Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze is a wonderful read. It is suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time that you are reading it. This book will keep you reading and each person that reads it will identify with the characters at some point. Parts of the book are very uplifting and others downright make you think. The characters in the book develop nicely and you aren't left wondering if something was missed. This is one of the books where the characters you like you love and the ones that you don't you can't stand. The villains in this book are certainly that way; by the end of the story you absolutely cannot stand them. In a lot of suspenseful novels, the villains are too fictional to be believable but not in Deadly Ties. Overall, a wonderful and exceptional read.