The Healer by Dee Henderson

This is the third book I have read by Dee Henderson.  Each is named for the profession of one of 7 people who had come through the same foster system.  As children in the same group home, they had formed a “family.” The family provided support, help, advice, comfort and companionship to the members as they grew up.  When they could, they all changed their last names to O’Malley.  The first book I read was called, The Negotiator. Some of the careers of members of this family include – a Pediatrician (the healer – Jen), a policewoman negotiator (Kate), a psychologist (Rachel), and a Paramedic-Fireman (Steven).   Each book includes a mystery or adventure of sorts around one of the members of the family in their career role.  This book included a murder, a flood, and a shooting spree in a school.  One of the family members also dies in this book after a long fight against cancer.  It is easy to like these people – they are all servants, heroes and very likeable.  Most of them also have professed a faith in Christ.  This isn’t a major issue and doesn’t much affect the plot, but it helps set the background for their family and their relationships.  I enjoy the stories, the religious persuasion (nice to meet intelligent people of faith), the plots and the mysteries. I will read all of her books and recommend them all.


About Kiwi Starr

Wife, Christian believer, mother of two adult children, Grandmother of Two toddlers, Great Aunt to many, retired science teacher, writer, animal lover.
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