Twisted Threads



Twisted Threads BRAG MEDALLION HONOREEAkira Hamada, A Beautiful Japanese Geisha, Failed At Killing Kaito Mitsui Two Years Ago, The Same Yakuza Gang Leader Who Destroyed Her Lover And Forced Her To Become An Assassin Now, With His Sister S Murderer Traveling To The Caribbean On A Cruise Ship, Akira Has Ten Days At Sea To Identify Her Target And Complete Her Assignment As Her Penance, Or Face Her Own Death But Falling In Love With Her Target S Nephew Was Never Part Of The Plan And May Prove To Be Her Undoing


About the Author: Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren has receivedthan 50 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY S CROSSING a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times USA Today best selling author Kristina McMorris, co wrote in 2008 Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon she also served as a governor appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission When she s not traveling or spoiling her two pups and three grandsons, she enjoys giving back to her community through participation and support of various charitable, medical and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest Her latest release, HIGH FLYING, takes readers on an unusual time travel adventure, which asks challenging questions that will linger long after the final twists are revealed.FUN TIDBITSKaylin is proud of the fact that her great aunt Bessie B Cordell, an evangelistic missionary during WWII, was instrumental in opening an orphanage in Tientsin, China and also wrote two published novels, Precious Pearl and Blossoms of the Flowery Kingdom, documenting her dangerous, harrowing experiences.She keeps a glass of wine close by while writing love scenes, Kleenex on her desk while writing heart breakers, and has been known to empty a box of chocolates when she s completely stumped.A consummate pantser and perfectionist, she writes and edits as she goes, and uses photographs of models and actors from tabloid magazines to visualize her characters.She loves her husband of 46 years dearly, however, if Josh Holloway, Hugh Jackman or Ian Somerhalder came knockin , well their marriage just might be put to the test.


10 thoughts on “Twisted Threads

  1. says:

    Twisted Threads,by KAYLIN MCFARREN, is about a gal named Akira She used to be a geisha but is now an assassin Her boss orders her to go on a cruise ship to determine who was responsible for his sister s death She is assigned to investigate a couple, Paul and Sara Lyons, one of whom is the murderer The couple is accompanied on the trip by their nephew, Devon Akira uses Devon as her ticket to get information about his aunt and uncle.There is a lot of action in this book several murders, roma Twisted Threads,by KAYLIN MCFARREN, is about a gal named Akira She used to be a geisha but is now an assassin Her boss orders her to go on a cruise ship to determine who was responsible for his sister s death She is assigned to investigate a couple, Paul and Sara Lyons, one of whom is the murderer The couple is accompanied on the trip by their nephew, Devon Akira uses Devon as her ticket to get information about his aunt and uncle.There is a lot of action in this book several murders, romance, and unexpected twists For me, the pace of the novel was moderate I think if it were not for the reasons I hate this book see below the pace would work better.I hate this book for several reasons Akira mentions that the novel Memoirs of a Geisha is a fictional story Well, not really It is historical fiction Yes, the geisha in the book is fictional However, the author based the character on a former geisha he knows I also hated the lack of character development in this book However, this is book four in the Threads series, and I have not read the previous installments I am the type of reader who prefers to read a series in order so I can develop relationships with the characters I did not bond with or like any of the characters in this book My other reason for hating this book is that there is no history or mention of the kunoichi A kunoichi is a Japanese assassin I am also interested in how Akira was trained She is described in the book as small, yet she carries two men out into the woods to bury them On the other hand, she struggles to get her boyfriend on the bed It was odd to me that a kunoichi would have that problem Again, this is the fourth book of the series, and I have not read the earlier books, so it s possible that this information was already mentioned These are just my personal views Other readers might like this book I would recommend it to mystery and romance lovers The only reason I give this book four stars is because of the author s biography about her dad, who passed away I am always a daddy s girl My heart went out to the author Many folks love this book, so you should read it to see for yourself

  2. says:

    Akira Hamada has an enemy Kaito Mitsui Kaito is also her employer he s turned her into an assassin.Kaito had a sister who was murdered He wants Akira to be on the cruise ship where his sister s murderer will be There are two suspects so who murdered Maito s sister and who will Akira turn her gun sights on Twisted Threads is the fourth and the last book in Threads series I have not read the previous three books, and I most likely would have liked this one better if I had Ther Akira Hamada has an enemy Kaito Mitsui Kaito is also her employer he s turned her into an assassin.Kaito had a sister who was murdered He wants Akira to be on the cruise ship where his sister s murderer will be There are two suspects so who murdered Maito s sister and who will Akira turn her gun sights on Twisted Threads is the fourth and the last book in Threads series I have not read the previous three books, and I most likely would have liked this one better if I had There is a bit of romance involved, some suspense, even a bit of comedy here and there.Many thanks to the author Creative Edge Publishing Netgalley for the digital copy of TWISTED THREADS Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own

