Saturday, February 8, 2014

Exciting Debut Novel -- Shadows of the Past

Wow! A debut novel for Patricia Bradley, and it's a great one.  Shadows of the Past starts with mystery on the first page and ends with edge-of-your seat suspense.  

The pace of the story varies from time to time, but it is always at a level that kept me turning the page to see what the next twist in the story might be.  There are plenty of suspicious characters, and figuring out exactly how they fit together kept me guessing to the very end.  Elements of romance and faith round out a very well-written story.

I highly recommend Shadows of the Past (book one in the Logan Point series) to fans of Christian romantic suspense.  I look forward to more from Patricia Bradley, starting with A Promise to Protect coming this fall.

Thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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.

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. Learn more at

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