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Threads of Suspicion

(Evie Blackwell Cold Case #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,505 ratings  ·  310 reviews
Dee Henderson Pens Another Compelling Cold Case Mystery

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
Paperback, 429 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Bethany House Publishers (first published May 2017)
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Elizabeth Ann (stillifebooks) The only one I know of is Traces of Guilt, the first book in this series. Hope this helps!
Alyssa Fabik Yes, Evie, the main character is in both books. There is other characters that have brief crossover roles but it doesn't require you to read the one…moreYes, Evie, the main character is in both books. There is other characters that have brief crossover roles but it doesn't require you to read the one before the other.(less)

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Cara Putman
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Threads of Suspicion was an enjoyable read for this lover of all books by Dee Henderson. This is not your traditional romantic suspense, because it is a continuation with return appearances from characters. This is a mystery with overlapping cold cases, that come together in a myriad of twists and turns. There are a couple developing romances, but neither comes to a full resolution. While both seem frankly impossible, I want the couples to find happily ever afters together. My favorite part was ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars.....did not enjoy this one as much as the first in the series, "Traces of Guilt." I feel the book was too long with details that did not interest me on cold case crime solving. I will read the next book in the series because I gave the first one 5 stars.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Threads of Suspicion is an excellent suspense novel. Procedural, comprehensive and delightful, it was a pleasure to sink within its pages and join the investigators as they search for answers.

Evie Blackwell has officially joined the Missing Persons Task Force. Their first case load takes them to Briar County, Illinois, where Evie begins investigating the disappearance of a college student. Meanwhile, Evie's new partner, David Marshall is investigating a missing PI. When their cases unexpectedly
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book. The main mystery was interesting, but I wanted more from the conclusion. The other mysteries were interesting,too, but I didn't care as much about their endings. There were too many storylines in this book. Also, I thought this book was too slow. There isn't much action. It's character driven with a lot of telling, not showing. I did like the characters, though.
Denise Hershberger
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She's done it again! This book was so good. So complex and so surprising. I love how I can read the whole book and not have any idea who committed the crime! And I love how well she weaves all the current characters with her old characters and introduces new ones all at the same time without overwhelming me. It was such a joy to have Ann around again. She will always be one of my favorites though I must admit Evie is becoming a favorite now too!

This new series is just a little bit different
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You simply cannot put this book down, it is that good. I love this cold case team, and the work they are doing. I am amazed at the story every single time, and the twists and turns it takes to keep you on your toes. This is a must-read for anyone who loves a good suspense. *I received a NetGalley copy of this book*
4.5 Stars... I really enjoyed the complete story and the cases was interesting. I found myself hooked from the start and loved every idea about the case. The only thing that annoyed me was that there seemed to be to many coincidences in overlapping life and the case but this didn't distract from an engaging story. I really enjoyed the introduction of the new characters and felt that most added something except Evie boyfriend, I found him to be an annoying side story that just dragged the book ...more
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent novel and series. I love all of Evie’s coworkers and friends. This is one of those books I will re listen to and enjoy just as much every time. Ms. Henderson’s novels are timeless. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Amanda Tero
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first Dee Henderson book to read. Given that I enjoy a taste of suspense, I thought I might like it and I was right. There was the perfect balance of “regular life” with the suspense of Evie being a detective on a cold case. The entire plot of Jenna had me intrigued. I was kept guessing as to what the answer to her disappearance was. I felt like I journeyed along the quest with Evie and David.

I really appreciated the spiritual content. David had a simplistic earnestness about him,
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book from Dee Henderson! I am quite enjoying this new character of Evie. The cases are interesting (love the cold cases angle) and I really liked the addition of David and the rest of the task force. David was an extremely likable character and one of my favorites, I look forward to seeing him again. There were a few personal threads left open for the next book and I can't wait to see what happens next. Hoping for another book in this set sooner rather than later!!
Vera Godley
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

My thoughts: I have been a long-time fan of Dee Henderson's books eagerly anticipating each new release in a series beautifully connected. Her writing skills and story telling expertise render a reader's experience that is full blow enjoyment.

