I hate to give bad reviews, especially for authors who have written books I have enjoyed. I loved the O Malley Series and a few others she wrote, but I just have not been able to get into her most recent books. I had trouble getting into her last series, but had hopes for this one..... but was disappointed. There is hardly any suspense or action, and I had to make myself read it.
I am not one to totally annihilate an author or their book, so I will just leave it at that: The book was not interesting, and needed more suspense and action.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This book by: Dee Henderson is the second book in the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series. Evie is on the Missing Person's Task Force along with several other capable team members. She is paired with David Marshal to work on two unrelated cases in Chicago. Evie is investigating the disappearance of a popular college student and David is investigating a missing private investigator. As they pursue the leads in each of their cases, it becomes clear that there is more to the cases than they had originally anticipated...including some personal ties. The search for truth is their top priority. Evie also has to deal with some personal issues that cannot take a back burner any longer. With the help of her new friend of David, she starts to come to terms with where her personal life is headed.
Dee Henderson books have always been among my favorites. They include mystery, suspense, romance, and spiritual truths. This one did not disappoint. Although the second in the series, I was able to read without having previously read the first book in the series. As always, Henderson incorporates several characters known from other books she has written. I love how Henderson does this because it is fun to learn what former characters are doing in the present time-frame of her stories. Although some suspense, I thought that this book focused more on the personal side of the characters than it did of the solving crime aspect. I admit, I was a little disappointed in how some of the character relationships played out. I am hoping that future books in the series might expand on those relationships so that their story resolves in a way that makes more sense. Anyone who likes suspense, romance, and spiritual conversation and reflection would like this book (as well as any book that Dee Henderson has written).
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that Bethany House provided this book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
I'll admit upfront that I'm a huge fan and follower of Dee Henderson fiction. I love all of her very real characters that live out their faith while at the same time pursuing life vocations that are difficult, gritty, and sobering in light of man's depravity.
I was not disappointed by Dee's next installment of the Evie Blackwell Cold Case books. Once again, we are front and center in Evie Blackwell's life. Her appointment to the Illinois governor's Mission Persons Task Force is now public knowledge and she, along with her team, are in the spotlight. Together with her teammates, they are tasked with solving cold cases and the hope is that they solve these mysteries quickly.
Evie is also given a new, partner, David Marshall. Together they must solve 2 cases - one a missing co-ed from a close knit neighborhood and the other a private investigator that disappeared in a the midst of a high stakes case involving a high profile client. Dee expertly weaves the stories together in a way that is seamless while continuing to develop Evie and her partner David Marshall. I enjoy the suspense, the plot twists I don't expect and the depth each character brings to the storyline. I especially enjoy reading about Evie's connection to Ann Falcon, another character from a different storyline in the Dee Henderson novels. Again, the connections don't feel forced but a natural fit as the many characters are involved in vocations that are intertwined.
If you enjoy clean suspense, you will not be disappointed with Threads of Suspicion! I would recommend it.
I can only say that I love this story. I am so looking forward to book 3 in this series( An Evie Blackwell Cold Case). I love how Evie and David work so well together. There is just enough suspense in the story. Evie is on a missing person cold case squad in Illinois and still working for the Illinois Bureau of Investigation. She is very busy. There are many twists and turns throughout this story. Each cold case is very interesting. I did not want to put this book down. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.