Saturday, 25 December 2010

Book ~ "Hand of Fate" (2010) Lis Wiehl

From Amazon ~ When Jim Fate, a radio talk host in Portland, OR, opens a padded envelope addressed to him shortly before going on air, he releases a poison gas, possibly sarin, that soon kills him. The package also contains a copy of Talk Radio, originally a play, later a movie, about the true-life murder of Denver talk show host Alan Berg. Caught in the subsequent investigation are three young professionals with links to law enforcement: federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, who's pregnant; FBI special agent Nicole Nic Hedges; and Cassidy Shaw, a TV crime reporter, who formed the Triple Threat Club after a high school reunion. Readers will identify with these very real women as they try to uncover Fate's killer, and each battles a personal demon—Allison her fear of miscarriage, Nic her fear of her daughter's criminal father, and Cassidy her prescription drug addiction.

This is the second book in a series with the three main characters. It's the first book I've read by this author and it will probably be my last.

I didn't mind the writing style too bad. It got annoying at times having things explained (for example, how court proceedings work). Though each of the women had traumatic things happening in their lives, I didn't really care about them. I didn't feel pulled emotionally to them.

I like mysteries ... I found the premise to this one not overly exciting. I wasn't buying the ending with the person who did it. Whatever.

I didn't dislike the book enough to not finish it ... but I was happy when it was done.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Happy Boxing Day (and a belated Merry Christmas) to you and Gord!