Thursday, April 23, 2009

Face of Betrayal

Words are not adequate to describe this book. Lis Wiehl drew on her own personal experiences as a federal prosecutor, TV journalist, and the law to write her first "Triple Threat Novel" and I am anxiously awaiting the release of the second.

When seventeen year old Katie disappears over Christmas break, reporter Cassidy Shaw is the first to spread the news to the media. In step her friends and former classmates, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Agent Nicole Hedges. Together the three ladies work to figure out what happened to Katie--was she kidnapped? Did she runaway? Was she involved with the Senator? Most importantly was she still alive?

I enjoyed how Wiehl moved the story back and forth telling the narrative, but mixing in blog posts written by Katie before her disappearance. This kept the story moving and allowed the reader to get to know Katie in a way that we otherwise would not have.

It is refreshing to read a book that showed three strong women in places of position that is not written with a pro-fem mentality in mind. These are just a group of friends who work together to solve a mystery. And yet as strong as these women are each one is faced with her own vulnerabilities--infertility, domestic abuse, shattered dreams, haunted pasts--Wiehl captures it all under one cover.

Overall, this is a book I would highly recommend. It twists and turns and leaves you turning page after page to see what happens next. I am typically pretty good about guessing the end to a story--not this one. Pick it up today.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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