Book Review: Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: April 5, 2011

In this third Triple Threat novel, FBI special agent Nicole Hedges, federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, and TV crime reporter Cassidy Shaw return to again join forces to fight crime. While seeking to uncover evidence to successfully prosecute an unlikely murderer,  the trio also gets caught up in a case of arson and the disappearance of a rival co-worker of Cassidy’s. Unbeknownst to the group, a female sociopath ensnares Cassidy, Nicole, and Allison into her schemes, placing the women and their families at risk in an ever-escalating game where she will do whatever it takes to get her way.
Heart of Ice was an engaging, highly enjoyable read. Although the suspense was not of the sort where the reader is trying to figure out who the perpetrators are, I enjoyed watching the characters unravel the truth. The authors exceeded at creating drama in that you are rooting for the heroines to figure out who the sociopath is, before it is too late. Numerous subplot lines are deftly handled, and the daily struggles the characters deal with worked effectively to create well-rounded characters. Some of the conversations regarding the character’s faith journeys did appear somewhat rushed and thrown into the plot, but I did not find that this took away from my enjoyment of the novel. Fans of crime thrillers will definitely enjoy Heart of Ice. I give it a solid recommendation of 4 out of 5 stars.
This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.