Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson

Threads of Suspicion

Dee Henderson Pens Another Compelling Cold Case MysteryEvie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force. This elite investigative team is launched with plenty of public fanfare. The governor has made this initiative a high priority, so they will have to produce res...

Title:Threads of Suspicion
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ISBN:0764219979
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:429 pages

Threads of Suspicion Reviews

  • Denise Hershberger (100 Pages per Hour)

    She's done it again! This book was so good. So complex and so surprising. I love how I can read the whole book and not have any idea who committed the crime! And I love how well she weaves all the current characters with her old characters and introduces new ones all at the same time without overwhelming me. It was such a joy to have Ann around again. She will always be one of my favorites though I must admit Evie is becoming a favorite now too!

    This new series is just a little bit different sinc

    She's done it again! This book was so good. So complex and so surprising. I love how I can read the whole book and not have any idea who committed the crime! And I love how well she weaves all the current characters with her old characters and introduces new ones all at the same time without overwhelming me. It was such a joy to have Ann around again. She will always be one of my favorites though I must admit Evie is becoming a favorite now too!

    This new series is just a little bit different since it focuses on cold missing person cases. But it is such a great follow up to Taken that it is a seamless transition. I really love the procedural side to this book. It is so amazing to watch Evie and David re-tackle a cold case using the initial findings, their own theories, and even new evidence. I really liked how they each had different methods for their work but still both found the answers they were looking for. I love that they were able to provide closure to families.

    This book has a little bit of a Criminal Minds aspect to it as they searched for who was responsible for their missing people. I also felt once again like I was in the middle of a Cold Case episode too. If you like either of those shows you'll like how this book is laid out.

    My only complaint about this book isn't really a complaint just a personal thought. I missed Gabriel Thane from the first book and wasn't crazy for Rob. I know I should probably give him a chance but he just doesn't impress me.

    If you want a book that will keep the pages turning as you desperately try to figure out whodunnit (times two!) then you'll love this book.

    I received an advanced copy from Bethany House. All opinions are my own. I might add that after reading this I immediately re-read Full Disclosure, Unspoken, Taken, and Traces of Guilt because I needed more Dee Henderson. I cannot wait for her next book!

  • Madison

    Threads of Suspicion is an excellent suspense novel. Procedural, comprehensive and delightful, it was a pleasure to sink within its pages and join the investigators as they search for answers.

    Evie Blackwell has officially joined the Missing Persons Task Force. Their first case load takes them to Briar County, Illinois, where Evie begins investigating the disappearance of a college student. Meanwhile, Evie's new partner, David Marshall is investigating a missing PI. When their cases unexpectedly

    Threads of Suspicion is an excellent suspense novel. Procedural, comprehensive and delightful, it was a pleasure to sink within its pages and join the investigators as they search for answers.

    Evie Blackwell has officially joined the Missing Persons Task Force. Their first case load takes them to Briar County, Illinois, where Evie begins investigating the disappearance of a college student. Meanwhile, Evie's new partner, David Marshall is investigating a missing PI. When their cases unexpectedly connect and then take a very personal turn, Evie and David will have their work cut out for them if they are to close both cases.

    This is the second book in the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series. In the first book we met Evie Blackwell as she began a trial investigation for the newly created Missing Persons Task Force. Now that task force has official begun work and Evie, along with her new colleagues, are travelling to a new county within Illinois to investigate a series of cold cases. Despite this being the second book in the series, readers could easily begin their adventure with Evie with this book or read the books in any order, as they each feature a separate set of crimes and investigations. That said, it was lovely to rejoin Evie, reunite with a range of familiar faces from Dee Henderson's previously published books, and meet some new characters. David, Evie's new cold case partner is a particularly lovely new character, as is his girlfriend. I'm looking forward to getting to know them both a little better in future Evie Blackwell novels.

    There is just something so consuming about Dee Henderson's writing. I know that when I am about to start reading a new Dee Henderson book that I should clear my calendar and prepare to hunker down and hide within its pages. Dee Henderson's books deserve to be savoured. Fortunately, thanks to holidays and a large weather event, clearing my calendar was exactly what I was able to do and I devoured this novel. I love the intricate way everything is pieced together. I love the steady pacing and focus on internal musing, and the hit of tension at the end as the case very quickly comes together. I love the twists in the case that I never saw coming. It feels like a real criminal investigation, where Evie and David follow the discovery of information and are hindered by the time in takes to pursue and crunch that information.

    I also particularly love the characters. While sometimes the main characters feel incredibly perfect - flawed but flawed in a perfect way - they are nonetheless wonderful characters with whom to spend time. As mentioned before, there are plenty of familiar faces. Ann and Paul Falcon make a number of appearances, as do Bryce and Charlotte Bishop. Even a certain arson investigator named Cole gets a mention. Unfortunately, the character I most wanted to see, Gabriel Thane, did not make an appearance. While nothing romantic ever developed between Evie and Gabe in book one of this series, I was hoping it would in this second book. However, Evie is happily dating Rob Turney. While she is questioning her future with Rob, there was no mention of her reconnecting with Gabe. Sigh. It's not that I don't like Rob, he's an all-round great guy, I just preferred Gabe. But then, there is always the next book... Here's hoping.

    I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series, as Evie, David and the rest of the Missing Persons Task Force travel to a new county and begin a new set of cold case investigations. It is sure to be just as exciting and wonderful as this book.

