Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Title: Heart of Ice

Author: Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Published: April 2011, Thomas Nelson

Pages: 336

Series: Book 3, Triple Threat

First Line: "The fuel sloshed inside the red metal gas can, splashing in rhythm with Joey Decicco's steps."

Summary: The Triple Threat women have faced intense situations before…but never such a cunningly cold-blooded murderer.
Elizabeth Avery is a stunningly beautiful woman. But her perfectly managed exterior hides the ice cold heart of a killer. She ingeniously manipulates everyone who crosses her path to do exactly as she wishes--from crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, who thinks Elizabeth is her new best friend, to a shy young man Elizabeth persuades to kill for her.
As Elizabeth leaves a trail of bodies in her wake, Federal prosecuter Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges must piece together clues from seemingly unrelated crimes. Can they stop her before she reaches her unthinkable, ultimate end-game?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: Heart of Ice is the third book in the Triple Threat Series and unlike the other two this book is a thriller more than an actual mystery as this time you already know who the bad person is, you know their actions and you know their motives.

Still it’s very engaging and a really enjoyable read.  The writing is fairly simple and straightforward so it’s quite easy to plough through pages at a time.  Not to mention the pacing is just right so that you’re given snippets of what the bad guy is up to in nice doses.

As well as being a thriller and featuring a killer who won’t stop at anything to get what she wants; the book mentions a lot about the three main characters private lives and the issues they are going through at the time.  While I don’t enjoy these parts as much, I find that they’re a good addition to the book when it comes to developing the characters.

I think one of the main reasons I love reading the books in the Triple Threat series is that each one is different to each other.  There is no formulaic pattern to the books and so you never feel like the series is getting too repetitive.

The ending of Heart of Ice is really action packed and incredibly fast-paced.  It wrapped up quite nicely although, there was one thing in particular that I thought should have had some more details to it.

All in all, I enjoyed reading Heart of Ice.  If you’re a fan of thrillers then I am sure that you’ll love Heart of Ice and the other two books in the Triple Threat Series.

Source: BookSneeze

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