Monday, February 15, 2021

Hey everyone!  Today I have a review of Network of Deceit by Tom Threadgill.  I reviewed Collision of Lies last February and was pretty antsy to read the next book in the series, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this one as well!  It definitely didn't disappoint!  


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.



Tom Threadgill turned his love of a good tale into a full-time profession. His 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


This one is an easy 5/5 rating, and I daresay it might go down as one of my top 10 favorite reads of 2021.  It's only February, but I'm calling it now.  Wow.  I enjoyed the first book in the series, Collision of Lies, but this one is absolutely attention-grabbing and it keeps your interest so easily.  The plot is fast-paced, the characters really come into their own, and the mystery is a definite head-scratcher.  It keeps you guessing until the last minute, which is a major win in my opinion.  I absolutely love Amara's character (okay, Starsky too...) and her character really gets a chance to shine in this book.  The idea - cybercriminals, hacking, exactly how much of our lives are controlled by tech - feels fresh and original for the genre, but it's not overly techy, so readers don't have to worry about feeling lost in an array of foreign terms.  The crime dynamics are fascinatingly chilling and will probably have you considering some duct tape over that computer webcam.  And I'm definitely looking forward to the next chapter in Amara Alvarez's story!  

Have you read any books by Threadgill?  Do you plan on picking up Network of Deceit?  

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