About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill

Collision of LiesABOUT THE BOOK

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.


Thirty seconds. If they were still arguing, she'd call the cops then. Let the professionals deal with them.

This sounds like the thoughts of most average citizens but Amara Alvarez actually IS a professional and she soon learns that this isn't going to be her usual burglary case! A conversation overheard at the Breakfast Bodega diner introduces her to a distraught mother who believes that she has just received a text message from her young son who was killed three years earlier in a tragic accident. Marisa Reyes asks, NO, she begs Amara to help her and her husband find if their son could be alive. Amara's initial reaction is to kindly let them down easy but her cop intuition tells her that there could be more. What follows is an exciting story of "what-ifs", "no way", and "how can this be?" and author Tom Threadgill has created some unique characters and some startling incidents to keep me immersed until the end. Has there been a mistake? Could Benjamin Reyes truly be alive? Can Amara reunite this family? Are there sinister forces still involved in this incident?

I absolutely love Amara Alvaraz and I've added her to my list of super heroines. I admire her for her strength, her kind and loving heart, and her determination to find out if Benjamin is alive. There are several other characters who add interest to this story but I was especially drawn to Ranger Sara Colby, Homicide Detective Starsky, and the ever-hopeful parents, Marisa and Enzo Reyes.

This is my first book by Tom Threadgill and I am now his fan!. I'm hopeful that he will share many more adventures with Amara and I'm also rooting for Amara to be promoted to Homicide after working all of those burglary details. If you're looking for non-stop action, mystery/suspense, and the reminder that hope and faith go hand-in-hand, you will want to read Collision of Lies.

I received a copy of this book from Revell. There was no obligation to post a positive review and I received no monetary compensation. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Tom Threadgill's books have a distinct focus on clean, suspenseful action with strong character development. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In his downtime, Tom enjoys woodworking, riding his Harley, and chasing the elusive Yard of the Month award. He currently resides with his wife in the Dallas area and can be reached through his website at TomThreadgill.com.

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