Saturday, April 8, 2017

{Book Review} "Threads of Suspicion" by Dee Henderson

Rating: 4/5

Dee Henderson is back with another installation in the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series. Threads of Suspicion is Henderson's second Evie Blackwell novel. If you haven't read Traces of Guilt, you should definitely check out that novel first. 

In this story, Evie is excited to fully dig into solving cold cases with the official creation of the Illinois Cold Case Task Force. Specifically chosen cops from around the state have come together to form a task force ready to take on cold cases county by county. Working as a team, Evie partners up with David--she takes on the case of a missing college student while he endeavors to solve the case of a missing private investigator.

 As the two of them dig into their respective cases, they discover something that links Evie's case to David's personal life. Since high school, David has been dating the lead singer of the band Triple M. Jenna, the missing college student that Evie is trying to find, attended a Triple M concert the night of her disappearance. Evie continues to dig into Jenna's life and soon discovers that she wasn't as well loved as Evie originally thought. David begins to dig into the connection to the Triple M concert, and suddenly, instead of one missing college girl, David realizes they're dealing with something much bigger--a string of missing college students across multiple states. And they all have a connection to Triple M. Evie welcomes David's help as they double up to solve this immensely complex cold case. 

While working on Evie's cold case, David's cold case breaks wide open almost accidentally. Will Evie and David be able to solve the case of Jenna Greenhill as well? The rest of the task force members have each taken on their own cases, and it becomes a goal that every cold case in the county will be resolved. Is that really attainable? They would like to think so. But can the cases be solved without any harm to the task force? Dig into Threads of Suspicion to join the task force as they diligently work to solve Illinois' toughest cases. 

I've been a Dee Henderson fan for years, and I jumped at the chance to read an advance copy of Threads of Suspicion. This novel is typical of most Dee Henderson stories: suspense, a little romance, and a carefully written faith element. The characters are deeply developed in evolve in a realistic manner throughout the story. The plot is incredibly slow at first, but once it picks up, it's excitement until the end. Fans of Dani Pettrey, Irene Hannon or DiAnn Mills will likely enjoying this latest novel by Dee Henderson.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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