Tom Threadgill might be new on the mystery-writing scene, but he’s no stranger to the genre as a full-time author, editor, and a member of the thriller/suspense publishing board for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. With a riveting storyline and memorable characters, suspense fans will be turning pages well into the night with his newest novel, Collision of Lies (Revell).
Three years ago, a deadly collision between a freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But what if one of the children may still be alive? When an unexpected lead turns up, San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez must convince others—and herself—that despite the evidence, law enforcement does not know the whole story. With time running out, Amara will do everything in her power to bring the missing child home…
Tom says what he loves most about suspense fiction is the surprises–the “I didn’t see that coming” moments that good novels offer. “When an author does it correctly,” he says, “everything you thought you knew about the story and the characters can be flipped on its head. When I write, my characters often surprise me. They take on their own lives, and there’s no point trying to force them to behave. If the characters aren’t real, the story isn’t either.”
Watch for an interview with Tom in the April issue of FamilyFiction digital magazine!
Collision of Lies
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