When radio talk show host, Jim Fate, is murdered with an unknown gas sent to him in a mysterious package, panic ensues. Is this a terrorist attack or an irate fan whose gone to far? It’s up to Cassidy Shaw, Nicole Hedges, and Allison Pierce to figure out. They call themselves the Triple Threat and together they plan on figuring out this case. In the days that follow his murder, facts unravel, suspects appear and things take a twist that no one sees. Lis Wiehl composed a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue that will have any reader on the edge of their seat.
I was completely enthralled by this book from page one. Lis Wiehl and April Henry wrote a really great story in Hand of Fate. This was the first Triple Threat novel I’ve ever read, but this book can definitely stand out on its own. On top of the investigation into Jim Fate’s murder there is also a lot written about Cassidy, Nicole and Allison’s personal lives. I felt myself being drawn into these stories almost more than the main plot of Jim’s murder. There was times that I felt like certain parts of the murder investigation were just thrown in to fill space and I really did not like what happens with one of the main suspects. While I loved the personal stories, I didn’t feel like the factual evidence and the police roles were completely researched and believable. I also felt the Nicole’s self defense could not have been as effective as it was written. All in all though this was a pleasant read that kept me entertained and engaged the whole time. I always enjoy a mystery with a twist and this novel definitely has an interesting twist. My only issue was that I felt it sort of came out of no where, but maybe that was the point. If you are a fan of mystery, suspense and strong female characters, you’ll love this book like I did.
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