Book Review: Waking Hours by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Through her work with the District Attorney's office, forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris is thrown into a case involving a female youth who is brutally murdered. Dani's former childhood acquaintance, former pro-football star Tommy Gunderson, offers his help as an upstart private investigator. Soon the two of them are racing to uncover the truth of what happened, before someone else dies.

Waking Hours was a fantastic read, a very promising start to a new series taking place in East Salem. The supernatural suspense was chilling, the plot tightly woven, and the dialogue swift. The relationship developing between Tommy & Dani was highly entertaining, and some of their dialogue had some memorable lines that were very humorous. I thought that all of the characters as a whole were well-developed and believable, and I am very thankful to know that I can look forward to meeting these characters in future works. I have to say that this is my favourite Lis Wiehl book yet, and while I’ve never before had the pleasure of reading a book by Pete Nelson, it is clear he is a talented author. I honestly found the plot to be flawless, and I have been left craving for more.

Waking Hours will definitely appeal to readers who love mystery and supernatural suspense. I highly recommend this book, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

This book has been provided courtesy of the publisher via the Booksneeze program and netgalley for the purposes of this unbiased review.


  1. I agree. This was my favorite of Lis Wiehl’s books as well—although I did really like Heart of Ice, but this one was even better! This book was not only well-written and entertaining, it really made me think about the reality of evil in the world. It was spooky but in a completely believable way! I can’t wait for the next book in the series. For anyone interested, the author has the first chapter available on her website as a free download (

  2. Thanks for your comment. I know what you mean about it being spooky but believable too! Definitely not a book you want to be reading at 3 a.m. :)


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