Tom Threadgill is a new author to me so I was not sure what to expect when I began reading Collision of Lies. I did anticipate that it would turn out to be a fairly good suspense story based on its description and the reputation of its publisher. The cover alone is enough to capture my interest and I was happy to find that the content inside held it until the end.

With a tenacious heroine, Amara Alvarez, as well as a contingent of various other interesting characters, the book progresses at a steady pace, detail by detail as it builds to a satisfying conclusion. I loved the characters, each with their own vibrant personality. It was fun to observe their interactions, some of which could be quite humorous. I particularly enjoyed Dr. Pritchard, the ME. And who could resist a detective with a pet iguana? Although not exactly the male protagonist, Starsky also grabbed my attention and I would not mind if a relationship developed between him and Amara in future installments.

The author fed his readers bits and pieces of facts slowly as what was assumed to be a monumental tragic accident became so much more. Attention to details helped me follow the different law enforcement officers as they painstakingly discovered clues to a diabolical crime. Even so I was often surprised at the twists the case took as it sometimes seemed like the team took two steps forward and one step back.

I thoroughly enjoyed Collision of Lies and plan to be on the lookout for future novels by Tom Threadgill. Fans of suspense and police procedure novels should enjoy this one.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


The case was tragic. But it was an accident. Right?

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 is alive. 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.

Read an excerpt Here.


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Tom Threadgill is a full-time author and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). He is currently on the suspense/thriller publishing board for LPC Books, a division of Iron Stream Media. He lives with his wife in rural Tennessee.