Thread of Hope - Jeff Shelby

Thread of Hope

By Jeff Shelby

  • Release Date: 2014-06-15
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
From 491 Ratings


This is the FIRST book in the Joe Tyler series.

If someone took your child, how soon would you stop looking for her? If someone accused your best friend of a terrible crime, when would you stop defending him?

Seven years after Joe Tyler's daughter Elizabeth was abducted, he hasn't stopped looking for answers, and he hasn't forgotten the friend who stood by him as he lost his wife, his home, and his career in his search. Now he's been brought back to San Diego by the news that this friend has been arrested for beating up a teenage girl—a girl not much older than Elizabeth would be now.
Joe is convinced Chuck Winslow is innocent, but Chuck is in a coma and can't explain what happened. And the more Joe hears about what Chuck's been up to in the years he's been gone, the less Joe recognizes his old friend. To find out the truth, he will have to face his ex-wife, his former bosses, and a hometown full of wealth, lies, and illicit privilege. When Chuck's accuser goes missing, Joe must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Jeff Shelby is the best-selling author of The Noah Braddock series (Killer Swell, Wicked Break and Liquid Smoke) and has been compared by reviewers to Harlan Coben and Robert Crais. In Thread of Hope, he delivers a gut-wrenching tale of painful secrets and even more devastating truths as well as an exploration of how a single thread of hope can keep one man going.


  • Thread of Hope

    By nickname5452316
    Very good, strong characters and excellent plot development
  • Hard to put down!

    By gina's toy
    Loved this book. Very entertaining and suspenseful ~ genuinely felt for the parents and couldn’t stop reading it!
  • Good story

    By Bennybob60
    Good story that turns into a page turner. Far from a literary masterpiece but interesting enough to keep reading and to enjoy. Good guys versus bad guys with some twists to keep it from being obvious. The story has heart and I believe the series has a future.
  • Thread

    By Papa to four
    Book was well thought through and the flow made me as a reader anticipate what was next and how it will fit together Storytelling is definitely what this author does well and keeps the audience wanting to read more
  • Great writing. Great story.

    By LovetheMoviews
    Read it through in one sitting. That says a lot. Nice character development. Great cast of characters. Great story with red herrings and surprise ending. Captures emotions superbly, the kind that are so deep and painful people find it hard, if not impossible, to talk about. Respectful in sparing readers from unnecessary foul language and other writing tricks to make up for lack of tension and good storyline. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
  • Thread of Hope

    By Dotti Smith
    Excellent. Looking forward to more.
  • Thread of Hope

    By Caratlady
    Very well written book with a nice flow. The characters are believable although the story line is a bit rough and not for the faint of heart. I would recommend to anyone who loves a good detective story!
  • Thread of Hope

    By Socalgram
    I couldn't put it down. Kept me interested all the way. I will read more. Thanks.
  • Exceptional series

    By 😝Drea❤
    I couldn't put this book down. Very clever and engaging, if you like suspense and mystery then read this series! You'll love it.
  • Thread of Hope

    By Spaghetti & Meatballs
    Truly a gut-wrenching story with a tiny sliver of HOPE. Keep you guessing.