Mystery/Suspense

The Separatists Review

I love reading a series, don’t you? The hard part is having to wait for the next installment to come out. Today we’re looking at book three is the Newsmakers series by Lis Wiehl. Welcome back Erica Sparks!

About the Book
The Separatists (A Newsmakers Novel) by [Wiehl, Lis]
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After getting the green light from her network to launch an investigative news show, Erica flies to Bismarck, North Dakota, to investigate Take Back Our Homeland, the largest secessionist group. What she finds is profoundly disturbing – a growing threat to the future of our union.

Back home, her husband Greg is drinking more and talking less—and taking an unusual interest in the glamorous author Leslie Burke Wilson. Erica’s teenage daughter has also begun acting out in troubling ways.

Then she discovers a potential informant murdered in her Bismarck hotel. Take Back Our Homeland might be even more dangerous than she had thought—and she’s unwittingly become one of the key players in the story. Her fear and anxiety escalate – for her marriage, her daughter, and her own life.

Bestselling novelist and former legal analyst for Fox News Lis Wiehl takes us behind the anchor’s desk in this gripping look at high-stakes reporting in a country torn apart.

My Perspective

Erica is back and I couldn’t be happier. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series. In fact, each time a book ends, I feel sad because I know it is going to be so long until I will be able to read the next installment. Sometimes with suspense novel series, you wonder how the author is going to keep the suspense going, maintain our interest, and not repeat what was done in a previous installment.  With Lis Wiehl, you do not have to worry about that at all.

_Somehow you turn history and politics into page-turners._There is a quote in the book that states, “Somehow you turn history and politics into page-turners.” This is how I feel about Lis Wiehl’s writing. While she isn’t talking about history necessarily, she does talk politics, especially in this book, and it is just so fascinating to me. I am not into politics at all, but I was reading this! Ms. Wiehl’s knowledge of politics, news media, and government was evident throughout the entire book. She certainly does her homework to ensure she is providing realistic scenarios. Do I think some of these things could happen in real like? I sure do!

The second half of the book will keep you on your toes. It may take you a few chapters to really dive into the story line, but once you are there you will be hooked. I will be honest – there are some non Christian things happening with some of these characters, but to be fair, that is the world we are living in. We are going to come across evil people doing evil things. The trick is to be like Erica – be strong and fight!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators.  For fifteen years, she was a legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel. Prior to that she was the co-host on the nationally syndicated show The Radio Factor.  She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School.

Prior to joining Fox News Channel in New York City, Wiehl served as a legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s All Things Considered.  Before that, Wiehl served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office.

Wiehl earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland.

Wiehl is also the author of The 51% Minority, which won the 2008 award for Books for a Better Life in the motivational category, and Winning Every Time.

She lives in New York. Visit her at her website!

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