Justice Buried ( Book #2)

Justice Buried ( Book #2)

by Patricia Bradley

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In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she's ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she's out of her league--and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he's the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.

Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep readers guessing--and looking over their shoulders.

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ISBN-13: 9781493410989
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: A Memphis Cold Case Novel , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 51,271
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Patricia Bradley is the author of Justice Delayed, as well as the Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Readers Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a Daphne du Maurier Award, and won a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.
Patricia Bradley is the author of Justice Delayed, Justice Buried, and Justice Betrayed, as well as the Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a Daphne du Maurier Award, and won a Touched by Love Award. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.

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bsnksmom More than 1 year ago
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 into 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 look 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!
Laundry_Whispers More than 1 year ago
It was just last fall when I picked up my first Patricia Bradley novel. Sometimes it feels forever ago (as it’s taken me ages to get time to read my second one!) and sometimes it feels like the blink of an eye. If you remember last September when I read ‘Justice Delayed‘ there were a lot of changes going on in my work life. Well, I finally got around to picking up ‘Justice Buried’ at another time of massive changes in my work life. I finished it this morning in the parking lot before work, and right as the dust finally settled (in a good way!). As much as I enjoy this author I am almost afraid to read the next one, you know what I mean? I have to say that I didn’t struggle with the characters, as much, this go round but then again I read the book in about 24 hours. There were a few characters to have to learn and we know how well I do with names. . . Let’s face it, you have to get up pretty early in the midnight to pull one over on me. I’m jaded by years of mystery reading and a mind that likes to figure out why people do the things they do. If a mystery can truly keep me guessing (and I don’t mean I have it narrowed down to just this or that) then it gets bonus points and kudos bows from me. There were a couple of different mysteries within the mystery and the big one, the one behind the whole shebang, kept me somewhat in the dark. I had suspicions but I wasn’t certain enough to stake my life on it. Back to the little mysteries for a minute. One of them was just too perfectly obvious that I knew before I knew. And it was just a teaser in the bigger story, but I knew. It didn’t ruin the story but just for the record – I knew. Kelsey and Brad share an amazing story of reconnection, dodging bullets, uncovering sinister plots, and catching the creeper. With a multi-layered story of suspense and intrigue these characters bring it all together with a touch of romance as well. Characters with strong, well-developed personalities, make this book another winner for me. Personally, I can’t wait to come back to this community and embed myself into another cold case, which apparently isn’t as cold as they think. ‘Justice Betrayed’ releases June 5th! I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by NetGalley. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Justice Buried is a great mysterious phenomenal story in fact she – Kelsey – thrives and succeeds at whatever she does , it is thrilling because of the murder and how Kelsey and the Detective get's into trouble but will they get out ? And love where , the good Detective and Kelsey eventually start to see each other through different lenses . Kelsey was trying to make her job of showing companies there's security weaknesses one place she found herself over her head – you have to read what all happened she'd seen the major twist you've won't believe it – that is where the detective enters the scene and the two maybe they lose their hearts. I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this reeview are all my own.
SBMC More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic novel from Patricia Bradley. I did not read Justice Delayed (first book of series) but didn't feel that I missed out. Andi and Will from Justice Delayed make several appearances in this book, but Justice Buried can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I love contemporary inspirational romantic suspense/mystery as a genre and Ms. Bradley does an excellent job weaving a bit of romance into an intricately woven plot full of action and suspense (just the way I like it!). The book is well-written and fast-paced. There is plenty of adrenaline flowing through the plot as Kelsey dodges that mysterious someone intent on killing her and Brad tries to protect her to the best of his ability. The storyline is well-crafted and the details regarding the linked cases expand exponentially and purposefully to keep the reader guessing as to which one of the characters is the perpetrator. Honestly I couldn't figure it out until the very end when the person was revealed! The thread of faith and prayer, though not overt, was definitely present in the characters' lives. As for the characters, Ms. Bradley has created some awesome ones in this book. Brad, a detective, is strong, loyal, compassionate, stubborn, and so swoon-worthy. I mean, who could resist a man devoted to protecting the innocent and rendering justice and devoted to his three-legged dog rescued from a shelter and the children/youth in need around him? The only flaw he seems to have is his indecision about his love life and what he truly wants out of his life outside of work. Kelsey, a security expert and a museum conservator, is fiercely loyal, stubborn, compassionate, strong and super-intelligent but has a huge chip on her shoulder.....or maybe her heart....about getting too close to people. Perhaps that stemmed from her past with her father....maybe not. Ms. Bradley doesn't delve too deeply into Kelsey's psyche about her past but all the drama and action surrounding her daily existence probably overshadowed this minor detail. She's quite prickly but lovable once you see the softer side of her nature. Now I must go and start reading Justice Delayed. I'm hoping for another book in the series soon.... I received a review copy of the book from Revell via NetGalley. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
An engaging read with an interesting hook. Definitely a nice way to spend a few hours especially if you like romantic suspense/mystery.
