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Face of Betrayal (Triple Threat #1)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,293 Ratings  ·  329 Reviews
While home on Christmas break, a seventeen-year-old Senate page takes her dog out for a walk and never returns.

Reporter Cassidy Shaw is the first to break the story. The resulting media firestorm quickly ensnares Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges. These three unique women, life-long friends, call themselves The Triple Threat--a nickname
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Forge Books (first published 2009)
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Brenten Gilbert
Okay, so i had no idea who Lis Wiehl was before reading this book and i’ve still never knowingly seen her in action, but clearly she’s more than qualified to write this book, having served as a federal prosecuter and currently as a correspondant for Fox News… and i say that because two of the three main characters in this well-told novel wear those shoes… the third, a special agent at the FBI, is drawn from the pages of Wiehl’s father’s career in the FBI…

The premise of the story has a “ripped fr
Mar 24, 2012 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mysteries are easily one of the most popular types of entertainment. From books by everyone from Agatha Christie to James Patterson, television shows ranging from Scooby-Doo to Monk to Bones, and games such as the old Parker Brothers whodunit Clue, not to mention the countless movies that have used at least one of the aforementioned media as inspiration, it's a genre that continues to live long and prosper. Lis Wiehl's Face of Betrayal is a Christian mystery that mixes politics, religion, and dr ...more
As they say in advertisements for “LA Law,” this story was “ripped from the headlines.” FACE OF BETRAYAL by Lis Wiehl (one of the Fox News commentators) and April Henry sounds like the Chandra Levy case.

In this book a Senate page, last seen as she was setting out to walk her sister's dog, is now missing. The case is receiving national attention and, maybe because of all the 24-hour cable news coverage, it has even gone worldwide. People speculate on the relationship the page had with the senator
Apr 26, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, christian
This well-written book is a detective novel. It reads a bit like a true crime novel except, of course, the story is fictional. The depth of "behind the scenes" detail given for the three main character's jobs and for the city they lived in made the story feel very realistic, like it could really have happened. The level of detail, however, was never too heavy for me nor did it slow the fast pacing.

I wouldn't really call this book a suspense novel. There are moments of suspense, but the book did
Jun 09, 2010 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an original premise, but an OK read..., May 16, 2009

This review is from: Face of Betrayal (Triple Threat Series #1) (Hardcover)

This is apparently the first in a new series called the "Triple Threat" novels. The premise is very similar to James Patterson's 1st to Die (The Women's Murder Club)in that it introduces three women who become close friends and bond while solving murder cases and calming other assorted side stories of mayhem. The women include the television repor
ღ Carol jinx~☆~
Face of Betrayal launches a new murder-mystery series.
There is nothing like a good mystery.
Most of the time when I read a murder/mystery, I have it figured out ahead of time and just continue reading to find out it I was right.

In Face Of Betrayal. I guessed who it was fairly early in the novel, but I wasn't sure if I was right. The author did an excellent job of keeping me guessing.
This is the first in The Triple Threat club. Three women who reunited at a high school reunion & discovered tha
Mike (the Paladin)
Nov 30, 2012 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This one caused me a few moments thought. It's another that makes me wish for a 1/2 star system or a 10 star system. I read a couple of other books by Ms. Wiehl and liked them. I like this one to, but I'd like to have given the others the edge. Still this is better than a 3 star read, so I'm left with giving it the same rating as the others.

Oh well.

