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Dee Henderson Is Back! 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 clearancDee Henderson Is Back! 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......

Title : Full Disclosure
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ISBN : 9780764210907
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Number of Pages : 473 Pages
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Full Disclosure Reviews

  • Becky Lou
    2019-03-02 02:10

    I rarely write reviews, but I felt compelled in this case. When I began the book, I was intrigued...FBI mixed with some police grunt work mixed with some romance...what can go wrong? The answer: absolutely everything. The book was excruciatingly long. There was more dialogue than there was actual plot. The dialogue was very long and dry. The FBI agents seemed like amateurs. Ann's job as an MHI was vague and unrelated. There was no romance: Paul wanted a wife because it fit into his timeline of events and Ann just happened to show up at the right time. Ann didn't want to be a wife, but decided to allow herself to be talked into it. And, what an odd, unbelievable cast of characters. Ann is some strange, private tortured soul who just so happens to be a successful writer and be intimately acquainted and loved by every important person on earth (but only rich, important people) and also be a great pilot and also be a chess master and also be haunted by the ghosts of a not-so-scary past experience that left her psychologically and emotionally debilitated. Paul is an FBI prodigy and the eldest son and heir (but not really because he's adopted) of the great Falcon family empire and feeling the heat to get married because he's 40, his siblings are all married, and his dad wants to retire and on top of all of that, he is also a really great businessman. Here's a taste of Paul and Ann's relationship in the novel: they frequently spend hours at a time with their video feeds on watching each other do nothing. Seriously. There are numerous times in the novel when they turn on their video feeds and he watches her sleep and she watches him eat pasta. I am not lying. And then, on another note, at the end of the novel, (spoiler alert) the lady shooter and the VP suddenly decide they want to "do the right thing" and give themselves up to the authorities. I actually hoped the lady shooter would somehow turn out to be Ann just so that something in the book would surprise me. I almost put the book down when I saw I still had 200 pages of utter boredom to wade through, but I made myself finish it just so that I could write this review.

  • Dyanne
    2019-03-01 00:19

    If I could give this book zero stars, I would. Did aliens kidnap Dee Henderson and leave one of their own in her place? I will ignore the annoying grammatical errors and focus on the much bigger problems with this novel: Ann is a fictionalized version of the author, and that angle does not at all work in this forum. The self-aggrandizing that permeates this story is eclipsed only by the lack of chemistry between Ann and Paul. They spend an inordinate amount of time Skyping and watching each other eat, read, and sleep via video. They must have "pressed the video mute button" a dozen times while taking phone calls and going about life as the other person watched. Seriously, Dee, how many times do you expect us to read about Paul watching Ann read, sleep, or talk to other people? Then there's the Ann-fan issue. Every character drones on for pages about how amazing Ann is, how wonderful Ann is, what a great writer Ann is, what a great pilot Ann is, what a great cop Ann is, how humble Ann is, how private Ann is, how mysterious Ann is, and on and on and on. We get it, Dee. Ann's a paragon of virtue and a brilliant, unequaled superwoman. We got it after you clubbed us over the head with it thorough Dave's first Ann-fan speech. The novel also lacked verisimilitude. The lady-shooter angle is over the top and poorly executed. This writing is NOT the Dee Henderson of yesteryear.

  • Vendethiel
    2019-03-02 03:59

    I read the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson and loved it. I read her Uncommon Heroes series and loved it. I read "The Witness" and loved it. I read "Before I Wake" and thought it wasn't quite up to par, but, hey, it happens. And then I heard she was writing again and I was so very excited, Dee Henderson was back! Then again, maybe not. This book is so far off the mark that I feel like someone stole her identity and wrote it, or her publisher rewrote the novel without telling her, or aliens snatched her body, anything seems more plausible than the author I loved writing this book.First, this book has a huge literary flaw: a Mary Sue. According to the great Wikipedia, a Mary Sue was originally found in that literary minefield that is fan faction and is an idealized character that represents the author of the work. Yes, that means Dee Henderson wrote herself into a book, like a bad fan fiction writer! I don't...I don't have words. Dee is so much better than this, this is the author that keeps you on the edge of your seat and writes characters that feel so real you could meet them on the streets of Chicago, but now she's putting herself in the book, an idealized version of herself? I'm thinking alien body snatchers could be a real thing right now.Not only is Dee in the book, but she is *very* idealized or at least is at first glance. The heroine is perfect, everyone says so, everyone says they are great friends with her and know her so well, she flies airplanes, writes bestsellers anonymously, is some amazing homicide detective, knows and works with the biggest names in the country, is sheriff of a small town, is super humble, and walks the entire length of the state Illinois without taking a breath! (Ok, so not that last one, but you get the picture.)I was actually starting to feel a little jealous, the heroine was amazing! She could do anything and everything, at.the.same.time! But then I found out that she will only have 20 or so true friends, so all those people that thought she was their friend? Yeah, no, she's not really your friend. Oh, and she super private, so I assume all those people that think they know everything about her, don't really know anything about her after all. She is debilitatingly afraid of failure, despite the fact that she is the best homicide detective ever and a best selling author. She can't give up anything for the man she loves, if she loves him, which comes into serious doubt as she can't spend an entire 30 days with him. You read that right, she has to have a week off at a time! A week off of marriage! What? How...I don't...why? Marriage is not some little thing that happens, it is a major commitment, it is two people becoming one! It is beautiful and hard and wonderful and about being there for your spouse even when you don't feel like it. Marriage is a picture of Christ and His Church, how could a Christian author write such a terrible portrait? (Body snatchers...I'm just sayin'.)Not only is Dee Henderson the heroine of this book, the previous books the author wrote were written by the heroine. Yeah, that means that those books Dee wrote that you read and loved and imagined were real, actually were books written by the fictional idealized portrait of the author. Besides being super confusing, that is also disappointing because it means that the characters you fell in love with weren't even real in the fictional word that was those books. Also, the characters in this book kept praising the books that the heroine/Dee Henderson wrote, which just seems super egotistical, when it isn't super discombobulating.But it doesn't end there, the plot is laborious and very long and has almost none of the excitement common amongst the other books by Dee Henderson. The characters that aren't perfect can't stop talking about how perfect the heroine is and that gets more than a little old. The two main characters spend more time talking to other people about each other than they spend talking to each other. And in the end, the mystery isn't solved by the characters, but rather the bad guys just turn themselves in!I can't describe the pain I felt when reading this book. I can't describe how different it was from the author's other books. I can't describe how disappointed or shocked I am. This author is better than this book, so very much better. Read her other books, don't waste your time on this one, because it isn't anything like her usual fare. Now excuse me while I go make a hat out of aluminum foil, because alien body snatchers is the only explanation for this book.