SweetPea_3 More than 1 year ago
First off, I love the cover. I just think it's sharp. Well done. Turns out I really enjoyed the rest of the book too! Kelsey is a fun character. She's feisty and really cool - hello, she rappels down buildings and breaks in to test their security ... when she's not hacking. Yet she has insecurities and troubles and family drama like the rest of us. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, Justice Delayed and this second book is as good or better than the first. They can definitely be read out of order or stand alone, although the series is so good thus far you really should read them both. They both feature strong female characters, albeit who are not without their flaws but that just serves to make them feel more human. The rest of the cast is strong as well, especially in this book. The suspense is high and the drama interesting. I had a hard time putting it down at night. This 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.
NightDweller More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of my favorite books to have received from the Bethany Publishing house! I only recently joined their group of book review bloggers but it has been great, I do wish I had more time to sit and continue reading all of their books, however, being a full-time student as well as a part-time employee and 'life' long blogger, takes up a lot of time on top of the other groups I partake in... Regardless, there was a very well structured 'criminalistic' novel and I can not wait to read more! As always there were some portions of the story-line that fell victim to the CSI effect but there were not as many as I had originally thought there would be. The characters are very sarcastic yet lovable and they draw you in with every snide remark. I myself found that I put myself in the shoes of the main character because the plot followed my dream life all too closely, even the wanted to be hunted by somebody because I know something I shouldn't (or they think I do anyway). Five stars all the way, wish I could give it ten!!!
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
The answers lie in the past and the present... I have to admit that I haven't read the first book in this series, YET, but when I saw Justice Buried was releasing this month I knew that it was one I wanted to read. I love romantic suspense and Patricia Bradley is on my want-to-read list whenever I see an upcoming or new title from her. I was not disappointed in the least with Justice Buried as Patricia Bradley dropped readers right into the action on the first page and keeps them guessing to the very last. I love trying to solve the case myself when I'm reading romantic suspense or mysteries, and I did figure out quite a bit of this one, however, the identity of a villain did surprise me a bit. An exciting tale with lots of twists and turns, the fact that it takes place in a museum and the heroine is conservator was icing on the cake for me, Justice Buried was a riveting and totally enjoyable read. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out... (I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
TamaraTilley More than 1 year ago
The Memphis Cold Case series by Patricia Bradley will keep you turning page after page. Since I read both JUSTICE DELAYED and JUSTICE BURIED in quick succession, I decided to combine my reviews. JUSTICE DELAYED - Andi Hollister, TV crime reporter, is always looking for a story. Unfortunately, she has a knack for getting herself into dangerous situations. Andi’s brother, Detective Brad Hollister, and his best friend, Detective Will Kincaide, are constantly after Andi for taking unnecessary risks. Even so, if there’s a riveting story to flesh out, Andi will do whatever it takes to get the exclusive. However, she never thought she would see the day when she would help Will collect evidence to set her sister’s murderer free. She likes Will, even more than she lets on, but doesn’t