Reviewed by Deena Peterson
Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl w/ April Henry
"Packed with twists and turns, 'Face of Betrayal' has you holding your breath until the very last page."
Wow. I mean...wow. 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 story...you 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.
Deena Peterson is the mom of 8, with an active two-year-old grandson! She's also a pastor's wife, worship leader, Bible study leader, and homeschool mom. She stays so busy she meets herself coming and going! Visit her at her blog A Peek At My Bookshelf.