If you have a long plane flight or train ride, Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl, is the book to take with you. Don’t get it for bedtime reading though; you won’t get any sleep.
Similar to a news story from several years ago, three friends work together to solve the murder of a young Senate page. The three women, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, and Reporter Cassidy Shaw, call themselves the Triple Threat Club because of their shared interest in crime.
The Triple Threat Club works against time to locate Kate alive while each battles her own demons. Each one, in spite of attempts to remain professionally aloof, is drawn emotionally into the case as well.
Even though the storyline is familiar because of the similarity to the 2001 headlines, it is not trite. Ms. Wiehl’s knowledge as a former federal prosecutor and currently as legal analyst at Fox News allows her to bring details to the behind the scenes investigation.
Face of Betrayal is a simple murder mystery. Unlike many popular mysteries, it doesn’t have complicated sub-plots, which makes for relaxing easy reading. The short chapters lead you easily through the story.
Also, unlike the current trend in mysteries, Face of Betrayal is not laced with crude language, gratuitous sex, or gruesome violence. Ms. Wiehl proves that a story can be riveting without being offensive.
Face of Betrayal is a page-turner that should be on everyone’s summer reading list.
Also, available for Kindle