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The Truth Seeker (O'Malley #3)

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  13,455 Ratings  ·  261 Reviews
Women are turning up dead, and Lisa O'Malley has a habit of walking into crime scenes, curious. She's a forensic pathologist, and mysteries are her domain. U.S. marshall Quinn Diamond has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa's found the killer, and now she's missing too.

Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Multnomah Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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(Note: I wrote this review years ago, and some of my opinions about this book have changed, but since I still like the review, I don't want to remove it.)

This book is awesome. The plot was believable, suitably complicated, and cleverly unfolded. It was exceptional. Especially since it's a Christian romance fiction novel. This book succeeded far and beyond my expectations for a book of that genre.

The characters were appealing and did not fall into the stereotypes which appear to dominate books of
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Jesseca Wheaton
Apr 05, 2016 Jesseca Wheaton rated it it was amazing
Just a warning here. . .don't read this book late at night when nearly all the lights in the house are off and the wind is making an eerie sound outside your door.
Moving on. . . ;P
Wow. In terms of action and suspense, this is my favorite book in the series so far! (view spoiler)
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Andrea Cox
by Andrea Renee Cox

This is my third or fourth time to read this book. It never grows boring. I love all the O'Malley books, but I find this one especially intriguing with the forensic side of the crimes being highlighted. Then there's a cowboy/marshal from Montana... what can I say? Cowboys and Montana are two things I appreciate. The mystery also is a nail-biter. Took me nearly the entire book to remember who had done the crime. Love it when that happens.
Sarah
Dec 28, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Lisa has been my favorite so far. I love, love, love Lisa!
~ EpicFroggy ~ *Loves Tweedle-Dee!*
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Kimberely Couch
Mar 10, 2012 Kimberely Couch rated it really liked it
I really like this series, not as predictable and lacking in imagination or character development as a lot of Christian fiction. The plots are interesting and kept me guessing, but I am also not a mystery buff. There are some aspects that left alot to be desired. I'm on book 4 and only about 6 months have past, so overall 4 huge cases involving arson, kidnapping, witness protection, etc. It would have been better to spread it out over several years. Also, while the questions of faith are deep ...more
Tim Chavel
Mar 14, 2015 Tim Chavel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. I've read several of Dee Henderson's books and enjoyed them all. I guess they are really for women, but honestly I enjoy a good story especially when the gospel is incorporated into the story. My Mom actually had just read the book and passed it to me knowing I love to read mysteries. The book is about a family, the O'Malleys, that are not related by blood. They all grew up as foster kids, but became close and decided to change their last name so they could be a family. This book ...more
Hannah
3.5 stars
Great story! I loved the tale of Lisa, and the case was interesting and kept me guessing.
My only gripe is the continued grammar/punctuation issues–while better than the previous book, still very distracting and often liable to obscure what the author actually meant to express.
Evangheline Farcas
Aug 03, 2012 Evangheline Farcas rated it really liked it
Lisa O'malley comes off from the very begining as a very fascinating character. She is smart and funny. She has a very grim job, but she keeps her witts about her, and quite honestly the investigative process is seen more clearly in this book...and I loved that. The mystery seemed deeper than in the previous books and you can see that Dee Henderson is getting better and better. I also adored Quinn, he is a cowoboy, a marshall, and above all else a gentleman who doesn't push himself on people. ...more
Kristi
Not the best book I've ever read. The book before this one and this one were so predictable. I enjoyed the characters, though they seem to be such extremes. Can't anybody in this family just fall in love with somebody with some normalcy-with out live or death experiences? Well I guess it's a thriller whodunit novel. But together all 7 of them to each keep having these experiences is too unrealistic, though their jobs are all dangerous types, I guess that is why the author gets away with it. ...more
Allie
Jan 09, 2012 Allie rated it really liked it
My best friend has been bugging me to read all of Dee Henderson's books for YEARS now... and I'm so glad I started them.
I like the fact that each book is a mystery (usually some kind of murder mystery! YES!) and also throws in some Christian lit-- sometimes the Christian ties can be a little too heavy and obvious, but overall, very well written.

The Truth Seeker had a bit more mystery than the rest, and I enjoyed that. However, this one was also a bit darker... I'm not sure if I liked that-- bu
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Becky B
Sep 23, 2012 Becky B rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of shows like CSI & Flashpoint
The entire O'Malley series pretty much has the same plot line. The main character is an O'Malley adopted sibling and in some kind of law enforcement or first responder position. That person is either a Christian who falls for a non-Christian or a non-Christian who falls for a Christian. One of them is in danger. The non-Christian eventually gets saved spiritually and the person in danger eventually is safe.

Not very deep, but they are entertaining and fairly well written. It is a nice change fro
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Julie Graves
're read in 2014
Dawn Brookes
Oct 21, 2016 Dawn Brookes rated it it was amazing
Brilliant series, gripping reading.
Louise E.
Oct 17, 2016 Louise E. rated it it was amazing
Excellent story.
Sharon Bamburg
Loved it!
Allyse
Apr 09, 2014 Allyse rated it really liked it
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Dee Henderson is an amazing author of Christian suspenseful romance novels and in my opinion this is the best of the O’Malley series. Lisa, a doctor that uses her credentials to be a forensic pathologist, is trying to solve a 25 year old mystery with Quinn, her brothers partner, who has a personal interest in the case. Meanwhile, Lisa’s best friend, her sister Kate, and her older brother, Marcus, have been pushing her towards Christianity after recently coming to Christ themselves. Lisa st
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Rachel Paller
Oct 08, 2016 Rachel Paller rated it really liked it
So far I have to say that every book is better than the last. This series is fantastic!
Gloria
Jul 05, 2015 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; Christian contemporary
This third book of the O'Malley Chronicles follows Lisa, known as Lizzy to her family. The entire series is Christian romantic suspense, which means there isn't much of a slow-down until the danger is resolved.

