Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review of Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

From New Jersey Star-Ledger --

Books: Five thrillers from women authors, including Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb --

By Kathleen Daley --
January 16, 2010 --

Face of Betrayal
Lis Wiehl, with April Henry
Thomas Nelson, 320 pp., $24.99

They belong to the "triple threat club." Three women, three friends. Allison is a prosecutor; Nicole works for the FBI; and Cassidy is a television journalist. Periodically, they meet for a meal and talk about their lives and loves — but usually they are all business. The case they are working on involves a 17-year-old girl who is missing.

Set in Portland, Ore., "Face of Betrayal" is a good story. The missing girl, Katie Converse, is a page in the U.S. Senate and posts cryptic messages about Senator X (shades of the Gary Condit/Chandra Levy affair). She also trashes her stepmother. So the investigation begins, suspects surface and the media hover.

Author Lis Wiehl, a former federal prosecutor, is a correspondent for Fox News. So, as she tells this story with the help of mystery author April Henry, she teaches readers about grand juries and television news reporting. And she is not shy about tossing in sidebars about hot political issues.

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