In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she’s ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she’s out of her league–and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he’s the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.
Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep readers guessing–and looking over their shoulders.
What a neat murder mystery – although that sounds a little strange! I so enjoyed how a “cold case” came to life! And honestly, my hands got clammy as I read Kelsey’s adventures climbing up walls and rappelling down great heights without a belayer! The author is quite skilled at bringing words to life!
Kelsey is the daughter of a thief and she loves finding flaws in security systems – not for her own illegal gains but so the owners can improve their systems. And she loves the challenge – not only with the cyber part of security but also the brick and mortar as she skillfully breaks into buildings. But will Detective Brad Hollister believe her – that she is not like her father? Kelsey and Brad have a past – but will they have a future?
This novel had action through and through, yet also an underlying message that God is there. At one-point Kelsey struggles as she reads the Bible. “People let you down; how did she know God wouldn’t too? … She wasn’t even sure she’d know how to depend on God.” As an aside, I loved how Kelsey was reading her Bible on her phone!
If you are looking for a suspenseful murder mystery with some romance and the seeking for God in one’s life, I highly recommend this book! I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am freely writing a review – all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Patricia Bradley is the author of Justice Delayed, as well as the Logan Point series. Honoring God through her writing is top priority for this Mississippi Writer. When she’s not writing or speaking, she throws mud on a wheel and tries to make something beautiful. Bradley won an Inspirational Readers Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a Daphne du Maurier Award, and won a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Learn more at http://www.ptbradley.com.