Hi, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for G.M. Ford's latest, Threshold.
Mickey Dolan is going through what some might call a rough patch. The detective has recently been popped for excessive force on two occasions and his personal life is quite out in the open - like PSA open. So his boss assigning him a touchy case is something of a second chance.
A local politician's wife has disappeared with their two children. The wife is said to be suffering from some mental health issues and has lost custody of the kids, but some think they could be hiding out at a local battered women's shelter. Unfortunately, Dolan soon learns that this isn't simple custody case at all. The wife and children allege that the politician has been abusing them but that the reports have been covered up because of his position. And the politician isn't going to let things rest.
Threshold is a bit of an odd duck. Ford alternates clipped bits of story beginning with a potential hostage situation in a hospital but before the reader has much information about what's going on, the scene switches to Mickey Dolan. And the story continues to play out in this manner for the entire length of the book - Ford feeding the reader bits and pieces of two alternating story lines, inching them both forward.
Threshold is a quick read and even though I was confused for the first 50 pages or so, I have to admit my interest was piqued even early on. Readers who can stick it through these opening sections will likely enjoy the read as a whole. There's a second storyline involving a woman who has the ability to bring people out of comas. She was a somewhat more intriguing element to me than Dolan and his case, but combined their plots - and crossover - do make for an interesting and suspenseful read.
To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.