Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Booksneeze: Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry



(From the back of the book)
The Triple Threat Club has solved intense murder mysteries before…but this time it’s personal.
Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day—Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole as an FBI agent, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they’re a Triple Threat to be reckoned with.
But when a ruthless murderer kills one of their number—and the authorities seem intent on keeping them out of the investigation of the crime—their desire for justice goes into overdrive. They find an unexpected ally in a quirky private investigator named Ophelia whose methods confound the wise.
Yet just when it seems police have the killer in custody and justice is within sight, he somehow strikes again. Not knowing whom to trust, the team engage in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the killer. Nothing can be taken at face value…and nothing will ever be the same.
A riveting Triple Threat mystery that will leave readers shocked and satisfied.
My Thoughts:
The Triple Threat Club is at is again.  This is the fourth book in the series by Wiehl and Henry.  You can see my review of Heart of Ice, book three in the series, here.
I love Wiehl and Henry's strong female characters and I love how they have such different roles in solving crimes.  The authors do a great job of taking you behind the scenes and showing you what really happens in the FBI, the federal prosecutor's office and the local TV studio.  They also do a great job of transporting you to Portland, Oregon and giving you a feel for life there.
What I didn't love was the authors killing off one of the main characters!!  Oh, it made for some good fiction because, as a reader, you don't really expect the main character to die.  In fact, it took half of the book to convince me that she was really dead.  But as a romantic, I didn't really want it to be true.  It made it harder that we didn't know where that character was spiritually when she died.
True to Triple Threat Club novels, the plot was great, and there was enough suspense and surprise to keep the reader turning pages until the end (or clicking Kindle buttons, in my case).  I didn't really like their choice of killer though.  Guess that's just personal preference.
Nevertheless, I thought Eyes of Justice was still a great read.  It still kept me up at night reading until the very end.  When Wiehl and Henry kill off one character, they bring in another to take her place.  Presumably so that the series can go on.
If you have read the other Triple Threat novels, you should definitely read this one too.  If you haven't read novels 1 through 3, I would go and read at least one those first before you read this one.
I look forward to seeing what Wiehl and Henry do with another novel and a new Triple Threat Club cast.
I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary Kindle version of this book to review from Booksneeze.  All opinions are my own.

2 comments:

  1. This book looks really intriguing. I'm adding it to my list!

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  2. I agree. I couldn't believe it when one of my favorite characters was killed. Because she dies early in the book, I agree people should read at least one other book in the series so that they "know" her and feel the impact of her loss. Lis Wiehl's experience in the legal field and in the media allows her to write realistically about these characters and their adventures as they solve crimes. The books present a subtle, not preachy, view of faith, and are very well-written.

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