    The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  • Karen

    You simply cannot put this book down, it is that good. I love this cold case team, and the work they are doing. I am amazed at the story every single time, and the twists and turns it takes to keep you on your toes. This is a must-read for anyone who loves a good suspense. *I received a NetGalley copy of this book*

  • Cara Putman

    Threads of Suspicion was an enjoyable read for this lover of all books by Dee Henderson. This is not your traditional romantic suspense, because it is a continuation with return appearances from characters. This is a mystery with overlapping cold cases, that come together in a myriad of twists and turns. There are a couple developing romances, but neither comes to a full resolution. While both seem frankly impossible, I want the couples to find happily ever afters together. My favorite part was

    Threads of Suspicion was an enjoyable read for this lover of all books by Dee Henderson. This is not your traditional romantic suspense, because it is a continuation with return appearances from characters. This is a mystery with overlapping cold cases, that come together in a myriad of twists and turns. There are a couple developing romances, but neither comes to a full resolution. While both seem frankly impossible, I want the couples to find happily ever afters together. My favorite part was watching two very different cold cases spiral into overlapping cases that led to further overlapping murders. I knew the author would weave her magic and I was not disappointed. In fact, I'm really curious to see what further cold cases are solved by the cast of characters. There's a great team-dynamic developing. I will definitely watch for the next installment in this intriguing series.

  • Amanda Tero

    This was my first Dee Henderson book to read. Given that I enjoy a taste of suspense, I thought I might like it and I was right. There was the perfect balance of “regular life” with the suspense of Evie being a detective on a cold case. The entire plot of Jenna had me intrigued. I was kept guessing as to what the answer to her disappearance was. I felt like I journeyed along the quest with Evie and David.

    I really appreciated the spiritual content. David had a simplistic earnestness about him, an

    This was my first Dee Henderson book to read. Given that I enjoy a taste of suspense, I thought I might like it and I was right. There was the perfect balance of “regular life” with the suspense of Evie being a detective on a cold case. The entire plot of Jenna had me intrigued. I was kept guessing as to what the answer to her disappearance was. I felt like I journeyed along the quest with Evie and David.

    I really appreciated the spiritual content. David had a simplistic earnestness about him, and his testimony was realistic and Biblical. Evie’s prayers were sometimes a little too familiar (like calling God “Dad” and chatting with Him something like, “I don’t have time to talk right now, but I’ll catch up later, okay?”). Yes, God is not just a “great judge sitting up in heaven,” but we are to reverence Him. That seemed to be a little lacking. There was one character that was debating the question of salvation. I’m unclear as to whether or not she actually accepted Christ. It appeared that she just took a step that direction (which I don’t have a problem with; it just wasn't 100% clear to me).

    The romance was very little in this book. Evie and David were co-workers, yet were not love interests. I was afraid a love triangle might happen (which I don’t like), but it didn’t. Evie and Rob were a great pair and David and Maggie a great pair. I actually appreciated Evie’s struggle with her relationship with Rob (as in, she didn’t have relationship problems; she just had to decide why she was hesitant to say a hearty “yes!” to him). It was very realistic—not all of the “romance is nothing but rosy” viewpoint. There were some kisses mentioned as well as hugs, but they were all casual. I don’t recall any of the feelings explored. So, in short, I liked the romance aspect in this book (shockers!).

    Now…the writer in me…this was a dialogue-driven book. If I were to give a guesstimate, it appeared that about 80% of the book was dialogue. Given that they were talking through a case, it was interesting. The downfall was that I didn’t really feel that I was “in” the characters. I didn’t really know them. I realize that this is my critique as a writer, so it would be injustice to knock a star for that. I did enjoy the read. I just had to shut off my writer’s brain for the narrative.

    Overall, this leaves me waiting to get my hands on another Dee Henderson novel.

    *I received this book from Bethany house and happily provided my review*

  • Leah

    I didn't like this book. The main mystery was interesting, but I wanted more from the conclusion. The other mysteries were interesting,too, but I didn't care as much about their endings. There were too many storylines in this book. Also, I thought this book was too slow. There isn't much action. It's character driven with a lot of telling, not showing. I did like the characters, though.

  • Maureen

    3 1/2 stars.....did not enjoy this one as much as the first in the series, "Traces of Guilt." I feel the book was too long with details that did not interest me on cold case crime solving. I will read the next book in the series because I gave the first one 5 stars.

  • Leigh

    4.5 Stars... I really enjoyed the complete story and the cases was interesting. I found myself hooked from the start and loved every idea about the case. The only thing that annoyed me was that there seemed to be to many coincidences in overlapping life and the case but this didn't distract from an engaging story. I really enjoyed the introduction of the new characters and felt that most added something except Evie boyfriend, I found him to be an annoying side story that just dragged the book ba

    4.5 Stars... I really enjoyed the complete story and the cases was interesting. I found myself hooked from the start and loved every idea about the case. The only thing that annoyed me was that there seemed to be to many coincidences in overlapping life and the case but this didn't distract from an engaging story. I really enjoyed the introduction of the new characters and felt that most added something except Evie boyfriend, I found him to be an annoying side story that just dragged the book backwards and the character really hard to like or see with the main character. Even despite the authors best efforts to give him a favourable look. Still Looking forward to the next one...


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