Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley
Published by Baker Publishing Group, Fleming H. Revell Company on September 5th 2017
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
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In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she’s ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she’s out of her league–and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he’s the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.
Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep readers guessing–and looking over their shoulders.
I’ve been included in another September Blog tour with Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group folks! Today’s post is on Justice Buried: A Memphis Cold Case Novel by Patricia Bradley. It’s book #2 in the Memphis Cold Case series, but the story itself was definitely of standalone quality. (I can say that since I haven’t read book #1 yet.) I have read other Patricia Bradley books – they were in the Logan Point series.
The main female character in this series is Kelsey Allen, a woman who has been very careful in guarding her heart for years because of her past. As Kelsey’s story is revealed, her father disappeared decades ago and was suspected to have been involved in a robbery at a Memphis museum when artifacts went missing. Kelsey is in the process of building her security consulting business and is hired at the same museum to go undercover and pose as a curator. Due to the fact that Kelsey’s mother married a man who adopted Kelsey when she was young, she has a different last name than her biological father, so no one knows her true identity.
Her undercover job suddenly leads into a murder investigation, and soon everything becomes tied to the cold case of Kelsey’s father’s disappearance. This leads Kelsey to the realization that she will need to get the assistance of the police in order to solve the mystery. Detective Brad Hollister, a homicide detective from Kelsey’s past recently assigned to cold cases, so it’s no surprise they had romantic sparks flying.
I really thought plot was great and my only regret was that I hadn’t read the first book. I loved that I kept thinking there were several different characters who could have been the suspect for this crime, and I had no idea until I was probably through 3/4ths of the book. It kept me on my toes and kept me guessing. It wasn’t easy to figure out or see where the story was going, and there were even a few surprises along the way that I didn’t see coming.
Winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy, and loves to write suspense with a twist of romance. Her Logan Point series is available at all on-line retailers and major bookstores.
Her workshops on writing include online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers, workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference, ACFW Minnesota NICE and Memphis ACFW. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.
She loves connecting with readers on her blog every Tuesday where she has a mystery question for them to solve. You can connect with her at: www.patriciabradleyauthor.com/blog.
I was provided with a trade paperback copy of this book from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for this, my honest review.