Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

            The triple threat team is back again. Allison and Nicole are working on gathering the evidence to convict the killer dubbed as “The Want Ad Killer” by the media. Cassidy is working on covering the story of the killer. But another set of events brings them together. This time it is the link between a missing reporter, a murder for hire and personal issues that challenges the ladies. Sometimes people are not as they seem and should not be trusted.
            This is the first Triple Threat novel that I have read, and I have to say that I am impressed. Meeting Nicole the FBI agent for the first time, I immediately get a sense of her personality. She’s tough, as a mother she’s protective and as a woman she’s guarded. I can empathize with her and some of the decisions that I make, even if it did make me cringe at the heartache those decisions caused. Allison, the Federal prosecutor, is doing the best that she can to recover from a brutal life blow. But it’s refreshing to see her not give up on herself or her faith. You can tell that her faith is important to her, but it is not overwhelming in the story. Cassidy, the crime reporter for Channel Four news, is refreshing naive; I felt draw to her character more than the others, mainly because there is a sense of innocence in this character. She works hard for her job, but her jealousy and her sort of addictive behavior cries out for sympathy. Elizabeth is a personality to be wary of, but it’s easy to find someone with her traits easier than it comfortably should.
            The characters were well developed and relatable. Even the situations that they find themselves in were disconcertingly real. (Of course only if you had one of these careers). The story unfolded with enough suspense to keep you moving forward and enough clues to not really know what’s going to happen next. The only thing that I found too distracting was the similarities between the fictional “Want Ad Killer” and the real life “ Craig’s List Killer”. I found myself comparing the two until the stories that had been simmering in the background took off.  Overall, I enjoyed the story and look  forward to more Triple Threat Novels.

I received a complimentary copy of Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry through through book review bloggers program. Opinions stated are my own. A positive review is not required. This is disclosed in accordance to Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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