Disappointing – The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl

About this book

TV reporter Erica Sparks has become a superstar overnight. But is it due to her hard work and talent?  Or is she at the center of a spiraling conspiracy?

Erica Sparks is a beautiful and ambitious reporter who has just landed her dream job at Global News Network in New York. And while it was hard to leave Jenny, her cherished eight-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband, Erica is determined to succeed in the cutthroat world of big-time broadcasting. She can only hope her troubled past won’t come back to sabotage her dreams.

Although the wounds from her divorce are still fresh, Erica can’t deny the chemistry between her and her new producer, the handsome and empathic Greg Underwood. But a relationship is the last thing she wants right now.

On her very first assignment, Erica inadvertently witnesses—and films—a horrific tragedy, scooping all the other networks. Mere weeks later, another tragedy strikes – again, right in front of Erica and her cameras.

Her career skyrockets overnight, but Erica is troubled. Deeply. This can’t just be coincidence. But what is it?

Erica will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. But she has to make sure disaster—and her troubled past—don’t catch up with her first.

About the Author

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators.  Currently, she is the legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel and Bill O’RWiehl-Lis-red-4x6eilly’s sparring partner in the weekly “Is It Legal?” segment on The O’Reilly Factor. Prior to that she was O’Reilly’s co-host on the nationally syndicated show The Radio Factor.  She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School.  Her column “Lis on Law” appears weekly on FoxNews.com.  Learn more about Lis on her website

My Review

As much as I hate to say it this was not my favorite Lis Wiehl book. At times I loved Erica Sparks and at other times she bugged me to no end. Her boss was just sickening in so many ways. The only character that I enjoyed was Greg.  He was down to earth, honest, and caring.

The storyline, for me at least, was predictable. I knew within the first quarter of the book how things would end. I kept hoping there would be some twist that I wasn’t expecting, however, that never came. Although the specifics of how we get to the ending were unique they weren’t enough to redeem the book for me.

The books by this author have not been overtly Christian, though there tends to be subtle mentions of God and Christianity. This book contained some subtle messages that for me drift even farther from Christian fiction.

If you are new to Lis Wiehl I wouldn’t recommend this book as introduction to her. I’m interested to see how other Lis Wiehl fans respond to this book. I don’t plan to read future books in this series. HOWEVER, I’ll definitely check out other series by this author.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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