Lisa is a criminal pathologist, working in Chicago for the municipality. She loves pets and has various types and enjoys them all. Her love interest is Quinn, Marcus' partner and Christian. He is also looking for answers regarding the death of his father and the disappearance of Amy Irela
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Rina
I have really enjoyed this series. Mysteries involving grim situations that require FBI agents, crisis negotiators, U.S. Marshalls, forensic pathologists and more (those are the professions of the lead characters in the first four books) aren’t usually the books I pick up for fun. But I’m so glad I finally got around to this series.

The books are page turners; I have a new respect for the long hours and stress endured by law enforcement and emergency personnel. Except for the prequel, each book i
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Linda Walters
Good Main Characters, with quite the mystery going on. There have been quite a few cold case like murders. Do they connect and if they do, how? This is one of the main themes and well as the attraction that was developing between Lisa and Quinn. And the final theme of faith in God and whether or not Lisa's indifference to the question about receiving Jesus can be changed.
Of course there is a HEA ending, sort of because there was a lot of sadness that had to be overcome even after most of the qu
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AlixJamie
Apr 07, 2011 AlixJamie rated it really liked it
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Alyssa
I've been excited to read Lisa's story ever since I got wind of it--a bit from book one and a lot more from book two. Lisa is the forensic scientist of the O'Malley family, the curious one, the one who will not stop at chasing a clue until the mystery has been solved. An accident leaves her doing desk duty, cataloguing old cases and seeing if any of them can be solved. Several particular cases catch her eye--that of women who have been found dead. At first, it appears that each of these cases is ...more
Teresa Snyder
Apr 28, 2013 Teresa Snyder rated it it was amazing
This one, for me, was a little slower than prior books in the series. It was fun getting to know Quinn, the hero of the book. We meet him in prior books, but didn't get to know him until now. My impression of him changed completely. I had him pictured in my mind as an old grumpy man. Was I ever mistaken. Enjoyed getting to meet the real Quinn.

I didn't like his prior relationships with Jennifer and Kate - more Jennifer than Kate. Kate was more a friend, but it still made me a little uncomfortabl
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Knucklefish
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Lyndi
Apr 11, 2013 Lyndi rated it really liked it
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Trea
Oct 19, 2013 Trea rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenges-2013
The third book in the O'Malley series was a bit slower going, but still didn't disappoint. I have an idea why I am finding each of these books so interesting, aside from their Criminal Minds/Castle/CSI/Bones bent. Each of these books have been dealing with a specific problem that new or returning Christians may face. In The Negotiator, it was the subject of God's justice and mercy, with The Guardian, it was prayer, this one dealt with the Resurrection. So far, each book has both made me think, a ...more
TheAromaofBooks
Dec 31, 2015 TheAromaofBooks rated it liked it
In this third of the O’Malley books, Henderson records the story of Lisa O’Malley, a forensic pathologist who works in Chicago (most of the O’Malleys are centered there) and is very, very good at her job. Lisa is actually one of my favorites of the siblings. She has a strong sense of humor and loves animals and her house. Throughout the story, Lisa is working on cold cases, trying to find new leads using more modern technology that wasn’t available at the time of the crimes. Meanwhile, her ...more
Pamela Hubbard
The O'Malley clan is back, this time with the focus on Lisa. Lisa, a forensic pathologist, often lets her curiosity get the best of her and gets herself into notorious scrapes. After getting injured on the job, Lisa finds herself trying to solve cold cases, only to have the realization that they may be somehow connected. With the aid of Quinn (a fellow US Marshall with Marcus), Lisa sets out to find a killer, but ends up in harms way herself.
Lisa is such a unique, quirky character. She has so mu
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Hilary
Mar 05, 2015 Hilary rated it really liked it
Lisa O'Malley is a forensic pathologist, so it's not surprising that she's used to dead bodies, but when she starts working on some cold cases she finds some surprising evidence, evidence that brings her brother's U.S. Marshal partner Quinn back as they investigate cases that have haunted them both for years.

Jennifer's is planning her wedding, so they're all busy catching up with each other (and playing practical jokes), revealing how closely-knit the O'Malleys really are. Quinn's also trying to
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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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“Quinn hesitated, then said what his heart demanded."Lizzy, even if you don't believe, I will still be your friend. Nothing is going to change that. I'm loyal to my friends for a lifetime. There are no qualifications."
She just looked at him for a long time, and then the smile that could make his heart roll over appeared. She got to her feet and lightly tapped his arm with the sombrero. "You're forgiven for asking me out fourth."
She would have passed him but he snagged her hand. "Lizzy."
She stopped.
"I saved the best for last.”
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“This world was not designed to die; sin did that. But Jesus has beaten sin, and it gave Him the right to put on the imperishable as those verses describe. I believe the Resurrection is true. Jesus is alive.” 0 likes
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