Unspoken – Dee Henderson Review and Give Away

About this 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…

  • File Size: 1654 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
  • Author’s Website: www.deehenderson.com/

My Review

You will read a lot of criticism of this book in regards to the amount of time and detail on the coin collection in this book. The author did go into a great deal of detail regarding coins, the types and condition, which if you’ve not collected coins or lived with someone who has it’s definitely overwhelming. Having a husband who collects coins I could see him salivating over a collection like this. With that said the author did spend a lot of time on the coin collection aspect of the story. However, it provided the opportunity to see the character of Bryce Bishop which was important for Charlotte.

I really liked Bryce A LOT! I would consider him an all around solid guy. He was a businessman, teacher in his church, but most of all he was a man of integrity. It was also fun to watch him grow in his relationship with Charlotte. Charlotte was a very interesting character. She had a lot of baggage from her past but she was a survivor. She stepped out of her comfort zone by getting close to Bryce. In many ways John was my favorite character because of his no nonsense manner, but yet he cared deeply for Charlotte. I also LOVED the fact the Ann and Paul Falcon were a part of the story.

But the thing I liked most about this book is the overall theme of it. As you read Charlotte’s story and learn more about her time in captivity you begin to understand her pain and her dilemma when it came to God.   It really caused me to think how would I feel if I had been Charlotte. Would I be any different than she was? Or would I be even more skeptical? I also put myself in Bryce’s shoes. How would I respond to Charlotte’s questions? For me that was the strength and message of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed the book, in that it made me think. Yes it does go into a great deal of detail on coins and the other items of this massive estate that can be overwhelming.  For those not interested in coin collecting may find themselves skimming that part.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Bethany House for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was expected to give my honest opinion.

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15 thoughts on “Unspoken – Dee Henderson Review and Give Away”

  1. I have read ALL of Dee’s books and loved them all…..don’t think I could pick a favorite!
    Would love to win and read this one!

  2. I’ve read all of Dee Henderson’s books (except this one) and The O’Malley’s are by far my favorite! I think The Truth Seeker and The Protector are my favs within that series! I also love the Uncommon Heroes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love all of Dee Henderson books but I really love the O’Malley series. I have read so many series, and this is my all time favorite series. I’ve read it twice already, and will probably read it more. And I love all of Dee’s other books too. This is the only one I haven’t read, and I would love to have a copy!
    Blessings…Joy
    ibjoy1953[at]yahoo.com

  4. I have not read one yet but hope to soon. This does sound interesting because of all you mentioned in your review. It would be great to win it.

    Blessings,
    Janice

  5. I absolutely LOVED the O’Malley series- I’ve read it through 3 times (only once for Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story though). I recently read Full Disclosure and Unspoken; excellent reads as well. I own copies of all the O’Malley books (except Jennifer) and want to get the two I just mentioned at the first opportunity (I re-read books I like).

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!