I can not wait to share with you about my latest assignment, “Shadows of the Past,” by Christian author Patricia Bradley. This title was given to me free of charge through the “Revell Reads” program, which I get to be a part of because I write this blog, on which I express my candid thoughts. This mystery focuses on Taylor Martin, Criminal Profiler and Psychology Professor, who is renowned in her field for helping others find answers to the cases that haunt them, but all she really wants is to solve the disappearance of her father. Unfortunately, the only way she can accomplish this goal is to return home to Logan’s Point, where it all began twenty years ago. When she gets there, Taylor discovers that not only is she trying to unravel all the circumstances of her father’s sudden vanishing act during her childhood, she must also outwit the stalker who somehow tracked her from Washington state. Can she depend on Nick Sinclair and the God he leans on so heavily to help piece together clues from both past and present to remove her from danger before it is too late? Will Nick embrace the new found passion Taylor ignites in him, or will guilt over his wife’s violent death torment him too much?
I am thrilled to announce that this is the first novel in series. Fans who delight in the works of authors like Irene Hannon and Terri Blackstock will happily devour this fantastic new addition to the genre. It combines gripping action with intense yet chaste romance, which is laced with important biblical truth. While there is no concern in sharing this tale with youngsters, it will probably be more fun for those eleven and older. My rating is five out of five stars. I wish I could award it more! I definitely encourage everyone who see this to go out and pick it up today. Make sure you give yourself plenty of uninterrupted time to devote to it. Once you start, you will find it difficult to pull yourself away, no matter what the reason is. Until we meet again…