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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 ...

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Overview

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...

"Dee Henderson is a master of Christian fiction... You will be hooked by her storytelling and will be anxiously awaiting her next novel." — Fresh Fiction

"Minute details...plot twists galore, and a supporting cast whose capacity to fight evil and win is just this side of over-the-top make this stand-alone novel a rip-roaring good read. Old fans and new readers alike will be delighted." —Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly
09/30/2013
Henderson (Full Disclosure) delivers. Her formula—strong Christian characters in unusual professions, love interests with noteworthy personal histories and authentic trials of faith—has produced another winner. Rare coin dealer Bruce Bishop is bored with ordinary success; he has the Midas touch, but business has become routine. Watch out: his prayers bring him Charlotte Graham, a tough but enigmatic rival whose loyal friends John and Ellie have hand-picked him to guide toward an unimaginable legacy she cannot inherit except under conditions she believes herself too broken to meet. As Bryce and Charlotte's relationship tiptoes toward much more than business, the shocking story she has hidden for nineteen years unfolds against a backdrop of heinous crime, daring police work, admirable friendship, and nonstop action. Minute details of the worlds of coin dealership and philanthropic giving, plot twists galore, and a supporting cast whose capacity to fight evil and win is just this side of over-the-top make this stand-alone novel a rip-roaring good read. Old fans and new readers alike will be delighted. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764211713
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 70,718
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dee Henderson is the author of nineteen novels, including Unspoken, the novella 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. Learn more at www.deehenderson.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Better than all the other Dee Henderson hits before. This author

    Better than all the other Dee Henderson hits before. This author mixes suspense, mystery, romance and the love of God in a way no 
    Other has done. You will never be disappointed reading one of her novels..Do not miss any of them.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    Bryce Bishop, owner of Bishop Chicago an old coin dealership, i

    Bryce Bishop, owner of Bishop Chicago an old coin dealership, is bored with his life. Little does he know that his life is about to become very complicated and busy. Enter Charlotte Graham, who gets a nod of approval from Paul Falcon, Chicago's director of the FBI. Charlotte sets up a new store filled with old coins and tells Bishop that he has a week to decide if he wants to buy all the coins or she opens her store and puts Bryce out of business. Having no other choice, Bishop buys all the coins and begins to understand that there are alot more coins to buy and sell at a profit for his business.

    As Bryce and Charlotte build their business relationship, their friendship begins as well. Bryce learns that Charlotte was a part of Chicago's most famous kidnapping case. Charlotte has built a new life for herself, things from her past still need to be dealt with, but she remains mute on the subject. Find out how an unsolved murder case will bring full closure to Charlotte's kidnapping case.

    This complex and compelling story captured my attention from the very first page. I love how Henderson weaves together her characters. It is like meeting up with old friends. Charlotte's struggle with God is heart wrenchingly honest. The reader can empathize with her and thus the characters become three dimensional and take on a life of their own. These are real life struggles that do not have easy answers. I love that the readers feel these struggles and hurt right along side all of her characters. To me this is life, it isn't easy and sometimes gets messy and complicated. This book is a book that needs to be read multiple times in order to understand the rich story line each time it is read.



    My thanks to Bethany House publishers and Netgalley for the free e-copy to read and review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Way better than Full Disclosure, but still so far away from the

    Way better than Full Disclosure, but still so far away from the character development of the O'Malley Series. Still a huge Dee Henderson fan and will continue reading whatever she writes, but something has dramatically changed in her writing style. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Not the O'Malley's

    I usually adore all of Dee Henderson's books and finish them in one weekend. Although this was an interesting story, it definitely did not have the suspense or dramatic plot twists that I expect from a Dee Henderson novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

    Dee Henderson has done it again.  Delivered a fast paced, heart

    Dee Henderson has done it again.  Delivered a fast paced, heart pounding, suspenseful book – full of intrigue and a little romance, wrapped around the Gospel message.   What a book.

    Bryce Bishop walks out of work one night and meets a woman, who tells him he needs answer the call.  Just as his phone rings.  Reassured by a friend that this stranger has a story to tell and is backed by the FBI, Bishop walks into the storefront and enters a story with no  return.

    Charlotte Graham is hiding from her identity.  People recognize her as the victim of the most famous Chicago kidnapping.  She was gone for four years, and she’s never talked about them.  The ghosts of those years still surround her – haunting her days and nights.  She is struggling with her faith and wants to tell someone.  And she has the strangest business proposal ever.

    Charlotte and Bishop are first just business partners, and then friends.  As Bishop comforts Charlotte and begins to offer her the prayer and faith she longs for, the story only gets harder.  There was a baby that died… four years ago.  And Charlotte might know the kidnappers.

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat.  I couldn’t stop reading it.  I would put it down and go do something else, but then I would be back in my room reading.  I loved every minute of it.   Ms. Henderson is such a great author.  Her plot twists and turns, but you never get lost.  Suspenseful and deep, Unspoken will hold you spellbound.

    5 out of 5 stars 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    I loved this book, thrilling, just couldn't put down, Dee Hender

    I loved this book, thrilling, just couldn't put down, Dee Henderson is one of my favorite authors and I was not let down. She just get's better. I am so thankful to God for giving her the talent to share with her readers. If you have never read a Dee Henderson book you are missing out, they are filled with God's love and understanding.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Couldn't put it down!