  3. says:

    A sexy mystery that brings the timeless themes of murder, revenge and family loyalty to the high seas A great series for fans of romantic suspense.In Twisted Threads, assassin Akira Hamada finds herself owing a life debt to Mitsui san, a powerful member of Zakura kai, Japan s notorious yakuza family And yet at the book s outset, she is offered a way out The price of her freedom Boarding a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean to exact revenge on a married British couple that murdered Mitsui sa A sexy mystery that brings the timeless themes of murder, revenge and family loyalty to the high seas A great series for fans of romantic suspense.In Twisted Threads, assassin Akira Hamada finds herself owing a life debt to Mitsui san, a powerful member of Zakura kai, Japan s notorious yakuza family And yet at the book s outset, she is offered a way out The price of her freedom Boarding a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean to exact revenge on a married British couple that murdered Mitsui san s sister.If she s successful, she can start a new life anywhere in the world If she fails, her own mother will be killed Check out the rest of my review on BestThrillers.com

  4. says:

    Twisted Threads is the fourth book in the Threads series, however, it truly stands alone In this fun, twisted, romantic adventure, Akira a beautiful geisha turned assassin continues her tale from Buried Threads and meets up with Devon Lyons a troublesome treasure seeker , originally introduced in Severed Threads, book one Together they work to resolve the mystery of unsolved murders on board the Starfish cruise ship, while honoring the promises they ve made to family members Secondary Twisted Threads is the fourth book in the Threads series, however, it truly stands alone In this fun, twisted, romantic adventure, Akira a beautiful geisha turned assassin continues her tale from Buried Threads and meets up with Devon Lyons a troublesome treasure seeker , originally introduced in Severed Threads, book one Together they work to resolve the mystery of unsolved murders on board the Starfish cruise ship, while honoring the promises they ve made to family members Secondary characters take center stage as this tale unfolds, leaving readers with twists and turns they never see coming and a conclusion that is guaranteed to surprise loyal readers of the Threads series

  5. says:

    An assassin searches for a killer amongst the passengers on a cruise ship trying to identify.This book is packed with action, both bloody and romantic, with a central character looking for a target but also redemption The violence is quite graphic in nature and some of the sex scenes are a bit racy, but the twists and turns of the plot make it a satisfyingly chilling mystery I understand this book is part of a series, but it still worked well as a stand alone story.Worth a look if you enjoy st An assassin searches for a killer amongst the passengers on a cruise ship trying to identify.This book is packed with action, both bloody and romantic, with a central character looking for a target but also redemption The violence is quite graphic in nature and some of the sex scenes are a bit racy, but the twists and turns of the plot make it a satisfyingly chilling mystery I understand this book is part of a series, but it still worked well as a stand alone story.Worth a look if you enjoy steamy adult, and bloody, thrillers

  6. says:

    MY REVIEW OF TWISTED THREADS BY KAYLIN MCFARRENI was captivated and intrigued by Twisted Threads by Author Kaylin McFarren This is the fourth book in the THREAD series and I did feel an a disadvantage I would suggest that you read the other books to understand the characters and plot in a better way There are twists and turns, and adventure The genres of this book are Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, and Psychological Thriller There is murder, secrets, and revenge There are also some er MY REVIEW OF TWISTED THREADS BY KAYLIN MCFARRENI was captivated and intrigued by Twisted Threads by Author Kaylin McFarren This is the fourth book in the THREAD series and I did feel an a disadvantage I would suggest that you read the other books to understand the characters and plot in a better way There are twists and turns, and adventure The genres of this book are Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, and Psychological Thriller There is murder, secrets, and revenge There are also some erotic scenes for those readers that are sensitive to that This book is high packed with tension, and I appreciate that Kaylin McFarren has many layers in her books Is anything the way it seems San Francisco Book Review states, A tantalizing glimpse into a secret world of desire Dive deep in to the layers to this intoxicating blend to twisted pleasure and intricate mystery Edgy, fierce and undeniably stimulating The author describes the characters as complicated and complex There are many characters that could be suspect to the various murders on a cruise ship A family on board the cruise ship becomes the assassin s target after a Japanese Crime lord s sister has been killed Akira Hamada, a former Japanese geisha is assigned to be the assassin, or else her life is in danger There are many dimensions to Akira s personality, and at times she appears courageous and brave, and at other times she appears to need protecting.Who really is the murderer What is the motivation Can Akira leave this life behind and find true happiness I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy suspense, a thriller, mystery and intense events I received an Arc of this book from Kaylin McFarren, and Creative Edge Publishing for my honest review

