Hilltop Sunset

Hilltop Sunset By Joyce T. Strand, Hilltop Sunset A mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a determined stalker a troubled love interest and career clashes Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her
  • Title: Hilltop Sunset
  • Author: Joyce T. Strand
  • ISBN: 9780983926290
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hilltop Sunset By Joyce T. Strand, A mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a determined stalker, a troubled love interest, and career clashes.Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her nearly to death has returned to stalk her and her friend, Jillian Hillcrest, also a former victim Recently divorced, Brynn turns to a new love interest only to encounter addA mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a determined stalker, a troubled love interest, and career clashes.Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her nearly to death has returned to stalk her and her friend, Jillian Hillcrest, also a former victim Recently divorced, Brynn turns to a new love interest only to encounter additional unwelcome issues Meanwhile, short timer Brynn, who has resigned from her Silicon Valley company, becomes bored fulfilling her remaining responsibilities there She begins to prefer supporting the launch of her ex husband s new hilltop winery while waiting to move to her next position Between her stalker an dher new love interest, Brynn faces a series of life changing events.
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    1. Joyce T. Strand

      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 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 received her Ph.D from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C and her B.A from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

    102 thoughts on “Hilltop Sunset”

    1. A very enthralling and deep story based on actual events, one persons fear of being stalked by someone who had tried to kill them and her friends This book will really make you think about how much you protect your family and friends from a danger that you cannot see or distinguish Imagine feeling on edge and nervous not knowing when an attack could happen at any time The authors writing will have you feeling all of the emotions as you feel that you are in the thick of the plot Just when our her [...]


    2. Suspense builds a third way into the book as the main character, Brynn Bancroft, encounters increasing instability and danger in several aspects of her life Compelled to face her obstacles, Brynn considers life altering decisions that will impact friends and family as well Her choices and a realistic cast of characters help drive the story to a satisfying conclusion An easy read


    3. The book grabs the reader quickly by introducing the main character Brynn Bancroft and her instability caused by a tortuous near death experience Brynn and her ex husband, Liam, are reeling from the harrowing experience just as they are trying to come to terms with their complicated relationship The introduction of Isabel, the villain, is done quickly and with clear insight into just how dangerous this character is Much like the rest of the novel the reader does not have to guess about the chara [...]


    4. I really liked this book it had pretty much everything love, mystery, suspense, and truth Brynn and her ex husband Liam are friendly after their divorce even though both of them had affairs But now Liam is seeing someone new and Brynn feels a loss That is until Todd comes into her life Set in a beautiful winery where Liam and Brynn work, Todd is a speaker and Brynn takes a shine to him as soon as they meet It soon becomes clear though that Todd is hiding something, and when Brynn meets his ex wi [...]


    5. The other book that I have read by Joyce Strand was Fair Disclosure The Hillcrest Mysteries are ones that I have found entertaining They can pull you right in without even trying The writing and the story lines of this author are ones that will have you not wanting to put the book down I know that I have on my to be read list by this author that I want to get to It s funny how your to be read list grows and grows This is something that I need to tackle, but Joyce Strand s books will be right up [...]


    6. I opened Hilltop Sunset by Joyce Strand and entered right back into the mystery centering around Brynn Bancroft and to some extent Jillian Hillcrest, and who wanted to murder them I know who it is, but I m not going to give THAT away The Brynn Bancroft mysteries are the kind of books that pull you right into the story and make you want to finish them in one reading You absolutely have to go on to the next chapter, and you are 20 pages in before you realize how much time has flown by That s just [...]


    7. If you re a wine connoisseur, this book might just appeal to you Set in the vineyards of California, we get to explore the lifestyle of the thirty somethings who have made lots of money from the upper crust When I started reading this book, I felt as though I had walked into the wrong movie theater after going to the concession stand There was a lot of background information that I must have missed Although it all becomes clear in time, the stall prevented me from really getting hooked on the bo [...]


    8. This is the second book I have read by this author the first being Fair Disclosure Click on the link and see what I had to say yes, I liked it This is another great mystery which I had trouble putting down once I started reading it There are 2 books in this series I have not yet read but had no trouble at all reading this as a stand alone.Brynn Bancroft and one of her co workers had been brutally attacked by a former employee where they work They have just been informed that the woman has been [...]


