Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review: Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry
Heart of Ice (A Triple Threat Novel)
Crime reporter, Cassidy Shaw, and her two best friends, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedge return in the third Triple Threat Club novel by Lis Wiehl and April Henry.  Cassidy Shaw is impressed and awed by her new boot camp instructor and friend, Elizabeth.  Unbeknown to her, Elizabeth is a methodical sociopath and killer.  Elizabeth weaves her way into the lives of all three friends, seemingly helpful on the outside but scheming on the inside.  Will the Triple Threat Club discover her true nature before its too late?

My Thoughts
This was a very interesting book for me.  Most crime novels leave you guessing who the bad guy is.  In this book, you know from the start who is killer is, but what you don't know is why.  Wiehl and Henry do an excellent job of giving you little bits of information throughout that add to the puzzle while leaving the final pieces for the very end.

There is a background story going on throughout the book about an accused killer who is Mr. Nice Guy on the outside but a sociopath on the inside.  The three friends have a conversation about the difference between a psychopath (everyone knows they are mentally unstable) and a sociopath (they look good on the outside but are dangerously unstable on the inside).  It makes for a very interesting look into the behavior of Elizabeth, the sociopath affecting their lives.  You see inside her head; what she is thinking as she is acting.  Her form of evil is very twisted but also strangely logical in her brain.

I have not read the first two books in this series, but that did not hamper my enjoyment of this one.  It can easily stand on its own and be understood.  It does make me want to read the other two, though.  It was that good.

I give this 5 stars out of 5.  An excellent read!

The Kindle edition of this book was provided for my review by NetGalley.

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