Unspoken by Dee Henderson was one of the slowest moving books I've ever read. It was so mundane. Over 440 pages-many of which I skipped because they weren't necessary to the story-of things like, "Do you want cookies?"
"Yes, and some milk."
Seriously mundane stuff.
I've read Dee in the past but hadn't picked up any of her work in years, this is probably why. When I lose interest in an author I should probably just stay away.
I wanted to love this story, but so much of it was the two main characters talking about her millions of dollars to give away, or the coins that she had to sell.
There was some romance and mystery thrown in there, though it was easy to figure out the connections. The "who done it" wasn't as easy to figure out, mainly because you don't read about him until he's a suspect.
I was quite disappointed with this one and forced myself to finish it, the ending wasn't satisfying-course I did lose interest at about page 150.
From the back cover:
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
The FBI and local cops found her abductors, killed them, and rescued her, but it took four long years. The fact that she was found just three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's since 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 her family-about those four years.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago, where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. Her options are limited: either hope the reporter doesn't uncover 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 Charlotte's past; he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate-and that the FBI director in Chicago made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to forgo 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 the cops thought was solved has only opened another chapter....
This book was provided for review by Bethany House.