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.
Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill is one suspenseful read. A mother receives a text message making her think it was her son. Then a police detective gets involved. She has a nagging feeling about the phone text. As the story progresses, it kept me wondering what if. The little boy died supposedly with a bunch of other kids. Yet, somehow, evidence piles up and things are not matching up. A mother is given renewed hope and a lady detective fights like hell to protect the kids.
Danger and suspense go hand-in-hand in this book. I loved the characters. The leading female detective, Amara, gives as much as she receives. Treat her like dirt and she will dish out a more deadly force. I loved her fiery personality. At first, it was like nope, she didn’t want to even try to look into a cold case investigation. But some things just cannot rest. Once she was in, Amara was all in. No backing out for that lady.
There was a bit of humor added. I enjoyed some of the Spanish word phrases. Having taken Spanish for two years, it was easy to understand. Even if one did not know Spanish the words were easy to figure out. The book was written in English. The main characters may have spoken a word or two in Spanish.
This was the first novel I read by Tom Threadgill. I cannot wait to see what his next book will hold for me. Collision of Lies was an exciting mystery.