Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Review~ Face of Betrayal by Lisa Wiehl

Face of Betrayal by Lisa

Wiehl with April Henry

When I got this book I didn’t know much about it. I wasn’t dying to read it but I finished my other book so I started it! I read a few pages and was thinking I was going to have to make myself read it, wrong! After I got past around page 20 I couldn’t put it down!

The story was centered around three friends who call themselves the Triple Threat Club (I thought the name was kind of corny). Allison, who is a Federal prosecutor, Nicole who is an FBI agent and Cassidy who is a reporter for a local television station.  At the beginning of the book Katie, a girl in the Senate page program, goes missing while on winter break.  Almost immediately the Senator who sponsored her participation in the page program is a suspect in her disappearance! There are  several twists and turns and things aren’t always as expected! Alison, Nicole and Cassidy all help contribute to the case in their own way. Several of the other characters encounter danger along the way, making for more excitement and ‘can’t put down’ factor!

There was plenty of suspense but it wasn’t scary for me at all. I felt like there were so many ‘main’ characters that none of them were fully developed, but I did still learn plenty about each of them. And I imagine their characters might well continue to develop in future books (just a guess on my part). The book switched perspectives a lot, which in the very beginning was a bit confusing but eventually I felt it added interest and dimension! There was a touch of scripture and prayer in the book, in a way that I don’t think would be offensive to non-believers, but as a believer makes you feel a bit more connected to Alison, the prosecutor. One more thing of note for bloggers is that the missing character had a blog which you get to read snippets of (oh how I wanted to be able to read through her whole blog at the beginning)!  I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars!

If you are interested here is a video of the author talking about her book, she is a Fox News Legal Analyst who you may have heard of!

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Sweet Blessings said...

great review! i like how you unfolded the plot along with your opinions.amanda:)