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After arriving in England on a much-deserved vacation, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are quickly forced into becoming crime-stopping sleuths when a collection of priceless Morris Graves’ paintings turns up missing at her uncle's gallery. Determined to clear him of all wrong-doing and free his accused granddaughter, the treasure-hunting duo risk not only their relationship b ...more
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Published March 20th 2016 by Creative Edge Publishing LLC (first published January 8th 2016)
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Jessica Smith
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freaking loved this book!! I just had to start off by saying that… But this is the third book in the Thread series by Kaylin McFarren and to me this is by far the best in the series.
This book starts out with the band of beloved treasure hunters taking a short break from all the danger and treasure hunting to attend to some personal business. After finding out in the second book that Rachel is pregnant and agreeing to marry Chase, the next step is to get the approval from Rachel’s Uncle Paul,
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Bhakti Motta
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen decide to visit Rachel's uncle - Paul Lyons in London to take his blessings for their impending marriage. With Rachel's pregnancy sickness worsening day by day and Chase's fears growing of losing Rachel, there's trouble in paradise. Things turn worst when they reach London and find themselves involved into a mystery, mystery of stolen paintings from Paul's Gallery, which everyone thinks his step grand-daughter Sloan has something to do with. Paul is sure Sloan is inn ...more
San Diego Book Review
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kaylin McFarren's Banished Threads has it all: suspense, mystery and romance. Chase Cohen is a treasure hunter who has made plenty of mistakes in his lifetime, however, getting his business partner Rachel Lyons pregnant and asking her to marry him was not one of them. With characters who are damaged, flawed, and completely relatable to readers, McFarren breathes life into every character throughout every page with pure raw emotion, leaving you on the edge of your seat and a pounding in your ches ...more
Teresa Kander
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
Even though this is the third book in the series, it is easy to read as a standalone. I haven't read the first two books yet, but may go back and read them just to learn a little more about Rachel and Chase.

This is a quick easy read for mystery/suspense lovers. There is murder, robbery, kidnapping, and all sorts of intrigue. I had no idea who the culprit was and why until the actual reveal, which is just the way I like it.

There are to be two more books in this series, and the author promises the
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Rosemary
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of adventure and steamy romance
Banished Threads - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Book 3 in Kaylin McFarren's excellent Threads Series, makes a good standalone novel, although the earlier books give useful background and introduction to the MCs, Rachel Lyons and Chase Levy.
The first part of the story reveals the lovers' mixed emotions regarding Rachel's unplanned and unexpected pregnancy. which she seems to resent as somewhat of an unwanted event, especially as her focus has been on their anticipated wedding.
Travelling to England t
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Ashley Dawn
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series by this author. That being said, I didn't feel lost in it. Rachel and Chase are in England on vacation. Rachel really wants her uncle to approve of Chase but things don't go as planned. Family secrets have a way of not staying buried and while there, some of Rachel's family secrets come to light that even she didn't know. Chase uses his sleuthing abilities to help the family and hopefully get into their good graces.
I really liked the characters the author b
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Pj Gaumond
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book started out a bit slow and it seemed like it was going to be a romance but quickly took a left turn with twists and turns I had not even remotely expected. Very interesting with a great story line. Some things I expected to happen didn't happen. I'm not sure if it was because this is part of a series or not but the book does stand well on it's own. Would like to read the other books. I did win this book from a Goodreads giveaway. ...more
Tobyann Aparisi
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book on Goodreads for an honest review.

A well written mystery with ample nail biting, page turning excitement to keep you hanging on for more! The characters are interesting and likable, the scenery well described and visionary. I highly recommend this story and author to anyone that likes a truly smashing and brilliant who-done-it!
Get Red PR, Ann-Marie
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed the quick pace of this book. Definitely some lose ends so looking forwards to another THREADS book.
Moná
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Anita Lock
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The saga of Chase Cohen and Rachel Lyons continues in book three of the Thread Series! The inimitable treasure-hunting business partners sail to England in the hope of asking Paul Lyons, Rachel’s uncle, for his blessing. Rachel, on the other hand, is not only dealing with morning sickness atop thoughts of her soon-approaching marriage, she is also riddled with a flurry of “what-ifs.” Chase’s relationship with Paul is rocky at best. Yet that pales in comparison to the serious family issues—more l ...more
Reader Views
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
BANISHED THREADS

Kaylin McFarren
CreateSpace (2016)
ISBN 9781518806919
Reviewed by M.Cristina Lanzi for Reader Views (12/15)

Article first published as Book Review: ‘Banished Threads’ by Kaylin McFarren on Blogcritics.

In “Banished Threads” by Kaylin McFarren, we meet Chase Cohen and Rachel Lyons. Chase is a treasure hunter. Rachel, Chase’s partner and pregnant fiancée, is constantly having second thoughts about their wedding. The couple travels to England to ask Rachel’s uncle for his wedding blessin
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Diane
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It’s been rumored that Banished Threads concludes a vivid mystery series revolving around sleuths, spies, and treasure hunts: so those who have relished Kaylin McFarren's prior books should be prepared to read slowly, carefully, and enthusiastically, because this final book will end the series unless Kaylin surprises us all.

That said, Banished Threads should not be missed by either prior fans or newcomers, and twists the threads of family ties to their breaking points, as it uncovers stolen pain
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Kathleen Short-Ridge
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a continuing store about a woman and man that are treasure hunters. In this installment the two go to London to see her family and get involved in mystery that includes murder, drugs, and robbery.

