Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

Face of Betrayal is a mystery novel with three women as the main characters. One works as a Federal Prosecutor, one works with the FBI and the other woman is a news reporter. As the story unfolds, you get to see how they view things from each aspect.

A young girl, seventeen years old, gets a job as a Senate page. She then turns up missing and later found dead. Through the book, the FBI agent is trying to find the girl, the news reporter is trying to get the earliest scoop she can and the Prosecutor is trying to find who did it.

There are other smaller plots throughout the book. Along with the main plot, they have individual problems they are dealing with and other issues with their jobs.

This was an interesting book to read. I like the format of it and the perspectives from the three main characters. I don't think it is a hard mystery to figure out. I had guessed the killer by the second or third chapter.

Once again, this is a book that is labeled as "Christian Fiction." I completely disagree with it being a Christian novel. There were two swear words in the book, and they certainly didn't need to be there. Also, one woman professes to be a Christian, while the other two women are not. Never does she witness to them or share Jesus to them. One of the other women is an atheist and the other into whatever spiritual new agey type thing that comes along. The book is written almost like all three view points are viable and ok.

It was an ok read as far as mysteries go, but I wouldn't read it again.

1 comment:

  1. Good review! I, too, don't understand why they label a book "Christian"...although, many people are "Christians" and certainly aren't saved! So... I guess these are their kinds of books?! :-)