Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lis Weihl Heart of Ice

Interesting book but not the typical Christian fiction read.  It is another book in Weihl's "Triple Threat" series.

The storyline revolves around a group of three women who are close friends and also work in various areas related to or a part of the justice system.  The book's plot follows each of the three women that compose the "triple threat": Cassidy Shaw, Allison Pierce and Nicole Hedges.  The three plot lines eventually converge into a resolution, but at times it seemed too much was going on and at times it was a bit unbelievable.   Still it was a page turner and a good vacation read.

This is not a typical Christian fiction book.  Little is mentioned about faith.  There are times when the character's refer to their beliefs but it is not in any way a main theme in the book.  There was a significant amount of violence and hate in the story and while free of the gore and language that has come to be typical of crime novels, it was troubling.  I would not share this book with my daughter where on other occasions we have enjoyed doing "book club" together.   It was enjoyable to me as a former Patricia Cornwell fan.  I am no longer reading her works as a result of the level of inappropriate language and themes, but do enjoy the genre.  Just don't go looking for your faith to be fueled here, this is just a crime novel. 

Overall while it was okay I would not recommend this book.  There are just too many other choices that are better out there.

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