Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former vice president. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is....
©2012 Dee Henderson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I detest the content about testifying for the Lord. I was astounded to suddenly be hearing about prayer, dependence on the Lord, etc. If I wanted to hear such material I would have sought books in the religion category. I don't like deviousness and won't listen to this author again.
I don't know. Maybe watch the nightly news or read something written in the last 75 years.
David did an admirable job, given that the dialogue veered between something akin to the agonizing should I-shouldn't I of adolescents and the spit-and-polish dehumanized back-and-forth of law enforcement professionals with no personalities.
The self-torturing ruminations of the heroine actually became comical after a while. It was like nothing I've ever heard in real life from a woman over 30 - well, really, like nothing I've ever heard from a woman over 18, but also like nothing I've ever read. Downright odd, really. Exhausting and repetitive.
Yes. Mostly I blame audible for not somehow giving me a heads-up that this was from a so-called Christian publisher. It was not to my taste. I was raised as a Christian and have many Christian friends, but none of them are as boring as these characters, even the supporting ones, all of whom appear to have no major flaws or quirks. Then, too, the fact that this author's heroine is a best-selling author of what are undoubtedly equally stale and tepid romances seems narcissistic in the extreme, and shows a perhaps unwarranted degree of self-importance, no matter how often she has her characters praying or talking with God, which is a LOT. But I stayed with it to the end just so I could write a review. I kept hoping there might be some situation or character introduced who was more than two-dimensional, but alas, none appeared. Between that lack of real characters and being asked to believe that two people in their thirties would marry after a half dozen kisses and MONTHS of talking about the same thing over and over and over and OVER again, this book was not worth the $4.95. Forewarned, I will avoid this author in the future.
I was unaware that this was a Christian book. Even so, are people of faith really that vanilla and boring? You really want me to believe that a Chicago homicide cop doesn't swear and is so wholesome that he could give Ward Cleaver a run for his money? Not to mention that the heroine, who is apparently a master at a million activities that are in no way related is a 40 year old virgin ?!? I know this is fiction, but the reason I like fiction is it is more exciting than real life. In this book, there is no chemistry, little action, and creepy "dates" where they watch each other do nothing via webcam. Also, the narrator has no ability to do a female voice.
Part of the fun for me is trying to figure out what comes next. Therefore, cannot read again, however, the storyline here is so clean and well written that I might reference certain sections.
I always admire Dee Henderson's writing such suspenseful stories with clean langauge and care when developing her characters. The best part of this particular story is that there are many surprise twists. You may figure things out but then there is always something that adds to the suspense.
Would like to see Henderson books as a TV series.
I love Dee Henderson, but this is definitely her best book yet! I love how she weaves in characters from a number of her previous books and it is done seamlessly! I read it the day it came out and enjoyed it again by listening!!
We loved the book's depth of characters and story line. We will listen again in a year or so and look forward to catching the nuances that we missed this time.
Paul Falcon is our favorite character. He provides a great balance of street smart cop and tender, patient, caring individual.
Not that we are aware of. David did an excellent job with a diverse group of characters. We look forward to hearing him again.
The moment of their first kiss was anticipated and unexpected. Well done!
We really enjoyed the connection with the rest of the O'Malley series.
I really wanted to enjoy this book. There were times when it was all right, but so many more instances when the performer missed the mark. When the Anne character first appeared, his interpretation of her voice and manner of speaking put me in mind of a middle-aged woman. For me, the performance was just "off."
This was a good, interesting and easy-to-follow story, but I felt it ended just as it was beginning. Not to be a spoiler, but I felt like the best part of the book was just starting at the end when the truth was coming out.
Also, as a Christian I appreciate the author's attempt to create a story that encourages faith as well as gives a good storyline. However, the world for Ann and Paul was just a bit too perfect, with all their friends being Christian, not drinking or smoking, but drinking a LOT of soda. I am the same way, I understand, but really, no one in the FBI goes out for a drink after work?
This made the story less believable and I felt like I was awkwardly in a "Christian bubble" while I was reading.
A different plot, different characters, different genre, and better writing would have helped.
A different plot, different characters, different genre, and better writing would have helped. If this is an example of her work, then simply a warning not to read it would have sufficed.
Boring, snoozy, annoying.
Not really. I'm sure there are people (from reading the reviews, which I wish I had done before buying the book) who enjoy this kind of writing, but I'm not one of them. Conversations with "Lovely"? Seriously? The only reason I finished it was because I was trapped in a car with it.
This book should have been categorized as a Christian Romance novel with an unbelievable 'mystery' subplot. I never heard of Dee Henderson and the 'blurb' on the book left me unprepared for its content.
I really like this book. Fascinating characters, great plot and a sweet story.I love Dee Henderson books!!
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