Saturday, 10 June 2017
Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's Missing Persons Task Force. With so much public fanfare surrounding the launch of this elite investigative team, the political stakes are high, and the team 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. As Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood over the disappearance of a college student, David searches for a private investigator whose last case involved 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 the questions that lie just beneath the surface in Evie's personal life are also begging for answers.
Review: What a subtle masterpiece! Only Dee Henderson can take hundreds of pages to slowly and cleverly build the tension without giving you a moment's boredom. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat with this title and wondering how you got there.
There is something unique about Dee Henderson's newest series, "An Evie Blackwell Cold Case". I was chatting with a friend about this book and I think we figured out what it is. Most crime stories are full of non-stop action and/or gory and disturbing content from the perpetrator. This series on cold cases starts off a lot slower (but terribly interesting!) and gets into the nitty gritty of the thought process, the countless false trails, and the mountain of work that detectives must grind through to find the answers. My friend and I both agreed this series is not only riveting, but a breath of fresh air.
I am also a huge fan of the natural progression of the romantic relationships with all of Dee Henderson's characters. There are no unlikely and completely mismatched people falling dramatically and illogically in love. There are no whirlwind (and stupid) courtships that take a month from meeting to alter. The relationships in this series are smart, prayerful, and careful. They make a good model for what an actual courtship should look like, and are an excellent portrayal of what a healthy relationship should be. Well done, Dee Henderson! The world needs more word pictures like this.
I really enjoyed "Threads of Suspicion" and am eagerly awaiting the next installment to the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series!
Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications and to Baker Publishing House for a complimentary copy of this wonderful book.