Sunday, January 25, 2009

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

Wow. I A stellar debut from writing team Lis Wiehl and April Henry is due to release in April, and you do NOT want to miss out! Packed with twists and turns, "Face of Betrayal" has you holding your breath until the very last page.

The Triple Threat Club consists of news reporter Cassidy Shaw, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedge and Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce...three women who are strong, love justice, and are all as different as can be.

Allison's faith in Christ is strong. Her faith is what keeps her from going under as she tries case after case, dealing with horrific crime after crime. Nicole is the doubter in the group, with Cassidy desperately seeking answers in just about anything...

...even the bottom of a wine glass.

Together the three set out to uncover the truth in a high profile disappearance. Katie Converse, a 17 year old Senate page has vanished and a suspect is in their sights.

Can the trio figure out what happened to the young woman in time to save her life? Or is Katie already the victim of a vicious crime? You will follow the case along with Cassidy, Allison and Nicole, turning page by page.

Along with the mystery of Katie's disappearance, each of the trio battles her own issues: abuse, stalking and single parenting. I know, that last one doesn't seem to fit, but seen through the eyes of the woman in the may see your single parent friends through NEW eyes.

Short chapters, crisp writing and authentic detail give this novel a powerhouse hit out of the literary ballpark. Be warned: if you aren't fond of shows like CSI and Criminal Minds, this might be too much for you.

But I found it fascinating and did NOT see most of it coming. I'm hoping this becomes a series...but only time will tell. In the meantime, I'm giving "Face of Betrayal" five out of five bookmarks, with a red leash as a charm.

My only wish is that the faith element be stronger in future novels. Based on the ending of this one, I may just get my wish:-) Watch for "Face of Betrayal" to release April 2009 from Thomas Nelson.
Happy Reading!



Jenny said...

I am SO looking forward to this book. Thanks for the review, Deena.

Rel said...

Another great review, my friend! I've had my eye on this one so glad to know it is good :)

Kim said...

Woo-hoo!! Another good edge-of-your-seat read!! You know this is my favorite genre!! Great review!

April Henry said...

Wow - my anxious googling was rewarded this morning. Thanks for your kind words!