Sunday, November 9, 2014

Book Review: Unspoken by Dee Henderson

Unspoken
by Dee Henderson
Adult Christian Romantic Suspense
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.99
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Released On: October 1, 2013
Pages: 441

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:


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...


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My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I love Dee Henderson. Her O'Malley series and Uncommon Heroes series are some of my favorites. I will admit I was disappointed with Full Disclosure and so I was nervous going into this one.

I was pleasantly surprised. While this is not my favorite novel or my favorite Henderson novel, I deeply enjoyed reading this book.

Dee Henderson is an incredible writer. The characters well-developed, the plot beautifully written, and the writing is compelling. I was so pleased to see that Henderson is back in the game of writing.

I deeply enjoyed this one and was excited to read the companion novel Undetected. 

So why 3.5 stars?  It was a great read that I deeply enjoyed and yet something was just missing to make it a 5 stars. I have high expectations for Henderson's novel and so if it had been any other author I would have probably given a higher rating. 

In Summary: Henderson's latest series will not leave readers disappointed. If you are looking for a good romantic suspense novel, then look no further than this new series. 

Warnings/Side-notes: It's clean. I would recommend it to anybody. 

The Wrap-up: I'm so relieved that Henderson is back and writing again. I deeply enjoyed this novel and am really excited to read the second one. 

Love,

Danica Page

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