Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A New Book from New York Times bestselling author of "Full Disclosure"

               By Dee Henderson

Most people recognize the name, "Dee Henderson" as a fantastic author of Christian suspense fiction! I , myself have been a fan of some of her books, while others, let's just say, I enjoyed to a certain extent. It all has to do with personal preferences. I like the quick pace, heart throbbing suspense novel that keeps me on the edge of my seat! 

Dee, on the other hand, takes time laying out the groundwork. As I read, I found myself, appreciating that it was a pleasant surprise. There was not some of the pulse racing scenes of some of her other novels, but I loved the deeper focus on her main characters' relationships and the unique setting. You became familiar with these people and before long, understood the strong focus on their growth. Understanding, sympathizing and feeling their emotions deeply was so easy to do, as the story progressed. You actually KNEW these characters!! They became friends and family members. Understanding how they became the way they were, was  very intense in your mind , as the plot slowly took form.

 It seemed as if the plot moved very slowly in the first half of the book. I must admit that I became impatient. I kept thinking that I was finished learning about coin collectors, however , that became very much a part of a complicated plot. These facts were necessary for understanding what was occurring in the lives of those involved. As I read on, my attention was captivated by a very unique mystery. 

I must say Dee has gained a new fan!! 
This book was very different than previous ones that I have read by her. 
I was impressed with the depth of the character study and the intertwining plots that were imaginative and unusual! 

I would give this book four stars. A great read, but be prepared to be surprised at this different style.

Synopsis: (taken from back cover of the book)

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...

Book was supplied by Bethany House in exchange for an honest and fair review.

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