  • Milissa
    2019-03-20 23:53

    I don't even know where to begin with this one. I wish there was a sarcasm font because I need it for this review.Ann is "perfect." Everyone knows her and LOVES her and trusts her and she has a very wide range of interests/talents and she is excellent at everything she does. (Yes, I meant for that to be a ridiculous run on sentence because I can't help but laugh at the absurdity.) Oh, and she must be independently wealthy because a cop salary would not finance her life. So Ann is perfect. Except she really isn't. She has a lot of secrets. Ann goes out of her way to NOT let people know her. The other characters admit they don't know her well and yet, they are still adamant she is the most perfect person ever and they will always take her side no matter what. Weird. She also has a habit of stringing people along...but it's okay because those folks love her too. Then there is Paul. I buy this character as a good guy...except I don't really buy the character. He was clearly written by a woman. He is written as a trustworthy, stand-up, thoughtful, deliberate guy who falls for the "perfect" Ann. He wants to marry Ann and save her from her secrets so they can live happily ever after. I can get behind the premise and see the romance in the storyline, but it just doesn't come together. A majority of their courting (or getting to know each other) consists of talking to others about each other. Most of their "intimate" conversations read like a cross between a business deal and an exaggerated tween fairytale. For Paul to marry Ann, he must compromise everything while she compromises nothing. It's neither normal nor desirable.Let's not forget about the Vice President. He is somehow supposed to be a great guy that just so happened to commit a terrible crime AND orchestrate an elaborate deceptive scandal...even until the very end...but the reader is supposed to like him and trust him.The character inconsistencies are too great. Maybe the author was trying to give the characters layers and depth, but it just doesn't work. The only thing interesting about this book is the crime/murder investigations. There is not nearly enough of that to make this book worth the read.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-02 23:18

    A few years ago I read all of the Dee Henderson books my library carried, and I enjoyed most of them. When I heard that Henderson had a new book coming out, I was really excited. But, I'm very glad that I rarely buy a book before reading it first. Full Disclosure is really long (nearly 500 pages). Length isn't an issue for me if something is really good, but I'm putting this on hold (possibly forever) to read other books that are more appealing.I've found myself re-reading sentences several times trying to figure out what it was supposed to say. There are also a few instances where the wording is just strange/uncommon. The kicker for me though is that Henderson seems to be using Full Disclosure to brag about how great her other books are. Her main female character, Ann, is the author of books that Henderson wrote. The actual series names are used, and there are quotes from the books. I've only read a third of the book, and several times her characters have said how great Ann's books are. I have no idea why a bestselling author would feel the need to push her other books this way.

  • Kim Justice
    2019-03-08 23:05

    I was given this Advance Readers' Edition to read and for my honest review. And I am so EXCITED to tell you about this Amazing Author Dee Henderson and her newest novel FULL DISCLOSURE!!! The book is not out until October 2, 2012. It will be available in hardback, paperback and e-book. This was my first book from Author Dee Henderson. And I will dare say that I will go back and get as many of her books that I can. I love the clean read. Was able to read with out watching out for bad language and so on. As a minister that means a lot to me. I can let you my followers know that this book can be read with out worry. An awesome Christian fictional romance, that will keep you wondering about what is going to happen next. I am looking forward to getting my hands on more books by Author Dee Henderson.With that being said, I love how Author Dee Henderson's story line flowed. I absolutely love mystery, then add a little heat and romance, not to mention the spiritual aspects in a novel. Her main characters have that and more. I was able to jump right into the book and read and read without missing a beat. In other words it was jumping from the start and I love love love a book, author who knows how to take my mind and transport me right into the book.As you know I will not give away any thing with in a book. I feel that you need to read for yourself. If I give away things then it might spoil it for you. But I will say that there are a lot of great characters and some awesome plots, with secrets that you may not believe!!A Must Must Must Read for 2012!!! So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:Five Clock Rating!!! Author Dee Henderson's - Full Disclosure book trailer!About the AuthorDee Henderson is the bestselling, award-winning author of 15 previous novels, including the acclaimed O'MALLEY series and UNCOMMON HEROES series. She is a lifelong resident of Illinois. Learn more at sure you check out this great book, link is below, just click it!!! Pre-Order and hit the Like button while you are there...

  • Tamara Tilley
    2019-03-21 06:01

    For two reasons, I could not wait for this book to be released. First, I am a huge Dee Henderson fan. In fact, I feel I started my writing career mainly after reading her O’Malley series and wanting to create characters with such depth and charisma, others would want to read about them and fall in love with them. Second, my first published book was called FULL DISCLOSURE so the title alone intrigued me. Unfortunately, like many other Dee Henderson fans, I found myself sadly disappointed with FULL DISCLOSURE for many reasons.1.I had a hard time believing all of Ann’s accomplishments, complexities, and that she was considered a self-proclaimed introvert. Many of her attributes seemed to contradict her personality. She was portrayed as a super cop who knew people in the CIA, FBI, Marshall’s office, and Secret Service. Yet, she hates being the center of attention and shies away from publicity. But, how could she be labeled an introvert when she has seamlessly integrated herself into social circles that included the former Vice President, and every high ranking official in the law enforcement world? She is wealthy and loves to pilot her own flights, but doesn’t own her own plane. She is an acting MHI, a published author, a ghostwriter, and sheriff of a small town, and above all else, she is a dedicated and fiercely protective friend to so many. With all this, how is it she could even be considered an introvert? Sure, she loves her private time and protects it very well. Complex, yes. Introvert, no.2.The book was too long. I felt it could’ve easily been a hundred pages shorter. The back and forth in Paul and Ann relationship became irritating, and I felt Henderson belabored the intricacy that made up Ann’s character.3.FULL DISCLOSURE was labeled a romance, but I felt it really fell short of the mark. Ann almost became unlikeable because she constantly pushed Paul away. A few times, I wanted Paul to either shake her good and hard, or put such a lip lock on Ann that she would finally have to admit her feelings for him. Instead, in the end, she conceded to a relationship, something I don’t feel a person like Paul would’ve been satisfied with.4.I did not like the fact that we find out Ann is the author of the O’Malley series and other Dee Henderson books. I felt this was a blatant attempt at marketing and self promotion.5.As the book continues, you find out Ann and Paul have numerous friends in common. But, somehow, their paths have never crossed. And for the amount of people who think Paul is just the balance Ann needs in her life, why did they never introduce the two before?Even with all that said, I still enjoyed the book on other levels. The psychological side of the book in solving the two main crimes was very intriguing and kept my interest. I did figure out the great ah-haa moment before it was exposed but that did not minimize my interest in seeing how it played out. Overall, the book was an okay read. Unfortunately, the last three releases from Dee Henderson have fallen short of the wow factor associated with the O’Malley series. But, I will continue to read any books released by Dee Henderson in hopes that one day she will recapture the distinction she created in The O’Malley Series.