think he sees her as anything more than Brad’s kid sister. Detective Will Kincaide has been life-long friends with Andi and Brad Hollister, and is cousin to Jimmy Shelton. Jimmy is awaiting execution for the murder of Stephanie Hollister. Will never believed his cousin was guilty, but since he confessed, there was nothing he could do, until now. New evidence has come to light, and he needs Andi and Brad’s help to find the truth. Unfortunately, his attraction to Andi grows stronger the more they work together. Once again, Ms. Bradley has penned a riveting story that will captivate readers. The way she weaves the past with the present is seamless and easy to follow. The suspect pool for Stephanie’s murder is deep, so the story keeps you guessing. All the main characters are great. Andi is a gutsy woman trying to forge her own path. Brad is the protective brother trying to keep her safe. And Will is trying to navigate his feelings for Andi without ruining his friendship with Brad. The banter between the three is witty and very entertaining. JUSTICE BURIED – Kelsey Allen is a security consultant, trying to make a name for herself. She offers to break into prospective clients’ businesses in order to expose their vulnerabilities. Since what she does borders on illegal, few people know what Kelsey does, and the media has dubbed her, The Phantom Hawk. Unfortunately, Kelsey gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and because of that, one of two things is going to happen. One-she’s going to be the prime suspect in a murder case. Or two – the murderer is going to believe she can identify him. Detective Brad Hollister is investigating two murders that coincide with the antics of The Phantom Hawk. When he finds out that person is Kelsey Allen, he is more than irritated. Of course, his irritation with Kelsey isn’t solely work related. His attraction for her also frustrates him. When it’s obvious someone is after Kelsey, Brad does what he can to keep her safe, but he wonders whether that will be enough. Like JUSTICE DELAYED, Ms. Bradley’s character development in JUSTICE BURIED is spot on. She creates believable, loveable characters that you can’t help but like. I enjoy books with strong female characters, and Andi Hollister and Kelsey Allen definitely fit the bill. The storyline in each of these books is quite unique. Diamond smugglers and security hackers (because that’s what she really is) adds a fresh composition to Ms. Bradley’s works. I look forward to getting the next installment in The Memphis Cold Case series. JUSTICE BURIED provided for review purposes.
VJoyPalmer More than 1 year ago
This was my first Patricia Bradley book, but I quite enjoyed it! In a lot of ways, this book felt like an episode of Bones - only less gross! I really enjoyed the glimpse into the workings of a museum and a conservator's work. The white hat hacker angle was a lot of fun, even if it was slightly terrifying. ; ) *runs security check on computer* And the twists and turns and action, oh my! The action grabbed me from the first chapter, and I stayed up WAY too late to finish this fast-paced novel. Worth it. ; ) Also, the romance was well paced! The romantic thread is light, building on a pre-existing friend/enemy relationship between Kelsey and Brad. The spiritual angle was also light, making this a good story for someone new to God and Christian Fiction. I enjoyed seeing Kelsey and Brad overcome their hurts regarding their experiences with the truth, or rather, the lack of it. Kelsey, especially, was an accurate picture of someone who's learning that relying on yourself is not the same as fully relying on God. Four Stars ~ A twisting, fast-paced romantic suspense! Justice Buried is the second book in Patricia Bradley's Memphis Cold Case Novels. Fans of Dani Pettrey, Dee Henderson, or Lisa Harris will enjoy this series. I received a copy of Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. All opinions expressed are my own.
