Kirkus Reviews calls Leslie's Voice "A rousing corporate melodrama full of twists, turns, and vivid characters.
"A series of vexing work-related conflicts complicate a female executive's life in journalist-turned-novelist Hanafee's series opener.
". . . As the situation unspools, it becomes clear that the crux of Hanafee's novel lies in power dynamics, as the narrative cleverly addresses hot-button issues of sexual harassment on the job. Leslie becomes uncomfortable around her new boss, allowing his inappropriate behavior to intimidate her while neglecting to report it. She needs her job and initially finds Brad alluring, so she makes excuses and allowances for that. Leslie's inner monologue reveals that she is tiring of the terse treatment from the men in her life and the double standards in the corporate arena and that she is working to "find the voice to respond" to the treatment she's had to endure."
". . . With Leslie as an anchoring, empowering element, former Indianapolis Star reporter Hanafee's novel is a fast-paced, intense depiction of corporate America and the perennial struggle of women seeking equal treatment in the boardroom. This is an auspicious start for an adventurous, creative author."