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Danger In The Shadows (O'Malley 0.5)

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,485 Ratings  ·  556 Reviews
Sara's terrified. She's falling in love. And if that's not bad enough, it's with former pro football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. That fact could cost Sara her life. Sara has been invisible, hidden away in a witness protection program from the man who kidnapped her and her sister twenty-five years ago, who caused her sister's death, and who so traumatized Sara ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 28th 1999 by Palisades
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Oct 10, 2012 Pauline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My mom told me years ago that her friend's daughter wrote books and gave me one to read. Her friend's daughter was Dee Henderson. Over the years, I've read most of Dee's books and have decided to start rereading them. Her novels aren't the squeaky clean, perfect charactered, sugary, romance novels some Christian women authors write that I just can't stomach. They are in depth novels you want read almost in one setting, and yes, even reread. I like the fact that the romance thread is there but is ...more
Amanda  Nemec
Nov 22, 2011 Amanda Nemec rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
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Dec 07, 2010 ~Megan~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson so very much, but I never read the prequel about Sara (Dave's sister) and Adam. I'm so glad I chose this one for one of my challenges this month.

Sometimes it's nice to read a story where I don't have to substitute words in my head for every bad word I read, and when people say God, they are actually talking to GOD. I love Dee Henderson's books because she takes Christian principles and places them so perfectly within really great stories about regula
Kelly Aley
Well, this book was fairly painful to read. I don't know what it is about "Christian" books that make them synonymous with "poor writing," but this book does nothing to break the stereotype. Here are some examples p 73 "The reception area was a profusion of flowers and fauna." Did the author not know that fauna refer to wildlife of which there was none in this particular office area? Or what about the tedious types of sentences like this one on page 170 "The oven timer went off. Sara helped set ...more
Nov 17, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
It has been to long since I read a Deen Henderson book. I picked this one up last night, telling myself I would only read the first couple of chapters...

I finished the book and 12:30 a.m. if you were wondering.
Sherry Fundin
Are you afraid of the dark?

Sara is terrified!

The suspense is high from the opening pages of Dangers in the Shadow by Dee Henderson. Romance is budding…and the mystery of her stalker hangs over her head.

Imagine…security, changing your routines every time you walk out the door,constantly looking over your shoulder, wondering if today would be the day…

Dee Henderson’s writing makes me able to see and feel Sara’s terror. I love that she also writes lovely picture books for children and is a bestselli
Andrea Cox
by Andrea Renee Cox

Fear. It’s a driving force that freezes us in our tracks. I’ve experienced it in several different ways in my life, and I’m guessing you have too. But what would it be like to live in constant fear for your life?

Danger in the Shadows tells the story of a woman who was held captive for years by the fear that her sister’s killer would come back for her. Sara longs for freedom, but her past demands tight security surround her at all times. When she finds herself stuck in an eleva
Aug 22, 2013 Notbagels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, but I have one SERIOUS qualm with it. The author must have done a lot of research about childhood trauma and PTSD, because Sara's response to her situation seems relatively realistic. BUT! Near the beginning of the book, Adam--a man she just met a day or two ago--tries to comfort her with a hug, she recoils, and he HOLDS ON. When she says, "I don't want this," he says, "Tough. You need this," and holds her until she relaxes. THIS IS NOT OKAY. Maybe it's the hyper-awaren ...more
Oct 31, 2012 Lydia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 07, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How has this author written so many books and I have never heard of her???? A friend lent me this book (as well as the whole O'Malley series) and I could NOT put it down. I read the whole book in a day. My friend characterized it as a Thriller/Romance book. I would call it Thriller for sure, but it was so much more---mystery and crime and living a life of faith applied. As for romance, it's true romance without the steamy scenes (which I appreciated!) So, here's the ridiculously brief synopsis.. ...more
Diane U
Feb 02, 2011 Diane U rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All my friends!
Recommended to Diane U by: Amy from work
Sara lived in a world with constant security around her. She was being protected from the kinapper who took her and her twin sister Kim 25 years ago. This man has been in contact with her and invades her privacy causing her to relocate frequently. One day, she meets Adam Black, a handsome retired football player, in an elevator where they get stuck together and alone. Their lives crossed paths for a reason and things will never be the same. Sara is selective at revealing the secrets of her past ...more
Feb 25, 2015 Debby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
I am a big fan of Dee Henderson's gift for writing suspense and telling a story that touches the heart and let's you know there is no situatioin or person who is hopeless.
Danger in the Shadows is a prequel to The phenomenal The O'Malley family series. Each member of this "family" is there first and foremost b/c they were abandoned or orphaned as a teen. The O'Malley family is a "family" by choice and commitment to one another. They are close, unique and very loyal. The O'Malley series is the st
SUMMARY: Sara is terrified. She's doing the one thing she cannot afford to do: fall in love with former pro-football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. Sara's been hidden away in the witness protection program, her safety dependent on staying invisible—and loving Adam could get her killed!

Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malle
May 23, 2015 TC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a recommendation from a good friend. The protagonist is basically in constant hiding as in a sort of witness protection because she and her twin were abducted as children and held for ransom. Her sister died. The man who took them has hunted her since childhood, leaving notes and presents on holidays and birthdays. Her brother works for the FBI or something, so they have a ton of secret service men at their disposal all the time. A little into the book you learn that she is an ambassado ...more
D.I. Telbat
Jun 14, 2013 D.I. Telbat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every once in a while, I read a romance. I've been hesitant to read anything but historical fiction—-but I won't hesitate any longer with Dee Henderson's modern day suspenseful romances, like Danger in the Shadows.

Sara, the main character, has a dark past involving a stalker. Her protective FBI brother is all hero, and the developing love interest keeps the fast-paced plot multidimensional. Great character depth!

