Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Justice Delayed, Memphis Cold Case #1 by Patricia Bradley

Book description:

It's been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister's sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn't actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will's cousin. They have less than a week to find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But much can be accomplished in that week--including uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and falling in love.

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites her readers to crack the case--if they can--alongside the best Memphis has to offer.

My review:

  I have only read one series by Patrica Bradley, Logan Point. It is Christian suspense, my favorite genre', and I really enjoyed all 4 books in the series.

 Justice Delayed starts a new series, The Memphis Cold Case Series. I get a lot of book review offers, and some I think about before I request it. This book was one I immediately clicked on the link to request it. There were no doubts I wanted to read this book. With some authors, you just know.

 I managed to read the book quickly, in spite of mainly reading it on my lunch breaks at work. I seriously think this is the author's best book yet. I love the idea of cold cases being solved, and this one hit close to home to the main characters in the book.

 Speaking of characters, I loved the characters in Justice Delayed. Characters can make or ruin a book, and Bradley came up with some great characters for her book and series, and excelled with the interaction between those characters.

 The suspense aspect was very well done, and had me not wanting to put the book down.

 There was a great plot that had a lot of surprises, and was not too predictable.

 And then the romance....too often in Christian books, it goes like this: boy meets girl in trouble, they fall for each other, and the book ends with a marriage proposal, declaration of love, or both, and marriage. In this book, the two main characters were childhood friends...... and I won't give spoilers, but it does not end with any of the three ways I mentioned, though it does end on a promising note in the romance department.

 This was really one of the best suspense novels I have read for a while, and I have read several that were very good. This one though is one that stands out, and is one definitely worth reading.

About the author:

Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, Gone without a Trace, and Silence in the Dark. Bradley has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.

Justice Delayed is available from Revell, part of the Baker Publishing Group

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.