Monday, April 4, 2011

"heart of ice" by lis wiehl with april henry

Exactly a year ago, I reviewed Hand of Fate, the second book in Lis Wiehl's Triple Threat series. I really enjoyed that book, so I jumped at the opportunity to read and review book three: Heart of Ice.

Heart of Ice picks up not long after the events in Hand of Fate. The women--federal prosecutor Allison, FBI agent Nicole, and TV crime reporter Cassidy--are seeking to bring the Want Ad Killer (reminiscent of the Craigslist Killer) to justice. This case, however, doesn't have much to do with the plot. Instead, the story centers around Elizabeth, the titular Heart of Ice. She is Cassidy's trainer, and in Cassidy sees someone she can manipulate, just as she manipulates everyone she has a relationship with. What she doesn't count on is the bond between Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole, or on their penchant for solving crimes ... crimes she herself has committed.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. Because I knew from page one (actually from the book jacket description) that Elizabeth was this story's "Big Bad," instead of wondering who the killer was, I wondered how everything would come together for Elizabeth to be caught. I actually think the author's choice to let the reader in on the identity of the bad guy at the beginning allowed for the book to become more suspenseful, as I worried about certain characters' safety when they became closer to Elizabeth.

I also enjoyed the deeper looks into Allison's and Nicole's lives. Though their stories seem to move slowly, each saw significant change in their lives during this book, and I'm excited to learn what will happen to them next!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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