Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Threshold by G. M. Ford

Author: G. M. Ford
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Date of publication: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.

I was looking forward to reading Threshold as it looked like it would be a good mystery. But, it didn't live up to my expectations.  For me, it wasn't very suspenseful because you know pretty early on where the missing family is located. So, in that respect is was kind of disappointing as it wasn't what I was expecting.

For me, the book is more about the question of how to you get a corrupt system to do right by a couple of children.  When do you stop being a cop and do the humane thing?  That is what Mickey faces in this book. I was happy he ultimately did the right thing and justice was served.  It was heart breaking that it all even had to come to that point.  I liked Mickey, but I didn't feel that he made a good cop.  His heart wasn't into it.

The story-line with Grace's ability to bring people out of a coma was odd to me.  I honestly didn't see how it fit into the story at all.  It was almost like I was reading 2 separate story-lines.  I don't know if this is a start of a series.  The ending leaves it open for a sequel at least.

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.

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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 
Thursday, April 16th:Bibliotica
Monday, April 20th: Life is Story
Wednesday, April 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, April 23rd: MariReads
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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.