  • Kara
    2019-03-03 01:58

    For fiction books, Dee Henderson is FBI’s most wanted!!My ReviewDee Henderson is back and this newest book is filled with characters who know how to keep secrets!! I think this is my first time reading her work and I was amazed how she writes about cops without putting anything offensive in the story. Paul is a dedicated Special Agent with the FBI who loves his job, but is also very involved with his family and is expected to take over the family business someday when his father passes on. He doesn’t have much of a personal life, but is interested in settling down when Ann walks into his office to hand him a case that will provide an important lead in tracking down a serial killer who was never caught. Paul decides he is immediately intrigued by Ann and as he pursues her, he is also going after this serial killer to close a case that has been pending for years. Ann is also an investigator, she is enjoying her life as a single woman, she has many friends in high places, and she knows how to keep secrets. While Paul is pursuing one case in the book, Ann is involved in multiple cases that she assists on throughout the Midwest.What I didn’t like in the storyEven though Paul decides to romance Ann in hopes of winning her heart, I found him to be stiff when expressing himself to her. He’s unconventional with his gestures, but he’s too factual when conversating with her. I understand he’s a detective and good with facts, but he did not win me over until nearly the end of the book.As close to God and as comfortable as Ann with herself, I was surprised at some of the fears and insecurities she has. Then again, her character goes through a lot of trauma in the story and it’s a miracle that she learns to trust Paul.The reader experiences each case from Paul and Ann’s perspective, which is helpful since many of us are civilians and know nothing about detective work, but this does not make for a page turner. Many scenes with the police work get summarized, not experienced. The majority of the story was about Ann’s secrets and Paul getting to know her, but it didn’t feel like the plot was going anywhere.Other characters Dee has written about are also discussed in this book, but if you (like me) have not read about these characters beforehand then you’re not going to understand the references being discussed. Full Disclosure is a stand alone book, but because of those references I felt lost in some parts of this book.What I loved about the storyPaul and Ann both individually love God and their relationships with God are openly addressed. I was stunned to read about Paul praying and reading the Word, it was quite refreshing :) Ann’s relationship with God goes into more detail and I was deeply touched at her intimacy with the Holy Spirit.Ann’s dog, Midnight…..loved him!!Ann and Paul share mutual friends long before they meet and the conversations they have with these friends while getting to know one another was a real treat.Loved how Ann adjusts to her new life at the end; it was both encouraging and inspiring :)Full Disclosure is intriguing, romantic, unpredictable and its characters know how to both surprise and shock the reader. I was only disappointed because some of it was hard to follow and I really didn’t connect with Paul and Ann until the last 100 pages of the book. During that part I melted and really enjoyed myself and then the conclusion of the story literally left me shaking my head (the investigation part). Have you ever figured out the story before it ended, but still shouted, “WHAT?????” at the conclusion? That’s how it felt. The story is divided into 8 parts, there is nothing offensive in the writing, and it was a pleasure to read about characters who love God the way I do and are living their lives to honor Him as well as bring justice to the world. Ann and Paul really don’t share sentiments or their emotions very deeply in the story, but each of their cases gets a strong reaction from them both. I want to thank Bethany House for the ARC copy provided. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  • Audrey Grant
    2019-03-04 05:59

    I got my long awaited ARC! I just finished it. And while there were two things I had trouble with, the pluses far outweighed the minuses for me. For those of you who read my book blog at you know that a week or so ago I had my sister Mrs. Sandra Lassiter do a guest blog on this book because she got her book before me and I wanted to get a review out asap. Plus I though it would be nice to have more than one opinion on the book. Because while we usually like the same books, we are often different in the way we look at some of the details of the books. Plus, she is the one who introduced me to Dee Henderson's Books!!SPOILER ALERT***There really is no way, that I can figure out, to give this review and my reasons for liking and not liking certain issues other than to talk about them. So here goes...Unlike my sister I actually like the blending of the former books into this one. Dee is one of the Authors that I ALWAYS hate to reach the end of the book and even more so, the end of the series, because I grow so very attached to the characters. So I loved seeing them all come back into this bock and be interconnected and intertwined.I LOVE the main male character Paul he is open and honest about what he is thinking and feeling with Ann from the very beginning. It is rare to find this kind of honesty and generosity in a who is willing to give of himself upfront.I did find it very odd that a man who is such a strong christian doesn't ask up front when he is talking to all of her friends (which by the way is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard of!)if she is a Christian.But the reason I felt I had to give this a 4 instead of a 5 was Ann. I know she is dealing with some MAJOR Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is a loner who is afraid of loosing people. But, she is very selfish, demanding and un-giving in her side of the "relationship". He does all the work while she wants to be free to come and go as she pleases.I have had some pretty traumatic past issues to deal with and handle in my own life and I also need some alone time once in a while, but for her to lay down conditions for their marriage that she get 4hrs of uninterrupted alone time every day, a whole week to her self where he isn't allowed to call or see her and he's not even allowed to discuss the option in the future of adopting kids....he has to be the one to give on everything. She gets all the demands and he has to deal with it or do with out her. That is so very selfish!! It made me go from feeling a kinship with her and feeling pity and sorry for her to feeling angry with her.I waited till the last page for her to wake up to how wrong she was, instead...she decides it is the perfect life!

  • Jamie
    2019-03-10 00:17

    I really wanted to like this book. I received it from the publisher to review, so I was excited for my first “publisher’s review” and I love crime novels, so I thought Full Disclosure was it.But I just wasn’t a fan.I struggled reading through it. I never seemed to be able to connect with the characters and if I can’t do that, then you kinda lose me. I couldn’t find a reason to root for Ann and Paul on the romance aspect of it, because it felt like they were making a deal to buy a house as opposed to starting a relationship. It’s not that I didn’t like them, they just lacked. Maybe it was the calculated ways of how Paul pursued the relationship (too much like diving into a case as opposed to a guy in love. Let’s throw some caution in the wind buddy!) or maybe it just wasn’t my style.I blame it on Castle and Beckett. I love the chemistry they have and how they work together to solve murders around New York City.I will say I enjoyed the case and murders they were following and trying to solve. I thought it was a very intriguing case with plenty of twists and turns. I love me some Criminal Minds, so hunting down the serial killer is always going to catch my

  • Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
    2019-03-02 03:12

    Full review here: was thrilled at Dee’s long awaited and highly anticipated return so it pains me to give this book anything but a glowing review. I had every intention of loving this book and heralding it as the comeback we had all wished years for, but I have surrendered myself to the reality that Full Disclosure and I will part ways tainted in disappointment. Now before you start with the rotten tomato throwing, please hear me out. I am still a fan of Dee Henderson and the O’Malley series will forever hold a coveted place in this reader’s heart…BUT…in the interest of full disclosure, I was sorely letdown with this new book. I still regard Dee as an exceptional writer (she could never be faulted on that front) but the character profiles and plot did not connect with me as a reader.This was a different approach for storytelling for Dee. Her previous books had a harmonious balance of unsettling suspense, captivating characters and tangible passion (both for the job and between characters); Full Disclosure is a digression from this perfected formula because the whole purpose can be summarized in one word: Ann. Ann is the driving force, the beginning and end, the raison d’être for this whole book. Every event and interaction is the vehicle through which Ann is dissected and laid out for all to be in awe of her complex perfection. Even her flaws are portrayed as captivating and intriguing. Literally page upon page of dialogue is consumed extolling her virtues as a friend, investigator, pilot, and-most significantly-storyteller and author. And this is where an unexpected and (in my opinion) disconcerting twists occurs: Ann is credited for being the author of all of Dee’s books. Every one of Dee’s beloved characters is actually a friend of Ann’s who has asked her to capture their love story in fiction.Yes, the lines between fiction and reality have been blurred but there is one tidbit that brought clarity to the whole bizarre puzzle. Ann is not an enigma…she is Dee-right down to the background in engineering, love of pink roses, solving puzzles, taking long walks with God, staying up late, drinking copious amounts of Coca-Cola—and middle name Ann. So what is paraded as a new fiction title can in fact be interpreted as a self-indulgent fictionalized memoir.There is very little left over for a plot or other characters to stand out when they are cast in the shadow of Ann’s consuming page presence. Paul-who is assumedly the older brother of Luke Falcon from Dee’s True Courage-is the quintessential star FBI agent. I was dubious to believe that Ann and Paul had no inkling of their close ties to one another in spite of all the overlap with Paul’s family and friends. So much effort was placed on linking these too on all fronts so that their union would be an inevitability. Too say that Paul was determined to romance Ann would be a stretch; he had some fine moments of wooing but he seemed more determined to understand her and convince her to marry him than to make her fall in love with him. Their match is based upon intellectual and professional respect, common faith, and attraction which eventually grew to love (although I am still not wholly convinced). Their relationship has many quirks and agreements that redefine the boundaries of a modern relationship, and I struggled with identifying with their decisions.The mystery subplot carried Dee’s signature twists and turns that entice readers to dig deep for answers. Unfortunately, most of the action was behind-the-scenes and presented to the audience from a second hand point of view. I missed the adrenaline rush of action that is so notable in Dee’s previous books even though there was the potential to make this a nail-biting thriller.My intention was not to be mean spirited in this review and I apologize if that is how it comes across. I respect Dee as an author and fictional visionary and hope that this marks her return to the publishing world. I will certainly continue to read her books and to reread the favourites that are already in my collection. The majority of readers have adored Full Disclosure so don’t let my opinion deter you from discovering it for yourself. In fact, I would love to hear your thoughts!Rating: 6/10**Disclosure: Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by Bethany House for review consideration**

  • Atticgirl
    2019-03-09 06:14

    I have read every book that Dee Henderson has written. I devoured them when I discovered the O'Malley series while browsing at a bookstore. She hooked me with her writing style and I couldn't put her books down. I also followed her web site in eager anticipation of her next release. But then there was nothing; she just disappeared.I, like her other many fans, was thrilled to find out that another book was being published. It has been a long five year wait and I am so glad that she is back! I literally danced around my house with the book when I received my ARC (advanced reader copy). I was that excited! (my family thought I was a bit nuts but when you've waited that long for something you love, how can you not be a little nuts?)The moment I started reading it, I had this reel inside my head. It played out like a movie or popular t.v. series. The beginning starts off a bit slow, but it keeps your interest and makes you want to know more about the case these detectives are involved with. There are a few twists and turns in this book that will keep you guessing. And that is what makes it such a wonderfully crafted story!The character of Ann really intrigues me because she is so much like Dee herself. Ann is not only a homicide investigator, she's also a writer. I wasn't expecting this character to resemble the author but it was a pleasant surprise. It makes me wonder if Dee secretly wishes she were involved in police work; she has such a grasp of the intricacies of the job and the emotional impact it has on her characters.There are also appearances from characters in Dee's other books. I'll have to admit, I had to get out my O'Malley series and try to figure out who these characters were; it had been years since I read all the intricate plot lines. If you haven't read the O'Malley series, it might be a little confusing to figure out how all these people tie into each other. This is a stand-alone book by itself, but relationships will make a lot more sense if you have the background from her other novels.If you enjoy murder mysteries, you will definitely enjoy Full Disclosure. Unlike other books that only give gruesome details and "who done-it" answers, this novel also brings a refreshing message of faith through difficult and traumatic circumstances. Disclosure: Thank you to Bethany House for the ARC copy of this book. No other compensation has been received and all opinions are my own.

  • Wesley
    2019-03-26 00:54

    I read one reviewer's comments that aliens must have abducted Dee Henderson and left one of their own in her place. Maybe so. I've enjoyed many of her books and thought I would love this one but it's boring, implausible, and unrealistic. Many readers would probably not detect the implausible scenarios in the book unless they had experience with the criminal justice system. Heroine Ann Silver is "acting sheriff" of a small-town police department which is being consolidated with the county's. Anyone with as much experience as Henderson in writing crime-related fiction should know the sheriff is the chief COUNTY law enforcement officer. Towns and cities do not have sheriffs. And her role as the imaginary "Midwest Homicide Investigator" is also implausible. Who does she work for? Who pays her salary and travel expenses? All very vague because it doesn't happen in the real world of police work. The unrealistic coincidences are ridiculous. Ann knows everyone! No matter where they go. Even the Vice-President and all the friends of FBI hero Paul Falcon. And even though all the victims of a serial killer were related to national political matters out of D.C., all the sites of their dumped bodies are within a short flight of Ann's plane. And even worse is the implausible involvement of the Vice-President in the investigation.I won't spend much time on the boring pace of the book. Much of the narrative is filled with repetitive phone conversations between Ann and Paul. Or FBI agents sitting around waiting for something to happen. While that part of the story may be realistic, it's drudgery trying to get through it. I almost put it down without finishing, something I rarely do.One brief moment that really set me off was a female FBI agent retrieving coffee for Paul like a secretary. Very sexist. Female agents in a mostly male world have to be pretty feisty and independent. They aren't going to play coffee-toting secretary to a male agent. Dee Henderson has written positive stories about real heroes and been an inspiration to other Christian writers. But there's not much inspiring about this book. I hope her next work is a real blockbuster that impresses us all.

