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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review: Lis Wiehl's Eyes of Justice

   The Triple Threat Club has solved intense murder mysteries before…but this time it’s personal.
   Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day—Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole as an FBI agent, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they’re a Triple Threat to be reckoned with.
   But when a ruthless murderer kills one of their number—and the authorities seem intent on keeping them out of the investigation of the crime—their desire for justice goes into overdrive. They find an unexpected ally in a quirky private investigator named Ophelia whose methods confound the wise.
   Yet just when it seems police have the killer in custody and justice is within sight, he somehow strikes again. Not knowing whom to trust, the team engage in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the killer. Nothing can be taken at face value…and nothing will ever be the same.
   A riveting Triple Threat mystery that will leave readers shocked and satisfied.

    I'm glad I got the opportunity to read Heart of Ice before this novel in the series. I think it helped me form a connection you only get when reading more than one book in a series. As the synopsis says though this book will leave you shocked, but only if you have read the prior books. If I was someone just picking this one up for the first time it wouldn't have had the shock factor it did. 
   I have no idea how much research the author's does on crime investigations before writing, but after having read reading other novels like the Temperance Bree series, there is something that doesn't seem realistic about it. Whenever you read the series about Temperance, which is what the show Bones is based on, you can tell the author knows what she is talking about. You feel like you are learning things about forensic investigations. Whenever I read the novels by Wiehl's I fee like she trying to piece together information she's read somewhere along going off what seems right for the scenario causing it to not feel so real. Actually, upon research I discovered that Wiehl works for Fox News. This probably explains why her knowledge about actual forensic investigation seemed a little force. You can tell when someone has lived the job they are writing about, and they've just put together knowledge they had to read about.
   There are also several facts about the story that are repeated several times.  For example the fact that she knew her ex-boyfriend was violent is constantly referred to. You only have to say something once for the reader to put someone on the radar as a suspect, and you never want to over mention it to either try to make it obvious, or force it on someone. Otherwise, the story does keep you reading, and I enjoyed it more than the last one, Heart of Ice.
   If you're into a good crime-thriller then I would recommend this. I wouldn't say it's the best of the genre I've read, but it is interesting. You can check it out at Amazon

I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for a review. 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting review. I've read this as well and I found the book to be 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. So I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop, that was more important to me than the details of the forensics of the case. The characters mature and progress as the story unfolds, which makes for a good story.
    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!

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