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Lis Wiehl’s Triple Threat series takes a very unexpected t
This is the fourth book in the series by Fox News legal a...
This is the fourth book in the series by Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl (with author April Henry), in which three women—a crime reporter, federal prosecutor and FBI agent, solve crime by day and bond over chips and salsa and margaritas by night. Like all of its predecessors, this book is a great blend of mystery, suspense and chick lit. The friendships between the women are portrayed realistically, complete with occasional insecurities and self-doubts, but also fierce loyalty. The characters mature and progress as the story unfolds.
The murder of one of the main characters is definitely more shocking if you’ve read the previous books, because you’re more emotionally connected to all the characters. So I’d recommend reading the other books in the series first! But then read this one—you’re going to love it.
Wiehl’s books read a bit like the script for an episode of CSI, and her experience as a television reporter (and a former prosecutor) has enabled her to create authentic characters. This particular story is a bit edgier than the prior books, especially because the women are trying to solve a murder mystery that they are not specifically assigned to work on—so they have to go “undercover” and keep getting in trouble with the police for interfering.
This is another satisfying mystery, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Just when you think you know “whodunnit” the story unfolds in a different direction. I don’t want to give away what happens, but you’ll definitely be surprised.
Published by Thomas Nelson, the world’s largest Christian publisher, the book contains spiritual threads, but is not at all preachy, nor is it about faith. One character, Allison, is obviously a Christian but her faith is depicted mostly by the way that she selflessly tries to help her down-and-out sister (who was introduced earlier in the series), and her friends. When the point of view switches to Allison, we read not only her thoughts but her prayers. I appreciate the subtlety of the faith message in Lis’ books—she simply makes her Christian character winsome, but not perfect. It other words, authentic.
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This is the fourth book in the Triple Threat series by Lis Wiehl
This novel is hard to put down, and gave me enough to get really involved in the investigation of the crime that moved the whole plotline. It is suspenseful and the haunt was thrilling, and mind-jarring at times--just when you think you know who did it, you have no idea.
This is an enjoyable book, mostly because it has been plotted out well. Not a boring moment did I have to spend with it and I read it in one sitting, way past the wee hours of night. The characters are also real enough to have their own individual flaws, and the descriptions were just the right kind of gruesome to both please and repulse.
The writing is good, but I found the Christian references a little out-of-place at times. But with a good crime/detective novel as this, I didn't really mind.
Thanks for the review copy, Booksneeze!
posted by meowth2011 on April 3, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2012
This is a great novel. Usual Lisa Wiehl. Suspense, keep you on your toes, edge of your seat suspense. I really enjoyed the novel. Hated to lose one of the girls. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Posted July 21, 2012