Monday, April 5, 2010

"hand of fate" by lis wiehl with april henry

Hand of Fate is the second in Wiehl and Henry's Triple Threat series. (Don't worry; this isn't one of those books that you won't understand if you haven't read the others in the series.) Allison, Nicole, and Cassidy are high school classmates who reconnected at their 10-year reunion. After learning of their shared interest in crime fighting (Allison is a federal prosecutor, Nicole is an FBI agent, and Cassidy is an investigative reporter), they form the Triple Threat Club. Following prominent radio talk show host Jim Fate's murder, the three friends work together to solve the crime.

Hand of Fate is a quick, enjoyable read. I especially liked that the three friends had lives--and problems--outside of the main whodunit plot. Of the three women, Allison is the only committed Christian, and her life is definitely not carefree. Other characters are affected by rape, premarital sex, drug addiction, and abuse. Out of the many "Christian" books I've read, I thought this featured one of the more realistic portrayals of characters. The plot is engaging, and the mystery, while not too easy to solve, also isn't one of those "well I never would have guessed that" twists that some writers throw in with absolutely no clues leading up to it.

Should you read it? Yes, if you enjoy suspense.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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