If you have read any nonfiction by this author you'll see some of the concerns/thoughts she has expressed elsewhere used in fiction form here. If yo
Mark Soone
Aug 24, 2011 Mark Soone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, series, action
I had never heard of Liz Wiehl, nor anything about this book when I came across it at our local library. The flap sounded interesting so I added it to my pile. I usually read a chapter in each book to see which one I want to read and this one rose to the top of the pile. All in all it was a pretty good read. I have seen alot of mixed reviews on this book and thought I would add my own 2 cents...I have also seen alot of comparisons to James Patterson, but since I am not an avid fan of his (outsid ...more
Lisa Johnson
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. Sh
Apr 15, 2015 Kareena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: april
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May 27, 2009 Jacquie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I found the book to be fairly successful in building the suspense and drama of the plot, keeping you guessing until the very end, I was disappointed by several elements of the story. I found it difficult to get connected with the characters in the story, since it felt like there were three main characters that I was trying to follow all at once. Secondly, the theme of the story seemed to be about the many forms of sexual harassment, abuse, rape, pornography, etc. which I agree are importan ...more
Aug 21, 2013 NancyInWI rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to NancyInWI by: Karen
Story line taken from the newspaper…Senate page goes out to walk the dog and disappears. Well-written and a page turner for the most part. I would classify this as a mystery/thriller and except for the descriptiveness, could probably be classified as Christian fiction. There were mentions of religion and Christianity and a few Bible quotations, but was not “in your face.” In fact, one of the main characters was an atheist. This is the first in a series and will definitely read the next one. Will ...more
Jun 22, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story line as well as the three members of the triple threat, Allison, a Federal prosecutor, Cassidy Shaw, a television reporter, and Nicole Hedges, a FBI Special Agent. Each character was well formed and well involved in the disappearance of a 17 year old Senate page who disappears. The story handles law, politics and a criminal investigation as well as the distortions and conclusions the media can put on an investigation, all in the name of news.
Nike Chillemi
Face of Betrayal (A Triple Threat Novel) by Lis Wiehl and April Henry had resonance with me because I’ve stayed close to the girl who lived next door to me when I was I child. In fact, I sent her this political thriller for Christmas.The main characters are three women who became close in college and remained friends. Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor who is getting death threats, is married, expecting a baby, and is a practicing Christian. Nicole Hedges, a FBI special agent investigating chi ...more
Jun 21, 2009 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reporter Cassidy Shaw, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges are good friends. They met each other over a chocolately dessert called the triple threat. Ever since then these three friends have been known as the triple threat.

Katie Converse works as a Senate Page for Capital Hill. While out walking her dog, she disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents offer up a reward.

Cassidy breaks the story of Katie’s disappearance. She believes there is something up. Her i
Apr 26, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: political, mysteries
I thoroughly enjoyed this first mystery book from this author. Ms. Lis developed well defined characters, a believable plot and subplots, and kept me interested enough that I finished this book in two days along with all my other activities!
Not sure at first how much religion would be included in the book, I was pleasantly surprised that the story included very natural references to each characters spirituality without being overbearing - a good addition in making the characters more believable.
Last year, I think it was, I got a review copy of one of this author's books and instantly fell in love with their easy writing style. She reminds me a lot of James Patterson in the way that she can take an intense, thrilling novel and make it such an easy and quick read. Face of Betrayal is no exception. I blasted through this book in about three days, staying up way later than I should have on Sunday night trying to finish it.

In this novel, there are a ton of twists and turns leading you to b
This story appears to be inspired by the Chandra Levy case. The case drags on with little evidence and little progress so to break the monotony the authors introduce many little subplots about the three protagonists' personal lives and insider details about their various jobs to try to keep the book moving along. I am sure any law enforcement job gets very frustrating and tedious when little evidence is available and results are not easily forth coming, so I appreciate the effort at realism, but ...more
Why have I not heard of this author before? So glad I saw her books as I was browsing my local library's website for books to download free to my Kindle. I will definitely read the rest of her Triple Threat Club books, and any more I can find from her! This book started out with a bang, 17 year old Katie Converse is walking her dog Jalapeno and disappears from a park near her Portland home. The three friends (who formed their own Triple Threat Club) Allison, Nichole and Cassidy (prosecutor, FBI ...more
Bob Allen
Dec 22, 2014 Bob Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katie Converse disappears after taking her little sister's dog, Jalepeno, for a walk. Three friends, the Triple Threat Gang — Nicole (FBI field worker), Allison (deputy prosecutor), and Cassidy (upwardly moving news reporter) — end up "working together" to solve the mystery. If this book has a theme it would be that poor decisions will come back to haunt one and have tremendous negative impacts on others if those decisions aren't dealt with in appropriate ways. In a sense, this book shows what h ...more
Ruby Bibi
-Interesting mystery surrounding the disappearance of a young girl
in Portland, Oregon. Katie was a high achiever and, out of high school, won a coveted position as one of 30 pages who were assistants to Senators in Washington, DC. She returned to Portland for the holidays and, on December 13, was last known to have been walking her sister's dog, when she vanished.
-Three friends were involved in helping to crack the case. Allison is a prosecutor for Portland who was given this case to pursue. Nic
Oct 22, 2014 Niles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice little mystery ripped from the headlines. Lis Wiehl uses her experiences as a federal prosecutor and television journalist, as well as her father's career as an FBI agent, to create three very different characters all fighting for the same goals.

