Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – Justice Betrayed

JB51yMxT9fthL._SY346_Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley

I thoroughly enjoyed this thrilling conclusion to Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case series. I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series, but I think this might be the best yet.
Rachel Sloan, the detective in this story, is such a compelling character. She’s carried guilt for many years, something to do with her mom’s death, and she’s tried to keep it buried, but now it’s come back and is really bothering her. She’s sure that it wasn’t an accidental burglary-gone-wrong as it was declared, and a few recent murders seem to be tied to it, but how? And by whom?
For a bit there, at the beginning, I thought Ms. Bradley was going to make this one to easy, by telling us right away who the killer was. And then. I realized what she’d done. And I kept guessing, trying figure out which one it was.
This story is full of twists and turns. Unexpected plot twists. And just when I was sure which character was the guilty party, something new would come up, and I’d totally change my conclusions.
This book really did keep me guessing until the end.
The suspense and intrigue made me want to keep reading without stopping!
And there was just a bit of romance involved, for me it was about right, just a bit here and there, to keep the story line going, but not too much that it felt like a romance story.
In spite of the fact that this is a 3rd book in a series, this could very easily be read as a stand alone.
(characters from earlier stories may have played a small part in this book, but you don’t have to know what happened previously to make this one work)
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

and….

as I was going to post this, I realized I never had posted a review about the 2nd book in this series, so here goes!

Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley

JBx513Pb51eAZL._SY346_The more I read by this author, the more I love her books! This book is very well-written suspense, both exciting, with just enough danger and intrigue to keep your turning pages as fast as possible.  I love the main character, Kelsey.  Her phantom hawk persona especially had me hooked!

She meets up with a past boyfriend, Brad, when she finds herself almost in the middle of a murder case. Brad has to determine which side of the law Kelsey is working on.

They work together to try and solve a mystery from the museum, and bring some resolution to a long-unsolved case from the past.

I did have a strong suspicion about the villain in this book, and I loved the process involved in solving this mystery.

Ms. Bradley has such a way with words. I was hooked from the beginning, and found this story to be very addictive.

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