My favourite one of the series: "Justice Betrayed" by Patricia Bradley
about the book....
Two unsolved murders seventeen years apart are about to get personal . . .
It's Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide detective Rachel Sloan isn't sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators--one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken--she's forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic's home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend's killer?
When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?
Now THIS is the way to continue a series! Although I have enjoyed each of the Memphis Cold Case series that Patricia Bradley has penned, "Justice Betrayed" is definitely my favourite. As I always hope for when I pick up a suspense story, the scenes simply fly by. Bradley has done a tremendous job at crafting a villain that keeps you on the edge of your toes, a villain that will play on your sympathies while have you looking over your shoulder trying to figure out where they are and what they're going to do next. Not only is the villain unique, but the backdrop of Elvis Week definitely adds a special flair to the story, and I enjoyed this peek into the world of Elvis Impersonators.
But of course it is the star of the novel, Rachel herself, who most held me captivate in this story, as she seeks to untangle her past and her long-held beliefs about her childhood, beliefs that she soon realizes may not be based on reality after all. Rachel's journey to solve murders both present and past makes for fascinating reading. Throw in a romance that Rachel finds difficult to trust and a challenging relationship with her father, and you have some added complexities that make for an even richer story. All in all, I enjoyed joining Rachel on tracking down the truth of what is going on, and as she faced threats on her very life, I simply didn't want to put this one down.
How can Patricia Bradley possibly top this one with her next Memphis Cold Case novel? I don't know, but I'm certainly eager to find out in 2019 when "Justice Delivered" is released. But in the meantime, grab a copy of this latest novel for yourself. I award this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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