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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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Paperback, 441 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Bethany House Publishers
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Robert
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),
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Jordyn Redwood
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
This pains me on so many levels to give an author I love so much such a low rating. Literally, I am sick to my stomach.

I'm a big fan of Dee Henderson. I think her O'Malley series was pure writing genius and probably defined the genre of Christian Romantic Suspense-- in my opinion.

But this book leaves me completely scratching my head. I have not read Full Disclosure (book one of the series) partly because it was a mixed bag of reviews and I didn't want it to taint my view of her writing--
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Jennifer Torres
Dec 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I really wish Dee Henderson had stuck with her style of writing that she used in her previous books. I was hoping that Full Disclosure was an aberration and that this book would go back to the Dee Henderson books I love to re-read (O'Malley series and Uncommon Heroes series). Unfortunately I was wrong. I now know more about coins than I ever wish I did. And can there really be that many thousands of rare coins that are worth that much? I'm thinking that's a little on the fantasy side. I was ...more
Stefanie
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dee Henderson penned a beautiful novel with Unspoken. For some, the beginning may be boring, but for me it was fascinating and I’ll explain why.

Bryce Bishop is a businessman who owns a coin exchange/dealership. Charlotte buys the store front next door to his and thus their relationship begins, when she introduces him to a massive coin collection from her grandfather’s estate.
Now, the beginning of this novel is all about the coins. The grades, the different types, the quantity and their worth.
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Sarita
This is not one of my favourites from Dee Henderson. The first 40% included an overload of information on coins which was way too boring for me. The book could have excluded all that.

The only reason I kept on reading was the mystery surrounding Charlotte's kidnapping which was intriguing but at the end also disappointing because I thought a bigger secret etc would have been revealed. The main revelation I guessed early on.

The relationship between Bryce and Charlotte was different and at first I
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Maria
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Unspoken by Dee Henderson is a suspense novel from the author of the O'Malley series. To be honest, I had a really hard time getting into this book. All her other books were written so realistically it has been a shock for me to read her last two books. It doesn't seem like there is a story in there. Just two people deciding if they should love and trust each other. It's like barebones and facts but no real depth to were I feel like I know the characters and genuinely root for them throughout ...more
Aerykah
I guess I'll go ahead & give this book 3 stars... I really enjoyed the basic story line, but I didn't really care for the way Henderson went about telling it. All the side story about the coins & stuff got really annoying & nearly drove me crazy. I honestly did not care to know all the information that she shared & most of the info didn't seem relevant to the story. As long as I was reading it almost non-stop, I did okay. If I ever put it down, though, it was very easy to forget ...more
Iola
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I’ve read almost all of Dee Henderson’s books. I loved her Uncommon Heroes series, and I loved the early books in the O’Malley series (I also loved the last one, but the three in the middle? Not so much). She also wrote two very good stand-alone novels, then didn’t publish anything for several years.

So when Full Disclosure came out last year, I was keen to read it—until I saw the reviews. I did eventually buy and read Full Disclosure, and found I agreed with all the critical reviews. I donated
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City Girl Moves to The Country
Nov 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
My Reflections:

Dee Henderson is known for her brilliant romantic suspense books, she is a solid writer who does her research. I must say she has done more than her share of research in this novel, let me tell you. I don't think I have learned that much about coins...ever...My husband loves coins and I often go glassy eyed when he talks about them, unfortunately this book talks about coins and the business of selling them more than my husband.

I really wanted to enjoy this book, as an avid reader
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Laura Hannaway
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This review contains some general spoilers!

This was pretty good (a lot better than Full Disclosure). Other reviews have said the got bored with the coin stuff, but I found all of that interesting so was happy to learn about it. I did however agree with those who suggested that Charlotte was a difficult character to fully empathise with. She kept her thoughts and emotions so tightly guarded that she was difficult to understand. Part way through the story Bryce states that he would be okay just
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Olivia
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Much improved from Before I Wake and this one actually is one of Henderson's newer ones! I was expecting it to fall short of my expectations, but it certainly didn't. I rated it four stars because I couldn't pull myself away from it, but from an honest viewpoint I think I'd give it more a 3.5 rating.

