Tag Archives: suspense

Out of the Embers

This is the first book in the Mesquite Springs series. After her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe grew up in an orphanage. Ten years later, the orphanage burns down and Evelyn and a young orphan girl, Polly, alone escape. Believing she is the intended victim of the fire, she and Polly escape to Mesquite Springs and Evelyn establishes a new identity.

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Network of Deceit (Amara Alvarez #2)

After solving a massive case, Amara Alvarez got the promotion she was seeking to San Ontonio’s Homicide Division. Her first case, a teenager found dead at a water park from what looks like a combination of alcohol and heatstroke, doesn’t seem too difficult. As she looks into how he could have died, it turns out something much stranger is going on. But who would kill someone at such a public place? The first book in this series, Collision of Lies, took a case that looked simple enough and turned out to be something large and labyrinth-like in its complexity. Here, the case goes inward rather than outward, a murder that eventually leads into questions about internet hacking and loss of privacy. So, Threadgill reverses the formula, and it does it quite well. He manages to make a story with a smaller cast and smaller scope feel just as dangerous as Collision of Lies (which is pretty impressive, since the earlier book followed a conspiracy across multiple countries).

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The crushing depths

There is a strong Christian worldview with some mention of Christianity scattered throughout.

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Nine

What is identity? Is it who we think we are, or who others say we are?  Can we change our story, or are we stuck? 

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