Review by EvangelineK -- Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

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Evangeline Khumalo
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Review by EvangelineK -- Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Twisted Threads" by Kaylin McFarren.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren
This is the fourth installment of the Thread series.
Twisted Threads follows the life of Akira (Mariko) who is a geisha turned assassin blackmailed for a Japanese crime family. The life of the woman she considered as her mother is being threatened in order to force her to become an assassin for the family and obey their instruction.

The story begins in Japan after Akira completes a job,when she is called to see her father-in-law (the man who is considered the head of the family). She is instructed by her "father-in-law" to investigate a couple who have been surrounded by a trail of unexplained murders and are also suspected of killing a Japanese woman connected with the family.

Akira goes on to a cruise that the couple who she is investigating will be traveling on with her companion who just so happens to be a "cleaner" for the crime family. She infiltrates the family by engaging the couple's nephew (Devon) who accompanied them on their vacation, in order to get information on the couple and find out if this couple really is involved in these murders.

Upon meeting the couple she discovers that the woman she is researching is mentally unstable and an emotionally dependant on her psychiatrist and confusion rises as people start dying on the boat. Akira is now under pressure to find the culprit and fulfil her mission. As her days go by on the boat, she is spending more and more time with Devon and developing feelings for him that leave her in an uncomfortable position because of the secrecy of her line of work.

As things unravel and she makes discoveries that direct her to an even more disturbing revelation. Her relationship with Devon starts to get rocky as she struggles to keep her deception secret. You will never guess who the "watcher" is. I promise you; you will never guess who it is.

I rate this book a 2 out of 4 because the story line is good but it tends to drag and there is not a lot of action which is what I was expecting after reading the prologue. The most action you see is nearing the end of the book, which is disappointing. However, the book was well written even though it was not always easy to understand with words like "monomania" but once you get past the dictionary issues, you can actually find yourself enjoying trying to figure out who the culprit is.

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