“SNAPSHOT” by Lis Wiehl

I just finished reading “Snapshot” by Fox News personality Li Wiehl. I’m not usually a fan of fiction, but this one caught my eye, and I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last of her fictional works I’ll be reading.

FBI Agent James Waldren takes his little girl to a civil rights march in 1965. As a little white girl, she is intrigued by a little black girl about her same age and they share a seat together. In that little space, the turmoil seems to be miles away – until the shot rings out killing a civil rights leader and all of their lives change forever.

This book picks up almost fifty years later with their efforts to get a black man, who was wrongly convicted for firing that shot, off of death row. There is a tie to the Kennedy’s and FBI J. Edgar Hoover.

The book starts off as a mystery, but becomes a thriller and, although fictional, it is wrapped in historical truth which resonates with anyone who grew up in that time, and particularly in the South.

The book has a few bonuses at the end, including reader notes and a couple of essays from Wiehl’s colleagues at Fox News Bill O’Reilly and Juan Williams – and an excerpt from Wiehl’s book “A Matter of Trust.”

I enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it.

(I post these book reviews as a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger Program. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers; however, I am not required to write a positive review.)

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