Monday, April 2, 2018
BOOK REVIEW- SHADOWS OF THE PAST by Patricia Bradley
While she's stalking the truth . . . someone is stalking her.
Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.
Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife--a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.
Join the chase as Taylor and Nick search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present--and moving into a future they never imagined. AMAZON 4.5 STARS
I really liked this book. What an intense story.
I liked both of the main characters as well as many of the secondary people too.
Taylor was an exceptionally good profiler, with a different slant on figuring out what prompted abductions and murders. To dig into the life of the victim to see where their lives connected with the criminal. But one story that constantly pulled at her was her own personal one. Where was her father and why did he just leave? Almost everyone just wanted her to leave it alone and move on. But she couldn't, she needed some answers.
Nick has had his share of grief and his more current one was trying to find his brother Scott. He had lost contact several years ago but now his brother was in trouble. And it was more than just the alcohol addiction. Way more serious.
There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested. And there are no cliffhangers.
Faith is a part of the story without being overbearing to non-believers. That's just the way I see it.
It was a really good story.