Title: Eyes of Justice
Author: Lis Wiehl
Series: Triple Threat
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Published: April 3, 2012
Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight or justice every day, Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole with the FBI, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they’ve dubbed themselves the Triple Threat and a force to be reckoned with. But, they’ve never faced a case so full of painful roads and dark alleys. They race to find the culprits to a friends murder before the killer decides to find them too.
After they find out that the police have a fellow cop in custody, some new evidence points to someone else and they’re determined to find him and bring him to justice. The Triple Threat women don’t know who to trust other than close friends and a new unexpected ally, a quirky private investigator named Ophelia. Together they start to engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game that could leave them all dead.
As the killer gets closer to home with every day and closer to picking off the Triple Threat gang one by one, the Triple Threat also gets closer and closer to finding out who this mysterious person really is and his vendetta towards them. With a little help from friends and a lot of skill and badge pulling, they start connecting dots that were never meant to be noticed let alone be connected.
Will the Triple Threat gang be able to catch the killer before he gets to them or will they only see who he is with their last breath? Who is it? Is the killer someone they know or is it someone completely unrelated? Will the Triple Threat end up losing their jobs over nothing or will they catch the real killer before it’s too late?
I haven’t read anything by this author before and was a little concerned that wouldn’t be able to read this book as a stand-alone. Thankfully, that wasn’t an issue. What was was the slow start and lack of realism as far as the jobs went. The characters seemed too keen on pulling rank and showing badges to get where and what they want. It seemed a little unrealistic and odd to me.
There definitely was a slow start to this book. It started out with a murder but dead end after dead end inhibited the story and crippled the end result. However, once the story picked up it never let up which is a perfect quality in a suspense/thriller novel. The author was fantastic at creating suspense and making the reader be put on the edge of their seats but I just wish that it had been through out the story and not just the second half.
The suspense was very suspenseful and thrilling and the author didn’t give very many clues as to who the murderer was making the guessing practically impossible and somewhat of a surprise, making it a huge plus for me. However, I think the way it was executed was a tad bit bland but the reasons the killer had for his murders were original and something that I haven’t really read before, but the premise of the story is a lot better than the actual story.
I felt that the characters lacked depth as well. One of their best friends was murdered and they cry and sob for the first half and then the second comes and nothing. The friend isn’t given much of a second thought and it was a huge letdown because of how close they supposedly were to each other. Also, there was an emotional gap between the women and any male in the women’s lives. Almost like they didn’t want them to know how they really feel. It was definitely strange considering one of them is married.
I’m sure this author is a good author, but I didn’t get to see it in this book. I may read more from tis author but I probably won’t jump at the opportunity. The only thing that saved this book was the suspenseful thrilled aspect in the book and even that was subpar in my opinion. I read so many books in this genre and because of that feel that book needs to be at it’s best for me to really like it. Unfortunately, this book didn’t really hit the mark for me, but maybe it will for you.
Overall, it’s an exciting thriller suspense but isn’t totally original in its execution and it can be boring due to the lack of action in the beginning and the lack of emotional connections between the characters. I recommend this book for fans of Lis Wiehl and for beginners in the genre. I give this book a two and a half out of five.
*I received this complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher though their Booksneeze blogger program. All opinions expressed are my own.*