Monday, February 13, 2012

Book Review // Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Heart of Ice is a thriller fiction novel that follows the dealings of lethal manipulator Elizabeth Avery. Using her beauty, charm and cunning, she sets up players in her “game” so that life plays out exactly as she desires it. Her crimes include theft, arson, fraud and murder. All remain undetectable until three friends (a news reporter, FBI agent and federal prosecutor) figure out the game she has been playing.

This novel was an easy and entertaining read. It is one of those that feel like a movie is playing in your head. It is fast-paced with detailed character development and back-story. I would recommend the book for adults who enjoy crime stories. There is an element of faith carried by one of the main characters that serves as an example of a light in a dark place. However, there are other border-line graphic moments in the novel that (I think) would make it inappropriate for younger audiences.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.