Friday, April 20, 2012

Eyes of Justice Book Review

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595547088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595547088

From the back of 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.

My Thoughts::
Lis Wiehl and April Henry have outdone themselves yet again. This novel is everything you would expect from a mystery thriller. This book was stunning, unexpected, unique, emotional, and adrenaline rushing. I love the fact that the characters are so alive, and you are immediately swept up into the story. There are no chapters that drag, and it is constantly on the go with suspense. My attention was pulled in with the first chapter, and I was immersed. I didn’t want to put it down and I found myself staying up until the wee hours just to get as much reading as I could in.
This is a Christian novel and I love the test of faith and words of wisdom contained within. God‘s presence is in almost every chapter, and it is really a great reminder how we are sometimes put to the test in our faith. When times get tough we can’t go running, but we need to stand our grounds, and prevail in our faith. 
There are a few uncomfortable scenes in the novel that may bother some of you. One such is when Ophelia, the PI, that the women hire, braves a trip to a strip club in order to uncover information about a murder. However, this didn’t bother me in the least and actually made the story that much more realistic. Being a thriller dealing in murder it is expected to find yourself thrown into unfortunate scenes and circumstances.
I would have liked to see things turn out differently for the Triple Threat club though. This was both bad and good. In a way it was good because it was totally unexpected, and it made it impossible to guess the outcome of the novel! The Triple Threat women are forced to deal with a murder that is as close as you can get to them. This not only shakes them to the core, but makes them take a closer look at themselves, their life, and their faith. Despite the unfortunate losses in the novel there were also some great causes for celebration. In addition to discovering more about the Triple Threat women whom I’ve grown to love I am now attached the the newest character added which is Ophelia. She is just so unusual and yet so kind at the same time. She is such an enigma that I’m hoping in the next book to find out more about her.
The one thing I didn’t like about this novel is that it really leaves you hanging at the end. Some of the characters don’t pick back up, and I was SO curious to see how they would react to certain circumstances as well as to find out what happened to some of them. I can’t really go into further details about this without possibly spoiling the novel, but despite my minor dislike I would still recommend this novel to any mystery fanatic. I’m sure that Lis Wiehl, and April Henry will resume where they left off in the next novel. (Hopefully as I am left hanging)
If you like mystery thrillers then I would definitely recommend checking into this novel.

I gave this book five stars on Goodreads
Also check out my review on Amazon.

Diclaimer: I was provided this book for free through Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review. Opinions expressed are mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I agree, reading at least one of the previous books makes this one more intense, because you know all the characters better. Lis’ experience as a reporter and as a prosecutor comes through in her books, especially the Triple Threat series. The three women are a crime reporter, a federal prosecutor and an FBI agent. Lis’ experience in the legal field and in the media allows her to write realistically about these characters and their adventures as they solve crimes. The book is suspenseful but also deals beautifully with the friendships between the women.


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