Review: Justice Betrayed (Memphis Cold Case #3) By Patricia Bradley

About the Book

It’s Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide Detective Rachel Sloan isn’t sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators–one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken–she’s forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic’s home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend’s killer?

When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?

About the Author

Meet Patricia Bradley. I had the opportunity to interview Pat and talk about her new book, the Memphis Cold Case series and her life as an author. We did have a weird issue with YouTube Live when we were recording it so I’m in the corner the entire interview. But I figure that’s okay, better to see Pat. (Next time I’m going to use Zoom!)  Enjoy!

 

My Review

Such a great book! I love this type of story where the author allows the reader solve the mystery alongside the protagonist. This one was of the best I’ve read in quite awhile. Bradley kept me guessing until the very end.

There was so much to like about the characters. Rachel Sloan is smart but has a quick wit about her that made the interaction between her and Boone a blast to watch. Boone has the gentle tough guy persona that makes him a great cop and leading man.

Although a book three in the series you can definitely read this one without reading the first two. (My guess once you’ve read this one you’ll want to read the other two!)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley

About this Book

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.

About the Author

Winner of an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum.

But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew’s Choice and The Christmas Campaign that are available on Amazon.

The first Memphis Cold Case book, Justice Delayed, released February 2017, and Justice Buried, the 2nd in the cold case books releases September 2017.

A Heartwarming Christmas, an anthology written with eleven Heartwarming authors debuted at #81 on USA Today’s Top 150 Titles. The Gingerbread Pony is her contribution to the anthology. October 3, 2017, Revenge releases in the anthology, The Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers. In Revenge, Andi Hollister and Will Kincade’s story from Justice Delayed continues…

Her workshops on writing include two online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens. (Source: Amazon Author Page)

Website: http://ptbradley.com/

My Review

Can I say I loved it!?! First off, I related to the main character, Kelsey Allen. She was a woman after my own heart, in that she was a hacker trying to start her own security company. She was smart and fun to watch. I also related with her snarky attitude.

The story grabbed me from the beginning and kept me guessing throughout. I always enjoy it when the author allows the reader to solve the mystery along with the characters. Bradley kept me guessing. The chemistry between Kelsey and Brad was extremely fun. I loved the interactions.

I was also impressed with how she covered the hacking parts of the story. She kept it simple enough that the computer novice wouldn’t be lost, but for those of us that have experience should find Kelsey’s actions plausible.

This is a book 2 in the series but is not dependent on book 1. You see many of the same characters from book 1 in a supporting role.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

You can also check out my 2 Minute Review Video

New Book Watch: Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley


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.

Product details

  • File Size: 10001 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800727126
  • Publisher: Revell (September 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017