Justice Delivered by Patricia Bradley // Revell Reads Book Review

It's the end of a series... but not the end.

The Memphis Cold Case novels are not your average series because there is little to no overlap between the books and stories. Just that they happen in and around Memphis. Madeline Starr was a familiar name, but it's been a little while since I read the other books, so I don't remember exactly which book she was in.

I think part of why I liked this book so much was that it reminded me a bit of the If I Run series by Terri Blackstock (which I LOVED!).

Carly Smith made a choice and now she's regretting it. After escaping from sex slavery, she just wanted to build a new life and avoid the men who captured her. A few years free, she works up the courage to contact her sister. Their reunion is joyful but then something happens that sends Carly back into relative hiding. She can't trust anyone, much less cops, so she throws herself into working to help young girls with substance abuse issues.

When a girl joins her group who is also a victim of human trafficking, with a story eerily similar to her own, suddenly Carly can't run from her past before. What if speaking up would have saved this girl and others? With her trust issues, she feels it's up to her to try and find information before going to the police. But her inquiries stir up a hornet's nest of trouble and she finds herself with a mess on her hands that she can't handle alone. Maddy she trusts, and Maddy trusts David and Logan, but Carly isn't so sure. Then the choice is taken from her when her niece gets tangled up in all of it and time is against them if they want to get her back.

It was quite a gripping story, and Bradley did a great job switching between David and Carly's storylines and POVs. Evil is clearly shown and I think it is eye opening how villains are often who we'd least expect.

For fans of Patricia Bradley and the action-suspense genre in general, you will enjoy this addition to the Memphis Cold Case series.

*Many thanks to the publisher for a copy of the book. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required.*


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