Book Review : Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl

Heart of Ice
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Thomas Nelson

The Triple Threat Club novels follow three fiercely intelligent women-a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent-as they investigate crimes as current as today's headlines.

The Triple Threat women have faced intense situations before…but never such a cunningly cold-blooded murderer.

Elizabeth Avery is a stunningly beautiful woman. But her perfectly managed exterior hides the ice cold heart of a killer. She ingeniously manipulates everyone who crosses her path to do exactly as she wishes--from crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, who thinks Elizabeth is her new best friend, to a shy young man Elizabeth persuades to kill for her.

As Elizabeth leaves a trail of bodies in her wake, Federal prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges must piece together clues from seemingly unrelated crimes. Can they stop her before she reaches her unthinkable, ultimate end-game?

Heart of Ice features a cold-blooded killer who could be your next-house neighbour, best friend, gym teacher, and swimming instructor anytime. Elizabeth Avery has good looks and the prefect body. She is the envy of all women. However, beneath her mask of perfection hides a scary monster - one that will do anything to get what she wants - including eliminating those who stand in her way. And once again, the Triple Threat Club members are in action to find out the mastermind behind a series of plotted evil.

Similar to Lis' previous books, this story is filled with twists and turns, and you'll find yourself entangled in the web of lies and deception. The author displays a brilliant understanding towards jurisdiction processes and the inner workings of the media by her choice of certain words and special settings.

Nicole, one of the heroines, is plagued by a serious problem and this causes her to distance herself from her friends. She is afraid that she might not live to see her daughter grow up into a fine lady. Forever an atheist, she is shocked and somewhat surprised to find out that she may have been blessed by an angel after an operation.

I'm not satisfied with the ending of Heart of Ice as the author does not reveal the fate of the psychopathic killers, but rather leave readers to imagine it by themselves. It's a thoroughly enjoyable novel, nonetheless. If you're looking for a good crime novel with elements of life-like action and human psychology, then don't hesitate to pick it up.

Rating: 4.000
Lis Wiehl, Fox News Legal Analyst and Author
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

3 creative remarks:

fredamans said...

I just started this one!

Melanie said...

I love the cover of this one! I'm not always a fan of open endings, though.

I didn't recognize the author's name, but I recognize her pic from when I'm watching the news.

Aik said...

@fredamans: I hope you like it!

@Melanie: It's not exactly an open ending, since the criminals are already caught. We are just not informed of what kind of punishments they will receive.