Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Full Disclosure




Ann 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....

My Review:

Deeply romantic. A stunning portrayal of characters and events that lead to an unforgettable love story. Paul Falcon is so deliberate in his pursuit of Ann -- the lengths he goes to, the way he thinks through every move, his ability to accept Ann for who she is and not try molding her into someone she could never be. There's raw emotion in this book -- for both the characters and the readers. Honestly -- the most romantic book I have ever read!

Fans of Dee Henderson's writing will get multiple thrills though this book stands easily alone as a wonderful read. I don't want to give anything away so that's all I'm saying. :-)

As far as the romantic suspense goes -- I'd almost categorize this one as more of mystery since there isn't any imminent peril involved. Readers get an incredible glimpse into the day to day workings of an F.B.I.  investigation and that includes the tedious wait times, the lapses in fresh clues and all the other frustrations that we don't always get to read about. I love the way Henderson built the case -- it's complex but she delivers each piece of information in a way that is easy to digest.

Ann isn't your typical heroine -- and I think I loved that most about her. She knows who she is and is comfortable in her own skin. Cautious in who she allows into her sphere. But for all that she has rich friendships based on truth and respect. The kind that will last for a life time. I think that says a lot about her character. She's also a good cop, thorough in an investigation and brilliant at putting the pieces together to get the full 'story'. That's her absolute strength and what captures Paul's interest right from the start.

What can I say about Paul -- other  that I've fallen completely in love. :-) Hes' a family man, a people person, driven at work, but not to the point that he blocks out the value of friendship and family. I love the way he thinks through a problem -- whether it is work related or relationship related. He is relentless at both. But he doesn't overpower. He's the quintessential team player.

In some ways Ann and Paul are complete opposites, yet Henderson weaves a believable tale that brings them together. Full Disclosure is a definite departure from her famed O'Malley series, but I enjoyed it thoroughly nonetheless.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Full Disclosure, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 21 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 


  1. I LOVE Dee Henderson's books!!


  2. Squeal -- I'm so excited for you to read this one then, Ladette. Good luck!

  3. Just started this one ... now I need more time to read!

    (So, don't enter me, as usual.)

  4. Oh, now I really can't wait to read this one. But I have to, I have to. I've got a ms to finish!!!

  5. Kav, I wondered if you'd read this one. I haven't gotten to read it yet, but it's next on my list. I just love how you review books, and you certainly make this one sound like a can't miss read.

  6. I'll be interested to hear what you think, Brenda!

    And Sandra -- poor you...needing to write instead of read. What a sacrifice you make for us insatiable readers!

  7. Hey Lorna! Thanks...this is one that would fantastic for a book club. I'm dying to say so much more but can't for fear of ruining it for people who haven't read it yet. This dilemma is driving me crazy!

  8. Please enter me! I'd love to read this book...such a great cover!


  9. It's an eyecatching cover, isn't it, Charity U? Good luck!

  10. I like that this has more mystery than suspense, both of which is good. It means I'l get to know the characters more.


  11. Oh Na, do you ever get to know the characters. Amazing!!!!!! Good luck!

  12. This book has a great storyline and I do love a good clean mystery, I would enjoy reading it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  13. I've read most if not all of Dee's previous books so am really looking forward to Full Disclosure. I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.


  14. Good luck, Marjorie and Pam.

  15. I love Dee Henderson's books and thank you for this wonderful opportunity!


  16. Your welcome, Jo. Good luck!

  17. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Great review. Dee is one of my favorite authors.

  19. So glad you enjoyed her new release. Your review makes me want to read this book NOW. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  20. Good luck Karen, Jan and Amy!!!!

  21. Good, a mystery with a love story. Great. I'm sure it will be interesting. Please enter me. Maxie ( mac262(at)me(dot)com

  22. I love Dee Henderson' books. She's a great author. Please enter me in your contest, and thank you for a wonderful review!

  23. I am so anxious to read this book. Thanks for the review.

  24. Good luck Nancee, Maxie and Kay.

  25. "Honestly -- the most romantic book I have ever read!" Quite a commendation! :) Sounds good :).

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  26. It's sooooooooo good, Jes. Good luck!

  27. Dee's books are always good! Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  28. This book sounds amazing! I love Dee's books. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Sorry I haven't been here in so long, Kav. I'm trying to catch up on my blogs today and when I saw the partial review for Full Disclosure on your Inksper post I just had to come here and read the full review.

    Like many others responding here, I've read all Dee's other books, and when I found this one at the bookstore a couple of weeks ago I was thrilled. Haven't started it yet, but your review has definitely made me want to put my computer away and begin reading.

    February 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM