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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 November 2, 2013
This was first book by Lis Wiehl with April Henry that I have re
This was first book by Lis Wiehl with April Henry that I have read. It was exciting, suspenseful, factual police work. Situated in Portland, OR, as I am, made it more interesting like I was a part of it. Moves fast and I did not want to put it down until I finished. I will now go back and read the author's other books. Their characters are very believable and likeable. It keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. I look forward to reading more of this series in the near future.
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Posted April 11, 2014
Wow, I kept waiting for the initial murder to be a mistake and e
Wow, I kept waiting for the initial murder to be a mistake and everything would be back to normal. It was a very exciting story with plenty of twists and turns that sadly hit close to the characters. It is an emotional investigation. Being a Christian novel, it has faith throughout in the context of everyday life. It is not preachy in any way however. It was a great murder thriller.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2012
They called themselves the Triple Threat for their work in detecting and solving crimes. There was Nicole, the steady, quiet FBI agent. Cassidy, the vivacious, bouncy TV crime reporter. Allison, the federal prosecutor. Together, over six years, they had put away scores of criminals and the sky was the limit. Together they had a great friendship and supported each other through life's issues.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
But all that changed when Cassidy is murdered herself. Nic and Allison are determined to find out who killed their friend, but the case is quickly solved when the police arrest Cassidy's former lover, an abusive policeman who held a grudge. It was sad but believable, or was it?
Lis Widhl has written a heartstopping, action-drive mystery that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let them go. Every clue seems to lead to a dead end and the criminal seems to be miles ahead of the women. Can they solve the murder successfully? This book is recommended for mystery lovers who want fast-paced action.
Posted June 23, 2012
I would give this book 4.5 stars. This is the fourth in a series
I would give this book 4.5 stars. This is the fourth in a series. I would suggest reading the series from the beginning to best know the characters. This is a great crime solving series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 2, 2012
I have read all of the "Triple Threat" series and this
I have read all of the "Triple Threat" series and this one was fantastic! I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down- just when you think you have gotten the murder solved- there is another twist thrown in and you have to keep reading to find out who the killer was! Would be a great summer read- I would recommend to any of my friends!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2012
Eyes of Justice, is the fourth novel in the Triple Threat Club s
Eyes of Justice, is the fourth novel in the Triple Threat Club series by Lis Wiehl. When I received this from Booksneeze I was excited, even though I hadn’t read the first three. Last year I reviewed Wiehl’s paranormal mystery called Waking Hours the first in her new East Salem trilogy. While this novel is part of a series, Wiehl has done an excellent job of allowing it to be read as a standalone. This was a suspenseful read, with lots of twists and characters I enjoyed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The main characters are three women who all went to high school together, but were never really friends. At a reunion, they discovered they all had a lot in common. The charming Cassidy Shaw is a crime reported at Channel Four. Allison Pierce is a federal prosecutor and Nicole Hedges is an FBI agent. One thing led to another and they all began working in Portland. They got together one evening for dinner and enjoyed themselves immensely. While each has a completely different personality, they bring out the best in each other. That night they shared a rich chocolate dessert. One slice, three forks and they jokingly called themselves the Triple Threat Club. That was six years ago and they have been friends ever since.
When this novel begins, it’s Cassidy’s turn to choose the restaurant, and she picks loud and Mexican. However, she text the gals that she will be late, when a mysterious caller tells her he has proof that the cops planted a gun to cover up a shooting. Cassidy never makes it to dinner, and the tale that unfolds is suspenseful as Allison and clue driven Nicole search to understand what happened to Cassidy. When Portland PD decides they cannot be involved, they hire Ophelia, an independently wealthy private investigator to help. The tale was very suspenseful, and I didn’t figure out who was involved until almost the end.
I really enjoyed Eyes of Justice. Each character has a unique personality. Wiehl did a great job of sharing their personal lives with us as they worked to solve the case. I really liked the new character Ophelia and hope to see more of her in future novels. I became emotionally invested in these women and wanted them to succeed. This is a faith-based novel, but Wiehl doesn’t drown us in religious messages. Instead, one of the characters is religious and draws on her faith to help her through the investigation. It felt genuine and not preachy. The plot had a great pace and twists that kept me glued to the book. I consumed this in a few sittings and was thoroughly entertained.
Posted April 26, 2012
Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl is the latest installment in the Tr
Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl is the latest installment in the Triple Threat series, which showcases the struggle of Cassidy, a reporter; Nicole, an FBI agent and Allison, a federal prosecutor, towards crime.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
But this issue is surely a heart-breaking for the die-hard fans of the series. This time the tragedy is too personal for the Triple Threat Sisters as one of them has been killed. Initially it appears that killer had a personal anguish towards Cassidy but as the attack on Nicole and Allison begins, it becomes clear that they are facing a fanatic who knows their every move. The race begins and they should surely buck-up or it will be an end to the Triple Threat Club. Just like other novels in the series, this one too have lots of twists and mind boggling revelations, along with a more realistic scenario of their respective departments of FBI office, a TV station and judicial structure.
The best part about Lis Wiehl’s novels is that you stop playing the guessing game much before in the book. The continuously warping story makes it a delicious page turner. Even as the original group ceases to exist, introduction to a new character, Ophelia left the avenue open for new books in the series.
Paramount element about this series is that it is not essential for the reader to have read the previous books, though it is recommended, to have a better understanding and emotional attachment with the characters. Other books in the series are: Face of Betrayal, Hand of Fate and Heart of Ice.
Posted April 6, 2012
For the past several years Cassidy Shaw, a crime reporter, Alli
For the past several years Cassidy Shaw, a crime reporter, Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor, and Nicole Hedges, and FBI agent, have worked together using their various jobs in the crime fighting world to bring criminals to justice. They have even nicknamed themselves the Triple Threat after a favorite dessert that they shared. But then tragedy strikes one of their own, turning their worlds' upside down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Now the two remaining members must learn who killed their friend and why. All leads point to an angry ex-boyfriend, but somehow it just doesn't make sense. Not only that but their continued interference in a police case could threaten their jobs. When things take another sinister turn can a new friend lead them to the truth?
I was a little hesitant to choose this book, but I've been meaning to branch out from my typical romantic fiction and this seemed like a good place to start. For about the first half of the book I was kind of bored, it was a little repetitive, all about the remaining members of the Triple Threat being sad and confused, and I get that that would happen it just didn't seem to ever change much, mostly the same stuff over and over. However towards the second half I was pretty hooked, I managed to finish the second half in a day, whereas the first took me about a month. As far as mystery/suspense goes I think this is a pretty decent choice, far better than some others I've seen. My one surprise was that I had expected from what I had read about the book that it was a Christian book, but while God was mentioned a few times I wouldn't call it enough to truly call it a Christian book. This may not be an issue for some people but it may be for others.
Alcohol: Practically all of the characters drink on quite a few occasions and at least one ends up slightly drunk.
Drugs: A specific drug is mentioned in the context of a crime.
Sexual: A character visits a stripper club to gain evidence, there are no explicit descriptions. Several crimes discussed mention rape.
Violence: As this is a murder mystery violence is to be expected. One person is strangled and stabbed, another slits their own throat, another is shot, and two bodies are found with bullet holes in their heads. A man threatens a woman with a gun, chasing her, and shoots at another.
So to end I will say that while this is surely much cleaner than most of its genre I have decided murder mysteries (It probably didn't help that one of the victims had the same name as me!) aren't for me. However if they are your thing this one is worth reading.
I received this book from booksneeze in exchange for my review.
Posted April 5, 2012
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Posted April 23, 2012
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