Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Waking Hours

Much like Frank Peretti, Lis Weihl delves into the supernatural and the power of evil. I have enjoyed previous books by this author and continued to enjoy this new book.

The story follows Dani, a psychiatrist who works for the DA, as she tries to solve a local murder. With the help of her friend, Tommy, she is able to solve the crime. Not only does she figure out who done it, but also she figures out why that person did it.

The storyline is much like an episode of a TV crime drama. The murder is solved in less than 2 weeks, and the characters never seem to have a night where they actually sleep. As the reader, it is interesting to follow the storyline as you try to solve the crime along with the characters of the book.

What I did not like about the book is the past history between Dani and Tommy. She was the overachieving nerd in high school, and he was the game winning jock. He had a crush on her and admitted to being intimidated by her. I found this part of the story a little far fetched.

Thomas Nelson has provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.


  1. I really enjoyed reading this book, even though it was somewhat creepy. It was a great reminder that evil does exist in this world, and is actively seeking to destroy what is good. I loved the main character, Dani, and genuinely felt scared for her when weird stuff would happen. All of the characters were very well developed and realistic because they didn’t always do what you’d expect. I also loved the little romance part of the book. By the way, the author has the first chapter available to read, for free, at her website: http://liswiehlbooks.com

  2. Thanks for the website. Sometimes I don't like reading the first chapter because then I have to wait to read the rest of the book. I know, I'm inpatient. I have read and reviewed all of Lis Weihl's books and have never been disappointed!