Ties That Bind - Carolyn Arnold

Ties That Bind

By Carolyn Arnold

  • Release Date: 2011-05-25
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 811 Ratings


Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for an absolutely gripping ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode)

She could feel him watching her… Though every time she turned to look, there was no one there. The rest of the world thought she was going crazy—until it was too late.

When Laura Saunders is found strangled with a man’s necktie, Detective Madison Knight is assigned the case. Her sergeant at the Stiles Police Department wants her to conclude it was an isolated incident and move on with the investigation, but Madison’s not the type to cave under pressure. She’s haunted by certain unexplainable clues at the crime scene, including the presence of a mysterious photograph. Madison believes the picture may somehow tie into the murder, but before she can dig into it, another woman’s body is discovered in a local park. Heather Nguyen was also murdered with the same brand of necktie that had been used on Laura.

On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be anything beyond the way they were killed that connects the women. But as Madison delves into the lives of the victims, she unravels a web of deceit and betrayal and lays bare decades of deadly family secrets. Edging closer to the truth, Madison’s quite sure at least one more woman is slated to die. But can Madison piece together all the clues in time to save her?

A gripping crime thriller full of heart-pounding twists. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, J.D. Robb, and Lisa Regan.

Readers love Ties That Bind:

“Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books, ★★★★★
“A good detective story with lots of twists and turns and an unexpected ending.” ★★★★★
“This is one heck of a mystery!”★★★★★
“Brace yourself for the ending! I didn't see that one coming.” ★★★★★
“I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.” ★★★★★
“I found myself unable to stop reading this book.” ★★★★★
“A must-read for the mystery fan.” ★★★★★
“So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!” ★★★★★
“A solid police procedure mystery.” ★★★★★
“If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.” ★★★★★
“Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.” ★★★★★
“Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!” ★★★★★
“Well-written and researched on police procedures.” ★★★★★
“It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.” ★★★★★
“From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.” ★★★★★


  • Great book!

    By Khorse
    I love Arnold! Another whodunnit with a twist at the end! Stayed up late with this one.
  • Slow Read

    By DKM2334
    I love to read, and when a book grabs me, I have a difficult time putting it down and often read for hours. This is not that book. The plot was fine, but the characters were not likable. I found the main character, Madison Knight, to be obnoxious and boring. There was nothing about her that was appealing. Her partner, Terry, was just as unappealing. The two of them had the most stilted conversations and showed no connection to each other. In addition, there were a number of typos and other errors. I wish I could say nicer things, but I can’t do it.
  • Really good book

    By 1 Banker
    I finished my 1st Carolyn Arnold this morning. Now, here it is WAY past my bedtime & I’ve just finished my 2nd Carolyn Arnold book. It was just too good to put down. Now I can barely wait to read the next one!
  • Ties that bind

    By Gbob64
    Great book. Easy to read with a nice plot that isn't obvious.
  • Ties that Bind

    By lance07301968
    Excellent police procedural book. Captures the life on and off duty of police officers really well, I say this as a former police officer of 21 years. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
  • Ties That Bind

    By Pins4
    Loved the book. Usually I figure who did it but not this book. Good job. Can’t wait to read my on your books. And will recommend then to everyone.
  • Ties that bind

    By j16091
    Great read! Fast paced with good characterization.
  • Edge of seat read

    By Books&coffee24
    Wonderful edge of seat read. Excited to learn more about Madison and company.
  • Ties That Bind

    By Dingaling365
    The title holds true to the story line. The author kept you in suspense and guessing who dunnit to the very end. Loved it.
  • Arrest the Right Guy

    By J0J0s4X4
    Good plot, flows well and hard to put down - it keeps you captivated to the twist ending. The story line involves identical twins ... one good and one evil.