Heart of Ice, Triple Threat Series #3
This book is the third in the Triple Threat series featuring: Allison, a federal prosecutor; Nicole a FBI agent; and Cassidy a TV journalist. These three intelligent women investigate a new cold-blooded murderer-- Elizabeth Avery. She is beautiful, smart and clever, but under all of that she is cold, calculated, and a manipulative person. But more important than that, she is dangerous. After the murder of a reporter, she catches the interest of the 'Triple Threat'. They must connect the pieces to catch Avery before it is too late...
Overall, I must say that this book was OK. It wasn't terrible and it wasn't over the top. Knowing who the culprit was before hand was a clever idea, but I find it took out the fun of 'guessing who did it'. There was good action, and twists and turns that were very commendable.
*I received a free copy of this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own.
April 8, 2012
NOT appropriate for CBD to sell
This book doesn't even qualify for a '1' rating. I'd have given it a '0'!!
I bought this book for our church library at a Christian Book Store. I thought I could trust books published by Thomas Nelson but I have been proved wrong. The first two people who checked it out couldn't get past the first few chapters. One read the ending to see if it was redeeming, but she said it wasn't. So I took it home to read. It was so unedifying and a few 'Christian' words tied in did not make it an appropriate book for Christian audiences. Too much attention on the sociopath character(s).
February 12, 2012
An Action Packed Thriller
I have thorougly enjoyed everyone of the books in the "Triple Threat" series by Lis Wiehl and April Henry. "Heart of Ice" is no exception. It is a fast read with plenty of action and thrills. There is deception, arson, and murder. We also get an inside look at the personal lives of the three main characters: Alison, a Federal prosecuter, Nicole, an FBI agent, and Cassidy, a television reporter. Together they solve the the crimes conceived by Elizabeth, who has a heart of ice. (They know her personally, but did not suspect her until...). Elizabeth is pretty and winsome, but lethal. You don't want to cross her. And Nicole's daughter is alone with her for a swimming lesson. Will Nicole get there in time and be able to save her daughter before its too late? One of the members in the Triple Threat Club is also on Elizabeth's list. Who? You will have to read the book. Most of the time, Elizabeth gets other to do her dirty work. She doesn't get too close. But this time she as to take matters into her own hands. Will she get caught and how much evil will she conceive?
I had been looking forward to this book since I read the last one in the series, "Hand of Fate". I have read the books and also listened to them on audio books. I enjoy them both ways. Now, I look foward to the fourth book in the series. I highly recommend this book. You won't be disappointed.
January 26, 2012
Heart of Ice is the third book in the Triple Threat Series by Lis Wiehl. I was disappointed when I found out it was the third in a series--and I was reading it first. From past experience, with other authors, it's sometimes hard to follow characters, story line, etc. if it's not the first in a series. But I can assure you that this book isn't like that. The characters were well laid out and the story was easy to follow.
Three female friends from high school realize at their high school reunion that they all fight crime in different ways--a TV reporter, a federal prosecutor and an FBI agent. They pool their resources, as they can, and fight crime together. But this crime caught them unawares. Cassidy, the TV reporter, met Elizabeth in an exercise class. Elizabeth was the instructor. Cassidy was drawn to her and desperately wanted to be her friend. In fact, she introduced her friends, Nicole & Allison, to her--hoping they could all hang out together. Elizabeth is the person with the heart of ice. (And is revealed as that early on in the story.) She has diabolical plans to make sure she's the only person in her boyfriend, Ian's, life. But Ian has an ex-wife and a son whom Elizabeth has to eliminate. The rest of the story leads from one path to another to make that happen. Elizabeth is a pro at hiding who she really is.
There are several twists and turns in this story--but it's pretty easy to see what's coming. For that reason alone, I give this story 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson (BookSneeze) Publishers for providing this book for review. 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 CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255
January 17, 2012