"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.
Threadgill (the Jeremy Winter series) delivers the suspenseful, twisting tale of a San Antonio detective's search for a missing boy. Property crimes detective Amara Alvarez, eager to move up the career ladder, meets a grieving mother who claims to have received a text message from her son who died in a school bus accident three years ago. When another parent of one of the children who died in the accident receives a note on her windshield, Alvarez believes there must be a connection. After the man Alvarez sees leaving the note on security footage turns up dead, she enlists the help of the medical examiner and the homicide department. The case turns on its head when, after looking into records regarding the children's remains, they realize the school bus accident may have been a cover-up and the children could be still alive. Suddenly it's a race against time as Alvarez scrambles to find out whom she can trust (even within the police department) as she searches for answers to what happened. Her sleuthing leads to the uncovering of a deep conspiracy connected to research into the nature of the soul, and potentially the location of the children, as well. Excellent pacing and surprising twists will keep readers guessing and engaged until the end. This is Threadgill's most intricate, propulsive novel yet.
Collision of Lies
COLLISION OF LIES ..Tom Threadgill
Detective Alvarez, messages that opened a world unknown to them and others. After a world of devastating lost, how could there be more pain. Parents getting a text, a note, a prankster or are they real after time has past. The book has good characters, the emotion and hope. A detective willing to believe in these messages. What they encountered was heartbreakIng but real. The author brings a story that one will long remember, for the hope of a child not ever really gone.
Given ARC by the author and publisher for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.