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
I am already a fan of Patricia Bradley so it wasn’t a huge surprise to me that Justice Buried was such a great book. But what I found especially interesting and refreshing was this particular story had much more of a Sandra Orchard (Serena Jones Series) type of feel. The mystery and suspense combined with the developing romance was very well written and the characters were likable. The who-done-it kept me flipping pages. Although Justice Buried is book two in the Memphis Cold Case Series, and I haven’t yet read Justice Delayed (book one), I was able to follow along with the storyline without issue. Kelsey Allen is spunky and fearless. She refuses to back down from whoever is determined to keep her quiet. Brad Hollister is the best kind of protector and his own personal life seems to be coming together. But what he thought he once wanted, now does not have the same appeal. Together, they’re a formidable team and they’re relentlessly pursuing the answers needed to close the cold case file on Kelsey’s deceased father. I thoroughly enjoyed Justice Buried and give it five out of five stars.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
The next Memphis Cold Case series and my favorite so far! From the very first page I was drawn into Kelsey Allen's life from her unique career to the threat of what that career means to her life and the lives of those she loves. I enjoyed the mystery of the past coming back to haunt the main character and the complexity of the suspects, which left me guessing to the very end. My only disappointment with this story is the romance thread...First, let me say that I appreciated the fact that Ms. Bradley allowed authentic relationship problems into her story. I know many romantic suspense stories do not like to add the element of a love triangle but real life comes in many shapes! My disappointment comes literally at the last page when the hero and heroine's romantic interest blossoms into what I think is an unrealistic conclusion given all that happened in the 300+ pages previously. BUT this is not enough for me to not recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a fun romantic suspense that is full of surprises and will leave readers looking forward to the next book in the series. **I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
JustCommonly More than 1 year ago
Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley is the second book in the Memphis Cold Case series, but it can definitely read on its own. Thrilling and fast-paced, this story hooked me from the very first page as our character, Kelsey rappelling down a side of a building. As a security specialist, she hacks and she finds loopholes in "breaking and entering" physical sites as well as digital ones. I think it's refreshing to see Kelsey's skills in the security area and her emotional connection to her father's disappearance. As family throws Kelsey and detective Brad Hollister together, they're in quite a pickle when murder and unsolved mysteries teamed them up professionally as well. With suspense and interesting characters, Justice Buried will take you through Memphis and just maybe more than one case can be solved. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
What a neat murder mystery – although that sounds a little strange! I so enjoyed how a “cold case” came to life! And honestly, my hands got clammy as I read Kelsey’s adventures climbing up walls and rappelling down great heights without a belayer! The author is quite skilled at bringing words to life! Kelsey is the daughter of a thief and she loves finding flaws in security systems – not for her own illegal gains but so the owners can improve their systems. And she loves the challenge - not only with the cyber part of security but also the brick and mortar as she skillfully breaks into buildings. But will Detective Brad Hollister believe her - that she is not like her father? Kelsey and Brad have a past - but will they have a future? This novel had action through and through, yet also an underlying message that God is there. At one-point Kelsey struggles as she reads the Bible. “People let you down; how did she know God wouldn’t too? … She wasn’t even sure she’d know how to depend on God.” As an aside, I loved how Kelsey was reading her Bible on her phone! If you are looking for a suspenseful murder mystery with some romance and the seeking for God in one’s life, I highly recommend this book! I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am freely writing a review - all thoughts and opinions are my own.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
I found Patricia Bradley's second in the Memphis Cold Case series to be interesting and an enjoyable read on several levels. I found the characters niched into their gender and professions. It was quite fitting that a 2017s 20 to 30 year old female, Kelsey the lead female, would be a strong climber. While this is not quite the norm, it is a growing trend among the young adults of today. Also, that she was a computer hacker par excellence. These two elements are major components in the story. Detective Brad Hollister has just been transferred to the Cold Case Division which makes his former girlfriend come trotting back into his life. She really doesn't want a "cop" for a husband but perhaps considers a cold case investigator a safer choice. Soon it comes to her attention as well as the readers of Justice Buried that safe is not necessarily a word to use in relation to the cold case division's work. A fairly light read that gave enough suspense, romance, drama to suit this reader. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate a review of my own opinions which are freely given.
Sandra45 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed delving into this cold case mystery. The heroine, Kelsey Allen is a unique security specialist and an art conservator and the story revolves around a murder and thefts at the Pink Palace Museum, which really sparked my interest. I can tell Bradley did her research too!   Kelsey is a bit of a prickly character that took me a couple of chapters to warm up to, but Bradley gives us plenty of insight into her past, which helps us understand what drives her and makes the work cut out for her romantic interest all the more challenging and interesting. I was ridiculously pleased to have deduced (or maybe guessed :-P ) the culprit early in the story. But I sure didn't see the twist coming! It has a great surprise ending. 
