Skip to main content

A Face of Betrayal

Title:  Face of Betrayal
Author:  Lis Wiehl with April Henry
Pages:  310
Year:  2008
Publisher:   Thomas Nelson
                Face of Betrayal is the first in a series entitled, Triple Threat.  The setting is modern day Portland, Oregon.  The genre is mystery/suspense.  The triple threat referred to previously is a friendship among three women…a reporter, a prosecuting attorney, and an FBI agent.  All three are women whose goal is to see justice done.
                  Warning:  There is some sexual non-explicit scenes  in this book.
                Allison is a married attorney and a Christian who has just discovered she is pregnant with her first child.  She asks to be assigned to the Katie Converse case.  Katie is a 17-year-old girl who is home on Christmas break from Washington DC where is a page for a senator from Oregon.  This senator has taken a special interest in Katie and has agreed to mentor her.  Katie if very interested in politics and wants to make this her career.  However, something has happened to Katie.  She leaves one afternoon to walk her sister’s dog and never returns.  Did someone kidnap her?  Why is there no ransom request?  Has she run away?  Her blog indicates she was depressed, so did she perhaps kill herself?  Allison searches for legal means to question the senator to find out what he knows.  Did he kill Katie?
                Cassidy is a single reporter who is very concerned with her image.  She is constantly on the lookout for a “big” story that could be the break she has been looking for in her career to catapult her in the ratings and thus a bigger market.  Can the Katie Converse story do this for her?  She will do just about anything to get her story.  Cassidy flits from one fad to the next as far as her “faith”.  She tries the “in” thing, and when it is “out”, she moves on to something else.  She has also become involved in a personal relationship with an abusive man.  Can she see that his behavior toward her is abusive?
                Nicole is a single mom of one daughter and an FBI agent.  As an African American female she has faced prejudice in the past, but is her new team leader different?  She has been assigned as the liaison between Katie’s parents and law enforcement.  She actively works the case, looking for clues to try to solve the case.  Nicole feels she has been let down by God in the past when she needed Him most, and now she thinks she can handle everything on her own.  She can readily identify with Katie’s parents and their anxiety over their daughter.  Can Nicole discover what happened to Katie?  Will the guilty party be brought to justice?
                The short chapters make the story fly by.  There is plenty of action and interaction between the characters with a few surprises included.  I very much enjoyed the story.  However, there was reference to a sexual device, another where losing one’s virginity was discussed, and finally a scene of two unmarried, naked adults waking up in bed together.  My rating is low due to this content.  I feel the author could have told her story without this content included.  They didn’t add anything to the overall plot.  As this is the first book in the series, perhaps future books leave this type of thing out.  I plan to read the next book in this series and will write a review of it, so check back for an update.
                My rating is 2.5 stars due to the sexual content.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…


Title:  Fugitive Trackdown (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author:  Sandra Robbins
Pages:  224
Year:  Feb 2015
Publisher:  Love Inspired
My rating is 5 stars.
Claire Walker begins tracking down a fugitive after her father’s passing and learning the amount of debt owed by the business by bail jumpers.  Claire is very much living unprepared in her new though temporary life as her education as a librarian gives her little real life experience.  Claire’s best friend, Jessica, is a former police officer with her family’s fugitive recovery company a wonderful fit, but Claire just can’t ask her friend to help for reasons readers will discover.
The tracking down of a fugitive leads to a lost romance memory when she is aided unwillingly by Adam, Jessica’s brother.  Adam, a former soldier, has the training and knowledge he uses for the family business, but where has Adam’s faith gone since he last spoke to Claire?  When Claire and Adam are facing a life threatening experience their hearts, hurts and spirit…