The chapters flew by for me, and the realistic conflict shown through the character'
Wendy Sparkes
Dee Henderson is a favourite author in our house & we really enjoy her O'Malley Series, of which this is the prequel.

25 years ago Sara Richman was kidnapped along with her twin sister Kim & held for ransom. 9 days later they were found, Sara alive, Kim dead. One of the kidnappers was found & jailed. The other has been stalking Sara ever since. Her older brother Dave has trained as a FBI Special Agent & is lead on her protection detail. A life of anonymity is one Sara has to lead
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
I read this book many years ago, and I'm pleased to say that re-reading it was just as fun as reading it the first time. This book had me turning pages late into the night (which hasn't happened in quite a while!).
4.5 stars
When I picked this up in March, I didn't know anything about the author or the series, except that my CFD group here on Goodreads was doing a group read of this book. I grabbed it on impulse and got around to it in a couple of weeks. I've only just begun reading a lot of Christian romantic suspense this year, and this one is excellent. I have been working my way through this series ever since and really enjoying the characters.

One of my favorite things was Sara's life as a writer, and h
Sara has been living with fear for too long, and her brother Dave - a high-ranking FBI agent (seen more in The Negotiator) - has been charged with keeping her safe. Her stalker seems to have too many resources, always able to track her down.

There were too many niggles for me to really rate this highly; I had to raise my bar of disbelief somewhat higher than normal. (view spoiler)
Jun 09, 2016 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 18, 2016 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I love this series so much! Why on earth did it have to end? :-( :-)
Mary Arkless
The story is a woman was kidnapped as a little girl, with her twin sister. The sister died and the woman was simply very lucky to have survived. The main culprit was never caught and is still stalking her. Her brother is her main protector, so it is very handy that he is a crack FBI agent.

The thing that really bothered me was how strong Sara had to be simply to survive, but just because someone who fancied her was persistent, she kept giving in. {{{{{Spoilers}}}}} Looking at it objectively, one
Dec 28, 2010 Selcas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the last twenty five years, Sara Walsh has been hiding from a man who is obsessed with finding and tormenting her. As a child, Sara was kidnapped for ransom, and though she was eventually recovered after a traumatic experience, one of the kidnappers escaped with the ransom money and has been hunting her ever since.

Trained to keep a low profile and to be consistently cautious, Sara is both delighted and horrified, when she captures the attention and affection of former pro-football player Ada
Oct 24, 2011 Contessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danger in the Shadows is the prequel to Dee Henderson's well-known O'Malley Series about seven foster children who grow up and create their own adopted family. Dee Henderson writes wonderful Christian suspense. The protagonist, Sara Walsh, lives in constant hiding from her childhood kidnapper. The man who kidnapped her never completed his mission. She is his only loose end. Sara lives in constant fear of the little presents and letters left by her childhood kidnapper. Afraid of the dark and fear ...more
The book is considered the Prequel to the O'Malley series.

Sara and her twin sister were kidnapped when they were young. After 9 stressful days, Sara was rescued but her twin Kim died. There were two kidnappers, one was caught but one has been on the loose for years.

Sara now in her 30s is being protected by her brother Dave an FBI agent. She is an author - she writes and illustrates children's books and is also an author or thrillers.

A chance meeting in an elevator during a power outage with Ada
Feb 22, 2009 Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who can read
I honestly think this series of books are about the best I have ever read. They make you stop and think about life and how you are facing the trials in your life. It encourages you to work on strengthening your own faith and closeness to God. I have read the whole series several times already and ejoy them just as much the second, third and fourth reads as I did the first. In some ways even more as I seem to get more out of the book each time I read it. She is living her life under very difficul ...more
Jun 03, 2011 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
The best part about Danger in the Shadows is the religious premise that God is in control and that we must learn to trust Him to have peace in our lives. The story itself is okay, but it's so far from reality that it feels more like a romance than a thriller in some ways.

The overriding message in this story is that love and trust are critical in any relationship, and most importantly in our individual relationships with God. Overcoming the past and learning to trust after we've been hurt is what
Christina Tang-Bernas
I enjoyed reading this book very much. It's definitely a page-turner. However, the plot gets a bit repetitive, the characters can be a bit too defined by one-overlying characteristic, and the ending a bit abrupt for me. It's also a Christian romance. This is great for me, because I am a Christian and I like how it's not all about sex but actually people thinking about relationships that are realistic. If you aren't a Christian, this could be a bit too overt for your taste. For a quick entertaini ...more
May 24, 2014 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A coworker recommended this series. A light, easy read.
Nicole Sheppard
Jun 08, 2016 Nicole Sheppard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much to my dismay, I admit that I have not read a whole book in years. Years. I start them, never finish them. I just haven't found one to keep my attention longer than a couple of hours. Well, Dee Henderson won me over with Danger in the Shadows. I finished this baby in one day. I was on the edge of my seat multiple times throughout reading it. I had tears in my eyes as I put myself in not only Sara's shoes but her brother, Dave's and complicated love interest, Adam's. The light humour had me s ...more
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Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Awa
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Other Books in the Series

O'Malley (6 books)
  • The Negotiator (O'Malley, #1)
  • The Guardian (O'Malley #2)
  • The Truth Seeker (O'Malley #3)
  • The Protector (O'Malley #4)
  • The Healer (O'Malley #5)
  • The Rescuer (O'Malley #6)

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“She wasn't a cowardIf she were she would have retreated back into her shell years before and pulled back entirely from life. She was a fighter. Life knocked her down, and she coped by getting up and moving on.” 13 likes
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I need the reminder that God loves to make detailed and beautiful things, and that act of creation is itself a sufficient reason to make them. These flowers will live and die here, the majority of them never seen, even though a busy road is less than a mile away.”
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