Oct 29, 2013

Book Review: Unspoken by Dee Henderson

Back Cover: 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: I've become a fan of Dee Henderson in recent months. I've enjoyed her romantic suspense novels, and am looking forward to reading her previously published works. I was more than excited to hear that this novel was coming out. I expected an engaging tale full of danger and adventure. I was a little disappointed. The best part of the story, in my opinion, happened off the page and I had to hear about it second hand. Henderson was being true to her character by writing the scene this way, but I still felt short changed as a reader. On another note, if I ever wanted to collect coins, I don't any longer. I've had coin overload after this novel.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I recommend this book to fans of Dee Henderson and readers of romantic suspense.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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