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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Book Review - "Snapshot" by Lis Wiehl

Snapshot by Lis Wiehl is a work of fiction, about a real picture taken by the author's father.  Lis Wiehl's dad is a retired FBI g-man, who was going through some old files and found this picture of Lis and a little black girl.  She was captivated by the picture, and came up with the story line for the book, Snapshot.

In the story, Lisa Waldren is contacted by her father, James Waldren, a retired FBI man who is going through some old case files, and asks for his daughter's assistance in helping a man who is in prison, on death row, soon to be executed.  Do they have the wrong man in prison?  Lisa's dad, who was always so determined to get to the truth, why did he let the case fall silent for so many years?  Who really did shoot Benjamin Gray all those years ago?  Did Lisa, or her little friend see the actual shooter?  You will have to read this book, filled with mystery and intrigue!  It kept me up at night to finish the book.

I did enjoy the book, and trying to figure out the mystery.  Some of the characters in the book were people the author knows (Lisa Waldren is Lis Wiehl; James Waldren would be Lis' father, Richard Wiehl; William O'Ryan would be Bill O'Reilly)  I thought that was fun!

The only thing I didn't like about the book, being published by a Christian company, is that it is mentioned that Lisa's father, James, and his girlfriend have spent the night together on occasions.  Thankfully, it does not go into detail, but the thought is there.  It is a good story, just not a strong Christian witness.

I received a complimentary copy of the book,  Snapshot, from BookSneeze and Thomas Nelson, for my honest review. 


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