  7. says:

    I have enjoyed this series I have become involved with the characters and feel as if I know them I was so excited that Devin and Mariko got their own stories It was even better that they were combined. Devin Lyons is the Brother of Rachel Lyons, or Cohen as she is most likely known now He has a shady past and has had no real luck in relationships Devin has agreed to go on a cruise with his aunt and uncle, Paul and Sarah Lyons Paul and Sarah are not the postcard picture perfect couple DeI have enjoyed this series I have become involved with the characters and feel as if I know them I was so excited that Devin and Mariko got their own stories It was even better that they were combined. Devin Lyons is the Brother of Rachel Lyons, or Cohen as she is most likely known now He has a shady past and has had no real luck in relationships Devin has agreed to go on a cruise with his aunt and uncle, Paul and Sarah Lyons Paul and Sarah are not the postcard picture perfect couple Devin has agreed to attend the cruise to mend his broken relationship with his uncle Mariko is a former geisha turned assassin She is attending the cruise under the guise of a father daughter getaway She was assigned the task of assassinating Paul or Sarah or Sarah s doctor One of the three is believed to have committed the murder of someone who mattered deeply to Mariko, Akira s, boss Mariko has since been known as Akira. Upon meeting, Devin and Akira experience a magnetic attraction Akira is seemingly playing Devin and is reluctant to fall for this plain American who could never please her sexually I enjoyed watching their progress throughout the story The suspense was great You could never be too sure of who was committing the crime Theintimate scenes were awesome as well I found several of the characters and their actions truly twisted and demented Hence, the title I suppose. I hope the series continues I would like to see the characters progress in their current endeavors The author has great talent.

  8. says:

    Although I am no stranger to mysteries and psychological thrillers, Twisted Threads went far beyond most It not only grabbed me intellectually because I love solving crimes but it also tugged at my emotions McFarren s characters are well developed and multi dimensional No one is the proverbial good guy or bad guy Each character possesses a believable mix of traits that leaves you guessing what they will do next Since I grew up watching action packed Asian movies with martial arts, thi Although I am no stranger to mysteries and psychological thrillers, Twisted Threads went far beyond most It not only grabbed me intellectually because I love solving crimes but it also tugged at my emotions McFarren s characters are well developed and multi dimensional No one is the proverbial good guy or bad guy Each character possesses a believable mix of traits that leaves you guessing what they will do next Since I grew up watching action packed Asian movies with martial arts, this was fun to read By the way, many of the romantic scenes would have made Bruce Lee blush

  9. says:

    This was such a wild ride I loved the setting of this bookI m always on the lookout for cruise books as cruise ships are such exciting and fun environments with so much to do This was by far the best cruise book I ve ever read It s full of twists and turns, action, and adventure This is the fourth book in a series and there were a few times that I was a bit confused due to lack of background knowledge but for the most part, this would definitely work as a standalone I wasn t expectin This was such a wild ride I loved the setting of this bookI m always on the lookout for cruise books as cruise ships are such exciting and fun environments with so much to do This was by far the best cruise book I ve ever read It s full of twists and turns, action, and adventure This is the fourth book in a series and there were a few times that I was a bit confused due to lack of background knowledge but for the most part, this would definitely work as a standalone I wasn t expecting the erotic parts of the book and they were the only thing I disliked about the book as erotica isn t my cup of tea but I think that those that enjoy erotica would enjoy them Overall, this was a very well written book with great characters and a very fun setting I would definitely pick upbooks by this author

  10. says:

    A Steamy MysteryA geisha, a cruise ship, and a chain of mysterious assassinations These intriguing elements sum up the action in this 4th installment of the Threads series Akira is trained in the art of deception, so when she boards the Starfish Cruise ship with a fictitious father in tow, no one suspects she is an assassin on a mission She s beautiful and personable, and her brief identify the targets, eliminate them, and disembark in Florida seems as clear cut and simple as an evening with A Steamy MysteryA geisha, a cruise ship, and a chain of mysterious assassinations These intriguing elements sum up the action in this 4th installment of the Threads series Akira is trained in the art of deception, so when she boards the Starfish Cruise ship with a fictitious father in tow, no one suspects she is an assassin on a mission She s beautiful and personable, and her brief identify the targets, eliminate them, and disembark in Florida seems as clear cut and simple as an evening with a gullible client in Kyoto As a professional killer, she feels the need to examine all possible contingencies, and love, not surprisingly, is not a factor she even remotely considers But that is until she meets Devon Then the sudden appearance of the one individual who should never have boarded the cruise ship transforms the scenario into a survival of the fittest

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