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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Inspired by Dee Henderson

When I grow up, I want to be like Dee Henderson.  

Okay, let me back up a moment and explain how I came to read her works. Those who have been following me all along, will know that I live with friends. One of whom is more of a bookworm than I am.  She suggested that I might like Ms. Henderson's work and to start with the Uncommon Heroes series. After reading the first few paragraphs of True Devotion, I was hooked. I read and reviewed each book that my friend had in her library, as quickly as possible. 

For those that don't know, I love mystery and action books. I've never been big on Romance books. I am at heart a Christian and of course I'm prior military. Until, I read True Devotion, I didn't know that an author could intermix all of these elements into one book without a few curse words. 

Here are a few key elements, that I've observed about Ms. Henderson's work. Her characters never drink anything stronger than Root Beer or Coffee. Curse words are never seen. The lead characters are as a rule, very determined professional people. The professions vary depending on the story line. You throw in some dramatic hurdles, a dash of mystery, a smidge of suspense, along with belief in God and his son, Jesus and you have the basic recipe for her books. On top of all of that, you get so wrapped up in the story that you really don't want to leave the world she created. 

Recently, I was blessed with an opportunity to receive an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of Full Disclosure. The main requirement was to provide a review. Which I was only too happy to do:


ARC Review of Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

When Ann Silver picked up Paul Falcon on her radar, it was simply part of her job.  Paul willingly accepted the information that Ann presented to him, the lead to a an allusive serial killer.  Neither of them expected what happened next.

Throughout, Paul learns that he and Ann have common connections both professionally and personally.  It is through them that Paul learns more about Ann and vice-versa.  As events unfold, dormant secrets are revealed at great risk.

Ms. Henderson’s ability to weave busy professionals, romance, mystery, God, and Jesus together in one story is why I love reading her books.  In this case, I’d say, she has outdone herself.   The way she brings back characters from previous bodies of work and meshing them throughout the story is brilliant. The plot twists and turns keep you guessing until the final reveal. 

After submitting this review to the Facebook fan page for Full Disclosure, I was asked if I had a blog where I could help spread the word. Naturally, this was a resounding yes.  So after seeking permission to add a few of my own thoughts on Ms. Henderson, I created this post.  I hope you enjoy it.  If you'd like to learn more about Full Disclosure or see more ARC reviews about it, please visit the Full Disclosure website.

I'm grateful to my friend for introducing me to Dee Henderson's world. I am very honored that Ms. Henderson allowed me this opportunity to share a little bit of how I feel about her. In my eyes, she is truly inspirational. 

Until next time, I hope everyone has a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks
co-author to David McKoy