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Summary

Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty is helping children through trauma. For years Rachel has touched grief as she helps others through it, but now grief is something very personal - she is losing her own sister to cancer.

Helping the other O'Malleys through the crisis is taking everything Rachel has to give. When a school shooting rips through her community, she must lean hard against God to find the strength to help the children. For there is more than just sorrow confronting her, there's a secret. One of the students was there. One of them witnessed the shooting. And the murder weapon is still missing.

©2002 Dee Henderson (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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Tissues needed!

This is (including the prequel) the 7th O'Malley book, Rachel and Cole's story. It started back in Jack's story, "The Protector", and wends it's way through a flood, a double homicide and other hard and traumatic incidents (no spoilers), the joy of two O'Malley weddings and the toughest of all the trials the O'Malleys have been through. If you are at all prone to tears tissues *will* be needed. As well as a couple of lough out loud moments. Henderson has the usual, well drawn, cast of characters and introduces a number of new ones I came to care deeply about. Not an easy story to write well but I felt the interweaving strands came together intriguingly, the how we got there just as important as where we were going.

The change of pace in the story from drama to romance to deep pathos to family comedy is a challenge to a narrator but it's pulled off here with a good sense timing and pace.

If you want the other O'Mallies on digital audio and you are on Amazon UK... your out of luck as of Aug 2012. Come on Amazon! You're the only one with the digital rights. Do you *want* to make me buy CDs and tie me to the sound system?!

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wonderful and inspiring

i always enjoy Dee Henderson novels and was really happy to find her books on audible.

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  • Michele
  • 27-03-09

A series to remember...

The whole series is fantastic...The Negotiator, The Guardian, The Truth Seeker,
The protector, The Healer and finally The Rescuer....enjoyable, easily read and full of
love and inspiration... YOu will enjoy this series...
Hats off to Dee Henderson...wish she had more books written about this family...

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 12-02-09

A beautiful ending

The Healer does a beautiful job of wrapping up the story of the O'Malley family. Even so, how about one more book book, Dee? Tell us about the second generation of O'Malleys.

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-09-12

Makes me laugh, makes me cry

Would you listen to The Healer again? Why?

Yes, I've read this entire series a few different times. It's a wonderful story of family & faith

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  • Catherine
  • 12-07-12

Dee & Tom does it again!

What made the experience of listening to The Healer the most enjoyable?

Wonderful story, with twists and turns and spiritual growth.

What other book might you compare The Healer to and why?

Danger in the Shadows, also one of my favorites of Dee Henderson.

Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

Cole, easily my favorite, I liked the smokey voice, thought it fit the firefighter experience.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed, cried, jumped up and down!

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  • Nicole
  • 03-05-12

Loved it

What made the experience of listening to The Healer the most enjoyable?

I really loved listening to this book & my husband even enjoyed it too. We need more of Dee Henderson's books on Audible!!

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  • Hannah King
  • 04-08-21

fifth in the series

I been enjoying listening to this series all the way through and now that I am almost done I going to have to think about listening to them again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-21

Encouragement in the face of tragedy

How a family pulls others into it to share strength during life's ups and downs♡

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  • shar davis
  • 29-12-20

Love this writer!

Fantastic Book! Dee's books are real life issues we deal with every day. She also provide a solution. She has several series that I have enjoyed!

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  • Sue
  • 27-10-20

Same old same old

I have read her other books and find them depressing, yes God is always there, and bad things happen to people all the time, I hear enough of it on the TV news, Radio news, and newspapers and magazines... I won’t spend my reading time getting more depressed with Dee’s same old stories.

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  • Michelle Carr
  • 14-07-20

This book tore my heart out.

I can not tell you how much I love this series. Every single one is amazing. I want to be an O'Malley. This book, has me positively balling like a baby! And the cliffhanger is next level. You won't regret reading, not only this book, but this entire series. Dee Henderson, is simply masterful, and the narrator, Tom Stechschulte, is one of my top 3. Beautiful work!!