Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Book Review - Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

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: I haven't previously read any of this author's books & if this book is a good example, I won't be reading any in the future. 

There are a few days of my life I'd like back that I wasted reading this extremely LONG, TEDIOUS book. 

This is NOT a love story. Not in the least. There is not one speck of romance in this book. The relationship between the two main characters is negotiated like a contract instead of a relationship. 

The book overall is too long (473 pgs) and goes into detail we just don't need. It could have easily been written in half the number of pages. The main characters are both rigid overachievers who over-analyse pretty much everything and everyone around them.

Ann, a cop, author, pilot & engineer (what didn't have time to take the bar too?) is apparently an extremely private loyal person, yet as soon as Paul starts to ask questions about her, all her friends spill the beans about her in great detail.

The dialog around Ann's relationship with God is as if there should be shame around her or it should be kept a big secret. Totally off the wall.

The two main BIG stories of the book were both extreme let downs. Really?! You made me read all that just to give me that crappy result? There is no huge secret at the end - total and complete bust!

I would actually advise AGAINST reading this book, please don't waste your time. I get these books for free to review and usually enjoy them at least somewhat. Some I absolutely love, so I am lukewarm about, this one has really annoyed me and I highly doubt I would read another by this author. 

"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 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

interesting, I loved it; just finished it this afternoon,