  • Jolene
    2019-03-07 02:07

    I have to give this book two stars for many reasons.To start off with...1. Both of the main characters seemed very unrealistic and unrelatable. Paul is an orphan who was adopted into a family that basically owns a lot of Chicago and has a family empire. Ann is very much an introvert, and is not only so good at her job, but on the side she flies planes and writes novels, and is one of the most connected people in the government, being friends with the former Vice President and the head of various government departments. I am actually pretty similar to her on a number of levels as far as the personality goes, but I think that it was stretched too far to be a believable person. I found it very hard to feel a part of both Ann and Paul's worlds.2. I felt like Ann was way more built up and talked about between the characters than I actually got to see for myself. The way I got to know her was through hearing the other characters talking to Paul about her, as opposed to getting to know her through character development. In general I think because the book is set up so that both characters are trying to figure each other out during the whole time, that we learn about character habits only from them being talked about in character interactions and not seen in character interactions. Paul asked every single one of the characters who knew Ann if they had any advice for him in pursuing her, and everyone had something to tell him. It was an awkward way of forcing every character trait in the story that she wanted us to know about Ann. It felt like the author was trying really hard to get every descriptor in there. Going back to the Paul talking to every character about advice for himself, that aspect of the storyline got very old to read over and over. "Any advice you think I should hear about Ann?" "Anything about Ann that you think I should know about?" He must have had this conversation with at least ten characters, if not more. I understand asking a few people to be have an idea of what you are getting into- but at a certain point just go hang out with her and figure these things out yourself!3. The conversations between Ann and Paul sound way too stiff and formal, almost like a business interview, instead of boyfriend/girlfriend interactions. This is yet again because most of the time he is asking her questions about herself so it is already set up to be like a job interview.5. The ending has probably been the worst I've read in a really long time. "We're in this together, forever." Enough said.6. Another thing that really got to me was that when an inanimate object got brought up in a passage, it was referred to over and over again. The descriptions of the characters' actions were also very focused on that object and felt like very juvenile writing. Two examples come to mind, the first being: in almost every character interaction, there was an exchange of soda involved. I was reading the kindle verison on my phone, and did a search just for the word "soda". It showed up 34 times in 473 pages! Keep in mind these pages are pretty short as they are on my phone, and the pages read really fast as well. Do most people in Chicago even use the word soda? Don't they say "pop?" That aside, it seemed like a juvenile thing to focus on in every character interaction. It was almost predictable that every single time two people were talking, one handed one a soda, or someone grabbed two cold sodas from the fridge, or one helped himself to a soda, etc. It got really old. The second example is a scene where Ann gets home and finds a chocolate bar taped to her door with a note from Paul. Sweet thing to do, I get it. But the next five to ten pages narrate more about the chocolate bar than about her reflections on the past week and what she is going through. She tucks the chocolate bar into her pocket and gives her dog a piece of jerky because she isn't going to share the chocolate bar with him; she thinks about the chocolate bar in the beginning of her walk; she takes a bite of the chocolate bar and it's really good and looks at the wrapper; she finished the chocolate bar as they approached the river... enough about the chocolate bar, already! And why use the entire phrase so many times? Why can't you just say "chocolate?" A third example comes to mind as well, that there are two separate occasions in the book when Paul says "Neva was agreeable to a guest for the weekend." How did that one get through? There is no other creative way to say that?I will give it to the author that she had a pretty good crime mystery storyline, but it wasn't enough for me. Part of the problem with this book may be the fact that it is longer than the other few books I've read by her. I think it might have been able to be saved if a lot of the unnecessary material had been cut out. Anyway, thanks for reading, everyone. I hope that some of you can relate to what I felt while reading this book!

  • Sandra Lassiter
    2019-03-07 05:00

    ***SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!!***I'm sorry, but I can't fully review this book without spoilers. I am a die-hard Dee Henderson fan, so I was dying to read this book. I was lucky enough to be given an Advanced Reader Copy. I received it in the mail yesterday and finished it late last night. First of all, I loved the idea of the book. "Midwest Homicide Investigator Ann Silver seemingly appears out of nowhere and drops the best lead on a serial murder case that Special Agent Paul Falcon has had in years. But she leaves him with more than just good evidence--he also has a strong desire to get to know this clever cop better. Is he prepared for both the case's and her secrets?" The book is well written with more than one twist. I'll admit, from the second the VP says a woman who he will not name was forced to write the diary for the serial killer, I knew it was Ann. That was kind of an obvious no brainer. Some of the others caught me off guard. However, there were a couple of things that dropped it down to a 2 star book instead of 3. The first thing I noticed is that Kate from the O'Malleys was there--but with a different last name. As I read further it made sense. The main female character, Ann, is a writer and she wrote the O'Malley books changing the names and fictionalizing the story. In fact, she "wrote" all of Dee Henderson's books. On one hand, that's kind of neat, but on the other, that takes all the books we love and makes you wonder what was "real" and what was not. Frankly, the further it went on, the more I was sure I didn't really care for that, but it's not enough to put me off the entire book. It's just a personal opinion. Paul is intrigued by Ann, and starts asking mutual friends all about her. He never once asks if she's a Christian. He's surprised to discover that she "writes religious books". This man is supposed to be a Christian that wouldn't consider an unsaved person as a spouse (according to his friend), but when asking all these questions about her to see if this could be a relationship worth pursuing he NEVER asks the most important one?!? ...and seems surprised that she writes religious books? That didn't fit well for me. To be honest,the thing that bothered me the most about this book is that Ann is touted throughout the book as a wonderful person, best friend you can have, etc. One person even says "You part ways with her in better shap than you arrived.", but when she and Paul are talking marriage it really turned me off. She has this whole list of demands of what SHE has to have and never once asks what he needs in a marriage. He can't even think about children--she refuses to have them as it would just be "outside what I can stretch to do". Also, she demands 4 hours a day, and one week a month of solitude. He's not even allowed to call her or see her. Say, what?!?!? First of all, that is a ridiculous and incredibly selfish demand. Secondly, she's already said she'll quit being a cop as that plus writing plus marriage would be too much. Paul will still be an agent, so of course he's going to be gone all day most days, therefore she can be alone to write or whatever. So where does the whole "I have to have 4 hours a day" of solitude demand come from? As for a week EVERY MONTH with her husband not allowed to call her or come see her--that really turned me off on her character. She never even gives him an opportunity for them to discuss what they can both give and take. She just lays her demands out on the table. If he doesn't like it or thinks he can't deal with those rules or whatever you want to call them, he can move on and try to find someone else. All that being said, the book had a great story line and was well written as Dee's always are. I couldn't put it down! I couldn't wait to see the next turn in the road, how each piece of the story turned out. I can't wait for her next book--just hope she has a better female character next time.