The book takes place mostly in Portland, Oregon. Three women, who had known each other since high school, are re-united after their career paths once again converge. Allison, federal prosecutor, is the only one not to have left Portland. Married a
Kimberly Hicks
Nov 11, 2014 Kimberly Hicks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Thrill Seeker Readers
Recommended to Kimberly by: Bookbub
Shelves: read-on-kindle
This was an amazing story! It doesn't get much better than this--A prosecutor, an FBI Agent and a news journalist! Talk about a triple threat! The relationship these three women share is golden, and after reading the story, you'll soon discover why!

Katie Converse wasn't your typical 17-year old. She had ambitions higher than her peers. She had set her goals on the political arena and was one of the few selected to be a Senate page. Being an A-student and working hard paid off for her. But what w
Scott Collins
I thought the character development was great, good descriptions and you get pulled into the scenes. The problem, as I saw in another review as well, was there were no clues as to who the killer was. Just kinda popped in there. The writing was good, just needed some tweaking of the story line to at least hint at the guilty party. That said, I'll read additional books by this author if I happen to stumble across them.
I thought the story was rather boring. Certainly expected some twists. The main characters aren't lively-more like cardboard. The prose of April Henry is mediocre at best. But my main complaint is that there is virtually no humor in this book. The main characters are humorless. I don't see any reason why her second book featuring these characters should be expected to be any better. She should stick to non-fiction.
Michelle Jones
I was introduced to Wiehl's work in the East Salem Trilogy, and decided to go back to her earlier novels. I felt that Face of Betrayal was not as strong as her later work, but it introduces an interesting cast of characters who I look forward to meeting again. I especially liked how the three main characters had such different personalities, and yet could work together as friends.
Libby Sellers
I thought the author was very good. I would read others she wrote.I would give the book a movie rating of PG or probably PG13 just for the subject matter, though I didn't consider it graphic. The book is set in Portland,Or and is #1 in a series. There are some sub plots of domestic violence and internet predators. I did not see the ending coming.
De principio a fin me encantó.
Disfruté mucho la lectura, fácil de leer, muy ameno e intrigante. Sinceramente, no queria hacer otra cosa si no era leer el libro.
Todo el tiempo estuve pensando en los personajes y en el misterio de la
historia, asi que recomiendo a todos este libro, los dejará sin aliento.
Well now, what can I say about this book? First, I had never heard of author Lis Wiehl. Second, the story reminded me of the Chandra Levy case some years ago. Third, I could not connect with the characters. They had no real personalities. Fourth, the story bored me and did not really capture my attention. I found myself going back and reading pages I had already read. Fifth, although the story line had real potential it was just too much on par with James Patterson's "Women's Murder Club" books ...more
Ginger Price
Nov 25, 2014 Ginger Price rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3 professional women: Allison Pearce, prosecutor, married, pregnant
Nicole (Nicki) - FBI, single with a 9 yr daughter (Mikalia
Cassidy - TV reporter, single
They became friends (were in High School together, but reconnected years later).

Katie Concourse is found dead - she had been a senate page for Senator Fairview. They had an affair & he was the prime suspect.
Tim Chambers lived in the woods with his young daughter, Starshine. He was also a suspect.
Wayne Concourse (Katie's dad) had remarried a
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Lis Wiehl is the author "Face of Betrayal," a New York Times Best Seller.

She has also written "Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life" and "The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It."

In addition to her written work, Wiehl is currently a legal analyst for Fox News. She has been with the network since 2001.

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