Thursday, December 26, 2013
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. . .
This was the first book I read by Dee Henderson and I think I know more about coins then I ever cared to know. Parts of this book really dragged on for me,going into way to much detail for my taste.I am not even sure that there are that many rare coins around on the level that the book goes into. Another huge disappointment for me was I really hoped the book would go into more detail surrounding the kidnapping and what took place over the 4 year period that Charlotte was held captive, but it only skates around the whole topic, which was quit frustrating. I received a e-copy of this book and there were ALOT of spelling issues. Any words spelt with two "f f's" did not come across and formatting issues which made the book less enjoyable than it could have been and irritated me at times. So you have words like suffice, that come out suice and you are left pondering what the word is suppose to be till your brain catches up.
On the plus side,the book does hold true to its christian theme. It really dives into forgiveness, acceptance,and unconditional love. The need for a savior and a personal relationship with God to get you through life and to lean on and trust in Him no matter what life tosses at you,even when you do not understand His plan.
Overall I give this book 3 out of 5 stars, but i am not sure I can really recommend it highly.
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