Saturday, January 28, 2012
Review: Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl
Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cassidy, Allison, and Nic are three best friends whose lives revolve around solving crime. Cassidy is a crime reporter, Allison a Federal Prosecutor, and Nic an FBI Agent. Together they share the trials of solving crimes and share the same goal: to bring criminals to justice.
When a string of crimes start popping up in the area, from arson to murder, nothing seems to be connecting one to the other. However, when a co-worker becomes the victim of one of the murders, the three women dig deep to find who's really behind it all. They never expected it to be someone they all knew.
This is the fourth book in Lis Whiehl's "Triple Threat Series", however the series can be read in any order. This book was intense at times, but endearing at others times, which makes for a great overall story. Although the reader is in on who the criminal really is the whole time, that does not take away from the mystery or excitement. The reader gets to see all sides of the story, through the criminals' eyes, as well as all three women. Interesting story line, fast-paced drama, and I liked how the reader gets insight into each woman's life, their strengths and weaknesses, their hopes and fears.
The only criticism I have is that in the beginning there's a lot of talk about one particular case that the women are involved in, and then it kind of suddenly drops off when the new crimes start. I was a little confused as to why so much attention was given to the first case if it doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the story. I kind of wanted both cases to tie together at the end somehow.
However, I did enjoy the book overall. I have read and reviewed Lis Whiehl's Waking Hours, which is the first in her new "East Salem Trilogy", which I loved and I have to say, I liked it even more than this one. These books have religious themes, but it is not overwhelming. I will continue to pick up her books because I know I will get a little bit of psychological thriller with all the emotional drama of the characters' lives.
Read my review of Waking Hours by Lis Wiehl.
**Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through BookSneeze. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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