Heart of Ice

Courtesy of Booksneeze, I got a copy of Heart of Ice, a novel by Lis Wiehl, with April Henry [336 pages, Thomas Nelson, ISBN-13: 978-1595547071].  I had read an earlier novel by her, the Hand of Fate.  This was another Tripe Threat novel, where Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges and crime reporter Cassidy Shaw come together.

The novel revolves around Elizabeth Avery, who could be the girl next door.  A series of mysterious crimes happen - arson, theft, fraud and murder. The Tripe Threat team try to piece together facts and evidences, which do not seem to lead anywhere.  They get to interact with Elizabeth at the gym they go to. In fact, Elizabeth is giving swimming lessons to Cassidy's daughter as well.  The death of a colleague of Cassidy leads them to a hotel, which yields clues, which help them ultimately to nab the perpetrator of the crime.

Like the other novels of Lis Wiehl, Heart of Ice also complements the main story by dwelling into the personal lives and challenges of the three protagonists.  Unlike Hand of Fate, this one is not a typical whodunnit with multiple suspects. Here, the reader knows the villain upfront - the book is about how the villain gets linked to the crime.

The book is an easy read and moves at a fast pace.  I did get distracted at times when it digressed into the personal lives of the Triple Threat members.  But the author can be forgiven since she comes back to the main track fairly quickly.

Maybe, we will get to see a movie on one of these books soon.

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