Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand


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.

My review- 

Recently I reviewed Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand, and I must say she has snagged me on as a brand new fan.
I love a good mystery and Fair Disclosure is by far one of the best I have come across here lately. Grabbing me straight from the first chapter I was thrown into the plot . There are many twists in the book, which  I like. Just when you think you figure something out there’s a growing mystery that makes you think about it all over again. I was compelled to go further and couldn’t put the book down. The characters are real and I was able to connect to them which really makes a book stand out. 
The plot thickens and keeps you at the edge of your seat with every page turn- YES it’s a page turner!  Strand keeps you  feeling like you were right there along in the book itself with the characters, which I just love when authors can do. It makes a great book even that much more enjoyable. 
 I didn’t know when I first started this book that it was part of a series,( three all together)  and you know what?  Fair Disclosure is a stand by itself book. You can read it by itself , and once you finish you will just want to read the others because it was that good.  I guarantee it. 
I enjoyed the details, the descriptions used, it really brought color into the book. I was connected and really captured within the mysteries. 
Will we ever found out who did what and uncover the unexpected twists? How will it end?  You’ll have to read the book yourself to find out ad I recommend you pick up Fair Disclosure and any of the Jillian Hillcrest Mysteries. 
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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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

28 thoughts on “Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand

  1. Elizabeth Towns

    Your review is great! I read Fair Disclosure and now I can’t wait to get my hand on more of the Jillian Hillcrest series. This was my introduction and I am a sure fan. I am thinking they will make great stocking stuffers for some of my mystery loving friends this Christmas!

  2. Joyce Strand

    I really appreciate the time you took to read and review Fair Disclosure. And as a huge mystery fan myself, I am so happy that you enjoyed the "mystery" of the book. It is such fun to plot. Thank you, thank you.

  3. Casey Lindberg-Coghill

    I'm excited to have found another big reader in the world of blogging! 🙂 I love that instead of just including a synopsis, you also included your honest opinions about the book. It sounds like a really engaging read.

  4. mail4rosey

    I do like when books are part of a series (because if it's great you want more) but they can still stand along. Thank you for the fYI and the review.

  5. Dawn Bedingfield

    I have a friend who loves mystery books and I'm sure if she hasn't seen this she will.
    I was just given a Nook as an early Christmas gift, so I'm on the look out for great books to fill it up.

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