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'Unspoken' by Dee Henderson

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Dee Henderson's talent for creating character driven, Christian themed romantic suspense with fascinating plots, schemes and counterplots characterizes Unspoken. Where dual storylines, intricately linked, sweep through pages fueled by murder, kidnapping, lies and deceit as long held secrets bubble to the surface, secrets that challenge the sanity and future of Charlotte Graham.

However, Charlotte's given name was Ruth. She was a bright and vibrant sixteen-year-old when her abductors kidnapped and held her captive until local police and FBI agents rescued her four years later. Now, eighteen years since her rescue she still hasn't spoken to anyone about what happened.

Even though her abductors had been killed during her rescue the experience had left a God-shaped hole that challenged her faith and destroyed her trust. She couldn't understand how a loving Father allowed what happened to her. The worst part was knowing God would forgive her abductors if they asked. She didn't. She couldn't.

Currently, Charlotte's days were busy running the largest storage facility in the United States, only part of an extremely large legacy inherited from her grandfather that included rare gold coins and other business interests. Otherwise, Charlotte kept to herself.

Until she meets Bryce Bishop, a savvy businessman known to have the "Midas touch" who deals in high-end gold coins. Bryce is intrigued when Charlotte sets up shop next to his business with the offer of buying him out or having her as a competitor.

Add a mysterious phone call from an FBI agent who his good friend Paul Falcon endorses. A military trained body guard, incredible wealth and a reporter determined to learn Charlotte's secrets and readers have a captivating romantic suspense. Wrapped in themes of forgiveness, healing and restoration, even though the spiritual issue of why bad things happen is never fully answered.

The pace is slower than I expected but Henderson kept the pages turning, just not with the same urgency as when I read "Full Disclosure." Paul Falcon and Ann Silver from the previous book add to the narrative and keep the pace moving as they work to solve a cold case of a child kidnapping-murder with surprising connections to Charlotte.

"Unspoken" can be read as a stand-alone novel or as the sequel to Henderson's first book, "Full Disclosure." Her next book, "Undetected" releases April 29, 2014. From advance notices it appears to be a standalone title or the beginning of a new series I plan to read.

'Unspoken' by Dee Henderson, Bethany House Publishers, 2013, 448 Pages, 978-0764211843, $15.99

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 Unspoken, by Dee Henderson
Unspoken, by Dee Henderson Bethany House Publishers—2013

Unspoken, by Dee Henderson

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...

Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, by Dee Henderson
Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, by Dee Henderson Bethany House Publishers—2013

Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, by Dee Henderson

EXAMINER REVIEW: Jennifer

 

Eagerly Awaited Novella from Dee Henderson

It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce him to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.

She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family.

Full Disclosure, by Dee Henderson
Full Disclosure, by Dee Henderson Bethany House Publishers—2013

Full Disclosure, by Dee Henderson

EXAMINER REVIEW: Full Disclosure

 

Dee Henderson Is Back!

Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions.

Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.

Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn't expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.

The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is...

 

The Marriage Wish and God's Gift, (Love Inspired Classics), by Dee Henderson
The Marriage Wish and God's Gift, (Love Inspired Classics), by Dee Henderson Love Inspired Classics—2012

The Marriage Wish and God's Gift, (Love Inspired Classics), by Dee Henderson

Stories of sweet second chances from bestselling author Dee Henderson

The Marriage Wish

A birthday wish leads lonely bachelor Scott Williams to Jennifer St. James…but love is the last thing on Jennifer's mind. Weighed down with sadness and regret, she's certain happiness is out of reach. Only patience, faith and everlasting love can make their marriage wishes come true.

God's Gift

Mission work in Africa is James Graham's life.

So when an injury exiles him home, he's left adrift. Can he find new purpose with Rachel Ashcroft? The lovely volunteer's care packages always cheered him while he was in Africa. Now it's James's turn to make her happy…for the rest of his life.

 

Kidnapped, by Dee Henderson
Kidnapped, by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2008

Kidnapped, by Dee Henderson

Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive . . . but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness.


This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.

Danger in the Shadows (Prequel to The O'Malley Series), by Dee Henderson
Danger in the Shadows (Prequel to The O'Malley Series), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

Danger in the Shadows (Prequel to The O'Malley Series), by Dee Henderson

Sara is terrified. She's doing the one thing she cannot afford to do: fall in love with former pro-football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. Sara's been hidden away in the witness protection program, her safety dependent on staying invisible—and loving Adam could get her killed!

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1), by Dee Henderson
The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1), by Dee Henderson

FBI agent Dave Richman from Danger in the Shadows is back. He's about to meet Kate O'Malley, and his life will never be the same. She's a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He's about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another!

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

 

The Guardian (The O'Malley Series #2) by Dee Henderson
The Guardian (The O'Malley Series #2) by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Guardian (The O'Malley Series #2) by Dee Henderson

A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness, and an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshall Marcus O'Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment . . . but he was wrong.

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

The Truth Seeker (The O'Malley Series #3), by Dee Henderson
The Truth Seeker (The O'Malley Series #3), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Truth Seeker (The O'Malley Series #3), by Dee Henderson

Women are turning up dead, and Lisa O'Malley has a habit of walking into crime scenes, curious. She's a forensic pathologist, and mysteries are her domain. U.S. marshall Quinn Diamond has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa's found the killer, and now she's missing too.

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

The Protector (The O'Malley Series #4), by Dee Henderson
The Protector (The O'Malley Series #4), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Protector (The O'Malley Series #4), by Dee Henderson

Jack O'Malley is a fireman who is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But when an arsonist begins targeting his district, his shift, his friends, Jack faces the ultimate challenge: protecting the lady who saw the arsonist before she pays an even higher price.

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

The Healer (The O'Malley Series #5), by Dee Henderson
The Healer (The O'Malley Series #5), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Healer (The O'Malley Series #5), by Dee Henderson

Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty? Helping children through trauma. When a school shooting rips through her community, she finds herself dealing with more than just grief among the children she is trying to help. One of them saw the shooting, and the gun is still missing.

Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

The Rescuer (The O'Malley Series #6), by Dee Henderson
The Rescuer (The O'Malley Series #6), by Dee Henderson Tyndale House Publishers—2005

The Rescuer (The O'Malley Series #6), by Dee Henderson

Stephen O'Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. His friend Meghan is in trouble: Stolen jewels are turning up in interesting places, and she's in the middle of it. Stephen is about to run into a night he will never forget—a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to rescue the woman he loves.

Introducing the O'Malley's, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.

 Undetected, by Dee Henderson
Undetected, by Dee Henderson Bethany House—April 29, 2014

Undetected, by Dee Henderson

When asked what he does for a living . . .

Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy." But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.

Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.

 

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