Wow, this story grabs your attention from the start and pulls you right in! Kate O'Malley is a negotiator and she is SO good at her job! She thinks she's an only child but growing up in an orphanage she quickly became family with 6 other orphans and gave themselves the last name O'Malley. I LOOOOOOVED getting to know them and seeing how they look out for one another. Jennifer, the youngest, is the first of them to get engaged. However, the closeness they share with one another is admirable and wonderful to see.
I really admired Kate's strength and calmness in emergency situations and I absolutely loved how she meets FBI Agent Dave Richman, during a bank holdup, and how they immediately click. I only wish there had been more negotiating scenes for Kate within the story similar to that first one. It's so well written, Kate has my full respect from that moment on. The main conflict in the story is Kate's unbelief in Christ, but it was interesting how she wrestles with this unbelief. Between her kid sister's faith and Dave's prayers, it's only a matter of time before Kate realizes God does exist and despite her hard life, God has always been with her.
This is my second book by Dee Henderson and definitely my favorite one so far! What an awesome family the O'Malley's are and despite how different they are from one another, it was such a treat to watch them loving one another and protecting each other. I also have to say that Henderson writes clean police stories that have plenty of action but are also realistic and entertaining, what a great book!
This is the first book in the O'Malley series (but I suggest reading the prequel, "Danger in the Shadows" first). I also suggest reading this series in sequence. I thought Henderson did a great job of weaving suspence, romance, and Christian themes into a wonderful series!