped years earlier, who now is selling all the coins from her grandfathers collection! She has changed her identity so as not to be detected, she also blames God for not protecting her or the little boy who was also kidnapped!
Bryce is a bored coin collector. He and Charlotte meet when she sells him coins she's inherited from her Grandfather's estate. These are the two main characters, you should read the book and experience all the twists and turns found in this story!
It seemed a little hard to get into at the beginning but ended up being a pretty good book!!
I was given this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
Charlotte is a fragile character. She remains tortured because of her horrible experience. At age sixteen, she was kidnapped and held for four years. She has not been able to speak about it. She never says much in this novel, but the reader is able to perceive some of her horrors. Turns out, Charlotte has a secret that she must keep. This twist keeps the reader turning pages.
Charlotte wrestles with the question: how can she trust in a God who allowed this? The novel doesn't fully answer this question.
Bryce is a bored coin collector. He and Charlotte meet when she sells him coins she's inherited from her Grandfather's estate. A good bit of the tale is a study of unbelievable wealth. What would you do with a ton of money? It's interesting to see how Charlotte and Bryce settle this problem.
The romance is as fragile as Charlotte. Bryce is a master at the art of gentling. I can say no more without spoiling your read.
Thank you to Amy Green at Bethany House Publishers for my copy.