jebsweetpea More than 1 year ago
What it's about... Kelsey Allen is wanting to break in to the security circles. To get her own firm off the ground, she is hired to break in to businesses and then show them their weak areas. Her second love is old artifacts. So when she is contracted to find out why artifacts at the city's museum are disappearing by being the museum's curator, she is ecstatic. Doing two things she loves every day. But when a murder happens while she's under cover, her security measures come in to question. And she also becomes a target that needs to be eliminated. Detective Brad Hollister finds himself drawn to Kelsey and to helping figure out who is behind the disappearing artifacts, the mysterious box of bones that shows up on Kelsey's desk and who is behind the murder...all the while trying to keep Kelsey from being killed. Will she survive long enough to put all the pieces together? What I thought... I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even with this as a second book in the Memphis Cold Case Series, it can be read as a stand alone novel. The suspense and story line meshed well and balanced each other well throughout the story. Bradley does it again with another great suspense novel that keeps you turning the pages up until the end. I enjoyed the various story lines, how they worked well together and all came together at the end. The romance sprinkled throughout was just the right touch as well. Would you read it.... If you enjoy thrilling suspense and action packed goodness, you will enjoy this book! Haven't read the first one? No problem! This is a stand alone novel and you can go back and read the first one if this one is already in your hands. If you pick up an Patricia Bradley book, it's going to be a good one. Revell Reads sent this complimentary book to me to review. Opinions expressed are my own.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
Patricia Bradley grabs your interest from the moment you start reading as Kelsey Allen starts to descend the side of a fourteen-story building in downtown Memphis in the dark of night by herself. What is Kelsey thinking and why would she choose to do this? Quickly you learn that she did the same thing a few nights previously at a forty-story building. She was hired by Rutherford Security to attempt to breach security at companies they are contracted to keep secure. Besides her climbing skills, her skills with a computer are astounding. With my own background in technology, I am amazed at what computer experts are able to do these days. Kelsey’s attempts to secure her own computer reminded me of a friend years ago who left the convertible top down on his car but rolled up the windows and locked the doors. When I asked about it, he said he was keeping honest people honest. In spite of her efforts, the criminal always seemed one step ahead of Kelsey. Even after Brad Hollister sought to protect her from physical harm, that looked to be a losing battle also. Besides the security aspect that grabbed and held my attention, an underlying goal for Kelsey was to find her father who had apparently stolen artifacts from a museum and disappeared twenty-eight years before. Even after all that time, she still has hopes of finding him. The suspense and excitement as Kelsey tries to do her job and keep safe kept me guessing through most of the book. I almost needed a score card to keep track of the suspects because the clues seemingly pointed one way and suddenly changed directions as more information came to light. The romance and faith elements are present but the suspense and mystery keep the story moving forward.
Mocha-with-Linda More than 1 year ago
Patricia Bradley once again kept me on the edge of my set with her second Memphis Cold Case novel. Kelsey and Brad garnered my admiration from the opening pages, and I am in awe of their courage and abilities. Bradley paces the story perfectly, with anxious moments and hold-your-breath scenes that made it impossible to find a "stopping place" to set the book aside until the final page was complete. Hints of romance provided a different kind of tension that nevertheless kept my heart pounding. And mercy! Kelsey's daring as she scaled buildings under the cover of darkness was almost as terrifying as the human danger she faced. Bradley was already a favorite of mine, and she gets better with every book. Add this (standalone) novel and series to your fall reading list. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book from Baker/Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Deb’s Dozen: A Cat Burglar? No, Kelsey Allen Climbing Walls to Test Building Security “It wasn’t too hot for 10:00 p.m. in the middle of May unless you were about to climb over the ledge of a fourteen-story building in downtown Memphis.” So begins Justice Buried, the second book in Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case series. Nothing like an intriguing first line to make you read on! Further intrigue? The apparent cat burglar is a woman, Kelsey Allen. Kelsey is starting her own security business. Rutherford Security hires her to see if she can break into a supposedly secure building. She’s already a white-hat hacker and an avid rock climber. Down the building and through an