  • Renee
    2019-02-27 00:01

    I saw a movie once, where a tough police detective fell in love with a woman he had only seen in a painting, based on the words of her friends. This old movie plot line tickled the back of my brain as I began reading Dee Henderson’s, Full Disclosure.Dee’s much-anticipated novel tells the story of FBI Special Agent Paul Falcon’s fascination with Midwest Homicide Investigator Ann Silver. Ann breezes into Paul’s life to drop a case into his lap and breezes out again. They share one brief meeting. But something about Ann draws Paul. When he realizes that he and Ann have many friends in common, he sets about discovering who Ann Silver really is. Each friend he questions adds a new piece to the puzzle. Their words paint a picture of a godly, dedicated, captivating woman. She even has a higher clearance level than he! Paul feels compelled to pursue her.Ann and Paul are in their forties and have spent most of their adult lives focusing on their careers and guarding their emotions. So a courtship between them would have to be unconventional.It begins with Paul announcing: “‘You’re interesting, Ann. You tell nice stories, write good books, and have a reputation I admire among your friends . . . You’re not seeing anyone in particular. And I’m looking.’[Ann] looked over at him. ‘You came all this way to ask me on a date.’‘Nothing as common as a date. We’re going to start a romance.’ . . .Her eyes barely flickered from his. ‘Not shy, are you? . . . Breathtaking directness aside, I don’t move at your speed.’”From there, Paul uses Skype to spend evenings with Ann and sends her gifts and notes through surprising messengers. Paul thinks he may be making progress—until a new case arises, which involves Paul and Ann and secrets and folks from their pasts and conspiracies at the highest levels of authority and . . . Well, you need to read the book to find out what happens! ***Many thanks to Bethany House for sending me an ARC to review!This is a fast, interesting read, though not an action-packed story. Most case details and back stories are related through reports and conversations. Ann and Paul spend more time apart than together. The story-telling technique shouldn’t have worked, but it did. I felt involved—like I was the matchmaker who had introduced Ann and Paul. And then I got to watch their poignant struggle as these two people—both so very alone—discovered if they had the courage to risk life together.This is a story close to Dee Henderson’s heart. Dee writes: “I am so looking forward to hearing what you think of this story. I read Full Disclosure again this last month checking the final print pages and fell in love with Ann and Paul all over again. I like what I wrote, and very few books actually get that kind of self review.”I'm hosting a giveaway related to this review my blog Doorkeeper. Hop on over and join us!

  • Emma
    2019-03-23 04:55

    It was with great anticipation that I started Dee Henderson’s newest book. A well established writer in the Christian Romantic Suspense genre, Ms. Henderson writes books based in the world of the military and emergency forces. The O’Malley Family Series resonated with me in a way few book achieve, and, having had family in the military, I found her Uncommon Heroes series firmly grounded in reality. Honestly, the only one of her books I felt fell a little flat was her one stand alone, Before I Wake, and even it was well worth a Sunday’s afternoon reading. I expected Full Disclosure to be somewhere in the middle of her books, but it quickly vaulted to the top as I read it in – mostly – one sitting. I say mostly since there were a couple trips to my bookshelf to double check parts of her other books as a sneaking suspension turned into a glorious reality. The O’Malley’s were back.Ann Silver, Midwest Homicide Investigator, and Paul Falcon FBI take center stage in a book that relies on puzzles and secrets more than suspense and personal peril. This felt like a very different book than most of Ms. Henderson’s prior offerings. I’m not sure if Ann and Paul were actually that much older than previous characters or if that was simply who they were, but they brought a great deal of maturity to their relationship, the case, and how they handled their pasts. I was particular smitten by the glimpse into the “current” lives of past characters. They too seemed more relaxed and more confident in themselves and their choices. And my absolute favorite part was the blurring of the line between author and character.Unlike the O’Malley books and Uncommon Heroes, Full Disclosure also presents moral quandaries well worth pondering once the story is over. Most of the other stories seemed pretty straight forward in terms of the good guys and the bad guys. While there is an undisputable big bad in this story, many secondary characters are harder to place. Even the main characters aren’t completely without fault as layers of lies, cover-ups, and questionable decisions are peeled back.I had high hopes for Full Disclosure. Higher, probably, than is safe for a new book from a favorite author. But it easily exceeded them becoming my favorite of Ms. Henderson’s books, one of my favorite books ever, and definitely in my top five best books of the year. It was one of those rare reads that surpasses genre preference and slides neatly into the category of literature. Reblogged from my site:

  • Liv
    2019-03-20 04:18

    I was disappointed with both the trajectory & outcome of the relationship of Paul Falcon and Ann Silver, mainly because I really liked their characters. For a top FBI,murder investigator, one would expect him to be patient and talented, but not this patient. After Ann's virtues are extolled by her friends. I think Paul puts too much effort into the relationship with little in return. There is so much thought and consideration put forth on his part, it's exhausting. Ann is described as a strong, intelligent, self-less woman, and definitely one gets a glimpse into that aspect of her life. But, I was surprised as how fragile she really is, and it's not just about a personality difference. She is described as an introvert and needs so much time to herself, it's almost incompatible with the concept of marriage.I also felt that even though they had some attraction to one another, this story is told through a somewhat detached lense. Where is the passion????? Where is the heat???? Where is the little details of chemistry?? They discuss marriage like a business contract with mergers &, my question is. What is her appeal to Paul? Paul has to accommodate her needs so much to the sacrifice of his own, I wonder what it is that she brings to the table. I don't think any man this driven can be so self-sacrificing. For this reason, Paul's character is unbelievable. He is a driven, intelligent, hard-working man in his occupation, yet his character is written as though he's Mr. Rogers from CBS children's network. Poor Paul was so patient, it almost drove me nuts! For this reason, I think I read here and there and then went back to read the details just to make sure I didn't miss anything special or mitigating. But, no, I didn't. The message in this story is that Paul definitely gives up more from his list of dreams than Ann sacrifices. She turns out to be a psychologically, fragile person who can't even sleep with him at night. She asks for a second honeymoon, and this is somewhat unclear as to why. Did they even have sex on the first one? I love the intrigue of murder, suspense books with romance, but this one crashes on the romance. These characters are as sexual as they are believable. And, that's odd for newlyweds in love. I mean, there is a tasteful way to write that in without being vulgar. Two stars just because I felt bad for Paul and thought, as a character, there was so much potential.

  • Cathleen
    2019-03-24 04:02

    Oh, Dee Henderson. I so used to enjoy your books. Since this is the second novel where I find myself seriously questioning whether it's your writing that has changed or my reading of it, I think from now on I'll avoid new releases and try to hang on to any remaining residual good will. Some will accuse me of being mean-spirited or even of "author-bashing", but I assure you it isn't. It is simply confusion and disappointment.I can't even in good conscience tag this as a romance, because there is nothing romantic about a man having long, prying conversations with everyone in a woman's life about her before he has even expressed interest or had more than professional conversations with her. (Most egregious example: asking a male friend of hers if she has ever slept with a man.) Even when the two start to form a friendship, everything is mapped out in questions and answers. It's almost as if the reader is simply being presented with character outlines of backstory and personality, revealed piece by piece in numerous, tedious interviews. There's also the issue of both characters far surpassing "too good to be true" and landing in "no one person can be 1) this perfect in so many areas nor 2) fit all of these activities into a single life".An even more glaring offense is that Ann is set up to be a "Mary Sue", a fictionalized and idealized proxy of the author herself. This would be bad enough, but the frequent references to Henderson's early books, paired with the incessant adulatory praise -- even from male character readers, is really hard to take seriously. Again, I was a huge fan of those very books, but now I have a bad taste in my mouth at the idea that this is the opinion the author has of herself.The suspense plots are a little stronger, though the action on the cases takes much too long to actually start moving and the inevitable linking of the two is overly delayed.audiobook note: David De Vries narrates well, though his female characters tend to be strained and breathy. Still, it's good to see recordings of Christian fiction that are not inherently weaker in quality.

