Sunday, June 10, 2012
Book Review: Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry
Eyes of Justice is a wonderful novel set in the world of criminal justice and more specifically (or geographically), in Portland, Oregon. Those two things connected me to this book. I'm a native Oregonian; it was neat to read a book where I recognized places they describe (i.e. I've visited Mt. Hood, seen the Willamette River many times, and I've definitely been to Portland as well). Also, I am very interested in criminal justice and it was cool to see three friends being involved in different aspects of it. Nicole Hedges is an FBI agent, Allison Pierce is a federal prosecutor, and Cassidy Shaw is a crime reporter for Channel Four. They call themselves the Triple Threat. Eyes of Justice is actually the fourth Triple Threat novel but it's the first one that I've read.
One of the three women is killed near the beginning of the book. This sends the other two into grief and a search for justice...even if that means breaking some rules. While I don't condone breaking the law, their loyalty and willingness to risk everything for each other is admirable.
In the past, I haven't read "crime" books (but I have watched TV shows in the genre) so it was very interesting to see how they described things such as a crime scene, an autopsy, fingerprint analysis, etc. in writing.
Who killed one of the Triple Threat...and why? Read Eyes of Justice to find out!
~I received this book for free from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.