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Thread of Fear (The Glass Sisters #1)

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Forensic artist Fiona Glass is the best in the business -- which is precisely why she's quitting. Her skill at mining victims' memories to re-create the faces of sadistic criminals has left her haunted and wary, and only Jack Bowman's dogged persistence convinces her to help him. The rugged police chief is hunting a serial killer who's targeting teenage girls. But what see ...more
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Published September 30th 2008 by Pocket Books
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Jonetta
Nov 11, 2015 Jonetta rated it really liked it
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Fiona Glass is an art teacher who sometimes freelances for law enforcement as a forensic artist. Just as she's resolved to cease the side work and focus on her art, she gets an impassioned plea for help from Jack Bowman, chief of police for a nearby town. He wants her help with a cold case and she's finding it difficult to resist him.

The cases were really interesting though I would have preferred more investigative procedurals to have a shot at deducing the o
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Pepa
3.5
Me ha gustado bastante, a pesar de los peros que le he encontrado, pero la historia me ha atrapado
Es una novela más de suspense que romántica. La relación entre ellos se forja de forma natural, pero en un breve lapso de tiempo, eso no me gusta, pero en su conjunto no queda forzada. Puede que al final, como lectora romántica, una conversación más larga hubiera quedado fantástica jajaja
El desenlace me ha quedado algo confuso.
Pero en general, la novela está bien escrita y, aunque no conozcamos a
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◊♦ Naomi
I remember really not liking this one, too bad my review is lost. I just know that I did not like the heroine nor the hero and that the plot was shitty, predictable and idiotic.

So I just found some parts of my old review, thought I'd share them with y'all:

If I had to describe Thread Of Fear in a few words they would be LACKING - RIDICULOUS - UNINTERESTING and BORING. It's supposed to be a romantic suspense... the romance was a bust. The relationship between Fiona and Jack was not explored at al
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Mrs. Badass
This was a 4 star book until the end! Then I wanted to beat Fiona with my stupid stick! Bam, bam bam!

Jack is a gruff, manipulative Police Chief, Fiona is a gifted Forensic Artist. Seems like a good story. For the most part the story was good, it's Fiona I had a problem with.

I can't say I was pleased with Fiona as a character, she had her good points but the stupid ones far outweighed them in my mind in this book. She is NOT a cop, yet she interviews witnesses, goes traipsing off following a su
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Jane Stewart
Quality writing. Excellent mystery suspense. Not predictable. Interesting characters and events.

STORY BRIEF:
Fiona is an artist who draws pictures of criminals by interviewing victims and witnesses. The FBI uses her as much as possible because she is better than anyone else – she has a psychic intuition for this. She teaches college art classes and is painting pictures for a first gallery showing. She wants to stop working on FBI cases because they take tremendous energy and haunt her. But when s
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Niusa
Aug 19, 2015 Niusa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terminado 8'5/10
Disfruté mucho con la lectura, me mantuvo con el interés en todo momento y eso hizo que lo terminara en poco tiempo, reconozco que las novelas con este toque policíaco cada vez me gustan más. Que la parte romántica no sea el pilar de la historia no me molestó, algo que suele ocurrirme a menudo, pero en este caso estaba tan atrapada por la trama que no me importó.
El final es simplemente delicioso.
Jacqueline
My first book by this author. A very nice romantic suspense. There was a good balance of solving the mystery and developing the romance. The heroine was not particularly TSTL which was good. The hero was well written as an good cop and an ordinary man. The relationship was not predictable which was interesting. Nicely done and I'll try some more from this author.
Renee
Aug 29, 2011 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like Laura Griffin's writing and consider her to be one of the best finds I've had in ages.

this is her third book and although I didn't think the romance was as strong as her first two books, I did enjoy it. Laura always has a great plot with a good story that keeps moving at a swift pace.

This one however, was a little slow off the mark but once I was sucked in I stayed there. I also had a little difficulty picturing the leads in my mind both physically aswell as mentally/emotionally. t
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Jen_C
I could write a review but Naomi Lahn already echoed my thoughts perfectly in hers! Snippets in italics belong to her.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

If I had to describe Thread Of Fear in a few words they would be LACKING - RIDICULOUS - UNINTERESTING and BORING. It's supposed to be a Romantic Suspense... the romance was a bust. The relationship between Fiona and Jack was not explored at all. They meet, they're “attracted” to each other but she doesn't want another relationship with a c
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Lauren
Thread of Fear
4 Stars

An engrossing mystery that keeps you guessing but the romance could have been better.

