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“Sad but possible! Predators exist in the world along with innocent people. This is not for the squeamish!”grandma22 wrote this review Friday, August 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3/2012”Rhona wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I listening to many books so I enjoyed this one. Simple plot and quick paced.”Youpier J wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought this novel was great, but it seemed very similar to James Patterson's The Womens Murder Club series and James Patterson did it better. The plot and the characters were good, but for me it lacked a little something to make it memorable. I was pretty sure I knew "Who did it" early on, but there were enough twists to make it interesting.”M L Simpson wrote this review Thursday, February 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought thos book was alright. It had a decent plot and I would be willing to try anotherbook. She seems to write pretty clean books.
“not great”Shari wrote this review Monday, December 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.
“enjoyed”Bob Laubach wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent!”Kitty Lou C wrote this review Tuesday, September 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When a 17 year old Congressional Page is missing, 3 women who call themselves the Triple Threat are out to find out what happened to her. Allison is a federal prosecutor, Nicole is with the FBI and Cassidy is a reporter. It's a different take on the Chaundra Levy case.”Scarlett wrote this review Sunday, August 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No