Friday, January 24, 2014


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 civil rights rally in 1965 where the crime—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 Thoughts:

Lisa Waldren is a hard working, highly ethical prosecutor who has a very limited relationship with her Dad, retired FBI agent James Waldren. When he calls for help in trying to save a death row inmate from being executed for a crime he did not commit, she reluctantly agrees to help.

This was an enjoyable read. I though the characters were believable and I liked how the different relationships developed as the story progresses. I’ve always liked Ms. Wiehl’s writing and this is a good example why. Good pacing and a nice level of suspense.

I’d like to thank Thomas Nelson, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

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