Usually entailing her writings with matters of suspense and criminal investigation, the reader's ride through the pages is hard to stop until the very last page of text has been consumed.

In her new series featuring Evie Blackwell and her cast of cohorts in
Maureen Timerman
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Loved being back in Evie Blackwell’s life, I’ve come to admire this girl, and this book doesn’t disappoint.
If I had a missing loved one, I would sure want my Governor to put his recourses into find answers, and that is exactly what Evie and her task force are doing.
Evie and her partner David Marshall are placed together and bounce their cases off of each other. I would have love being in that office. These two have a lot more than law in their corner; they both have a deep faith in God, and
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second Evie Blackwell Cold Case mystery but reads well as a standalone. The special cold case task-force is now official and working on their first cases. Threads of Suspicion features David and Evie in a fascinating play-by-play of police procedures. And I do mean fascinating.

It's like watching a crime drama show only getting all the clue building bits they skim over to get to the action scenes. This suspense is the opposite. Low on action and danger but high on the painstaking work
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have not read a Dee Henderson book in a long while, too long so I opted to start with the second book in her new series, An Evie Blackwell Cold Case. This novel is over 400 pages and did take me some time to read it. Not because it was slow or anything, just because there was so much story and information within in the story that really did fascinate me. The author definitely has done her research in how missing person cold cases are handled and just some of the thought processes and work ...more
Stephanie Tiner
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-own
Evie Blackwell is a successful detective in the Illinois State Police. The new governor has recently established a Missing Persons Task Force, and Evie has been selected to be part of the team.
With her new partner, David, Evie heads to Chicago to solve the mystery of a missing college student, while David tries to locate a missing Private investigator.
It has been nine years since Evie’s college student disappeared and Evie is hoping to help the family find closure. When David and Evie’s cases
Eryn Kahler
Easy mystery, huge disconnect with first book! Good Nice read though!

I had to give it two stars not my usual five, because I knew the motive and the killer about seven chapters into the book, not the exact name of course. Knew how it was going to end by the tenth. But she writes a good engaging mystery even when you can see what is coming. So that's why she lost the first star.

The Second and Third star were lost due to I don't know, maybe it's just fickleness on my part as a reader. And what
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've had this book for over 2 weeks, but I hadn't had a lot of time to sit down and read a book, book. It actually only took me two sittings to get the book done when I finally had some time!
This was another great book by Dee. The cold cases were interesting and it was fascinating to see how they were interrelated. We were introduced to some new key people...I loved David from the get-go and am glad Evie gets to work with him. It took me a while to warm up to Rob though (I think he was mentioned
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Threads of Suspicion is a enduring book you want to settle down and get ready for a major ride. A ride that has twist and turns. Yes but it also goes upside down in a heartbeat and with you unawares. Meanwhile you have your romantic partner there making sure you feel safe. That is how you feel reading this book, romantic, safe, with some mysterious vibes that smacks you in the face and surprises the crap out of you, but you enjoy it then you get upset because you find you are at the end of the ...more
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
There was *a lot* going on in this book. So much so that at times I lost track of cases and characters, and I think the characters lost track of their own thought flows.
Evie Blackwell and the Missing Persons Task Force she's been assigned to is on their first official cases. Five cases; 5 task force members. Evie is for some reason paired up with David Marshal even though they are working different cases. All the other task force team members work solo and only pop up occasionally.
There are
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it

Henderson's second Evie Blackwell Cold Case novel again explores some intriguing mysteries sure to keep readers engaged and fascinated until the ultimate resolution. Extreme wordiness drags the pace quite a bit, and characters are a little too perfect, but overall this is such an intricate and captivating mystery that it overcomes the shortfalls. For readers who enjoy puzzles and watching the pieces come together, this is a great story.
Evie Blackwell and
Nickie Coby
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found myself falling more in love with the character of Evie Blackwell in this book than in Traces of Guilt. Meeting the other members of the task force was also a treat. Finally, this book brought back the threat of current danger similar to Dee Henderson's earlier books. Well done!
Fiction Aficionado
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy police procedurals, Dee Henderson’s Evie Blackwell series has some of the most detailed investigations I’ve read. As with the first novel in this series, this is more mystery than suspense, but the intellectual challenge involved in solving these cases made for fascinating reading. Short of actually doing the detective work yourself, you couldn’t get a much more realistic experience.

