Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley

I enjoyed this police procedure mystery taking place in Memphis. It contains a good combination of a current homicide investigation and an unsolved homicide from years ago. The novel also has a good balance of character development and plot movement.

The two people investigating the murder, Rachel and Boone, had previously dated but she had broken off the relationship. She is convinced a romance would not work, especially since they work in the same police department. But feelings are still there, for both of them.

That this novel takes place in Memphis is fun. The man recently murdered was an Elvis tribute artist. We learn quite a bit about the events taking place in the city related to the famous man. We find out that the unsolved murder of Rachel's mother, years ago, may be related to what is happening now.

Trying to figure out who the murderer is turned out to be a good quest. We know it is someone in the current life of Rachel. There are several suspects and a few red herrings to keep us guessing.

I do recommend this novel to readers who like a good balance of character involvement and ongoing police investigation. The suspense is little until the end.

You can watch a short book trailer here.

This is the third novel is a series. You can read my reviews of the previous novels: Justice Delayed and Justice Buried

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Patricia Bradley is the author of several novels. She was a finalist for the Genesis Award, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched By Love Award. She is co-founder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She lives in Mississippi. You can find out more at www.ptbradley.com.

Revell, 352 pages. This book releases June 5.

#partner #sponsored I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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