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.
Shadows of the Past is a debut novel by Patricia Bradley but doesn’t read like one. This is a solid story with old wounds, mystery, conflict, and chemistry. Taylor’s determined to find out about her Dad’s disappearance and she’s got her eye on Nick’s family. Nick knows mysteries but he’s confused by grief and family loyalties. Mix this together and it’s a powder keg of emotions, complicated by someone not wanting Taylor to find the truth.
I really enjoyed this. Like I said, it’s solid with multi layered characters and constant conflict, especially around the hero and heroine. My only surprise was that this was a debut novel. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more from Patricia Bradley, and that’s a very good thing.
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I received Shadows of the Past from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.