AUTHOR: Dee Henderson
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
Evie 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 results--and quickly.
Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn't be more different. While Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood to find a missing college student, David searches for a private investigator working for a high-powered client.
With a deep conviction that "justice for all" truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But Evie must also find answers to the questions that lie just beneath the surface in her personal life.
First, the disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, viaNet Galley. All opinions are my own.
While Threads of Suspicion had some interesting twists and appealing characters , the suspense aspect of this book was not what I’d expected. Dee Henderson used to be one of my favorite suspense authors, but this book and its predecessor fell flat for me. I did enjoy the detectives’ different methods and the peek into the world of a musical star. However, the routine procedural “stuff” of unravelling this case made it easy to set the book aside. No nail-biting here.
A lack of scene breaks also frustrated me as I read; hopefully the final copy will include some kind of indication of a scene or time break.
For these reasons, Threads of Suspicion earn three and a half stars from me.