Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she’s been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can’t even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn’t bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it’s too late. When that proves to be not enough, she’ll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.
my point of view:
I am doing it again, folks – bringing you a ‘new to me’ author today! This book had me hooked from the first page, and what a thriller! I was so caught up in the story, that I think I may have skipped a meal or two (which is really okay for me, lol) and may have been late going to bed a night or two as well, lol! I will be honest with you, I try not to read too much news (totally depressing most of the time, right?) and so I was completely blown away about how prevalent human trafficking is, so sad!
Carly’s tenacity is amazing, she fights so hard to lead a ‘normal’ life and help young girls in trouble – just don’t ask her to help a girl who has been through what she has. It’s amazing how we can delude ourselves sometimes, and it takes so much courage to actually admit God is in control. Once we do, though, the world has a whole new meaning! I love a story that has a journey for the characters – especially a journey to find a relationship with God. This part of the story would have kept me entertained by itself….now let’s toss in the intrigue, oh my!
The suspense of this novel truly had me guessing at who the bad guys were from the get go, and I changed my mind at least half a dozen times before I was finished! There were times I was literally holding my breath and wanted to shout at the characters, like I do at the TV during a football game – “No, don’t go there….or turn around, look behind you”! You are probably laughing at me now, but it’s true, lol! It truly had my heart pumping! I am so glad I had the opportunity read this amazing book, and now I want to share this recommendation with all of you!
Winner of an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum.
But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew’s Choice and The Christmas Campaign that are available on Amazon.
The first Memphis Cold Case book, Justice Delayed, released February 2017, and Justice Buried, the 2nd in the cold case books releases September 2017.
A Heartwarming Christmas, an anthology written with eleven Heartwarming authors debuted at #81 on USA Today’s Top 150 Titles. The Gingerbread Pony is her contribution to the anthology. October 3, 2017, Revenge releases in the anthology, The Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers. In Revenge, Andi Hollister and Will Kincade’s story from Justice Delayed continues…
Her workshops on writing include two online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.
I am so excited that Patricia Bradley is offering a PRINT copy to one of our US Readers!! Simply comment on this post and let us know whose photo you’d place in a locket you would wear daily? Contest is open for one week from published post to all US readers, if winner is international you will receive an ebook! Winner will be notified via email!
Our wonderful reader, Trudy sent me these photo’s of her mom’s picture jewelry to share with all of you!