A Forensic Art Lesson! Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin

Posted December 21, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

A Forensic Art Lesson! Thread of Fear by Laura GriffinThread of Fear by Laura Griffin
Series: Glass Sisters #2
Published by Pocket Star on September 30, 2008
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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Forensic artist Fiona Glass is the best in the business -- which is precisely why she's quitting. Her skill at mining victims' memories to re-create the faces of sadistic criminals has left her haunted and wary, and only Jack Bowman's dogged persistence convinces her to help him. The rugged police chief is hunting 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.

Jack never intended for Fiona to become so deeply involved in the case -- or in his life. But every instinct tells him she's his best hope for finding a psychopath who's lurking in plain sight, growing more ruthless with each passing day. And now that Fiona is right in the killer's crosshairs, the only way to keep her safe is to unravel a small town's darkest secrets, one terrifying thread at a time....



Fiona Glass is an art teacher who sometimes freelances for law enforcement as a forensic artist. Just as she’s resolved to cease the side work and focus on her art, she gets an impassioned plea for help from Jack Bowman, chief of police for a nearby town. He wants her help with a cold case and she’s finding it difficult to resist him.


The cases were really interesting though I would have preferred more investigative procedurals to have a shot at deducing the outcome. I especially liked the case involving the child abduction as I learned a lot about how the work of forensic artists are effectively used in solving cases. There’s a lot I’ve assumed about the process that was without foundation.


I had a like/dislike relationship with Fiona and Jack, primarily because of her irrational overreactions and his dishonesty. Separately they were interesting but together they were often annoying.


Overall, the pacing could have been better as so much culminated at the very end of the story, seeming rushed. I liked the story, even with these issues and plan to continue as there are quite a few unanswered questions related to the Glass sisters’ history.

About Laura Griffin

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including two RITA Awards (for Scorched and Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

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2 responses to “A Forensic Art Lesson! Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin

    • There are key characters in her Tracers series that are introduced here, which was my reason for reading this book. Not my favorite but I’m ready to start the other series.