That being said, there’s a point at which realism becomes mundane in a novel, and I found myself
Kristine Morgan
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Evie Blackwell is now appointed to the Governor's cold case task force, and this time she is partnered with David Marshal. It is refreshing to have a male and female partnership without the pair becoming romantically involved. Both David and Evie have their own love interests and they are secure enough to work together and remain faithful. I love reading how they go about investigating these cold cases, how the smallest details can turn the case around. I look forward to reading more Evie ...more
Kelly Bridgewater
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson is a captivating look into the world of detectives. From the first page, I was thrown into the action with Evie and David as they were assigned to two different cold cases in the same county. It was nice to return to Evie and watch as she struggles with the decision to marry her boyfriend, Rob. The romance was not too heavy. Instead, it appeared to be too perfect. Maybe even a little unrealistic. Rob, Maggie, and David were perfect for one another and acted ...more
May 12, 2017 added it
Dee Henderson newest book, “Thread of Suspicion” was out May 2. I finished it about a week ago and wasn’t dissatisfied!

The characters steal the show in this book. I love when the characters are complex and human like. It’s easier to relate to as a reader.

The plot is also a complicated one, but Dee Henderson does a great job moving the reader through the book and the twists and turn found every couple chapters. I love that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen in the story. I felt the cold
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw this book description offered by Bethany House I knew I had to request. Christian fiction - win. Mystery - win. Cold case files - bonus. I knew it was the second book in a series but since I was getting the eBook version through NetGalley I decided that if I started it lost I'd set it aside and grab the first book before reading and reviewing. And while I know there is crossover with previous character development it worked just fine on it's own so I just kept on reading. Knowing full ...more
Janell R.
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a perfectly named book! In the first half of the book there are so many threads that must be explored before Evie, with her co-investigator David, begins to find answers and narrow down the possibilities to the final conclusion.

I will make the disclaimer that some people may find this particular writing style very difficult to get into. I can’t say it was absolutely riveting, but as someone who really likes Dee Henderson I was prepared to stick it out. And obviously these are cold cases
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love shows like Cold Case, Criminal Minds, and CSI on television and this book is a wonderful one to fill my desire as it combines elements of each of these shows as Evie attempts to solve some unsolved missing person cases. While she would love to find the missing person alive, it's been a long time and she knows that the best thing she can do for the families is to recover the body and give them resolution. Dee Henderson has truly given readers a sense of the hard work, determination, and ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Threads of Suspicion" is the second novel in the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series by Dee Henderson, author of fourteen best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series, and a leader in inspirational romantic suspense. The story follows Lieutenant Evie Blackwell as well as her partner, David Marshal, as they solve their first cases after being appointed to a new statewide Missing Persons Task Force. At first I was intrigued with this book, jumping right ...more
Erika Hayes
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, it was a good book. I was a little disappointed by the lack of excitement in the last 30 pages and I don't feel like the ends were tied up. I really loved the first Evie Blackwell book and this one was a little odd. I felt like David took on the lead toward the end and that made it like Evie didn't figure things out. Just a little different. I will read any of the next in the series but this was not as good as the last book. Worth the time to read it, but just know it may not be as good as ...more
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Dee Henderson is the author of 24 novels, including Immortality, An Unfinished Death, Taken, Unspoken and the acclaimed O’MALLEY series. Several titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller list; Full Disclosure has also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. Her books have won or been nominated for

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