Friday, March 5, 2021

NETWORK OF DECEIT by Tom Threadgill, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"You think he was already dead when he went in the water."

"No Detective. I'm certain of it." And just like that, Amara Alvarez lands her first investigation as a newly promoted homicide detective. It's a curious set of circumstances for many reasons. Who would choose to kill someone inside a water park on a hot summer day, then float his body down a lazy river? The young victim had no known enemies, came from an upstanding family, and had no criminal record. Plus, if he died by natural causes, why were there so many convenient security glitches at the park that afternoon . . . . all questions that Amara is determined to answer. However, she never expected to have to watch her own back when it becomes obvious that someone is following her every move.

If you enjoy page turning criminal suspense, this book checks off every box; great characters, fascinating clues, red herrings, pitch perfect pacing . . . . . . and best of all, the author makes what could be mind numbing technology issues fairly easy to understand. The pages read so smoothly that I was both shocked and disappointed when the ending arrived . . . .. or had it? Prepare yourself for one final twist and turn.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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BackCover Blurb:
 After her rescue of nearly fifty kidnapped children made international headlines, Amara Alvarez gets what she's worked for: a transfer to San Antonio's Homicide Division. Reality sets in quickly, though, as her first case, the suspicious death of a teenager at a crowded local water park, brings chaos to her personal life.

As the investigation moves forward and she increases the pressure on the suspects, Amara finds herself under attack by cybercriminals. Her every move is being potentially watched online, and she's forced to resort to unconventional methods to find the killer. With few leads, she fights to keep her first murder investigation from ending up in the cold case files.

Tom Threadgill is back with another riveting page-turner featuring the detective who is willing to put everything on the line to see that justice is served and lives are protected.
Revell Publishing, February 2021
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