Fiona and Jack have great chemistry, however, it is difficult to connect with them as individuals. Fiona comes across as aloof and emotionally reserved while Jack has an annoying habit of being economical with the truth. Important details about their backgrounds are gradually revealed but by then it is too little, too late.

The serial killer plot is what makes this a worthwhile read. The in
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Denise
Laura Griffin is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I read this series backwards, but that's OK because they can be read as stand alones.
Fiona Glass is trying to end her career as a forensic artist and just concentrate on being an Art teacher at the community college and having her art shown in a gallery. She is plagued by the memories of the abused and the sadistic abusers. The problem is that she becomes emotionally involved in the cases, but she is the best in the business.
Jack Bow
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Xiki71
Jul 18, 2015 Xiki71 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pesar de que hace tiempo que empecé este libro, tengo que decir que no lo dejé apartado porque fuera malo sino porque me apetecía leer otra cosa.
Está bien escrito y los personajes están bien definidos.
Jack es un tipo duro al que siempre ha hecho las cosas a su manera y no planea darse por vencido para tener a la mejor artista forense a su disposición y esa no es otra que nuestra protagonista.
De Fiona no sabemos mucho hasta que Jack va sabiendo cosas, conocemos a la protagonista al mismo tiem
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Kjen
Jun 18, 2013 Kjen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like a 3.5 star for me...The story was excellent and held my interest all the way through. The bad guy was really bad...lol...and the resolution of the case was well done. So, what's the problem, you ask? I just didn't like Jack. It's more likely for a female character to irritate me, so that's saying something. I don't think Fiona made him 'work for it' at all. There was one point where she she should have run far and fast and he should have had to do some serious groveling. He was just to ...more
Barbara ★
Forensic artist Fiona Glass draws the faces of criminals based on careful interrogation of witnesses. She is drawn into a serial killer case in Texas by Jack Bowman, chief of police in some small hick town. Fiona feels greatly for one witness a 10 year old boy whose sister has been abducted from their home. When the 10 year old boy is kidnapped as well, Fiona happens to be there and follows the truck. Luckily she has a cell phone and is able to call Jack for assistance.

This is my first time rea
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Charlene
The heroine is an artist who has the uncanny ability to talk with traumatized children and to produce amazing "portraits" of the suspects. She is herself traumatized by these encounters, the horrid situations that the children who are victims suffered, and she wants to say no to law enforcement requests. Very compelling story, the first in the author's Glass Sisters duo.

I read these books before, but I wanted to return to them as I've begun the author's Tracers series and wanted to see whether a
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Great read! I really enjoyed my first read by this author and will definitely be continuing with the 2nd book in The Glass Sisters series. Thread of Fear is an intense, tightly woven suspense book with just the right touch of romance, angst, and mystery. I was surprised to learn the identity of one of the villains revealed near the end as I never saw it coming. Thread of Fear is a well written, heart-touching read. A Must Read!
Galena Sanz
Apr 20, 2015 Galena Sanz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta es una historia que me apetecía mucho leer, que ha cumplido con casi todas mis expectativas. La trama de suspense engancha, los personajes están bien caracterizados, la relación de los personajes avanza lentamente, nos da tiempo a conocerlos, vemos sus miedos e inseguridades y creo que esto es un gran punto a favor de la verosimilitud.

Me ha gustado poder leer una historia como esta, pues su género no es el que más se publica, no estoy acostumbrada leer novelas románticas así y el cambio ha
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MaggieReadsRom
Fiona Glass is an art teacher and artist who does police sketches based on eyewitnesses’ information. She's had enough of her work for the police and FBI and decides to focus on her painting because she is becoming too emotionally involved with the cases. But no matter how hard she tries she's attracted to helping law enforcement with her talents and keeps putting off going back to her art. She is good with people, especially children and young women and she has build up a great reputation.
When
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Monie
Oct 15, 2008 Monie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forensic artist Fiona Glass is very good at what she does and the stress of hearing the victim’s stories has made her quit the business and focus her talent in her art. But Graingerville police chief Jack Bowman has convinced her to take on one last case. A case that has roots going back 10 years with a personal link back to Jack. Together Fiona and Jack will do their best to hunt a serial killer who's targeting teenage girls. But what seems like a simple assignment is fraught with complications ...more
Anita
Thread of Fear is a fast paced romantic-suspense that keeps you guessing to the very end. The heroine, Fiona, is a complex character and it takes most of the book for her to be revealed. She has quite a few martyr and TSTL moments, but overall you can understand why.

