I have previously enjoyed Patricia Bradley’s suspense novels so I was excited to have the chance to read and review her latest, especially because it is set in Memphis, a city I have lived near my entire life. As expected, it was fun reading about and being familiar with various places in the story. Details all seemed to be fairly accurate – nothing stood out to me as mistaken. I especially liked how a character referred to the University of Memphis as Memphis State, something many locals of the older generation tend to do. Old habits die hard you know!

The story itself was an interesting one with a strong plot and characters. It was easy to understand Andi’s reluctance to believe that the man convicted of killing her sister was innocent. I could also sympathize with her mixed emotions about the case and had to admire her desire to learn the truth despite her personal feelings. I also enjoyed the interaction between Andi and Will as they fought their feelings for each other while working together to find answers before it was too late.

The plot moved along at a steady rate with a few twists and surprises along the way. The investigation details were interesting and believable and I thought the level of suspense was perfect. I look forward to the rest of the Memphis Cold Case series for another look at our city through Patricia Bradley’s eyes.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


In one week, the wrong man will be executed for murder.
Let the chase for the real killer begin.

Eighteen years ago, TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The convicted killer sits behind bars, his execution date looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned didn’t do the crime, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the man who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. Andi and Will must find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But what can happen in only a week? Uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and, perhaps, falling in love?


Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, Gone without a Trace, and Silence in the Dark. Bradley has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of 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. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at