First, I liked how Charlotte and Bryce weren't cops or FBI or detectives or any such thing. They were more "normal" (well, except for the rich part :D). But to those who like Henderson's suspense
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Tamara Tilley
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson was an interesting read, but might be a little slow or too bogged down with details for some readers.

Charlotte Graham has survived one of the most notorious kidnappings in Chicago history. After being held hostage for four years, Charlotte was found, but remained completely silent about her ordeal. She now enjoys a life of anonymity and views the mass fortune left to her by her grandfather as a burden she wishes she didn’t have. When Bryce Bishop, a coin dealer comes
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Holly
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Amber
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
PG

This book WAS. SO. LONG! I finished it about 2 weeks ago but it was so awful I didn't want to relieve it again!

There are three parts. If the dust jacket caught you like it caught me, let me save you some time. The first two parts you, the reader, are introduced to Bryce and then Charlotte. Bryce has a coin shop and Charlotte has recently inherited A LOT of coins from her grandfather. Charlotte goes into business with Bryce where she sells him the coins and he resells them, i.e. they make a lot
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Joleen
Well, I just wrote four negative paragraphs about this book for my review and then deleted them. It was a vent, I got over it and I feel better, and spared you what’s been said in all the other negative reviews, mostly about how long it was.

So instead, for my reasons (so I can recall some detail about the book in a few years) I'll give a slight summary, but I’ll consider it a spoiler.

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Rachel
Bryce Bishop is a coin dealer who is bored - at least that's what he tells God in a brief prayer before his life changes drastically. Charlotte Graham is the inheritor of her Grandfather's vast, vast, estate and wealth. She has ALOT of coins to sell. But she is also the subject of the most infamous kidnapping in Chicago history. She was missing for four years before she was found and she has not spoken to anyone about what happened during those four years. She changed her identity and with the ...more
Laura
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
A few friends told me that they didn't really enjoy this book, so I went into with low expectations. However, I really enjoyed it. It's different than Dee's normal books. There's not a lot of suspense, but there's plenty of character development.



Charlotte was the victim of one of a nationally known kidnapping. After her rescue, she forged a new identity for herself and refuses to speak about her ordeal. When her grandfather leaves her a fortune, she's determined to give it away. Bryce is a coins
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Joanie Bruce
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I absolutely LOVED this book. It is captivating, intriguing, and contains fleshed out characters and an interesting plot. I bought this book at a local Christian bookstore, and when I first saw the size of the book, I wondered if it would take me a week to read. I finished it in two days! I did NOT want to put it down.

What I loved: The characters were interesting and believable, and they had depth of character that we as Christians should emulate. Bryce was gracious, understanding and patient
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Melissa
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another satisfying read by Dee Henderson.
Charlotte was kidnapped at 16 and held for four years. Now, years later, she is liquidating her rich grandfather's estate. For various reasons, she selects Bryce Bishop to sell his immense coin collection to. Bryce and Charlotte begin a slow-growing relationship together. As their feelings develop, Bryce learns the many secrets of Charlotte's past, including those she has never revealed about her kidnapping.
It was a good story, not solely focused on the
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Denise Hershberger
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recently re-read this book for what was probably the fourth time. I truly adore these characters. Bryce is such a patient man. Especially given the circumstances from the beginning of the book and all the surprises sprung on him. I love Charlotte too. She has a little bit of a flair for drama that adds a lot of excitement to this book. I adore her loyalty to her friends. And her desire to protect her family. This is another book where I truly appreciate the spiritual depth but also the realism ...more
Lorrie
Dec 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
I made it to about halfway through the tapes and just couldn't listen anymore. This book droned on and on, was so nitpicky about boring details, and preached, preached, preached. When I decided to finally stop listening, I took the last tape out of my car player, but then I reinserted it and tried fast-forwarding through some of the parts so I could get to the end and find out what happened to Charlotte/Ruth. This didn't work either. I found I just didn't really care. It's a shame because the ...more
Ellen Parker
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The problem is money. And secrets.
Kidnapped at age sixteen and rescued at twenty, the victim changes her name and attempts to live a quiet life, developing her skills as a sketch artist. But family events have their own agenda. Now Charlotte Graham needs an unnoticed way to dispose of the family fortune.
Bryce Bishop, the owner of a successful coin shop in Chicago, is restless and bored with his life. Until Charlotte arrives one evening with an offer of coins too good to be honest. Assured she
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Anna Mcfarland
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love how Henderson combines suspense, romance, and a beautiful message of God’s love in this book! She does such a great job of giving you information about the crime without diving into every sordid detail.
Sarah
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hello Friends! Today, I get to review a book by one of my all time favorite authors, Dee Henderson! I've loved her books since I was a teen, and I've read them all at least twice...or more. For those of you unfamiliar with her books, you need to start with her O'Malley series, (the final book in said series was just published earlier this spring) and go from there. Her latest book, Unspoken, follows last fall's release, Full Disclosure.

