A Memphis Cold Case Novel series / by Patricia Bradley. 10.23.2018

Justice Delayed / by Patricia Bradley. (A Memphis Cold Case Novel, 1)

Revell ISBN 9780800727086

Justice Buried / by Patricia Bradley (A Memphis Cold Case Novel, 2)

Revell ISBN 9780800727123

Adult Rating: 5

In Justice Delayed, investigative journalist, Andi Hollister, obtains new information regarding the murder of her sister 18 years earlier. Andi’s friend is to be executed in three days when he receives a letter telling him he hadn’t committed the murder. Unfortunately, by the time Andi and Will, a cold-case detective, visit Jimmy in prison, the letter has been stolen. Andi’s life is on the line while she seeks justice for her sister and tries to ascertain Jimmy’s guilt or innocence.

Kelsey Allen hopes to start a security consulting agency in Justice Buried. In the meantime, she consults for another company and her jobs include hacking computer and building security systems, as well as scaling walls and breaking into buildings without getting caught. When she is hired to work undercover at the Pink Palace Museum to investigate some missing items as well as check their security, she has no idea the current case will be so closely linked to a cold case that personally affects her. She also has no idea that accepting the position will bring her into regular contact with Brad Hollister–the boy she once had a crush on who crushed her feelings in return in high school. Now a cold case investigator, he is indispensable to closing the case and to keeping Kelsey alive.

Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case novels are a suspense lover’s delight! The plot takes off from the beginning and rockets to the end. While puzzling through information, the characters also have to puzzle through some of the intricacies of developing relationships. Though plot-driven, the strong female protagonists grow as they overcome personal hurdles. Plentiful dialogue moves the story along and unfolds the character’s personalities. As the characters take on their challenges, fall in love, solve crimes, and encounter deadly situations, they realize their need for God’s help in their journey.

Kristina Wolcott, CLJ