The story line kept you totally involved
The developing relationship and the passion where their belief in doctrine was concerned.
No but he was excellent!
Kate's coming to know Christ
This book made me thirst for the second, third and fourth in the series. I love mysteries and she if a fabulous author.
It had a great storyline, well built characters, and a certain emotion to it that made me want to get to know the story better
Jennifer or Sarah. They are both my kind of gals, and I think I would get along with them
Great book from beginning to end. A little preachy in some parts, but all around an excellent book
I just finished reading the book for the second time.
Kate was my favorite character b/c as a hostage negotiator she is able to do her job with a natural calmness
I liked his performance as Dave and Marcus
I am reading the series for a second time
It depends...if they like "inspirational" novels, then sure. I didn't see the indicators that should have alerted me to the fact that this story is very, very preachy. The non-religious bits were VERY good. Dee Henderson's characters are credible in their roles as police officers. The religious bits were jarring ... they didn't seem to fit the rest of the story.
The listing in Audible didn't clearly identify this book as Christian or Religious fiction. I wish I had known. I'm not sure I'd have bought it. I don't think I'll buy any other books by Dee Henderson.
The Negotiator is probably one of the better books in the series. It's full of action and suspense, and that's what I loved best about this book.
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of suspense novels. Two recent novels come to mind, Indefensible by Pamela Callow and A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzer. Both full of action and suspense, without the religious theme.
The opening bank hostage scene was my favorite. One thing I can say about Dee Henderson, her opening scenes are always good. The novels may drag in the middle, but the beginning and endings are always good.
Kate O'Malley was hilarious. I found myself laughing at this character often.
I don't care for the Romance genre: too sappy, navel gazing and yak, yak, yak about feelings -- not for me. This was advertised as a mystery book, but I'd say 80% romance. I admit I've only listened to the first half (and am debating whether to continue) but the mystery seems very typical of romance novels: the heroine is being threatened/stalked/bothered by somebody not yet identified, and the hero happens along and together they save the day. Why bother giving it my time if I know how it's going to turn out and nothing that interesting or original has happened along the way so far?
For people who can stomach romance novels, the characters seem interesting enough, and the performance seems pretty good. The author does a good job for a romance book -- I'm assuming that audience likes all the angst and talking about feelings and doubts and attraction-resistance between the main characters that replaces a lot of the action you would get in a good mystery.
I really wished they had been clear how religious this book is. I felt like the writer was trying to convince me to become an evangelic which I have no intention to do.
I resent paying for a book with such goals. I will definitely request a refund and I suggest Audible being more clear about such topics( religion) which is a very personal choice, not something someone expects to find in a spy book...
From now on I will make sure NEVER to order another book by Dee Henderson.
I loved the story. The male narrator just didn't do justice to the female voices. This was a real disappointment to me. Why use a male narrator with a female star and vice versa? I love to lose myself in these books. I couldn't with this one, because sometimes I wasn't sure who was talking. Don't mean to be cruel. To me it was a wonderful book that was spoiled, not to the point of returning it though.
I love Dee Henderson's dramatic but sensitive style and the wit that is always present.
I have heard other books and thought, "Wish I were reading this myself". However, not so with Tom. It was as if I WERE actually reading it. He picks up the wit and drama very well.
Love a good book and great wine!
I will listen to the Negotiator again and again. It is like a good movie that you will gleen something new each time your hear it.
The moment Kate was in church and realized what faith is.
I do remember him on any other books, but he has a voice that melts me to my soul.
Again the church - moment of knowing for Kate.
The characters could all be someone we know. The situation could happen, but the intergrating of the characters, explaining their emotions, the background of each person. was amazing. I feel as if I could see them in person I would know them instantly.