Summary: Eighteen years ago, at the age of twenty, Charlotte
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Dawn
Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Kidnapped as a child, Charlotte Graham has never spoken of the years she was held captive. A very independent woman, she seeks privacy and avoids the media spotlight at all costs - even to the point of having her twin sister speak out. Yet when Charlotte inherits a massive estate from her grandfather that requires liquidation, she realizes that her sheltered life may soon be over. As part of the estate, there are millions of dollars of coins that she seeks to move. Bryce Bishop owns a very ...more
Vivian
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Charlotte Graham is a woman with a horrific past. She has changed her name in an effort to distance herself from the horror and memories, but she'll never truly be able to put her years in captivity away completely. If dealing with that stress wasn't hard enough, she has to contend with liquidating her grandfather's estate. Her friends and business associates, Ellie Dance and John Key, have skillfully come up with a plan to assist her in this endeavor. Ellie is not only Charlotte's best friend, ...more
Susan Baganz
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was looking forward to Dee Henderson's latest release with great anticipation. Unspoken, while not a part of a series, per se, does follow up on Paul and Ann Falcon's story from Full Disclosure, but only as a background to the story that Bryce Bishop lives through.

The story is intriguing as it starts out with Charlotte Graham but is never written from her point of view. She was involved in a crime that was supposedly solved. She had been kidnapped at 16 and released four years later, changed
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Shauna
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Dee Henderson is known for her romantic suspense books, most notably the O'Malley Series. I read most of that series and was never a big fan, I found them over the top and cheesy, but after that she wrote a few that I loved, such as The Witness. So I am very familiar with her writing. You could count on her a for fast paced story with a healthy dose of suspense and romance, and, last but not least, believable characters that kept your interest.

Well. Let me tell you, all that has changed in the
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Julie Graves
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, 2013-reads
Charlotte Graham was kidnapped when she was 16 years old. She spent 4 years with her abductors before she was rescued. Now 18 years later she has a new name, a new life and a new purpose. She has never spoken of what happened to her during those 4 years and she has no intention of ever speaking about it. Her grandfather has left her a very large estate to settle and his rare coin collection has caused her to find someone she can trust to buy the coins. Bryce Bishop is that man.

Bryce is getting
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Caitlyn Santi

Be aware this review may contain minor spoilers, you have been warned! :D

Prior to getting this book to review I had read two books and a novella in the author's O'Malley series, and really enjoyed them. So I thought I'd give her newest release a try. This was a good book but it was definitely a slow paced read and there were a number of times that I found myself getting bored with the story. I liked the characters although I don't think any of them are favorites. This book has a very interesting
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Dee Henderson is the author of 24 novels, including Immortality, An Unfinished Death, Taken, Unspoken and the acclaimed O’MALLEY series. Several titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller list; Full Disclosure has also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. Her books have won or been nominated for
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