Threads of Suspicion

Threads of Suspicion

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Pressured to deliver results through the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, investigate two cold cases while navigating growing suspicions about public agendas and questions in Evie's personal life. By the best-selling author of the O'Malley series.

Baker Publishing Group
With the public eye fixed on the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, are under pressure to produce results. While they investigate two missing-persons cases in Chicago, Evie and David's conviction that justice is truly possible for all will be tested to the limit.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
ISBN: 9780764219986
Branch Call Number: FICTION HENDERSON 2017
Characteristics: pages cm


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Jul 02, 2019

This was an amazing read! The case was surprising and kept you moving! I liked this one almost as much as Traces of Guilt.

May 01, 2019

if you are needing to have a book to read that will help you fall asleep well this one is for you! major snoozefest! 1 got thru (don't know how) to page 177 and there still wasn't anything happening! i will not pick up another one of her books.

Oct 16, 2018

This Christian Fiction police procedural (okay, cold case task force procedural) seems written for the Christian romance reader -- lots of police proceeding arranged with incredible efficiency by the women detectives and frequently interrupted by relationship angst, power players, star glamour and emoting re said star, excellent food lovingly described, and Serious Contemplation of marriage and will Jesus be okay with it? In the middle of all this, the 24/7 detectives get incredible amounts of online detecting done in incredibly small units of time. But that happens in other formats too - think of the TV detective show where the quirky computer whiz presses a single button and presto! ... a nation-wide manhunt is reduced to a guy living 30 minutes down the turnpike. Go Figure. The lead detectives here are also so speedy at writing their reports that I want to know what editor app they are using. However, Henderson is a seasoned professional writer, and the mystery plots (there are two) are pretty good, if you're interested.

Apr 28, 2018

I enjoyed Traces of Guilt and was looking forward to this second instalment of the series. I was a little disappointed in the lack of tension in this story. It probably reflects the reality of the daily grind of sifting through evidence and following numerous leads but doesn’t make the book much of a page turner. Coupled with Evie’s indecision about accepting Rob’s marriage proposal, there’s not much excitement on either front.
I imagine I will read the next book, if only to find out if Evie does decide to marry Rob.

Oct 26, 2017

I enjoy "Mystery and Detective Fiction" but failed to catch the additional descriptor "Christian" on this book. The title grabbed me. A cold case task force has been established by the state Governor and Evie Blackwell is an important member. Threads refer to the lines of inquiry she and her partner, David Marshal, develop to find a missing young woman. Over 200 and the suspicion spotlight focuses on several in turn. Fascinating. Is a second case, that of a missing private investigator, related to the first? A premise for a good read. Yet I never knew there was a sub-group of my favourite genre which added Christian preaching and American mid-west conservative morality. It's prominent. The things you learn. Not for me; I only have so much reading time. The leads are bland and close-to flawless. Is this sub-group a response to the main category with such flawed characters as Spenser, Carl Merck, Kinsey Millhone, and Virgil Flowers? My thanks to the librarian who added the extra descriptor; I promise to take you more seriously in the future.

Oct 25, 2017

The book shows the incredible amount of work that goes into an effort to solve cold cases. However, I think Evie's decision on marriage should have been made in this book as it was also part of the first book and this became very repetitive, otherwise a good read

Oct 24, 2017

Too much detail of fact of the cases. Just about quit half way through.

Sep 12, 2017

Boring police procedural.

Sep 03, 2017

Didn't realize how Christian and heterosexual book was.

Jul 17, 2017

This book is better than the 1st if that is even possible. I am so glad I found Dee Henderson, as one of my best authors.

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