Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Candidate
by Lis Wiehl

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 334
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  How far would a candidate go to become President of the United States?

In covering the presidential election campaign, star newsmaker Erica Sparks notices that favored candidate Senator Mike Ortiz seems dependent on his wife to an unnatural degree. Celeste Ortiz is a brilliant and glamorous billionaire who—along with her best friend and confidant Lily Lau—has engineered her husband’s meteoric rise. The White House is within their reach. But the more Erica investigates the Ortizes’ strange relationship, the more intrigued she becomes.

Erica begins an investigation. But everyone material to her probe ends up dead. With each death, her foreboding grows. Is she next? And can she find out in time if the country’s beloved candidate is what he seems . . . or a threat to national security?


Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series and although the mysteries are self contained in each book there is character development from book to book, so you want to start at book one.  I won't spoil anything in my review, so you can read on if you would like.

Erica Sparks remains the main character in this book and everything I said about her yesterday is still true in this book.  I love her attitude, I love her spunk and I love what she gets into in this book.

The cover may be misleading as I can't remember a scene that takes place in DC, but the title is correct, there is something off with a presidential candidate and Erica feels like she needs to get to the bottom of it before he gets elected to the highest office.  

Just as the book yesterday hit a current nerve, this one may be even more closer to home.  Senator Mike Ortiz may have some past with a certain country that could affect his service if he were to become the president.  I couldn't put this book down and at times felt a little eerie by how close this could be to reality.  

If you are not tired from all the political crazy that is online, start with the first book and quickly follow up with this one!  Tomorrow is the review of what I think is the final in this trilogy and I will make a report on the trilogy as a whole.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from FSB Associates.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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