The Separatists: A Newsmakers Novel By Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart {Book Review}

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From New York Times bestselling author Lis Wiehl comes the final book in her Newsmakers series. Journalist and newscaster Erica Sparks is only planning to report on an explosive story—until she gets caught in the middle of it.

After getting the green light from her network to launch an investigative news show, Erica flies to Bismarck, North Dakota, to investigate Take Back Our Homeland, the largest secessionist group. What she finds is profoundly disturbing – a growing threat to the future of our union.

Back home, her husband Greg is drinking more and talking less—and taking an unusual interest in the glamorous author Leslie Burke Wilson. Erica’s teenage daughter has also begun acting out in troubling ways.

Then she discovers a potential informant murdered in her Bismarck hotel. Take Back Our Homeland might be even more dangerous than she had thought—and she’s unwittingly become one of the key players in the story. Her fear and anxiety escalate – for her marriage, her daughter, and her own life.

Bestselling novelist and former legal analyst for Fox News Lis Wiehl takes us behind the anchor’s desk in this gripping look at high-stakes reporting in a country torn apart.


My thoughts:

Wiehl is one of my favorites! Her writing style is unique and intriguing. She draws the reader in, leaves them on the edge of their seat, and takes them on a ride of a lifetime. This book is full of twists and turns at every corner, developed characters, and a story that will leave you wanting more!

This book may be a little more on the political agenda than I usually prefer to read, but I was blown away from the start and couldn’t put it down. Erica is strong willed, determined, and AMAZING! I instantly loved her and her will to keep it all together.  Erica has her plate full with  a family that is  barely holding on, a murder, and the danger that lies ahead. I highly recommend this book!


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