  • Laura
    2019-02-26 00:20

    After a five-year hiatus, Dee Henderson is back, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled to read the story of Ann and Paul, who come together while working on a serial killer case. When Ann drops of an unsolved murder, Paul is intrigued by more than just the possible clue. Ann is friends with a former VP, spies, military elite, and even Paul’s sister-in-law. When the secrets from her past are threatened to be revealed, will Ann be able to trust Paul to protect her?I have been looking forward to this book for months, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t enthralled with it like I was the O’Malley series for two reasons. First, there is a lull in the story as Paul and Ann get to know each other. After an interesting start, I was a little bored for the next 50 to 75 pages. Once the action picked up again, it felt like a familiar Dee read. Second, I liked Ann at the beginning, but once the romance started, she annoyed me. Everything was on her terms, and it was like Paul could either take it or leave it. I know he’s fictional, but I felt bad that he had to jump through so many hoops (and did so a little too willingly) to get her to admit her feelings. Now, on the other hand, I LOVED the O’Malley twists in the book. They are some of my favorite characters of all time, and it was great to see familiar friends. I also loved the mystery, and I was surprised at the ending. The last ¼ of the book was action packed with twists and turns. Fans of Dee Henderson will be happy to see a new book by one of Christian suspense’s best authors. Although it wasn’t my favorite book by Dee, it was a solid book with a shocking conclusion. I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Ashley Dawn
    2019-02-27 22:22

    This book was an ok Christian Fiction book. Paul Falcon is an FBI agent who has been working a case for years when Ann Silver walks into his life. She passes off a case to him and catches his attention. He determines to get to know her and both personally and professionally she surprises him at every turn.Let me start off by saying I'm a hardcore Dee Henderson fan and absolutely couldn't wait for this book to come out. I enjoyed the twists the storyline took and the mystery underneath. The characters and their interactions were what I had issues with. This writing wasn't what I have come to expect after the O'Malley series and her other works. The romance really wasn't there either, it was more compatibility and determination. I will buy her next book, no matter what my feelings on this one, and just hope that old 'flare' comes back to her writing!!This was a 3/5. Any Dee Henderson fan will want to read it but for me it just wasn't the same caliber as her other books. Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

  • Alicia
    2019-03-18 03:15

    I love Dee Henderson's books. Just throwing that out there. The O'Malley series remains one of my favorites of all time. For me though, this one fell short.... at the beginning. I spent the first half of the book trying, very hard, to connect with the heroine. I just couldn't relate. I mean, she could do everything: fly planes, write, paint, solve murders. She was successful at everything. She even had lots of REALLY good friends. Most people are lucky to have 3 or 4 good friends. She seemed perfect. It wasn't until I read further in the book that we were allowed to see the insecurities and the flaws (I mean no one is that perfect). I needed to see those in order to connect and feel something for her story. I LOVED her dog! Again just throwing that out there :) The storyline was great. It wasn't predictable, I couldn't see what was coming. And I liked the way Henderson made the heroine the writer of the O'Malley series. Way cool! So without giving anything away, I did enjoy the book. Definitely worth picking up and reading :)

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-03-05 23:17

    I can't believe I'm only giving this 3 stars but the truth is I'm iffy about giving it that many. I love Dee Henderson but I just wasn't loving this one. It started off pretty good when Paul Falcon, FBI, first meets Ann Silver, cop extraordinaire. But after a while it just got boring for me as I dragged through their various meetings and phone chats and such. The case Paul was working on was the highlight of the story and that is what really kept me going to the end.

  • Lola
    2019-02-24 05:59

    This was pretty good, although it took me awhile to get into it. I loved how the main characters had such a good relationship with God. Gives me something to strive for with my own relationship with him.

  • Naomi Shores
    2019-03-10 03:03

    Probably Dee's best one yet! She weaved herself into the story and it was excellent.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-21 05:52

    Ann and Paul are absolutely perfect for each other! I loved the aspect that Ann's books actually being stories Mrs. Henderson wrote. The plot was average for me. It had a lot of details about the day-to-day routine of an FBI agent. Sometimes it was interesting, and other times it was not. All-in-all Ann and Paul's relationship was very uplifting to read and I enjoyed that more than the mystery.

  • KatePowell
    2019-03-18 22:12

    I don't have a problem with strongly religious characters of any faith, and I myself pray... but her characters are unbelievable religious characters. A 40-year-old virgin (who is that smart and savvy) is likely to have another problem or strong quirk... LOVED the character, then there was this turn that began to make no sense... And the lead detectives prayers are totally unbelievable. I mean, this is a COP, and unless we are to believe he has a split personality he needs to stay in character when he talks to God. Dialogue is monotonous too... another author who does a list of initials and expects us to sit and go through them as if we will remember. Give us an example and allude to it don't make us read a page of nonsensical initials who may have done some coded behavior!. The storyline might have been good, but we quit 1/3 of the way in... doubt we will come back to it. She's gotten such good reviews I was surprised.

