Review: The Candidate by Lis Wiehl



How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks—America’s top-rated cable news host—is about to find out.

Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?

But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.

In her latest Newsmakers thriller, NewYork Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl weaves a taut and chilling story. The Candidate is packed with political intrigue and media manipulation as the lust for power turns deadly indeed.

Rating: 5 stars


The Candidate by Lis Wiehl is the latest new novel in the Newsmakers series. Lis Wiehl couldn’t have planned her novel better… in time when the presidential campaigns are happening. No one trusts the government. Exactly what one would do to become the next president is a dark thought. With the technology of today and money made available, anything can happen. My thoughts were running back and forth like crazy. The suspense killing me. I had to read this new novel. Then, take the interesting yet peculiar couple that is trying to win seats in the White House. Both persons are a mystery. Where their intentions really lay is a question for Erica Sparks to solve. But with any kind of digging like this can bring a danger Erica never wanted. The danger that could come after, the one she loves the most…her daughter. The Candidate is a political thriller that will lure all readers in like a magnet. I was captivated, intrigued, and hooked. Lis Wiehl’s writing is one that entertains and drags readers deep into her worlds of fiction. Killings, witnessing, and an investigation that sent my heart racing. Family life is complicated but as much as Erica Sparks. She is the main character that proves to be a strong heroine. Overall, I recommend this new read to readers everywhere.


Book Review: The Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo

The Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo is a fascinating novel that will brings readers closer to the harsh realities that life can bring. A reporter name Skylar Kendall didn’t know how to love until her niece breaks down her interior walls she put up and melts her heart into a warm fuzzy place. But then fate takes away the good as as fast as bringing it to Skylar. This sad fate then sends Skylar into an angry place and all she wants to do is get revenge for what what taken away from her. Little will she expect that fate isn’t done in causing complete chaos in her life. When someone who is close to the person she wants to bring down, Skylar heart will have to decide if she can learn to love again or forever feel bitterness, hate, and anger.

Theresa Rizzo’s title, The Lives Between Us, fits perfectly within her well written plot. There are lives that separate the distance between Skylar and Mark. How they go about closing that distance will be entirely up to Skylar. A wonderful novel that is easy for readers to connect with on a deeper level and one that will capture their hearts forever. I enjoyed reading this story on how one woman learns to find courage within herself to love again. Despite what life brings to her, Skylar is a character that inspires many. I look forward to reading more novels by Theresa and would highly recommend this to readers all over the world. A sensational read. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.