Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Logan Point #4

Where love and faith cross paths... with Murder

 Silence in the Dark (Logan Point, #4)
 Published April 5th 2016
 by Revell 

Synopsis:


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?

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you. 
         ~Deuteronomy 31:8 


Meet the Author:


Patricia Bradley Honoring God through my writing is top priority for this Mississippi Writer.
 I am a Romantic Suspense writer living in the Deep South. My short-stories have been published in Woman’s World, and I am releasing my fourth book this summer. Gone Without a Trace is book three in the Logan Point Series which is set in Memphis and the surrounding area. Click here to find out more about the Logan Point Series.
Book one in the Logan Point Series, Shadows from the Past, has won several awards…the 2008 Maggie (Inspirational Category)…1st Place in the 2012 Touched By Love and Daphne du Maurier contests…finaled in the 2012 Genesis…bronzed in the Frasier.
I’ve also done the unthinkable–written a straight romance–who would’ve thought it’d be such fun? You can read more about it here.
I’m also an abstinence/healthy relationship speaker and have spoken to many students…and adults. I would love to have the opportunity to speak to your group. If you are would like to invite me to speak, feel free to contact me here.
When I’m not writing or speaking, I throw mud on a wheel and try to make something beautiful.
Connect Online: 
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My Thoughts:

This is an amazing story with elements of mystery, suspense, second chances, love and faith.  This is  the 4th installment in the Logan Point series, but for me this is a stand alone story.  I would encourage anyone to ready the first three books to fully enjoy the series. 
The beautiful cover gave me a hint of the story inside.  It made me think of danger, beauty and hope which is included in the story.  
The story begins with 10 year old Bailey Adams at a friend's house where she experiences a horrific trauma that not only sends her running, but will impact every decision she makes in her life.  

"She glared up at Maude, "Yes, you did. You don't think I'm good enough to go to heaven." She walked out of the washroom, her head held high. But what if Maude was right? What if she wasn't good enough?" 

Present day finds Bailey a missionary teacher in Chihauahua, Mexico and preparing for a trip to Mississippi to visit her family.  She is to escort Maria Montoya, neice of Joel McDermot, to the states to visit her grandparents. Meeting Joel and Maria at an outdoor cafe` to finalize their arrangements for the trip turned out to be more than she ever expected.  A chance meeting with Danny Maxwell, her ex-finace`, was one of the last things she expected, but turns out to be a blessing is disguise.  Suddenly shots ring out and Bailey finds herself protecting Maria and running for safety. 

Bailey is a strong, complex character with deep rooted issues that pulled on my heartstrings.  She has a strong faith, but deep down she's trying to prove to God she's deserving of forgiveness in something she had no control of. Her turmoil is obvious in the expression of her raw emotions. Danny made me smile.  The love he has for Bailey has never diminished since she broke their engagement and just wants her to see she can trust him.  His protective instincts kick in and he will do anything to protect Bailey.  I found the plot flowed effortlessly with a fast pace full of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages. The secondary characters are well integrated and brings an aspect of southern charm to the story.  
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves suspense.  
**I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  I was not expected to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 
 Available for Purchase:

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BARNES & NOBLE 
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3 comments:

  1. Loved your thoughts, Katrina! I'm a little behind on my Revell books, hope they don't kick me off. Although suspense isn't my favorite genre, I was drawn to book #1 by its southern setting and have loved all the books so far. This one's waiting for me by my chair.

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    1. Carole, I really enjoyed this book. I do enjoy suspense so this book was great for me. This is a quick paced book which for me added to the suspense. I loved Bailey from the first moment I met her.lol Thank you for your kind comments. I know what you mean about being behind. I am behind with Lifeway and hope to get caught up this month. I picked up Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne you recommended. Thank you for that by the way.
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
      Blessings

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