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Friday, May 13, 2016

Run For Your Life!!!!

"Silence in the Dark"
  By Patricia Bradley

Synopsis: (from back of book) 

Two years ago, Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now she's about to return home to the States, but there's just one problem. After Bailey meets with the uncle of one of the mission children in the city, she barely escapes a sudden danger. Now she's on the run--she just doesn't know from whom. To make matters worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger too--including Danny. Who is after her? Will they ever let up? And in the midst of the chaos, can Bailey keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?

My Thoughts:  For those of you that love a mysterious thriller, this book is definitely a "must read"!!  Having read and reviewed Patricia Bradley's previous books in this series, "Logan Point", ("Gone Without a Trace" , "Silence in the Dark"), I knew that I was in for an interesting adventure into the unknown. 

The setting, in a dingy, corrupt area of Mexico , was perfect for this terror filled account of how the drug industry and  cartel with sin filled lives can affect a well intentioned young lady in her courageous battle to help the underprivileged and downtrodden overcome their struggles in a poor, criminal filled society. The theme of overcoming the present situation is the power of accepting that God has a plan for each and every one of us, yes, even those who are new in their walk in faith. 

The characters are described in a strong, complex manner in such detail that they immediately appeal to the reader.  Bailey, with her strong faith , had some deep rooted issues that pulled at my heartstrings. She is such a good Christian with the intent to make the world a better place, while at the same time , she is struggling to prove to God that she is deserving of his forgiveness, even though it involves something that was totally out of her control. Bailey's constant state of turmoil was one that made me want to reach out and give her a big hug. She became a good friend who was suffering. I was filled with empathy for this wonderful young woman. 

The plot moved steadily with shocking, unexpected twists and turns around every corner. This book is definitely a "sit on the edge of your seat" kind of read. Full of suspense and yes, VERY fearful situations kept me reading long after my bedtime. Secondary characters played an important part of keeping the action flowing, involving intertwining sub plots. Although, definitely classed as a mysterious thriller, alongside the drama, a romance was developing, one that in the past had been completely destroyed! Can God heal hurts and offer second chances? Can it succeed this time, even though lives are being threatened????

This is definitely a five star book!! Don't miss it!!! Filled with action, suspense , terror and love!!!!

This book was provided by Revell, and Graf-Martin Communications , in exchange for a fair and honest review. Available now at your local booksellers.

About the Author: 

Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum. But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia's romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew's Choice and The Christmas Campaign are available on Amazon. She is currently working on The Memphis Cold Case series.

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