Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Shadows of the Past" by Patricia Bradley

Paperback $14.99
About the book:  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.

My thoughts:  This is the first book I’ve read of Patricia Bradley’s but I don’t plan for it to be the last. Already I am looking forward to reading book two in the Logan Point series of which Shadows of the Past is the first.

Step into the world of suspense, danger, intrigue, and sweet romance and experience it all in the hot, humid South. We begin in Washington State, though, at the scene of a crime where victim profiler, Taylor, realizes that she, too, is about to become the victim as she has received caustic, scary notes and packages that indicate she is being stalked. Then the danger ante is upped a huge notch and she is thrown into mortal danger. (Now please note that I said victim profiler above. Usually investigative personnel utilize a criminal profilers when they work cases. This is a new type of profiling.)

In the mix you have Nick who is a very successful mystery writer who just happens to be the brother of the young man Taylor suspects of stalking her.

Now the scene moves south to Tennessee and Mississippi and you literally begin to sweat it out in the heat of the moment and the day. Grab your very own “nectar of the South” (aka, sweet tea) and settle in for a good read. You’ll meet characters who challenge you to determine just who is the culprit, and you’ll wander through tunnels from the old Underground Railroad days and long-vacant Southern mansions.

Book two in the Logan Point series is due to be released in the Fall of 2014.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Shadows of the Past by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your honest recommendation! Looks like a good read. I'm always looking for new authors! :) kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!


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