unlocked window and into the CEO’s office where she leaves her calling card—The Phantom Hawk. Okay, the hard part is over; going up is much easier than climbing down. But as she is on the wall, a helicopter with a spotlight flies by. Hugging the side of the building and hoping they don’t discover her, Kelsey sees a lighted room and a silhouette—a man? Not lingering to find out, she scrambles toward the top of the building. Suddenly, a bullet whizzes by her head and chips the cement on the ledge. Her job is now much more serious and deadly. Enter the handsome distraction, Brad Hollister, a homicide detective from Kelsey’s past recently assigned to cold cases. Kelsey’s mom hooks Brad and Kelsey up for the gala at the Pink Palace Museum. Appalled, Kelsey must come up with a new plan. She’s supposed to break into the museum later that night as part of her security gig. What will she do with a cop hanging around? Justice Buried is a wonderful book with complex characters, an ever-changing plot, and murder. In short, everything you want in a suspense-thriller. You’ll love getting to know Kelsey and her sister, Sabra, along with the persistent detective, Brad. Four stars and an excellent addition to Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case series. Patricia Bradley is an award-winning author. You’ll love her Logan Point series as well as this one. Winner of an Inspirational Reader’s Choice award in Suspense and a Daphne du Maurier award, she lives in Mississippi and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Revell, a division of Baker Books gave me a copy of Justice Buried, but I was not obligated to write a review.
parmilespages More than 1 year ago
Kelsey Allen is in the process of starting her own security company. When a she is hired by the Pink Palace Museum to help figure out where some missing artifacts have disappeared to, she is overjoyed. But her first night on the job didn’t turn out the way she expected. The missing artifacts have taken second to the new murder investigation that is now on everyone’s mind. And her old classmate, detective Brad Hollister is tangled up in the murder investigation, making Kelsey uncomfortable. Now, more than ever, Kelsey finds herself involved in ways she didn’t anticipate. This mystery and suspense novel captures the reader from the start. It begins with an action scene and then holds the reader captive until the end of the story. I liked Kelsey; she was a woman of many talents and very self-reliant. She was an expert computer hacker, rock climber and conservator, and yet she also had a vulnerable side adding balance to her personality. The plot was well planned and executed, revealing information to solve the mystery little by little as the story progressed. I thought the author was creative in the details of the plot and wove an imaginative narrative. There was a bit of a romance sprinkled in, which I liked but thought it moved too quickly at the conclusion and lacked that tingling feeling of anticipation. This book is second in Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case a series. However, I did not read the first in the series and didn’t feel that it hindered my appreciation for this book. I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy suspense novels. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Justice Buried is the second installment from Patricia Bradley’s Memphis Cold Case series. I have not read the first book in the series, so I believe can be read as a stand-alone. I did not feel like I was missing anything. However, I do plan to go back and read Justice Delayed in the near future.   I enjoyed Justice Buried. I thought the characters, Kelsey and Brad, were great. The plot is exciting, suspenseful, action packed, and romantic. It was hard to put the book down because I wanted to find out what would happen next. I would give Justice Buried 4 ½ stars and highly recommend it. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest
train_lady More than 1 year ago
Wonderful plot, realistic characters, well written, and with a great romance. What more can you ask for. This latest in the Memphis Cold Case series is even better than the previous book. I did not suspect the real culprit until Bradley made the revelation. I've read all of Bradley's past suspense books, and enjoyed them all. The author just keeps getting better.
Suzie_W More than 1 year ago
From the first pages of Justice Buried, I was onboard with Kelsey Allen’s plans for her future. She’s smart, brave, and maybe a little too cocky for her own good but her love for her family and her determination to prove herself make up for it. But when a body is found and she is in danger of being implicated for it, she needs help. Enter Detective Brad Hollister. Kelsey has a slight bit of a history with Brad Hollister and the way the two meet up again is a bit humorous but Kelsey is thankful he’s in her life before long. With plenty of suspects, a twenty-eight-year old disappearance, stolen items from a museum, and murders that keep piling up, Patricia Bradley kept me engrossed in this story. Everything ties together well and does not feel forced at all. A terrific read for fans of romantic suspense. I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.