Friday, August 5, 2022

DECEPTION by Patricia Bradley, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

“To hold on to unforgiveness is like a cancer to your soul.”

Patricia Bradley has penned another outstanding offering in her Natchez Trace Park Rangers series.

Madison has so many questions plaguing her when she goes back to Natchez to work on a cyber crime investigation. Things go from bad to worse when she gets stopped for speeding along the Trace by childhood friend Clayton, a fellow Park Service Ranger. When they are paired to look into a recent shooting, things get decidedly more complicated. The excitement does not let up as this layered story unfolds. And just when all seems be resolved, another twist comes into play.

Although flawed, Clayton is a charming hero, but he knows Christ can help him overcome his difficulties. He gives solid support to his friends and family. Madison is a bit shaky in her faith, for she has been through a lot in her life and keeps getting thrown surprises. She gains strength from her grandfather and friendship from his godly housekeeper. And they both learn that forgiveness can be healing.

If you are looking for an intricate plot, lots of thrills and a pinch of romance, try this book on for size.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread 
BackCover Blurb:
After being forced to kill an FBI agent gone rogue in self-defense while working in the violent crimes unit for the Investigative Services Branch, ranger Madison Thorn is comfortable with her move to the fraud and cyber division. At least numbers don't lie. So she's less than thrilled when a white-collar crime investigation in Natchez, Mississippi, turns violent. She could also do without being forced to work with former-childhood-enemy-turned-infuriatingly-handsome park ranger Clayton Bradshaw.

When a woman who looks just like Madison is attacked on the same night Madison's grandfather is shot, it becomes clear that there is something much bigger going on here and that Madison herself is in danger. Madison and Clayton will have to work together--and suppress their growing feelings for one another--if they are to discover the truth before it's too late.

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Patricia Bradley closes out her popular Natchez Trace Park Rangers series with this complex story of family secrets, mixed motives, and learning to trust.

Revell Publishing, August 2, 2022
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1 comment:

  1. I have not read book 3 or 4, but can't wait to get to them!!! Lovely review!


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