Do Life Different
Review: Justice Buried

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Review: Justice Buried

20 May Posted by in Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Justice Buried
Review: Justice Buried

Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Romantice Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Patricia Bradley is in my top five when it comes to romantic suspense writers. Her books crackle with both romantic sparks and intense suspense. Justice Buried, book #2 in the Memphis Cold Case series, begins with security expert Kelsey Allen rappelling down the side of a 14-story building. Tasked with finding the security weaknesses in the building, she swoops in as The Phantom Hawk, and proves that the “seemingly unbreachable” is actually vulnerable. As she pulls herself back up the building after leaving her calling card, she stops at a lighted window that was dark on the way down. She can’t see the person in the room – other than that it’s a man – but he sees her, and comes after her with a gun. She gets away, barely, and breathes a sigh of relief, until she learns that a murder was committed in that room, that night, and the Phantom Hawk is being blamed.

When a second murder occurs at The Pink Palace as Kelsey investigates the theft of several artifacts, the Phantom Hawk again catches the blame. She knows she hasn’t killed anyone, but someone – possibly near and dear to her – has. As she works to uncover a killer, can she keep herself out of harm’s way?

Detective Brad Hollister has decided to make the move from Homicide to the Cold Case unit, but on his last night as a homicide detective, a murder occurs that ties to a 25-year-old cold case. The gun used matches one that was stolen from the Pink Palace at the same time Kelsey Allen’s father disappeared, supposedly having stolen a number of other artifacts. When Kelsey approaches him and asks him to look into her father’s disappearance, he’s willing to do so, but doesn’t expect to find anything. Could it be that the assumption made years ago was wrong? Artifacts are still disappearing from the museum, but Kelsey’s dad has been gone a long time.

When the director of security for the Pink Palace Museum, and Kelsey’s new boss, is found murdered at a museum fundraiser, Brad sees Kelsey leaving the building by climbing down the side of it. Is it possible that the Phantom Hawk is a woman? And what possible reason is there for what he just saw?

Can Brad win Kelsey’s trust? Will they be able to find the killer before they are each placed squarely in his crosshairs?

This book was un-put-downable! Once I started it, the action was so fast paced that it felt like a new clue was dropped on every page, and none of those added up to the culprit until the very end. Readers of romantic suspense will love this book. While it is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I read book 3 first, and still haven’t read book 1, although I will! I highly recommend!

Rated PG: There is some murder and mayhem in this one. Probably too intense for young readers.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: