Justice Delayed

justice-delayedAuthor: Patricia Bradley

Series: Memphis Cold Case #1

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

An investigation into a cold case brings old secrets to life and danger to all involved.

Andi Hollister has become a hot television crime reporter with her investigations into cold cases. However, her next investigation hits a little too close to home, which is the death of her sister over eighteen years ago.  There is a man behind bars that confessed to the murder and his execution date is coming soon.  His cousin is Detective Will Kincaide who has just been promoted to the Cold Case Unit and wants to prove his cousin is innocent after a letter surfaces claiming he isn’t the killer.  There is less than a week to find the killer and stop the execution.  As Will and Andi work together to get justice for her sister, they find more than they bargained for, including police corruption, smuggling and running for their lives.

As the first book in Patricia Bradley’s newest series, she has started off on the right foot. Romantic suspense is hard to write and find the right balance so as not to lose the reader with romance in the middle of the tension.  Patricia Bradley is becoming better with every novel.  I liked Andi and her spunk.  I do feel a few of her issues were left open at the end that needed a little more closure.  Will was a top notch cop that had a lot of personal issues, but kept focused on the job at hand.  The writing flowed smoothly, especially with the dialogue scenes.  The narrative dragged a bit at times with so many characters but that I can only classify as a nit-picking issue.  I am finding myself more a fan of Bradley and her writing with each new book and can’t wait to see where she goes with this series.  This book will be perfect for fans of Bradley’s work and those that love romantic suspense novels.  I recommend Justice Delayed to all that enjoy a good read with a good message.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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