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Susan Hanafee is an award-winning former journalist whose career as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star spanned three decades. She formerly headed corporate communications for IPALCO Enterprises and Cummins Inc. She resides in southwest Florida. Her previous published books include Red, Black and Global: The Transformation of Cummins; Rachael's Island Adventures; Never Name an Iguana and Rutabagas for Ten; Leslie's Voice, the novel in which her heroine Leslie Elliott is introduced and its sequels, all mysteries, including Scavenger Tides, The End of His Journey, Deadly Winds, and Under the Sand. Hanafee's blogs can be found on www.susanhanafee.com.
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Leslie's Voice
by Susan Hanafee
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Overview


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."

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Description


Public relations expert Leslie Elliott is trying to adapt to her new CEO, Brad Stewart, when he tells her of his plans to take over the neighboring electric utility and make himself the state's energy kingpin. When she agrees to join the battle, Leslie finds herself dealing with the twists and turns of corporate intrigue while struggling to handle the men in her life, including an unfaithful husband and a boss whose sexual aggression matches his business ambition. Colorful characters, breezy dialogue and a plot that keeps the reader guessing are the perfect background for the introduction of the savvy and independent Leslie.
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Overview


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."

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Description


Public relations expert Leslie Elliott is trying to adapt to her new CEO, Brad Stewart, when he tells her of his plans to take over the neighboring electric utility and make himself the state's energy kingpin. When she agrees to join the battle, Leslie finds herself dealing with the twists and turns of corporate intrigue while struggling to handle the men in her life, including an unfaithful husband and a boss whose sexual aggression matches his business ambition. Colorful characters, breezy dialogue and a plot that keeps the reader guessing are the perfect background for the introduction of the savvy and independent Leslie.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Women

Language:English

Pages:366

Paperback ISBN:9781732489493


Overview


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."

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Description


Public relations expert Leslie Elliott is trying to adapt to her new CEO, Brad Stewart, when he tells her of his plans to take over the neighboring electric utility and make himself the state's energy kingpin. When she agrees to join the battle, Leslie finds herself dealing with the twists and turns of corporate intrigue while struggling to handle the men in her life, including an unfaithful husband and a boss whose sexual aggression matches his business ambition. Colorful characters, breezy dialogue and a plot that keeps the reader guessing are the perfect background for the introduction of the savvy and independent Leslie.

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About the author


Susan Hanafee is an award-winning former journalist whose career as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star spanned three decades. She formerly headed corporate communications for IPALCO Enterprises and Cummins Inc. She resides in southwest Florida. Her previous published books include Red, Black and Global: The Transformation of Cummins; Rachael's Island Adventures; Never Name an Iguana and Rutabagas for Ten; Leslie's Voice, the novel in which her heroine Leslie Elliott is introduced and its sequels, all mysteries, including Scavenger Tides, The End of His Journey, Deadly Winds, and Under the Sand. Hanafee's blogs can be found on www.susanhanafee.com.

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