Book Review: Eyes of Justice

25 Sep

Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day-Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole with the FBI, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they’re a Triple Threat to be reckoned with. But never have they faced a case so full of blind alleys – or so painfully close to home. When a devastating turn of events upsets the balance of the Triple Threat team, they discover an ally in a quirky Private Investigator named Ophelia. The women vow not to stop until the case is solved and justice is served.

 

 

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators.  Currently, she is the legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel and Bill O’Reilly’s sparring partner in the weekly “Is It Legal?” segment on The O’Reilly Factor. Prior to that she was O’Reilly’s co-host on the nationally syndicated show The Radio Factor.  She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School.  Her column “Lis on Law” appears weekly on FoxNews.com.

Prior to joining Fox News Channel in New York City, Wiehl served as a legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s All Things Considered.  Before that, Wiehl served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office.

Wiehl earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland.

Wiehl is also the author of The 51% Minority, which won the 2008 award for Books for a Better Life in the motivational category, and Winning Every Time.

She lives with her husband and two children in New York.

About April Henry:

I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.

When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He took it to lunch and showed it to the editor of an international children’s magazine – and she asked to publish the story! (For no money, which might have been a warning about how hard it is to make a living writing.)

My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years are now thankfully a blur. Now I’m very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 13 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been picked for Booksense, translated into four languages, been named to state reading lists, and short-listed for the Oregon Book Award. And Face of Betrayal, which I co-wrote with Lis Wiehl, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks.

I also review literary fiction, YA literature, and mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian, and have written articles for both The Writer and Writers Digest.

In 2012, look for two books: The Night She Disappeared, a teen thriller, andEyes of Justice, co-written with Lis Wiehl.

 

My Impressions:

I think it is pretty risky for an author to kill one of her main characters in the fourth book of a series! But Lis Wiehl and April Henry have done just that in their latest book in the Triple Threat Club series, Eyes of Justice. The reader finds out early on just which of the three main characters is slated for elimination. The remaining two take up the challenge of finding the killer, but appearances are often deceiving as more than one of the characters find out. I found Eyes of Justice a page turner — the suspense and action keep you reading, even when other things beckon (like laundry and ironing!) And while the murder of a main character is shocking, I really liked the new character, Ophelia, that the authors introduced. She is quite complex and I look forward to her role in upcoming books. The two remaining original characters face changes as well. I look forward to their development. So, overall, I really liked Eyes of Justice. And while you could read this book without the others, you really should start with the first book, Face of Betrayal, to get total enjoyment from the series.

 

Recommended.

(I received Eyes of Justice from NetGalley in return for a review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

 

 

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