    9. Different Hilltop Sunset was unlike the other books I ve been reviewing lately Not a spicy romance, and certainly not a sweet Amish story, this book is suspense than anything else Being from Sonoma County, I enjoyed the local color that the author used I had a hard time relating to the main character in the beginning of the story Brynn has the morals of an alley cat, sleeping with her married boss, her ex husband, a guy she meets at a conference pretty much anybody By the end of the story, howe [...]


    10. When I first opened Hilltop Sunset the first thing I noticed was the number of chapters and I remember thinking this had better be good I m glad to say that I wasn t disappointed.Brynn is recently divorced Whilst celebrating her new status she learns that her attacker is back in town and posing a new threat This doesn t stop her living her life and embarking on a new and exciting relationship with Todd, who specialises in helping the companies tighten their anti fraud procedures.The situation ge [...]


    11. I have to start out by saying, that when it comes to books, romance is not my preferred genre So when I started reading this, I was a little taken aback by the added romance, but there was a quality to it that made it different from the typical romantic nostalgia Then I noticed the amount of chapters realized that they were small enough that I should easily be able to squeeze in a chapter here there That all went out the window one night when I read the remaining half of the book because I just [...]


    12. This is the second book of Joyce T Strand s that I ve read She writes a good mystery with a lot of suspense and a few twists.It was difficult for me to engage with the main character, Brynn At first I thought it was because both she and Liam had multiple affairs during their marriage and it didn t seem to bother her I eventually realized, though, that it was because Brynn didn t feel any emotions as was pointed out by Liam As time went on, she was finally starting to feel and as she did, it was [...]


    13. Brynn Bancroft, company executive and CFO or Harmonia, is recovering from being attacked by former employee Isobel, whilst she winds down her role at Harmonia after deciding it s time to move on She has also just invested in a vineyard with her ex husband and is throwing herself with passion into this new project Whilst the hunt for Isobel, dangerous and still at large continues, Brynn meets Todd, handsome, sensual and available, however when at odds ex wife follows her out of the blue, Brynn is [...]


    14. While recuperating from a brutal attack from coworker Isabel, Brynn receives word that she has been spotted back in California Brynn is in the process of leaving the company and starting a new job in Alabama Around the same time, her ex husband Liam has bought a winery that Brynn agreed to manage until she moves And on top of all this, Brynn starts a relationship with Todd, an acquaintance she met at a conference When Isabel attacks Brynn, Liam, and Todd at the winery, the police and FBI step up [...]


    15. This has book had me hooked from the very first page until the very last word It has everything I love to read mystery, suspense, love, humor EVERYTHING I didn t have a chance to read the Jillian Hillcrest novel but it was easy to jump right in with the story line and pick up with the placement It was easy to find myself in Brynn s shoes Her life is completely chaotic and she is trying to simply live it and move on despite having a crazy stalker after her I felt like for the most part, the chara [...]


    16. The first several chapters spend a lot of time in Brynn s head rather than actually furthering the story Although it is billed as a mystery, I found it to be of a romance novel with a little mystery suspense thrown in There s nothing wrong with that, but it just wasn t at all what I was expecting.Once the mystery part of the story really kicked in, however, it was amazing, and I couldn t read it fast enough There were several shady characters, which made it impossible to tell exactly where the [...]


    17. Complex, cryptic and gripping are the characters and storyline in this based on a true life events novel about love and trust Strand does well at ensuring you are engaged and absorbed in the book from the very beginning Although there were parts that I found unrealistic and improbable, overall this made for a page turner with the extraordinary character personalities and plot that leaves you guessing until the end.All characters including Brynn and Liam are relatable and fill the roles perfectly [...]


    18. Hilltop Sunset is a lead off of Fair Disclosure A Jillian Hillcrest Mystery Series.Because I had read Fair Disclosure, I knew what Brynn and Jillian s past was after some reminders but I do not think you need to read the previous one to enjoy this one.Hilltop Sunset was mystery and romance linked together and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.It is semi predictable, but thank goodness not completely because what I thought would turn out to be devastating didn t actually happen.This is a book that de [...]