    This book was hard to read and hard to put down. The book was so well written it made me sad for the main female character. But it was so good I could not put it down! I love this author and she has another winner in UNSPOKEN.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    So happy Dee has another book out...thoroughly enjoyed this one

    So happy Dee has another book out...thoroughly enjoyed this one and that the characters from Full Disclosure were included!!! Thoroughly recommend and am waiting for the next book by her!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Another great Dee Henderson book

    This one was a real roller coaster. An excellent roller coaster, though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Dee Henderson has done it again! She is the master of combining

    Dee Henderson has done it again! She is the master of combining a love story with suspense into one great book. I have read all her books and have to say this is one of her best. I pass her books among family and friends and all of them agree her books are great! I can't wait until her next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

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    Halfway through and I lost my patience with this book. Too much

    Halfway through and I lost my patience with this book. Too much discussion on how to give away her gobs of money that caused me to lose interest in the plot, if there was one. I no longer care who kidnapped her, what they did to her in captivity, and how/if they finally caught them. Moving on to another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Best book of the series

    I look forward to reading Dee Henderson's books. She is an excellent writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    So BORING!

    I have no idea why this book had incredible reviews. Coins, coins, coins! After reading the first hundred pages, I realized the story has dragged on to an undesirable plot. I regret wasting my money and time spent reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Great Book - Even Guys Would Like This One

    The suspense in this book is really captivating. It caused both my wife and I to want to keep reading to find out what happened next. There are a number of layers of story going on throughout the book that no reader will get bored. It also has a straight forward gospel presentation.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    Great book, great story with unexpected twists and turns. I lov

    Great book, great story with unexpected twists and turns. I loved the characters. There are interesting dynamics with faith and how bad things happen to good people. Made me think about my faith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Loved it!

    Im not sure how she does it. I love every book she writes. I can't wait til she finishes the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Great book!

    Great book!

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    Unspoken Dee Henderson Book Summary: Charlotte Graham is at

    Unspoken
    Dee Henderson




    Book Summary: 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...




    Review: First, I must say I liked this better than Full Disclosure. I even found myself liking Ann better because of Unspoken. I liked Bishop he was the best part of the book. The talk of coins - I have enough of that after 5 pages, yet it never seemed to stop. No wonder the main character was tired with his career. Charlotte and her secrets, the mystery man who was a ‘cop’ which was alluded to for 2/3rd of the book not very exciting. I feel for me that Unspoken made up for Full Disclosure but not enough to rush out to read another book in this line. The suspense was lacking and I found the talk of wealth fanciful. Keep it, give it away whatever the decision is it can not cure what ails the human heart. I was glad to see it end, yet Dee Henderson does a fantastic job of painting a picture with words. The places were vivid. For me the talk of money and coins were not exciting. The horrible things that happened to Charlotte tragic. But as far as human spirit Charlotte was halfway there. She never healed or dealt with those events that resulted from her kidnapping. I could go on about the things I was frustrated with but the bottom line for me is that the characters from Full Disclosure were better written, Bishop and his family (what we saw of them) were realistic and the friends of Bishop & Charlotte were realistic and enjoyable. It was worth the read, but not something I need to reread.
    I would like to thank Net Galley and Bethany House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. 

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    I know I shouldn¿t complain about free books, but just over thre

    I know I shouldn’t complain about free books, but just over three months to approve a NetGalley request and nine days after the book’s release date. Excuse me…what? Now my reviewing queue is all out of whack, and I feel like I’ve been hung from the rafters by my ankles by a former NFL linebacker.

    I suppose I should have counted on the fact that my request might have been approved, but I’m a writer, and I know how rejection works. If you don’t hear anything after a month or so (sometimes longer), you mark that particular request down as a no, and you move on with your life. I know I did. But I was tossed back in the game. So here we are you and I.

    Before we stroll too far in this particular endeavor together, though, I should mention this novel is Christian fiction. So if that ain’t how you like to spike your punch bowl, then you might want to exit stage right, or duck and cover. I won’t be offended, but Jesus might.

    All this novel needed was a funeral. *BEGIN SPOILER* I mean, we have a wedding and an arranged marriage and painting and coins and kidnapping and running and an identity shift and a fake name and competing plotlines and a multi-billion dollar inheritance (wouldn’t that be nice?) and charitable giving and are you confused yet? Because I sure felt like I was headed in that direction, if I didn’t already find that particular exit. *END SPOILER*

    Faith reminds me of a blanket wrapped tight around you. It’s beautiful and comforting and wonderful and protecting. It fills your life with purpose and hope and promise, and it points you in the right direction, guiding you along a path better than the one you could have chosen for yourself. But it can be a thin veil, and when it shatters or tears apart, it’s completely ripped to shreds, and those wonderful, comforting feelings disintegrate into a cloud of dust. Charlotte is broken, and UNSPOKEN covers her journey to find her way back.

    This book felt like it had a bit of an identity crisis. Sure, there was suspense, and there was romance, but I never felt like the two blended together as seamlessly as they should have. Instead of peanut butter and jelly, it was more oil and water.

    I didn’t hate it, but I can’t say I particularly liked it either. In the end, I just sort of shrugged my shoulders and set the book aside, as I moved on to the next one.

    I received this book for free through NetGalley.

    Robert Downs
    Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Typical Dee Henderson - Steady Romantic Suspense Dee Henders

    Typical Dee Henderson - Steady Romantic Suspense




    Dee Henderson books have strong characters that do not rush willy-nilly into romance. The characters are old enough to consider all the ramifications of romance, while dealing with a suspense filled problem. I really enjoy Henderson’s work, but do not expect high-tension suspense. While the suspense is there, it is more the unraveling of a thread, than a serial killer is. The characters show great depth leading to a beautiful romance built on strength, not just flash. The strong Christian theme adds greatly to the story. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a deeper romantic story with a little suspense woven through. 

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