Fiona is an artist who teaches at a local community college in Austin, TX. She also is a police sketch artist with a reputation for working tirelessly with traumatized victims. But the police work is taking its' toll on her and she w
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Laura
Feb 04, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
This book was really good. I enjoy Laura Griffins writing style, and how she has great strong but sweet and vulnerable heroines. The character of Fiona was a really interesting one, the idea of a forensic sketch artist was really unique. I wouldn't mind reading more books about characters like that, the supporting aspect of police work, too often the heroines are either cops or victims, the switch was really nice. The writing was amazing of course, and the hero was pretty awesome. My one problem ...more
Ann
Feb 10, 2016 Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Rushed Ending

I really wanted to like this book. It started off fine, but the character development was horribly lacking. I can't say I know any more about Jack and Fiona now than I did at the beginning of the book. No real background was given on either character, especially Jack. Several potentially intriguing hints were given, but never explained. Just dropped. Same with Fiona. The author would drop an interesting tidbit, and never follow through with an answer.
The book ended so abruptly that
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La comunidad del libro
Este es un libro que me apetecía mucho leerlo, los thrillers donde hay un asesino en serie y una pareja de protagonistas que se meten de cabeza en la investigación son mi debilidad. Desde que Phoebe anunció la publicación de este libro me pico la casualidad, al ser una autora nueva para las lectoras españolas ayudó a que yo me interesará por él. Puedo adelantaros que es una autora de la que voy a estar muy pendiente.

Fiona_dibujanteFiona Glass es una artista forense, es la persona que hace los re
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Beth
May 04, 2015 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

This is my first book by Laura Griffin and I really enjoyed it, I will definitely be reading her other books now. This book had a great storyline, the characters were really likeable and the story was well written. I thought the storyline was a great twist on the usual police/law enforcement novels with the main focus being on the forensic artistry side of police work, I think I would have liked to see both crimes that were involved in this book more thoroughly investigated as I felt the
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Jodie
Dec 15, 2014 Jodie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: police
I liked this story it was a quick interesting read but I only gave it three stars for a reason.

1. I liked Fiona glass she was an interesting character and I would have liked to learn a lot more about her rather than just snippets here and there.
2. I liked Jack (I think that was his name) but together as a couple I just didn't feel it.
3. I think the author lost me the first time he lied about lucy and she kept going back to him, that really bothered me.
4. I didn't feel the thread of fear the auth
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Julia
Mar 23, 2012 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Laura Griffin book and I'm hooked. An unerring mix of suspense, police procedural, and romance, THREAD OF FEAR had vivid, interesting characters that made for a very satisfying romance. I felt an actual thrill as they came together, and the relationship suspense was based on real human interactions rather than trumped up melodrama or misunderstandings. Loved this book, can't wait to read more.
Lynn Aoude
This book has been on my recommendation list for a long time and since it had relatively high rating I decided to check it out. However, it proved to be a big disappointment.

The plot had potential but it dragged on and on with nothing happening but a couple of girls disappearing with barely anything being done in the way of investigation. And lo and behold, the forensic artist did more detecting and policing than all the cops together. As for the romance, I didn't even feel any chemistry between
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Judy
Aug 14, 2015 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I really enjoyed this romantic suspense read that is the first book in The Glass Sisters series. Fiona Glass is an artist who wants nothing more than to have a full-time career as a painter and she is preparing for her first gallery showing. However, she must pay the bills and to do that she works as a forensic artist. Many law enforcement officers regard her as a miracle worker when it comes to getting witnesses and victims to come up with descriptions of perpetrators. Jack Bowman, the police c ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including two RITA Awards (for Scorched and Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

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