Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill: Book Review with Revell Reads
About the book:
Title: Collision of Lies
Author: Tom Threadgill
Genre: Christian Suspense
Release Date: February 4, 2020
“Threadgill plunges a detective from the San Antonio Property Crimes Division into a deep-laid plot involving murder, kidnapping, and myriad other crimes above her pay grade.”–Kirkus Reviews
Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one of the children may still be alive. If she’s correct, everything law enforcement believes about the accident is a lie.
With time running out, Amara must convince others–and herself–that despite all evidence to the contrary, the boy lives. And she will do everything in her power to bring him home.
A fresh voice in suspense, Tom Threadgill will have you questioning everything as you fly through the pages of this enthralling story.
I don’t think I have ever read a book with so many unique characters. Each one had their own specific voice, their own quirks, and I quickly became invested in the life of everyone I encountered.
Amara is the star of the show, and her dogged determination to see the mystery through created a book I could not put down. The Texas setting was well developed and I could almost smell the heat and dust.
I thoroughly enjoyed how the different aspects of the novel came together. One clue led to another and another. I was never overwhelmed with facts and the entire story structure built on Amara’s digging into every nook and cranny of the accident.
The action sequences were high velocity and were tempered afterward with continued building of the plot until it reached the final moment of conflict. Definitely give this book a try if you’re a fan of suspense. Note: this is not a romance novel, nor is it romantic suspense.
I requested a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.