Patricia Bradley is a new author for me but I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for her future books. Shadows of the Past held my interest from the beginning through the end with its mysterious events and an escalating sense of danger. I really liked the primary characters and the way they interacted. Taylor’s empathy toward others was so evident yet she had difficulty accepting the same advice for herself.  Nick’s belief in his brother Scott despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary was admirable. The plot was deftly woven with numerous separate but possibly connected crimes that all came together in a climatic and surprising ending.

It is always a pleasant surprise to open a new book and find that it takes place in a familiar location. I enjoyed the fact that much of Shadows of the Past was set in Memphis, Tennessee and nearby north Mississippi. I have lived my entire life just outside the Memphis city limits and am quite familiar with the city and much of the surrounding area. Although I have spent most of my time north of the Tennessee/Mississippi line, I do have some knowledge of north Mississippi also. It was fun reading about well known streets and locations. There was even one restaurant described that I hope is not a fictional business – I do intend to find out asap.

I really loved this book and could easily envision at least two more books featuring supporting characters from Shadows of the Past. I hope that is in Patricia Bradley’s future plans. If not, this is a STRONG hint.



This book was provided for review by
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Shadows Of The PastWhile 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.

“Bradley had me totally hooked. An outstanding first book in the Logan Point romantic suspense series.”–Sandra Orchard, award-winning author of the Undercover Cops series and Deadly Devotion of the Port Aster Secrets series

“Keep your eye on Patricia Bradley. With her stellar writing and edge-of-the-seat suspense, there is no telling what she has in store for readers next.”–Sandra Robbins, award-winning author

Read an excerpt from Shadows of the Past HERE.

Patricia BradleyPatricia Bradley‘s manuscript for Shadows of the Past was a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award (1st place, Inspirational), and winner of a 2012 Touched by Love award (1st place, Contemporary). She is a published short story writer and is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. When she’s not writing or speaking, she can be found making beautiful clay pots and jewelry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more on her website.