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Justice Delayed ~ Review

Justice Delayed
A Memphis Cold Case Novel #1
By Patricia Bradley

Andi Hollister's sister is about to get justice - the man that she loved, the man that killed her 18 years ago is going to be executed in just a few days. But Andi's world is about to be upturned when a letter hints at someone else being the guilty party. But could someone else truly have committed this crime and if so can they prove it before it is too late?

Detective Will Kincaide is determined to discover the truth even if it costs him personally because his cousin is the accused and his best friends are the victim's siblings.

But someone has been guarding this secret for 18 years and they are determined to keep it that way - even if an innocent man pays the price. Unfortunately for Andi it appears that she has come to the killer's attention, or it could be her unique talent for finding trouble.  And Will is determined to keep her safe even if it turns out to be the most difficult aspect of this not-quite cold case.

Time is short and when their best lead disappears their improbable case just became nearly impossible...

This is suspense at its best - suspects are plenty but the clues are vague and after 18 years some of the clues have dead-ended. As one reads one suspects one character and then another one does something that makes one second guess the conclusions one has made. The emotional ups and downs that the characters experience as the book progresses are believable and make the characters more empathetic.

This is the first book in the Memphis Cold Case series and I'm interested to see where the author goes from here and who the series will focus on as the main character.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher Revell with no expectation of a positive review - all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:

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?

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites you to crack the case--if you can--alongside the best Memphis has to offer.