I would like to say that I wish this book was more memorable, but it wasnt. Which I think is very sad, because we need more well written, enjoyable, and memorable Christian novels. Hand of Fate was a well written murder mystery, with the three main characters being friends from high school who have developed a tighter bond post college. The story moved quickly, and was interesting while I was reading it. The problem is that once I closed the book the story disappeared into the mist of generic mysteries. The only thing that really sets this book apart from the other generic mysteries is the fact that while dealing with modern day issues of sex and violence they were not the plot drivers. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that one of the main characters is a vocal female Christian voice, she is the light and salt for her two friends to discover the truth of Christ. Even after she suffers a personal tragedy, she is able to recover and still believe in Gods goodness. All in all, this was a pleasant, uplifting book, just not one that stays with you.
I received a copy of this book to review from the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger Program which is called BookSneeze. So a Big Thanks goes out to Thomas Nelson!Hand of Fate is story is about a talk radio show host who gets murdered and the Triple Threat Team all gets to work on this case just like they were all able to work together in the first book. I read the first book in this series and loved the story itself but the character development wasn't so great for me. However after reading this book, I was very pleased to learn more about the characters that make up the Triple Threat but the story line itself was a little so so for me. Overall though I really enjoyed this book. I think the reason why I had a hard time with this story line was because there wasn't even the first clue to point to the person who done it in this book where in the last one I knew at one point in the book who the person was but by the end of the book I had switched my answer to someone else to who I thought done it.With all that being said I think those who enjoy mystery novels will love this book and I look forward to the 3rd installment of the series!
I absolutely loved this novel. It was a page turner from the first chapter, with great point of view and scene changes with each chapter.The reporter, Cassidy, is not a believer and the lawyer, Allison, is. The author did an excellent job showing how these two characters handled compassion and faith by comparing their actions based on their internal belief system.The main plot, the death of the talk show host, is believable and intriguing. The subplots stick close to the main story, yet add additional conflict and characterization. I highly recommend Hand of Fate a suspenseful read!
Who didn't want to kill Jam Fate - the controversial talk radio host?In this second triple threat novel, a trio of strong female characters who formed a bond of friendship in the first novel of this series are back. One of the women is much closer to the investigation than she would like, having been close enough to the victim to be considered as a suspect herself if she isn't careful. The other two ladies are dealing with their own struggles, one has an ugly event from the past resurface and the other handles a personal crisis with grace, thanks to her strong faith. A faith that isn't shared by her two friends ... just yet. I applaud the authors for their ability to create a thrilling story, full of plot twists and an array of possible villains, yet keeping the personal stories moving along for their three main characters. Their friendship grows tighter. We are able to see how events in their lives have shaped their characters, and how the faith of a friend can inspire hope in the lives of their friends - even if they don't quite understand it.This is one murder investigation that keeps you guessing right up until the end. There are so many possible killers ... This novel is fast-paced and SO easy to get sucked in and unable to put it down!
Beginning with a murder, Lis Wiehl along with April Henry deliver another great suspense novel titled, "Hand of Fate." If you enjoyed the first "Triple Threat Novel" you will not be disappointed with this one! Picking up soon after the last case is resolved, three friends Nicole, Cassidy and Allison are thrown back into working a case together as fear and panic take over the city while these three women are going about their daily lives. This panic begins when Jim Fate, a controversial talk radio host, is poisoned by a gas in his studio while delivering his daily show. While the novel focuses on finding Fate's murderer and the cause for this horrid incident, the three women are dealing with secrets of their own. They will realize that they really do not know each other that well and that often friends do need to be relied on in order to make it through trials that are faced in life. This book is very well written and holds the reader's attention right up until the last page. Wiehl and Henry kept me intrigued and guessing through the last page!