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$50 Amazon GC-Book Review/GA - Fair Disclosure - Joyce Strand - Ends 12/8

Sunday, November 24, 2013

 


The giveaway will begin on 11/25 (tomorrow at midnight) so watch for it to open on the rafflecopter below and as a separate post on all the other participating blogs. Prize - $50 Amazon / Paypal Giftcard - open to US, UK, CA, New Zealand, Australia


This book is part of the Hillcrest Mystery series and I think I should have read the prior one before reading this but I enjoyed it immensely anyway! There were quite a few references back to the prior book in the series. Jillian, who works in a biotech corporation which is a public corporation with stockholders has the job to make sure that all investors are happy--good luck with that one-never happen!! I'm sure most of you have heard the term Fair Disclosure--well it essentially refers to the fact that ALL investors should be given the same information at the same time. I am also sure you have heard the term-insider trading-which is a BIG no no!! That is when a group of investors-usually very large ones-manage to get information not available to everyone and they act on it-making millions while everyone else loses!! This story revolves around these two concepts-people are killed, almost killed and Jillian ends up in the hospital pretty badly beaten up. The good news is she is going to re marry her ex husband. This is definitely an entertaining who done it mystery complete with a confused but brilliant police detective, Jillian's mother and the first victims Mother (troublemakers!) and a variety of other characters. Of course the FBI had to get involved as well (insider trading is a big no no). This is a continuing series and I think after reading the last few words in the book which kind of leads into it--I want to read it!

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FAIR DISCLOSURE: A New Jillian Hillcrest Mystery


Jillian and ex-husband Chad are enjoying a play at a local community theater when a scream interrupts the production upon discovery of a bludgeoned volunteer. When it turns out that the victim is someone Jillian interviewed for a job at her company, she becomes involved in another crime, drawn ever deeper by a second murder, an irate investor, the participation of law enforcement amateurs, an increasingly unreliable assistant, and suspicious stock trading at her company. Meanwhile, Chad is pressuring Jillian to say “yes” to a second marriage.

About Jillian Hillcrest
Jillian Hillcrest is a PR Executive at a small biotechnology company in Silicon Valley who—through no fault of her own—gets drawn into solving murders.

Jillian grew up with her mother in a small town in Pennsylvania, although they moved to California when she was in middle school. Her mother now lives in southern California. Jillian never got to know her father, as he was killed in the Vietnam War. She got married right after graduating from Cal to Chad Bradbury, who is a marketing executive at a biotech company in Alameda, CA. They got divorced after 10 years of marriage, and, quite frankly, are not sure why. They still enjoy getting together. In particular, they enjoy going to restaurants and drinking wine.

As the head of corporate communications, Jillian is responsible for updating investors, employees, the media, partners, and the community about Harmonia and its products. You might wonder about the name of the 200-person company that develops drug products for autoimmune diseases. The founder compared balancing the human immune system with singing in harmony. In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the goddess of harmony and concord.


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Joyce Strand, much like her fictional character Jillian Hillcrest, served as head of corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing articles and press releases and delivering presentations to publicize her companies.

Joyce has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teen-ager. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve a mystery before it is revealed. Therefore Joyce relished the transition from writing press releases to writing fiction.

Joyce received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.   She lives with her two cats in Southern California near San Diego.


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37 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

I like mystery novels, but I will take your advice and read the first one before this one!

Lisa Brown said...

i would buy a case for my nook

annie page said...

nooks for the local city jail they can only get them through amazon

annie page said...

Twitter follow page says not here when i click on link

Cherry said...

I would buy as many of the books in my wishlist as I could fit in :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This sounds like a book both my Hubs and I would enjoy. He an I both love a good mystery.

Sharon Martin said...

Hubbie definitely enjoyed reading this one !!

Joyce Strand said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Fair Disclosure. I am pleased that you found it entertaining, because I certainly enjoyed laying out the mystery puzzle. But as important is the service of your insight that you provide your readers. As an author, I truly appreciate your efforts.

Melanie B said...

I loved this book, it was a really great read!

mail4rosey said...

I have entered. Thank you for the giveaway!

Bobbi Burleson said...

I love mysteries like this!! I am entering the giveaway :)

Teresa McCluskey said...

I love books that are mysteries! Plus I could use the extra cash for the holidays!

Renald said...

Need new bedding. Deb P

Ashley Gill said...

I think I'd use the extra money for my husband's christmas gift!

BlackAsphodel said...

There is no link to the youtube trailer.

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd spend it on new boots.

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Pam said...

This sounds exciting. Poor Jillian trying to keep all the stockholders happy. What a thankless job!

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds like a great book, I am like you though I prefer reading books in a series in order.

Megan Chamberlin said...

I love book series, it is so much fun when you can continue a journey with characters.

rebeka deleon said...

i would put it towards getting my son a bike.

KMichelleC87 said...

Christmas shopping for my family

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Amanda McMahon said...

i love mystery books. i really love any books. this author looks good.

MELISASource said...

Looks and sounds like a great book to dive into on those cold winter nights for sure!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

Sounds like a great book! I have ruined series for myself by starting in the middle of one.

Melanie said...

Thanks for a wonderful book review; sure sounds like you picked another wonderful book. I will add it to my reading list...

Robyn Good said...

Sounds like my type of book. I will check it out.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Great review. Although it's not really my type of book, it sounds great

Nikki Ooi said...

I'd spend it on some Christmas presents for family!

pippirose said...

I would buy books as Christmas presents for my new baby grand-daughter. :o)

Meghan said...

Probably on books!
Thanks for sharing!

bn100 said...

maybe on books

Christy Maurer said...

I would use it towards Christmas gifts :)

Julia Cosgrove said...

i would use this fir christmas.

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I would use it towards Christmas gifts.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway! =)
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Anonymous said...

I would add it to my others on my account and use it for Christmas gifts.

deasuluna said...

I would use it on Christmas/Birthday gifts,my family has a lot of December. :)

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I would buy Christmas gifts!

 
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