Erica Sparks is back for the second book in Lis Wiehl’s Newsmakers series, and if you thought it couldn’t get any more twisted than the first book, you haven’t seen anything yet! In The Candidate, Erica, who is the anchor of “The Erica Sparks Effect” on the GNN news network turns her focus to the upcoming presidential election. During an interview with candidate Mike Ortiz and his wife, she notices some odd behavior. Her journalistic mind is intrigued and she tries to find out more. Is it possible that Mike Ortiz’s wife, Celeste, has some sort of hold over him? The more that Erica investigates the deeper she advances into something darker than she could have ever imagined. In her characteristic fashion, Erica ignores the danger to herself and her family and continues her search. This time Erica’s investigations will lead her across the country and around the world as the bodies pile up in her wake. But when Erica disappears and her car is found in the ocean, everyone assumes she’s dead and the bad guys—whoever they are—have won. Can Erica make it out alive, and make it back in time to expose the people responsible for some of the most heinous acts in American history?
This book involves everything you could ever want in a thriller, and some things you probably never knew you wanted. It’s one of those books that I read at every possible moment, and stayed up way too late to read. It’s full of all those plot twists and turns that make Lis Wiehl one of my favorite authors. (And if you’re like me and can’t get enough make sure you follow her on Twitter!) I dare you to read it without wondering “what if?” just a little bit!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Look for The Candidate on or around October 4.