Monday, February 10, 2014

Shadows of the Past

GIVEAWAY

BRADLEY, PATRICIA
SHADOWS OF THE PAST

While 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.

My Review:

Stunning debut novel! Layers of complex suspense and complicated relationships. The kind of read you can sink your teeth into. And the kind that makes you want to rush through it because it's so compelling but you find yourself trying to slow down so you can savour the story a little longer.

I could really identify with both the hero and heroine. Taylor and Nick are dealing with past trauma that colours the way they perceive their present and their future. And ironically, they are both driven by a similar need to defend wayward relatives. Stubbornly defend -- which puts them at odds even though they should be able to empathize. Creates a real depth to both plot and character development.

Toe-curling romantic scenes add more tension to a plot riddled with twists and turns. And I really loved how Bradley developed the suspense. So many threads slowly twisted into one gnarled cord. A brilliant read!

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Shadows of the Past, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 16 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

31 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome story, would love to read it! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It is -- a new suspense author to watch out for. Good luck, Jody!

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  2. Hey, Kav, great minds think alike. :) I'm featuring Shadows of the Past on my blog today, too...an interview with the heroine. Great review!

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    1. ooohh, I'll have to check that out, Sandra!

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  3. Sounds like such a great story!
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com
    Brittany McEuen

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  4. Sounds like one I'd like, Kav. Count me in, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You definitely would, Cheryl. You'll love this debut author. Good luck!

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  5. Sounds like a good book. I love stories that have twists and turns.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Those twists and turns really keep you on your toes don't they, Maryann? Good luck!

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  6. Sounds like a great suspense book
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  7. It will be fun to read a great suspense story by a new author!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I know -- I love discovering new talent. Good luck rubynreba.

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  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  9. Love mystery, suspense books in the Christian venue - would love to read this one! Thank you for the opportunity and blessings to you Kav for featuring great Christian authors and to Patricia in her writing!

    Lori

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    1. I do too, Lori. The Christian market does suspense so well. Good luck!

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  10. Me too!!! I love suspense novels!! New author for me Kav, would love to read this me. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's brand new to everybody Becky. This is her debut novel How cool is that? Good luck!

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  11. This sounds like a fantastic story! I love your review!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  12. I've been reading some very good reviews for Shadows of the Past so I'd like to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  13. I have been waiting for this one since I first saw the cover. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. You're entered BoosMum. Good luck!

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  14. I almost bought this book last week. I would love to win it to give to the Church Library.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

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  15. Thanks for the give away! Sounds like a good book!
    Blessings
    hollymag(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I've been hearing great reviews for Shadows of the Past... toe curling sounds good along with the suspense!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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