Threads of Suspicion

Threads of Suspicion

Large Print - 2017
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In this follow-up to Traces of Guilt, detective Evie Blackwell returns with some familiar friends, this time working with a new task force dedicated to solving cold missing-persons cases. She and her new partner, David, have been assigned unrelated cases in Chicago, with Evie searching for a missing college student and David hunting a private investigator who disappeared. In the meantime, personal issues arise for both of them-David's famous longtime girlfriend may be connected to Evie's case, and Evie is starting to feel pressure to accept her boyfriend's marriage proposal. Henderson plays the faith card with subtlety, allowing the detectives to apply their beliefs to both their jobs and personal lives, and displays her usual keen understanding of the human psyche, delving into potential motives for murder as easily as she explores Evie's reluctance to commit.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410499639
1410499634
Characteristics: large print
611 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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JLHCKY
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.

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Patricia_T
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

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lucillekaren
Oct 24, 2017

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

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fred98115
Sep 12, 2017

Boring police procedural.

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athena14
Sep 03, 2017

Didn't realize how Christian and heterosexual book was.

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iluvbooks63
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.

JCLLisaJ Jun 13, 2017

I have always enjoyed Dee Henderson's books. Her characters are well developed and personable. This story kept me guessing until the end.

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confidential_me
May 12, 2017

Interesting cold cases, liked how the investigators' personal lives weren't formulaic. Overall, very good!

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