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Product Details

  • Paperback: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star 2008-09-30 (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416570632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416570639
  • ASIN: B002B6LGCM
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,349,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Great character development!
Wildwood
This book reminded me why I love romantic suspense - a great blend of action and passion!
Irene Preston
This book was well paced and kept twists and turns in it to keep you engaged.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Lexi Connor on September 26, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Laura Griffin strikes gold with her third book, Thread of Fear. Fiona Glass is a forensic artist, the best in the business. She no longer wants her job. The haunted faces of the killers and victims she's sketched over the years have taken their toll. But police chief Jack Bowman isn't an easy man to deny. Jack needs Fiona's expertise to help put a serial killer who's targeting young girls behind bars. He appeals to Fiona's sense of justice and successfully convinces her to help him. But as they work together, Fiona becomes more important to Jack than he ever imagined she could.~~~~~~~~~Thread of Fear is the first book I've ever read more than once. Yes, it is that good! The writing is tight, the story is explosive and the tension kept me turning pages long into the night. I had no choice. I had to find out what happened. Right from the start, Ms. Griffin's talent took me inside the story and gave me a front row seat to all the emotions Fiona and Jack experience while tracking the killer and fighting their attraction to each other. And I have to mention Fiona's sister, Courtney. Ms. Griffin created such a wonderfully complicated character in Courtney, I couldn't help liking her and I'm already looking forward to her story in Whisper of Warning. The next time you're in the bookstore, make sure to pick up Thread of Fear. I promise you won't be disappointed!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Monie Garcia VINE VOICE on October 15, 2008
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Forensic artist Fiona Glass is very good at what she does and the stress of hearing the victim's stories has made her quit the business and focus her talent in her art. But Graingerville police chief Jack Bowman has convinced her to take on one last case. A case that has roots going back 10 years with a personal link back to Jack. Together Fiona and Jack will do their best to hunt a serial killer who's targeting teenage girls. But what seems like a simple assignment is fraught with complications, including a searing attraction to Jack that's tempting Fiona to let her guard down in potentially dangerous ways.

Thread of Fear was a great suspense book and recommended for all suspense fans. The ending was a complete surprise and the book was never predictable. My first love in reading were suspense books but as of late I've read less and less just because the stories have become so predictable but Griffin's story has brought me back. The pacing of the story is perfect. Nothing is given away too early and you're left anxiously reading the next chapter. The characters seem so real and I was able to connect with them making the story all the more real to me. Thread of Fear is book one in Griffin's new Glass sisters series and I am anxiously awaiting book two, Whisper of Warning. In addition I will be going back and reading her earlier books One Last Breath and One Wrong Step.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer A. Ray TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 29, 2008
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Fiona Glass has tried hard to retire from her career as a forensic artist. Nearing emotional burnout from the job, she is determined to concentrate on her future as a commercial artist specializing in nature scenes.

But when tragedy strikes, Fiona can't find it in her heart to say no to a new case - especially when the man persuading her is the ruggedly handsome Jack Bowman. Jack is the kind of man who tempts her to break all of her rules, making him oh-so-dangerous.

Jack wants nothing more than to catch the serial killer who is stalking the women in his jurisdiction and will do whatever it takes to convince Fiona to take the job. Once he gets to know Fiona, however, his protective instincts kick in, and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and in his life.

That's easier said than done now that the killer has set his sights on Fiona...

Readers who love a great mystery with plenty of suspense will want to pick up a copy of Laura Griffin's novel THREAD OF FEAR. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of your seat, turning the pages without cease until you reach the finale.

The suspense of the piece is definitely in the forefront, but the romance between Fiona and Jack is certainly there as well. Their love story provides a nice bit of light amidst the darkness of the criminal investigation.

Ms. Griffin delivers and intense storyline with plenty of oh-my-gosh moments that keep the reader guessing until the big reveal at the end. Along the way, we also experience some very emotional scenes with the story's lead characters and the key witnesses they work with.

THREAD OF FEAR is a gripping suspense story that will have readers eagerly anticipating the next book by the talented Laura Griffin!

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STORY BRIEF:
Fiona is an artist who draws pictures of criminals by interviewing victims and witnesses. The FBI uses her as much as possible because she is better than anyone else - she has a psychic intuition for this. She teaches college art classes and is painting pictures for a first gallery showing. She wants to stop working on FBI cases because they take tremendous energy and haunt her. But when she hears about new victims, she can't say no, she needs to help. Jack is a police chief in a small Texas town. He has a hunch that a recent local murder is linked to another attempted murder from 11 years earlier. He talks Fiona into helping him by interviewing Lucy, the victim from 11 years earlier and drawing a picture of Lucy's attacker. Fiona senses a relationship between Lucy and Jack. Most of the book is about the serial killer Jack is after. A lesser amount of time is spent with the FBI hunting another serial killer Fiona helped with.

REVIEWER'S OPINION:
Many mysteries spend too much time on the mystery and not enough time developing a romantic relationship for me. But not so here. I loved the time spent developing the relationship, which was not predictable. My one complaint is that I wanted an epilogue to clarify who the bad guys were, why they did what they did, and how and why two of them were connected with each other. I also wanted to know what sentencing/jail time would happen. But even though I didn't get all my answers, it was still a great way to spend my time.

DATA:
Story length: 371 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 2. Total number of sex scene pages: 10. Setting: current day Austin and Graingerville, Texas. Copyright: 2007. Genre: romantic mystery suspense.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book. Visit her website at http://www.lauragriffin.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor

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