What I liked about this book was that, even though I skipped reading the second book, was that I could easily follow along with and not get lost. I also like that it was a book that kept me hooked and I did not want to put it down. The characters are written in a way that you cared for them even
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B.K. Walker
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMGoodness! Kaylin McFarren has done it again, and I think this is her best book to date. She never fails to entice, keep you drawn in and have you flipping the pages to find out what happens.

Rachel Lyons and her fiancé are treasure hunters. They are visiting England to get a blessing from her uncle, Paul Lyons. Paul isn't very fond of Chase Cohen, and now that Rachel is pregnant, it's more important to her than ever that Paul accepts and approves of their marriage. When they arrive at Cumberfor
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Ian Miller
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a romantic mystery thriller that starts with Gwen going to a cliff face in a storm and being pushed off, to her death. The next quarter of the book introduces a number of dysfunctional relationships and families, together with many descriptions and expressions of feelings. There are even two couples, both women pregnant, and neither knowing what to do next. In this respect this is more a woman's book, and I found this part somewhat over-written. As the book continues, something of a myst ...more
Bikram
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobookboom
I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

There are currently four books in the series and I received all four together. Thus I was able to listen to them one after the other, in chronological order and didn't feel like I was missing out on any part of the story. Actually, you can enjoy of the books on their own too. All four books of the series are almost equally good, maybe some slightly better than the other. Hence, I will be
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Mary
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a very ambitious book. A bit too much, truth be told. It begins with a woman being thrown off a cliff, a marriage of convenience, some weird family ancestry and assorted secrets. Throw in an art heist, the darkness of the drug and club scene, not one, but TWO kidnappings, hypnotism, lies, some soft core porn thrown in for good measure. Some of the worst relationship dialogue I have ever read, 2 people who are desperately in love yet they don't seem to have any emotions or connection to ...more
Marissa
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads Win Copy

The saga of Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen continues in book three. Rachel should be happy that she is engaged and pregnant with Chase’s baby but she fears he will leave her once again. They travel to England for a vacation as things are still strained between them.

They visit her reclusive uncle who runs an art gallery. But things go dangerous when painting are stolen and his step granddaughter appears to be the guilty party due to her troublesome past. Things take a dangerous tu
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Ivory R
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will admit that I have not read the first 2 books in the series but did not feel completely lost in the story. I wish I would have read the other books just because it would have made it easier to understand the internal struggles of Rachel and Chase. I feel like the pace started out a little slow then became moving at warp speed. It became clear that there were several characters who working on their own personal agendas when it came to the art gallery and mysterious deaths occurring. The aut ...more
Romuald Dzemo
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this new novel in the Threads series, author Kaylin McFarren surprises readers with another rollercoaster ride. Chase and Rachel are traveling to England to visit Rachels uncle and they are having a lot to ponder up: Rachel is pregnant and they are getting married soon. But things never go as planned for these two compelling characters and, as in the previous series, they are pulled into nonstop action when a valuable art collection item is found missing. But there is more than just a stolen ...more
Julie Baswell
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Before Rachel and Chase get married, they seek the approval of Rachel’s Uncle Paul. When they arrive at his estate, they are thrown in the middle of an art heist/kidnapping scheme. As Chase helps the investigation, he begins to uncover long hidden secrets that threaten to destroy Rachel’s family.

Talk about a dysfunctional family, this was definitely one. I didn’t like the character of Rachel. There was too much “woe is me” going on, and it made it hard for me to feel sorry for her. I thought the
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Kaylin McFarren
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
With the assistance of three talented editors, Banished Threads has reached polished completion and will delight readers who have been patiently waiting for the latest installment in the Threads series. Filled with complex, multi-dimensional characters and unavoidable threats, this novel keeps everyone guessing as a true murder mystery should, while transforming the troubled female protagonist into the strongest member of the cast. Set in rural England, the twists and turns and cliffhanging fina ...more
Kitty McIntosh
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story of mystery and adventures and secrets galore. I haven't read the first two in the series but I don't think that matters. The author managed to get across what had happened to the characters previously. I enjoyed the increasing pace of the book and found the revelations quite surprising at times. I wasn't too keen on Rachel to start with as she seems so cold and aloof. Also Sloan seemed very annoying and unlikeable but as the story unfolded I began to understand both of them. ...more
Jan
A very suspenseful mystery with theft, kidnapping, murder, weird family dynamics, multiplying suspects and more. Yet somehow it still comes across as more romance than mystery. Set in England, there is plenty of angst and very engaging characters. Listed as a book three, I thought it was just fine as a stand alone.
I prefer the audios, and this one is voice interpreted by Valerie Gilbert who always has a way of drawing the reader in and engaging a sense of need to read for just a little longer.
Wheezy Hardin
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspenseful

This is a well woven tale full if suspense and layers of intrigue. Heart warming yet solid. I would be interested in a sequel
Patricia Anne Goodrich
A Great Book

I could not wait to find out where the plot was going next. Per usual our hero and heroine had to go through danger before they could come to a happy ending
Linda Look
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
murder, messed up family, black widow, stolen art. lots of plots & subplots. fasr read. i rate this a 4.0
Heidi
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A suspenseful read that was hard to put down!

Read my official OnlineBookClub review here:
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Sandy Richter
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved! intense and heart felt
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Kaylin McFarren has received more than 50 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY'S CROSSING - a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times/USA Today best-selling author Kristina McMorris, co-wrote in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller series, she poured her pa ...more

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“As Sloan approached the door, Paul Lyons lifted his eyes to watch her leave. He found himself wondering why after all these years they couldn’t manage to get along for a lousy twenty minutes. Perhaps it was the result of their inability to compromise—to give each other the benefit of the doubt. Or maybe they’d both simply lost the ability to trust another human being and believe anything good could come of this world.” 2 likes
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