Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson (Review and Giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  August 3, 2012 — 58 Comments

UPDATE: This Giveaway is closed. A winner has been emailed!

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! Use this link to pre-order a copy now! ***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.

From the author: 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.”

Dee Henderson is the author of fourteen 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.

Now for the Giveaway: Since I’m celebrating my BLOGOVERSARY all month long, I decided to end this post with a giveaway. However, I can’t send you my copy of the book because my sisters want to read it. (I have 3 and they’re all bigger than I am!) So how about dropping your name in the hat for a $10 Amazon Email Gift Card? This Giveaway will run until Friday, August 10th.

Steps to enter: 1. For your mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. 2. In that one comment, you can list any bonus entries you’ve completed. You don’t need to leave separate comments. (Since I do have to moderate some comments—especially if you’re new to the blog—don’t worry if your your comment doesn’t show up right away.)

**Also, I believe you have to enter your email address in order to comment. Though you can’t see your email address here, I can view it from my blog dashboard. So don’t feel you need to write your email address again in your comment.

Bonus Entries:

I wish I could send one to each of you, dear friends. Blessings!

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

58 responses to Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson (Review and Giveaway)

  1. Tried to like your fb page, but turns out I did so before, does it still count?

  2. Love Dee Henderson. Can’t wait to read it! I did both the bonus entries! :)

  3. I appreciate all the “tips” you send along with books to consider. It would be great to have an extra $10 to spend on Amazon. I order books for my kindle often , and often the recommendation comes from you. Thanks Renee

  4. Oh! I can’t wait to read FULL DISCLOSURE. It’s been on my radar for months. Lovely review, Renee. I love the petite excerpt, just enough to kindle my interest. I’m so jealous you got your hands on an arc!! Must research how I can do that!!

    I liked your facebook page a few weeks back. Does that count? lol

    Thanks for sharing your review and for the opportunity to win an amazon gift card!

    • Check out the Full Disclousure page on Facebook, that’s how I got mine. Don’t know if they are still doing it though.

  5. I love the premise behind this book. Anne and Paul sound like a lot of people I know. I like the way the author incorporates technology into the story. Whether we like it or not, we live in a technological world. My husband works out of town, and we use Skype to communicate with each other. I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  6. I have never read a Dee Henderson book I didn’t like. I have Full Disclosure on my to read list and it sounds like another great book from Dee.

  7. I already follow your facebook page and receive your newsletter.

    Loraine

  8. I’m anxiously awaiting Dee’s new book! Wish she could write them as fast as I read them.

    I liked your Facebook page and also signed up for the monthly newsletter. Thanks!

  9. I have been looking forward to reading this book since I read the final pages of Dee’s last book many years ago! Your review makes me even more excited!

    I signed up for your newsletter today and have previously “liked” your FB page.

    Brooke
    i blog 4 books

  10. I’m reading Full Disclousure as well and I love it! I love all of Dee’s books, the O’Malley series is one of my all-time favorites. I reccomend all her books! I did both extra entries as well. :)

  11. I love Dee Henderson and can’t wait to read this book! Thank you for the gift card opportunity! =)

  12. I’m putting my name in the hat for the $10 AGC. Amazon Gift Cards are awesome. I wish you could send me your copy of Full Disclosure instead, though. Your sisters have a right to read it next since they are your sisters.

  13. I signed up for your monthly newsletter. Same email addy as listed here.

  14. I’m excited about Dee’s new book! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card! :)

    +2 I liked your facebook page and followed via email.

  15. ohh ten dollar amazon card sounds awesome, I also liked your facebook page…YAY me!!

  16. Tami Valentine August 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love to read. I can’t wait to read Dee’s new book, Full Disclosure.
    bonus entries: I liked you on FB (Tami Prokup Valentine)
    monthly newsletter: scrapping2472004@gmail.com

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’m so excited. :)

  17. I can’t wait for this book to release! I have been a long time fan of Dee Henderson and her books were my first intro to Romantic Suspense! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. hi i’m commenting to get the $10 gift card. I am also really interested in Full Disclosure now!

  19. I have enjoyed Dee Henderson’s books immensely. I liked your Facebook page. :)

  20. Melissa Battles August 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    WHAT!?!? I didn’t know she was doing another book. I LOOVE her books. Can’t wait.

  21. I LOVE Dee Henderson books!! I have the whole O’Malley series… and have shared it often. :) This one sounds great too!

    I am a FB fan and an email subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!!

  22. Would love to read this book. I have never read any books by this author.

  23. I already get your newsletter, but don’t have a facebook account. I loved the O’Malley’s and Uncommon Heroes. Christian suspense is my favorite kind of reading.

  24. I had no idea Dee Henderson wrote another book. Great news! Love the idea of a “mature” love story. Nice review, Renee!

  25. I don’t have sisters, but 3 against 1 odds aren’t good! Thanks for the giveaway…

  26. I can’t wait!!! I have all of Dee Henderson’s other books. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    Debbie Clark

  27. I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.

  28. I’ve never read Dee Henderson, but after watching the book trailer, I really want to read this one!

    I “like” your FB page
    I’m a member of your newsletter!

  29. This book sounds great! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  30. Interesting premise and it does sound familiar. I’d be interested in reading the book. I like your FB page and also get your email updates :)

    Were you disappointed that it wasn’t action-packed? Dee’s other books sure are.

  31. thanks for the chance to win my teen daughter loves reading Dee’s books.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  33. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Newsletter subscriber

  34. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Dee’s newest book. I imagine I will enjoy it as much as all of her other books I’ve read.
    I am a Facebook friend and have subscribed to your monthly newsletter.
    Thanks for giving away the Amazon gift card and for the extra entries.

  35. I have done all 3 – followed you on Facebook, entered to get your news letter and now leaving a comment. I hope I win, i am so excited for her new book. It seems like it has been a very long time

  36. You wrote an awesome review and I am sure it is a novel I would love and probably my husband too. Thanks and blessing to you!

  37. I am SO excited for this book! I think I’ve read her O’Malley books nine times :)

  38. happy blogiversary 😉
    thanks for the fabulous giveaway

    ps…i signed up for your newsletter, too.

  39. Happy Blogiversary!! What an awesome accomplishment! Look forward to following you!

    FB: Mel Bourn
    Newsletter subscriber

    Mel

  40. Happy Blogiversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  41. YAY! Happy BLOGOVERSAY! (has it really been that long already? O_O)

    Bonus Entries!
    Liked on Facebook as Lilian Cheng.
    Subscribed as Lilian Cheng.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  42. thank you for this giveaway!!
    i’m a GFC follower & subscribed to your newsletter!!

  43. Wow.. happy blogoversary!!

  44. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Entries:
    -FB like (Shelby Lauren)
    -Subscribed to your newsletter as Shelby Swing.

  45. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and to know more about this book. It looks great!! I’d love for you to put my name in the hat!!

    I’ve been a subscriber to your newsletter and I just liked your page on facebook!

    Blessings

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network

  46. Congratulations and thanks!

  47. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway

  48. Following you on facebook

  49. Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    +1 for being a Facebook fan.

  50. Sounds like a great book

  51. Sherry Compton August 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    My niece has read a lot of Dee Henderson books. She loves them. This one sounds really good. Thanks.

    Savewish@yahoo.com

  52. Dee Henderson is an awesome author! Thanks for the giveaway.
    I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  53. I just won this book! Thanks bunches for the giveaway!

  54. Oops, I forgot to say I subscibe to your newsletter.

  55. Congrats! I’m a GFC & Facebook follower!

  56. It seem like a great book, and I follow you on facebook!

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