Monday, February 20, 2017

Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

In one week, the wrong man will be executed for murder.
Let the chase for the real killer begin.

Eighteen years ago, TV crime reporter Andi Hollister's sister was murdered. The convicted killer sits behind bars, his execution date looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned didn't do the crime, 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 man who confessed to the crime is Will's cousin. Andi and Will must find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But what can happen in only a week? Uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and, perhaps, falling in love?

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

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Meet the Author:
Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the PastA Promise to ProtectGone 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. 
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My Take:
This book grabbed me from the first chapter - the suspense, mystery, and the characters. I totally got Andi, the news reporter who seems to be trying to save the world, one story... one person at a time, but consistently finds herself getting in too deep and endangering her life as well as the life of those she loves. She does have a caring heart, but she also wants to further her career, and at what cost?  

As her relationship with Will, the cold case detective progresses, so does the tension between them, since Andi is also doing a special on the cold cases. Her first one involves the man on death row, who supposedly murdered her sister eighteen years ago. But did he? He was too drunk to remember what happened that night, and he confessed. Could he be innocent? They only have a few short days to find out, as his execution is set and coming up quickly. 

Andi's brother, Brad, is a cop, and soon he too becomes deeply involved in this mystery, especially since the new case he is on pertaining to a woman found dead recently, might not be a suicide after all. Is this all just a weird coincidence or is there more to the story? Brad is determined to figure it out, but not with out solid facts. 

This mystery is exhilarating and a bit nerve wracking. Even though I had an idea who the killer was, I had a hard time figuring out exactly who to pin point. There is definitely a tangled web in this one. Patricia keeps you guessing. She is a wonderful story teller. I enjoyed how she wove in a character who has a pain killer addiction but is in denial. I also enjoyed her subtle faith undertones. Just enough, but not too preachy. Patricia will keep you entertained until the very end. You don't want to miss this book.

I was blessed with a free copy of this book courtesy of Revell to read. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading Justice Delayed! And I'm excited that you enjoyed it.


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