    19. I like mysteries and this one was pretty good The story was entertaining once you get into it, though the first few chapters are a bit slow I really liked most of the characters, especially the main character s ex husband One of the best things about this book is there is character development than you get in most mysteries The characters are interesting and have distinct personalities, even the very minor characters.My biggest complaint is that the writing style is a bit dry and at times stilt [...]


    20. I just finished reading Hilltop Sunset by Joyce T Strand and I did like the storyline The book was full of suspense and action The only problem I have is that the main character seemed a little worried about having a sex life than the fact that there was a woman out there who just about killed her a short while ago The woman is very dangerous and she is back in the area because she has just learned the hard way when she shows up and almost kills again There are many twists and turns that I did [...]


    21. Get out the tissues This is a tearjerker and mystery rolled into one Just when I think I ve got it all figured out, Wham Bam, I m wrong and spinning in a million directions.This novel is part of a series I haven t read the first in the series, so was a bit lost at the beginning There are some parts that I didn t quite get until about through the novel They didn t impact my enjoyment of Hilltop Sunset, but have made me want to go back and read the first part of the story.Grab a copy and get ready [...]


    22. This book grabs you instantly and just makes you keep reading It s hard to put it down I love a good mystery even when there s a little romance mixed in but the fact that it s set right here in BEAUTIFUL Northern California just adds to the intrigue You can t help but feel for Brynn and all she s been through and as the story evolves you really care for her well being and what the eventual outcome will be The character development in this book is done so well I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would [...]


    23. Kidnapped and beaten by a madwoman, Brynn Bancroft was a survivor She and Jillian Hillcrest both had survived Now nearly healed, but recently divorced, Brynn is being stalked by the misguided lunatic that had escaped the authorities before After several twists and turns they may have caught the psycho Isabella but, hmmm are we sure Brynn is safe now We shall see if she will have a normal life again This is a great story filled with mystery and exciting characters As with all the authors books do [...]


    24. I am a sucker for a good mystery book and when you mix in a little romance I get hooked This book was just that Joyce T Strand does a great job of keeping you on your toes but at the same time tugging at your emotions with a little love I was able to finish this book in three days I could not put it down because of course, I want to know what would happen next I became involved with Brynn and what Jillian would do next It is great when a love story is interrupted with a crazy lady It stirred thi [...]


    25. I believe this is a spin off of the Jillian Hillcrest mystery series While I don t think you have to read those to read this one, there is a tie in with the characters and a crime that must have happened in one of the other books since there are quite a few references to it and it is the premise for this storyline.I did enjoy the book and was suspicious of several characters just because they seemed sneaky or underhanded or something The book was easy to read and enjoyabled it didn t hurt that p [...]


    26. I really liked this book, and was really looking forward to reading it after reading the Jillian Hillcrest Mysteries It was great to learn about Brynn Bancroft and I enjoyed the story as it continued with Brynn s life after the tense ending in the third Jillian Hillcrest book I really like Joyce T Strand s books, she s an excellent writer and these are great books, with excellent characters and interesting storylines I really hope there are Bryn Bancroft books to follow


    27. Hilltop Sunset has everything you would probably want in a novel It s perfectly written and well researched The plot is based on actual events which makes it easier for readers to relate with each chapter This book will surely make you want to cancel all your appointments for the day just to finish it The novel is full of love, suspense and mystery What could you ask for Thank you Joyce Strand for bringing us an interesting book


    28. Byrnn is not a likable person in the beginning of the story She was raised by an abusive father so using she uses sex as a distraction Shes cheating Her hubby s cheating Interesting marriage But she changes and grows during the story and everyone likes a redemption story The story was a little slow moving at the beginning and I kinda drifted but Im glad that I stuck around It really got better You would like mysteries, you will like this story Enjoy


    29. Book Source Author While Brynn bothered me at first I thought she could have benefited with some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy she grew on me and despite her issues I found her to be a resourceful, intelligent protagonist I also liked how she grew during the novel The book was a thrilling read and kept me on the edge of my seat at times I look forward to of Brynn s adventures.


    30. I love all of Joyce s books Getting to know her characters makes her books so special Joyce really makes her characters human and makes them your friends too You want to know what happens next.


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