Saturday, October 12, 2013

Unspoken by Dee Henderson (Review)

  • Paperback: 448 pages

  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211713

  • 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...

    My Review:

    Overall I liked the book. The plot moves slower than what I am used to for this genre. There is not a lot of suspense and the story lagged in spots. The first hundred pages or so deals with Bryce Bishop and Charlotte exchanging coins. The author does a good job with coin descriptions. I wish the romance was more developed between them though. The characters were interesting but could have used a little more developing. I still liked the story. This is one of my all time favorite authors. I have read all of her books. Recommended. :)

    Dee Henderson is the author of eighteen novels, including Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, New York Times bestseller Full Disclosure, the acclaimed O'Malley series, and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.

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    Review copy provided by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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