Dee Henderson is by far one of my all time favorite authors. Whenever she has a new book out it is always a MUST READ for me. Earlier this year I went way back to the 90's and re read her O'Malley Series. Despite them mentioning things like beepers, :) the books were still SO good and their stories still ran true today. And that I think, is a mark of a truly great author.
Each month as part of the blogger review program, an email goes out with the books available for that month, and it's always first come first serve. I just so happened to get the email a minute after It was sent and I hopped on to request Ms. Henderson's newest book as fast as I could! Superbowl Tickets? Or Dee Henderson's newest book? I'll take the latter. Needless to say I was BEYOND thrilled when I got the email that I was one of the few that got chosen to review it! I was even more thrilled when the book arrived right before my day off. Y'all.. this book is 428 pages long, and I finished it in 24 hours. #Single #NoLife
But really, that is the thing about her books. They are so good that you can't wait to finish them and find out what happens, but you're also kind of sad that the book is ending and you have to say goodbye to your friends.
Threads of suspicion is the second book in her newest series featuring Evie Blackwell. Evie is an investigator that gets tasked with leading the cold case task force. I feel like I don't read a lot of mysteries about cold cases, so I really appreciate that she is diving into something new that isn't really popular with the mystery genre.
Having read the first Evie Blackwell Book, I was excited to find out what she was up to this time! The first book was dark. Like, really dark. So I was surprised that this book was lighter. Don't get me wrong we're still dealing with dead and missing people, but the stories of this book were easier to stomach than the first.
We meet Evie's new partner, David Marshal, who like all of Ms. Henderson's characters, is very likeable. David is dating a woman who is a musician and being a musician myself (on a MUCH smaller level) I thought that was really cool! It dives into what is involved with a famous performer, and there were security things that I had never thought about! That part of the book was really fascinating to me!
We also get to see some of Ms. Henderson's familiar characters, like the ever awesome superwoman Ann Silver. Whom I want to be like some day when I grow up. Seriously. One thing that I love about Ms. Henderson's books is that the characters speak to eachother with such respect. Ann especially, but really everyone does. I love that Ann keeps things to herself. If it isn't her information to share, even if it would help Evie, and even if it isn't something that would hurt the person whose information Ann knows, she still keeps it to herself. She is so discreet but also a very warm, loving person who takes care of her friends. That thread really goes along with all of the characters in this series. They are respectful and kind, and make me want to talk the same way they do!
Another familiar face pops in. Evie's boyfriend. Whom I'll be honest. I was not a fan of him in book one. But we got to see more of his character and actually learn that he had some. HA! And while I wasn't IN LOVE with him, I liked him by the books end.
I loved this book and can't wait for the next one in Evie Blackwell's Cold Case Series to come out!!!
Thanks to Bethany House for providing me this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion!