Friday, September 19, 2014


Lis Wiehl
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401689520
January 2014/320 pages/Hardcover/$26.99
October 2014/320 pages/Paperback/$16.99
Also available now on Kindle, Nook, and iBook.

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 rally in 1965 where 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.


Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling novelist, Harvard Law School graduate, and former federal prosecutor. A popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel, Wiehl appears weekly on The O’Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Imus in the Morning, Kelly's Court, and more. Snapshot was inspired by historical events and an actual photograph of the author. Visit her website at Twitter: @LisWiehl Facebook: LisWiehl


Lis Wiehl became one of my must-read authors when she released her first series, the Triple Threat Club, so when I had an Amazon gift card earlier this year, I snagged this book. It's been not-so-patiently sitting on my TBR pile waiting for a gap in my review pile, and once I opened it earlier this week, I couldn't put it down. Because I was also a four-year-old girl in Texas in 1965, I was immediately drawn into the story, which was birthed from the photo on the book's cover, a photo of the author herself. Wiehl has crafted a story which, although fiction, rings with truth as it probes the past and exposes the fall-out of attitudes and choices made decades before. Beyond race relations, assassinations, and cover-ups, this is also a tale of family relationships, of a dad and his daughter tentatively bridging the gap that too many years has widened. Expertly pacing the story, Wiehl escalates the tension and suspense to a dramatic and surprising conclusion, making this book impossible to put down. I highly recommend this novel. Grab it now or when the paperback version comes out in a few weeks, but don't miss Snapshot!


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Beckie B. said...

Thanks for the review. My book club will be reading this one in November. We love Wiehl too.