Item description for The Witness (Shield Of Hope #1) by Dee Henderson & Lynn Brooks...
Overview A killer lures a murder witness out of hiding by targeting her sisters. Police Chief Luke Granger and his two detectives--all falling in love with different sisters--make it their personal missions to keep the women safe. Chances are that at least one of them will fail, and facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows. Abridged. 4 CDs.
Publishers Description ?I KNOW THE FAMILY SECRET.? Amanda Griffin is on the run. Eight years ago she disappeared after witnessing a terrible crime. Now her family thinks she's dead, but she's back in town...desperate to find a way to protect the ones she loves. PAY ME TO GO AWAY.? Police Chief Luke Granger is determined to find out who is behind the threats against Amanda and her sisters. With danger pressing in, there isn't much time, and Luke must put everything on the line. Chief Granger and homicide detectives Connor and Marsh will do whatever it takes to stand in harm's way for the sake of the three Griffin women. It's no longer professional ? it's personal. But chances are that at least one of them will fail....And it's going to take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows to stand and confront the danger still to come. Few Christian novelists are currently as hot as Dee Henderson, who is burning up CBA best-seller charts with two different series and earning a reputation for her action-packed stories of suspense, romance, and courage.? - Publishers Weekly The name Dee Henderson is synonymous with authenticity. Her books shine with believable facts and descriptions while her characters think and act like the professionals they are.? - Romantic Times Magazine
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Studio: Brilliance Audio
Running Time: 240.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.26" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher BRILLIANCE AUDIO #858
Series Shield Of Hope
Series Number 1
ISBN 1597379131 ISBN13 9781597379137
Availability 0 units.
More About Dee Henderson & Lynn Brooks
Dee Henderson is the bestselling, award-winning author of 15 previous novels, including the acclaimed O'MALLEY series and UNCOMMON HEROES series. She is a lifelong resident of Illinois. Learn more at www.deehenderson.com.
Dee Henderson currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Dee Henderson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Witness?
Enjoyed this book Jul 25, 2008
I've enjoyed every Dee Henderson book I have read. This book was exciting and hard to put down. Would reccomend to anyone.
Strong Start and Then Heads Downhill Fast Jan 23, 2008
I picked this unabridged audiobook at the library, having never heard of Dee Henderson before. The "jacket" sounded intriguing, so I gave it a shot. It started out fast and exciting, for about one chapter. Then, I found myself reading a Christian Romantic Thriller... is this a genre? I didn't even know it existed. I like thrillers, but the "thriller" part of this novel was only just enough to keep me listening to the end.
The premise was a woman who was running from an organized crime type guy finds herself witness to a crime and needs to run again. But, too many things in the book didn't make any sense. Why didn't she just get rid of all of the evidence she had against the guy instead of just turning over little pieces to the authorities. Her explanations didn't make a lot of sense. How could she hide out in a city where her sisters live... working in a mall??? Then the romance part, it was awfully convenient that everyone partnered up - everything about it was cheesy cheesy cheesy. The only thing that was realistic was the one tragic part of the book, which was quite a surprise that I won't give away.
The problem is that the writing was just really bad and throwing out the references to God didn't even always fit into the context in which it was being used. The God and religion references felt as though she was throwing them in to satisfy the religious reader because they didn't come across as genuine. The dialogue and overall story was extremely unrealistic. I hope, as one reviewer wrote, that this was just a quickie "in-between" book that Henderson wrote while not working on other material, because I wouldn't recommend or read any of her books based on this particular example.
OK book Oct 28, 2007
After having read the O'Malley series I was a bit dissappointed in this book. I expected the same type of "page turner" content as was in the O'Malley books. The Witness, in my opinion, was a slow read. It started off great and had my attention....but after the initial burst of action, the rest of the book moved very slowly. There was more focus on the characters and less on the action. I agree with a previous post stating that this book seemed to be rushed to publication before completion. I did not like the ending either. For the sake of spoiling it for you, I won't say why, but if you read the book you'll see what I mean. It didn't seem to fit.
I like Dee Henderson's style of writing, with believable characters and convincing plot. This just wasn't among my favorite books she has written. (She knocked it out of the ballpark with the O'Malley books and set her own standard pretty high!)
An entertaining suspense romance novel Jul 2, 2007
The sign of an entertaining book is if you read it within a couple of days. I enjoyed Dee Henderson's book, The Witness, and look forward to reading another soon.
I'm wondering Marsh and Caroline will get together, or perhaps Susan will be the woman in the wings. Who knows? Perhaps that will be the next in the series.
Good Read but Questionable Ending Jun 11, 2007
I liked yet another good read by Dee Henderson. It started off strong and kept my attention. I was a little disapponted in the ending and not tying up the romances or that Amy was entirely out of danger now. These people are in their 40's for goodness sakes. If they plan on marriage, they better get to it. Okay I like very happy endings. I have not heard there is to be a sequel so it just left me wondering what happens to all the characters. A lot could be explored on Daniel, an interesting character and would have liked to see what would happen with Marsh. Defintiely should have been an Epilogue or a sequel.