Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Review: Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl

Eyes Of Justice (A Triple Threat Novel)Eyes Of Justice by Lis Wiehl
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Hardcover, 308 pages
ISBN: 9781595547088

My rating: 4.75/5.0

My Review:

***May contain some spoilers if you are reading the series in order***

Eyes of Justice is part of a series and is the fourth book in the series. This is the first book in the series I have read. While I think a reader would benefit from reading the series in order to get more background on the characters, I don't believe it's a must. I did not feel lost when I read Eyes of Justice. It read well as a stand-alone and I got to know the characters well during this one book. In fact it might be better since something bad happens to one of the characters. I did not have an attachment to her that I would have if I had read the entire series.

With the series part out of the way I can move on and talk about the plot. If you've read the Women's Murder Club books by James Patterson, these are kind of like those. The plot revolves around a group of women, in this book they knew each other in high school but not well. They then met again at their reunion and realized their jobs had them interacting. One is a reporter for a tv station, one is a federal prosecutor, one works for the FBI and the new woman is this book is a private investigator. Together they work together to solve crimes that have them stumped, each woman bringing her own strength to the table. In this book the crime is personal when it touches one of their own. Things get serious and the women must really work together to figure this crime out. The twists and turns are great. Of course when it seems like things have been figured out you know they haven't, but I honestly didn't see the ending coming. It was a great high-speed, can't put down read.

Not only was the plot great, but I enjoyed the characters. Allison, Cassidy, Nicole and Olivia all have their own unique personalities. And those personalities combine well to make the group. I never felt like I was dealing with stick/one-dimensional characters. Ms. Wiehl does a great job developing them and their surrounding families/characters even in this later book. I felt like each woman was my friend as the book went by. I also liked their cleverness in solving things but the fact that they were human and made mistakes as well. They felt very real as characters.

With a strong plot that kept me enthralled and interesting characters that kept me caring about them, Eyes of Justice was a definite winner in my eyes. As the fourth installment in the Triple Threat series, I will have to go back and read the first three because I enjoyed this book so much. It has great suspense, a small dose of romance, and a great dose of you just can't put this book down. I loved it and I'm glad I got a chance to read and review Eyes of Justice.

About the Book:

The Triple Threat Club has solved intense mysteries before . . . but this time it's personal.
Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day-Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole with the FBI, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they're a Triple Threat to be reckoned with.

But never have they faced a case so full of blind alleys-or so painfully close to home.

When a devastating turn of events upsets the balance of the Triple Threat team, they discover an ally in a quirky Private Investigator named Olivia. The women vow not to stop until the case is solved and justice is served.

Yet just when it appears the police have the killer in custody, he somehow strikes again. Not knowing who to trust, the Triple Threat women go undercover for an intricate and deadly cat-and-mouse game where nothing can be taken at face value . . . and nothing will ever be the same.

Success - or survival - isn't assured in this riveting Triple Threat mystery that will leave readers both shocked and satisfied.

***I received this book from the publicist for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***