Heart of Ice, Triple Threat Series #3
Heart of Ice is amazing!
Another homerun! That is how I would describe this next installment of the Triple Threat Club. Heart of Ice, by Lis Wiehl and April Henry is riveting and will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the novel.
When multiple bodies turn up Allison, the federal prosecutor, and Nicole, an FBI Agent must figure out who is responsible. Insert Elizabeth who has the gift of manipulation and can get most people to do whatever she wants them to do. From getting free clothes to having people kill for her, she wonÃ¢ÂÂt stop until she gets what she wants. This poses a problem as she friends Cassidy, the reporter and third member of the triple threat club. Read along as the one hits close to home for all of the ladies as they search out the truth.
This book is full of twists, turns, and surprises that will keep you reading and not wanting to put the book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mysteries. You will not be disappointed and you do not need to read the other books in the triple threat club, but they are just as exciting. This book is written with a Christian perspective but also tends to lean towards general fiction.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com http://BookSneezeÃÂ®.com 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 CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html : Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
February 29, 2012
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
Elizabeth is a sociopath who likes to lie, steal and manipulate others. It makes her feel strong and powerful, like she felt when she had Sara's house burnt down. Sara deserved to be punished. Joey Decicco loves lighting fires, so when Elizabeth pays him to light a fire at a house, he is happy to oblige. After all, he'd do it for free. Unfortunately, Joey isnÃ¢ÂÂt as clever as Elizabeth, which means that Elizabeth has to do some of the hard work herselfÃ¢ÂÂ¦ and the body count begins.
Heart of Ice is the third Triple Threat novel, following Face of Betrayal and Hand of Fate. The Triple Threat Club consists of Cassidy Shaw, TV crime reporter; Allison Pierce, federal prosecutor; and Nicole Hedges, FBI agent; all now working in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, often on different sides of the same case.
The action shifts between Elizabeth and the three Triple Threat women, who are all convincingly portrayed with a refreshing realism Ã¢ÂÂ none are too perfect. All have their own personal issues that occasionally interfere with their personal lives, and with their ability to connect the dots regarding CassidyÃ¢ÂÂs new friend, AlisonÃ¢ÂÂs sister and the missing TV intern.
While certain plot elements make it clear that Heart of Ice is part of an ongoing series focussing on the three women, their cases and their personal lives, this is not intrusive nor does it assume any prior knowledge Ã¢ÂÂ I read the book without having read the first two, and didnÃ¢ÂÂt feel I was missing any vital information. The plot is underpinned by the case of the so-called Want Ad Killer, but it is immediately apparent that this is the ongoing sub-plot, not the main focus of this novel.
Heart of Ice is an excellent read. Although published by a Christian publishing house, there is no overt preachiness (although as a Christian reader I did note some Christian themes at certain points), and I am sure anyone who likes their thriller or suspense novels without strong language or any gratuitous sex scenes will enjoy Heart of Ice. Liz Wiehl and the Triple Threat Club are a welcome new addition to my reading list. IÃ¢ÂÂve already bought Face of Betrayal, and will be looking out for the release of the next book.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a free ebook for review.
January 15, 2012
Excellent suspense novel
Triple treat novels deal with three independent and intelligent women - a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor, and an FBI agent. In this third book of the series, Cassidy Shaw, TV reporter, has made friends with Elizabeth Avery, a fitness instructor. Cassidy introduces Elizabeth to her two best friends, Allison Pierce, federal prosecutor, and Nicki Hedges, a FBI special agent. She envisions all of her friends getting along and doing things together. What she doesn't know is that Elizabeth has dark secrets. There are several plots in this one book, but the authors tie them all together and doesn't miss a step. Allison and Nicki are working on two seemingly unrelated crimes. And Elizabeth is doing anything it takes to reach the goal she has set for herself - even murder! I like the way the authors bring everything together and at the same time give you information on the personal lives of the Triple threat ladies.
Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through Booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Posted by Shirley at 11:35 AM
January 12, 2012