Danger in the Shadows, by Dee Henderson
This book is a prequel to The O’Malley Series – some of the best books I have ever read. Ever. Now that I have read the prequel, I’m going to have to read the series again…
Writing Style: 9
Content. Dee Henderson’s books are a wonderful blend of mystery/suspense and personal development. There are a lot of Christian Fiction authors out there who seem to put chunks of spiritual dialog in the midst of an otherwise secular book in an attempt to make it a “Christian” book. This kind of religious-izing a book is more frustrating than anything. And that kind of book is NOT what you get with Dee Henderson.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than when there’s an arc of characters tying a book series together, and the O’Malley series is no exception. It was funny, as I just finished this book, with my fever-addled memory, I was flipping through the front pages to see if there were any other books I had missed, it dawned on me again (though I know I KNEW at the time I purchased this book) that this was a prequel and how the brother of the main character is the main character in the first of the O’Malley series. Somehow, knowing that the character’s story doesn’t end with this book always makes me feel better.
Writing Style. Just awesome. Hers is the best style of writing. Conversational, descriptive, sucks-you-in.
Re-readability. Absolutely. As I said, reading this prequel made it imperative that I find the rest of the series that I know I own (just called my little Sis and made her promise to send them with Mom next time she comes up to visit), so I can go through the series again.
[Edited to change from a 5 point to a 10 point system. Way too many books were getting 5 stars… :)]