Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Snapshot by Lis Wiehl

Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.

Federal prosecutor Lisa Waldren’s estranged father wants her to investigate a cold case from his FBI days. Lisa nearly refuses, even though a wrongly convicted man faces execution for murder. Then her father reveals a photograph: a little white girl playing alongside a little black girl at a rally in 1965 where the shooting of a civil rights leader took place. She recognizes herself in the photo.

She was there.

Lisa agrees to help, resolved to boldly seek answers she’s skirted for decades. What she discovers are layers of deception, both personal and professional, reaching as high as the head of the FBI. Possibly even the president.

And though Lisa and the other girl may have escaped the 1965 shooting physically unharmed, her little friend, now grown, bears the scars of it. All because of the color of her skin. As Lisa and her father get closer to the truth, the real killer turns the hunt around.

My review:
   Lis Wiehl is an author who seems to get a little better with each book, and this is the first one she did completely solo, and she has done a great job on this one.

  The book goes back and covers the civil rights movement, and the murder of a civil rights leader (fictitious) from the sixties. A retired FBI agent believes they have had the wrong man jailed for close to four decades for the crime and enlist his daughter to help uncover the truth.

  I enjoyed the book. There wasn't a lot of fast-paced action, but the book was well written and interesting. There was a lot of back and forth between the characters on how to solve a four decade old crime, but I was never bored and found the book a fast read.

  I also learned a little more about the civil rights movement and what it was like for black people living at that time.

 The book isn't necessarily Christian, and other than a woman minister in the book, no one seemed to be a Christian and it was inferred that the main character might spend the night with a man interested in her. I would have liked to have had a little more Christian content, but the book was clean and didn't have any bad language.

About the author:

  Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling author, Harvard Law School graduate, and former
federal prosecutor. A popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel, Wiehl appears on The O'Reilly Factor and Imus in the Morning, and was co-host with Bill O'Reilly on the radio for seven years.

Snapshot is available from Thomas Nelson

Thanks to Booksneeze for the review copy.