Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley - REVIEWED

About the Book:
The past is repeating itself--and time is running out
It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator's missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she's finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she'll have to find a way to work with Alex--before it's too late.

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps you on the edge of your seat with a case--and a relationship--that is anything but certain.

My Thoughts:
Bring her home.”  (p. 297)

Kate’s plea is echoed throughout Patricia Bradley’s latest novel, Gone Without A Trace.  Over the years women have been disappearing from Logan Point.  When another young lady disappears, Alex Jennings is hired to find her, a challenge in and of itself, but then his dad challenges him with a bet of sorts, that if he doesn’t find the missing young lady, he has to take the bar exam and complete his law school training.  This is one of many difficult family relationship that appears in this novel.  Bradley blends both suspense and relational struggle and creates a fast-paced very suspenseful read that will leave you very satisfied!

Livy Reynolds is a homicide detective in Logan Point when her cousin disappears.  The last thing she ever expected in all of the loss and heartbreak is that the situation would introduce a man into her heart and life that would cause her to rethink some of her past choices.  Bradley doesn’t exclude a romantic element in her tale!  Actually, it is this element of the story that she uses to tie things together in a very unlikely way!

I’ve read Bradley’s work before, and I can honestly say, that her name on the title is a guarantee that you will be well-entertained and lose some sleep along the way!  Gone Without A Trace is no exception! The villain is a rather tragic character when all is said and done, and Bradley uses even that to cause the main characters to reconsider some of their own broken relationships!  It is a rather brilliant twist!  So, enjoy the ride, folks! It is a wild one!

About the Author:
Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the PastA Promise to Protect, and Gone without a Trace. Bradley has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is a published short story writer and cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at

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