  • Heather
    2019-02-24 05:59

    Links to sites mentioned in this post are provided at my blog Our AdvocateFor five years I’ve been eagerly anticipating a new book from author Dee Henderson. But when my copy of “Full Disclosure” finally arrived I was hesitant to start reading. Would it live up to my expectations? Short answer: yes!For a taste of “Full Disclosure” check out the video book trailer.Available Oct. 2 in paperback, hardback and ebook “Full Disclosure” is trademark Henderson-page turning romantic suspense with characters you keep caring about long after the book is done.I was intrigued by the synopsis: The Lady Shooter, a hired gun responsible for dozens of murders, has managed to keep her trail cold. Though she’s long been inactive, Special Agent Paul Falcon refuses to give up the hunt. Then, Midwest Homicide Investigator Ann Silver seemingly appears out of nowhere and drops the best lead on the case that he’s had in years. But Ann leaves him with more than just good evidence—he also has a strong desire to get to know this clever cop better. Is he prepared for both the case’s and Ann’s secrets?A woman bad guy who for years has slipped out the grasp of the FBI’s top cop. The heroine of romance novel who is comfortable single and not looking for marriage. That alone was enough to start me reading.“Full Disclosure” is one of those rare books that doesn’t need a genre label beyond excellent book. Henderson’s sharp dialogue, meticulous detail and genuine emotion are enough to draw in any reader regardless of what kind of story you’re looking for. Guys you’ll enjoy Henderson’s books, I promise! Don’t let the romance label turn you off. And for romance readers, don’t let the suspense label scare you. Though if you’re prone to bad dreams, don’t read this title too close to bedtime.“Full Disclosure” is Christian fiction but this is a book that you can give to anyone who’s just looking for a good read. The spiritual aspect of the story is seamlessly woven into the plot. The character’s faith journey is a natural extension of their life. I would recommend “Full Disclosure” to fans of James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Karen Kingsbury, or Nicholas Sparks.While Henderson sticks to the same formula of danger, romance and faith that has won her awards and loyal readers, this latest novel shows that Henderson isn’t afraid to take chances in her writing. Both the suspense and romantic plots dig deeper than any of Henderson’s previous titles. The maturity of Ann and Paul is reflected in their romance and in their relationships with family, coworkers, and God.As a bonus, readers of Henderson’s O’Malley series will appreciate catching up with Lisa, Kate and the rest of the family. Ann also reveals a fun surprise that will please longtime fans while sending new readers of Henderson’s books looking for the rest of her titles. My favorite Dee Henderson titles are “The Truth Seeker” or “True Devotion” but you can read first chapters of all her books at books I read it one sitting. But I took my time to savor each page of “Full Disclosure.” I hope it doesn’t have to hold me over for another five years, though!To pre-order “Full Disclosure” click here.Be sure to click over to the “Full Disclosure” website for fun extras including a note from Dee, overview of the book, free peek at the first three chapters and more. There’s also a D-Day Countdown Party happening on Facebook with weekly chances to win an autographed copy of the book. To talk with other fans of Dee’s books, join the Readers of Dee Henderson group on Facebook.Fine Print: I was provided with a free Advance Reader Copy of "Full Disclosure." The opinions of this review are my own.

  • Debbie
    2019-03-14 05:03

    This review is based off of an Advanced Reader Copy of the novel that I received through a Facebook contest."Full Disclosure" is a Christian novel. Dee Henderson usually writes romantic suspense, but this wasn't really a suspense-genre novel. Both of the cases that Paul worked on were cold cases where no one was currently in any physical danger. There were spikes of suspense when an information leak could ruin the first investigation and when Ann suggests that the second case might ruin their potential relationship, but Paul doesn't seem overly concerned. The first case also had so many long interruptions that any suspense disappeared for me. The cases were interesting, but there wasn't a high level of sustained suspense involved.It's also not a romance-genre novel. Almost the entire story was from Paul's point-of-view, and only a couple of Ann's few point-of-view scenes involved interacting with Paul. We get a few scenes of Ann thinking over whether she wants anything besides friendship with Paul--since she knows he wants marriage with her--and she decides she honestly doesn't. So I found it confusing when Ann would then allow Paul to hug and kiss her since that would be leading him on.Paul was an interesting character and worthy hero, but I just didn't understand his attraction to Ann. The focus was on all their differences, how to overcome them, and all the sacrifice that would be involved (like she didn't want children and he did, so he gave up his dream of having children). Since the two never worked directly together as a team or spent time engaged together in meaningful activity, I never had a chance to say, "Ah, they are good together! They bring out the best in the other!" The interactions were mainly question-based "are we compatible?" rather than immersing us in the emotions of growing to love everything about the other person that is typical of romance novels.We got to know a lot about Ann, but I never felt like I got to know her. I didn't understand why she went from happy with her life to deciding to risk facing her many fears about marriage (and why did she have these fears?) to enter a marriage where she had to sacrifice so much and gained little additional benefit. (Paul wasn't going to abandon her if she said no.)In the story, Ann is the one who wrote the Dee Henderson novels. She explains that she used the true romances of her close friends but with a fictional suspense case. And this novel is her love story. Trying to figure out what was real and what wasn't was very distracting to me. And, unfortunately, since Ann is just so super-expert on so very many things, it came across as the author praising herself.The first half of the book was rather slow, but the second half was pretty good. The cases were interesting and involved unexpected twists. The details about the jobs were vivid and interesting. I liked how Paul felt so comfortable talking with God about things. There was a strong Christian element to the story since Paul and Ann discuss their relationship with Christ with each other, and both talk with God about their relationship.There was no sex or explicit bad language. Overall, as the ARC was written, I came away with rather mixed feelings and no desire to re-read the book as I have Dee's other novels. Hopefully some of this will be fixed in the final version.

  • Jeanette
    2019-03-18 00:52

    I'd heard a lot about Dee Henderson, so I was excited to find Full Disclosure in my local library. I was only about 50 pages in when I began to wonder - is this THE book, the one that many die-hard Dee Henderson fans hated. Well, I think it might be. Henderson combines a trio of subplots, the slow burn romance between Ann Silver (expert murder cop with a ton of talents and a mysterious past) and Paul Falcon (FBI agent, adopted son and heir of the Falcon empire) with Paul's hunt for the lady killer (mysterious gun-for-hire with 30 murders to her credit) and a traumatic event in Ann's past that still gives her nightmares (literally).The first 50 pages are reasonably fast-paced and intriguing, both in the Paul's attraction to the mysterious Ann and the way the lady killer cold case is suddenly cracked wide open. I was attracted to both Ann and Paul as characters - though, as the story unfolds - they seem almost too perfect, too multi-talented, too comfortable. By the middle of the book (and it is a big book) I was finding it hard to keep awake (again literally) - but I stuck it out to a mediocre finish. I understand that Paul is careful and methodical and I appreciate a book that sees romance as something more than a rush of feelings and physical attraction. Paul and Ann are attracted to each other, but Henderson seems to underplay this so that the romance is almost clinical. Besides, Paul spends an inordinate amount of time asking everyone and anyone about Ann (leading to long-winded peans of Ann's 'specialness'). The solving of the cases - the Lady killer case and the one in Ann’s past - appear to be more about reems of desk work assisted by both perpetrators’ overwhelming willingness to confess. The final reveal was neat but not, for me at least, totally satisfying. Overall, there was a lack of urgency and conflict, so that much of the narrative was flat. As we learn more about Ann we discover she is an author of sixteen books - in fact she apparently wrote the O'Mallery series and Henderson's other books under a penname. This both intrigued and unsettled me as a reader. Here we have a character who is actually the author - so apart from the repeated praise for her own writing (probably deserved but still unsettling for an Aussie’s preference to understatement), I keep wondering where does Ann Silver end and Dee Henderson start - there are certainly similarities (both talented and successful authors, both former engineers, both single, both dog lovers, maybe both confirmed introverts, cautious in making friends, loyal to the ones they make - at a guess). Somewhere along this line the fiction starts and to find myself constantly wondering where that line is became rather distracting as a reader, constantly jarring me out of the book. So I struggled with this book - it had elements that I really loved, elements I hated and others that were okay - and most of all, it was far too often a hard slog to read. While I was tempted to rate it at 2 1/2 stars, in the end, I've given 3 for the bits I did like and for the story it could have been. And I'm not giving up on Dee Henderson - willing to give her another go. Maybe this time I better start with the O’Mallory series though :)