Wednesday 12 June 2019

Book Review: Justice Delivered

From The Back:

"Compelling characters, southern flair, and shocking plot twists--Patricia Bradley delivers a gripping suspense."--Jessica R. Patch, author of the Security Specialists series

Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. She's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to the police is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has. But if that proves to be too little, too late--she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
My Reflections:
This is book four in Patricia Bradley's "A Memphis Cold Case Novel" though it can certainly be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend you start with book one to get the full back story. 

It was a nice change that this book focuses less on the romance thread, favouring a deeper and slightly troubling subject matter. As I read I felt the familiar tightness start to clench up my gut as I realized exactly what was unfolding. At this point, nothing was getting in the way of finishing the novel. So my warning to you is if you have PTSD around abuse of this type you may want to skip this series.  
From start to finish this book is a roller coaster ride of emotions the ride is intense but so well done. Bradley is a master storyteller, she has a nack to bring subjects that most authours would steer clear of and brings them to light with clarity and compassion. 

Carly's past comes back to haunt her as she faces a very painful and eerily familiar scenario. Will she be powerless to overcome the past, or can she find the healing and restoration needed to help her niece. 
Logan is a pice of Carly's past, and she doesn't fully trust him or any other man for that matter. Will Logan be able to crack into Carly's protective shell? Will they be able to forge a working relationship or possibly more before more trouble comes their way?
I loved this book, and hated it, all the same, the raw emotion was palpable. I was completely captivated, I'm glad the ending was as it should have been. The part I hated was the very real, and ugly subject matter. Things like this actually happen in real life, and sometimes it's just nice to read happy not so true to life novels. That being said, Patricia Bradley is a master storyteller, she was able to weave faith and hope into the ugly, making her readers see the light in the darkness.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Patricia Bradley
Patricia Bradley is the author of Justice DelayedJustice Buried, and Justice Betrayed, as well as the Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a...
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