Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: A Triple Threat Novel: Heart of Ice

  • Author:  Lis Wiehl and April Henry
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159554707X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595547071

The Triple Threat Club novels follow three fiercely intelligent women—a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent—as they investigate crimes as current as today’s headlines.

The Triple Threat women have faced intense situations before…but never such a cunningly cold-blooded murderer.

Elizabeth Avery is a stunningly beautiful woman. But her perfectly managed exterior hides the ice cold heart of a killer.  She ingeniously manipulates everyone who crosses her path to do exactly as she wishes--from crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, who thinks Elizabeth is her new best friend, to a shy young man Elizabeth persuades to kill for her.  

As Elizabeth leaves a trail of bodies in her wake, Federal prosecuter Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges must piece together clues from seemingly unrelated crimes. Can they stop her before she reaches her unthinkable, ultimate end-game?

From Publishers Weekly

Fans of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club books will find the same friendly crime-solving vibe in Wiehl and Henry's appealing third Triple Threat novel (after Hand of Fate) featuring federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI special agent Nicole Hedges, and Portland, Ore., TV crime reporter Cassidy Shaw. At the Portland Fitness Center, Cassidy joins the boot camp class run by the beautiful instructor Elizabeth Avery, unaware that Elizabeth served time in a juvenile facility for two horrific crimes committed at age 13 when she was known as Sissy Hewsom. The icy sociopath has already had her fellow former inmate, firebug Joey Decicco, burn down the home of Sara McCloud, her gorgeous lawyer boyfriend's money-grubbing ex-wife, and Elizabeth now wants Sara and Sara's small son, Noah, dead. The authors smoothly bring together the various story lines, including a sharp subplot centered on Nic's breast cancer diagnosis. (Apr.)
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My Review:

I was provided an ebook galley by Thomas Nelson through Net Galley.

I really did feel like I was reading a Woman's Murder Club mystery while I was reading Heart of Ice.  The trio of women sleuths call themselves the Triple Threat Club and they have similar occupations.  The only difference really was the thread of faith running through it.  This is the third outing for Cassidy the tv newsreporter, Nicole the FBI Agent and Allison a Federal Prosecutor.  I had not read the two earlier books but that did not seem to make a difference.  The heart of ice belongs to our psychopathic murder Elizabeth "Sissy" Avery who we know is the murderer from the start.

I loved the Portland settings as it is one of my favorite cities.  Heart of Ice was a good read with a plausible storyline and I enjoyed the main characters.  I have not read a lot of Christian fiction and it was inspiring to have so much referral to prayer.

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