Monday, May 4, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Threshold

About Threshold

Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 21, 2015)
Acclaimed for his best-selling books featuring P.I. Leo Waterman, Ford introduces readers to a new, yet equally unorthodox hero in THRESHOLD: embattled Detective Sergeant Mickey Dolan. Still smarting from the very public breakup of his marriage and facing conduct complaints for use of excessive force, Dolan is at the end of his rope – and possibly at the end of his career – when he catches a case that just might turn things around: the disappearance of the wife and daughters of a powerful city councilman. Assisted by a remarkable young woman who may know the terrible truth about the missing family, Dolan soon finds he must choose between helping his career and protecting innocent lives. A suspenseful police thriller about a not-so-good cop given the opportunity to do the right – and most difficult – thing, THRESHOLD is a new chapter for G.M. Ford that is sure to satisfy fans of his Waterman and Frank Corso stories and new readers alike.
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Review: I am a sucker for a good thriller and the cover of this one indicated that this might be one of those books.

Our lead character is Mickey Dolan...not to be confused with Micky Dolenz, who is always Monkeeing around. Dolan doesn't monkee or monkey around at all.

Mickey isn't having a great life. His marriage is over and he's been getting in trouble for using excessive force. Oops. He has anger management issues. Then he gets assigned to a case where he must find a councilman's wife and daughters.

This is more than just a missing persons case too, as you learn. The missing wife and daughters have a connection to The Silver Angel, a woman that has the ability to bring people out of comas.

This is a book that you may dismiss as predictable at, but it is anything but. It is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat especially once you reach the midway portion, then it really flies.

At times it could be a little confusing because you get the points of view of Mickey as well as Grace Pressman (The Silver Angel) and her mother Eve, and there was also the case involving the young boy that Grace brought back.

I wish the book could have gone more into detail with Grace's powers but it was really her part in the Royster family's disappearance through the woman's organization that her mother is involved with. There's definitely a good reason for the Royster women to want to be in hiding.

I kept thinking that this book would have made a great episode of Law & Order SVU.

I liked watching Mickey's character change throughout the book and how his relationships changed, even with his ex, by the end of the story.

A great gripping read.

Rating: 5 flowers

About G. M. Ford

G.M. Ford broke onto the mystery scene with Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca?, a gin-soaked tome featuring Seattle private investigator Leo Waterman. The six-book Leo Waterman series was nominated for several awards, including the Shamus, the Anthony, and the Lefty. In 2001, Ford launched a new series featuring disgraced reporter Frank Corso and his goth assistant, Meg Dougherty. In 2011, after a twelve-year hiatus, he decided to write a new Leo Waterman novel, Thicker Than Water, which Thomas & Mercer promptly bought. His eighth Leo Waterman book, Chump Change, followed in 2014. Ford lives and works in Seattle, and is married to the beautiful and talented mystery author Skye Kathleen Moody.

G. M. Ford’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, April 13th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Tuesday, April 14th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, April 15th: 5 Minutes for Books 
Monday, April 20th: Life is Story
Wednesday, April 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, April 23rd: MariReads
Friday, April 24th:Bibliotica
Monday, April 27th: Mystery Playground
Tuesday, April 28th: Words by Webb
Wednesday, April 29th: Built By Story
Thursday, April 30th: Bell, Book & Candle
Monday, May 4th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, May 5th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, May 11th: FictionZeal
Tuesday, May 12th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Thursday, May 14th: A Bookworm’s World


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Oh yes, this DOES sound like something that would be on Law & Order! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being a part of the tour

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