Book Review: Full Disclosure

11 Mar

210890_w185Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions.

Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.

Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.

The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former vice president. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is….

Excerpt

deehendersonDee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA’s RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Golden Quill. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois and is active online. Visit her at http://www.deehenderson.com.

My Impressions:

Full Disclosure is By The Book’s March selection. Many in our group are BIG Dee Henderson fans. As a group we read the first book in the O’Malley series and that kicked off a reading marathon for many of our members. We also read two of her standalone novels. I liked them, but never jumped on the bandwagon. The books were good reads, but I just wasn’t so impressed that I had to read every thing Henderson wrote. But Full Disclosure . . . . Oh. My. Goodness. This is a great book! Henderson has outdone herself.

Ann Silver is the Midwest Homicide Investigator. In that position she is involved in major investigations throughout the central part of the country putting her in contact with many law enforcement personnel and others in authority. She finds some intriguing evidence in a case that she turns over to Paul Falcon, an FBI agent based in Chicago. That key information opens up a long running investigation with long-reaching impact. Ann makes an impact on Paul as well, and he sets out to become better acquainted with Ann. As the book unfolds the reader learns more about the Lady Shooter case as well as other high profile investigations and cover-ups. The reader also gets to know Ann — a complex woman. She turns out to be friends with a wide assortment of people in sensitive positions in government, military and law enforcement. She is also an author of very popular inspirational suspense novels — the O’Malley series included! This is where the book becomes very intriguing. Just what is fact and what is fiction? I suspect for Henderson devotees, this aspect has them thinking and guessing.

The cases that Ann and Paul are working keep the reader guessing, but it was the developing relationship between Ann and Paul that kept my attention. This is a serious love story that develops quietly, yet determinedly. I loved the time and effort Paul took to find out about Ann. His character is strong and caring. Ann’s character was a bit unsettling. She is a very private person; introverted and guarded. Her unwillingness to commit seemed very real.

So what was disclosed in Full Disclosure? The secrets in this novel or the real life behind Dee Henderson’s books? Not sure. But this aspect should make for some great discussion on Friday night. If you have read Full Disclosure, leave me a comment on your thoughts of the book. There were some very mixed reviews when it first came out, but I have to say it puts me on the Dee Henderson train!

Highly Recommended.

(I purchased Full Disclosure for my Kindle. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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