Thursday, January 19, 2012

Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl

In this third book of The Triple Threat Club series, crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, Federal prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges meet Elizabeth Avery She seems to be a stunningly beautiful woman but under the surface lies an ice cold heart. She pretends to be Cassidy's newest  best friend all the while manipulating all those around her. She persuades an old classmate to commit a crime for her and even convinces a shy young man to kill for her.

As she quickly leaves behind a trail of dead bodies, the authorities struggle to put the clues together and solve the seemingly unrelated crimes. Will she be caught before she finishes her selfish crime spree?

I have mixed feelings about this book. As a crime novel it was good, but being a third in the series I felt a little lost with the 3 main characters. Their pasts were hinted at and it left me a little confused and therefore I could not relate to them as much as I would have liked to.  It did give great detail into the antagonist of the story.

It was lacking in a "godly" aspect, but crime isn't godly at all. The only character that had a presumed Christan belief was Allison, she is portrayed as having an avid prayer life. Cassidy is into holistic and "higher power" beliefs while Nicole had no such reliance on either beliefs. I was somewhat disappointed with that aspect although in "real life" that would probably be the case amongst any random group of friends.

All in all the book was interesting and was a fast read. If you are into crime novels this is a book I would recommend. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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