Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shadows of the Past by Patricia Bradley (Blog Tour & Review)

Shadows of the Past
by Patricia Bradley
Logan Point series, Book 1
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romantic Suspense
Available February 2014
Revell
352 pages



About the Book
While she's stalking the truth . . . someone is stalking her.

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife--a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

Join the chase as Taylor and Nick search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present--and moving into a future they never imagined.

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My Thoughts
As a huge fan of romantic suspense, I'm delighted to have discovered a new author! Though Shadows of the Past is Patricia Bradley's debut novel, I was hard pressed to believe it! The suspense was awesome, and the crimes (yes, plural!) were extremely well-developed. I had a hint of who was behind the main crime about midway through, but I was never completely certain until the end. It was fascinating to see how the different cases related.

The romance aspect wasn't as surprising, and there were a couple of times that I was confused by their wishy-washy feelings. I still enjoyed getting to know Nick and Taylor, and they had a sweet connection from the very beginning.

Fans of romantic suspense should definitely check out Shadows of the Past! I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Patricia Bradley's manuscript for Shadows of the Past was a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award (1st place, Inspirational), and winner of a 2012 Touched by Love award (1st place, Contemporary). She is a published short story writer and is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. When she's not writing or speaking, she can be found making beautiful clay pots and jewelry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi.

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