“According to the notes he leaves, he’s driven by a desire that mothers stay home with their children, which leaves me to believe he was abandoned as a child by a waitress mother,” the policewoman is told in Patricia Bradley’s novel, Gone without a Trace.
Third in the Logan Point series, this three hundred and thirty-six-page paperback targets those who enjoy romantic suspense. With no profanity or overtly sexual scenes, topics of physical assault, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. This reviewer wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
In this continuing tale set in Logan Point, Mississippi, Livy Reynolds has been a police detective in Memphis for six years. When her partner is injured, and she feels it is her fault, she questions her judgement and faith in God.
Taking some time off to deal with her insecurities, she returns to Logan Point where her cousin had suddenly disappeared two and a half years ago. When another woman is gone without a trace, Livy wonders if there is a connection between the two incidences that potentially involves a serial kidnapper.
Meeting good-looking private investigator from Texas, Alex Jennings, Livy joins forces with him to uncover why two waitresses from a local truck stop restaurant are missing. With the detective being unsure of herself in her job position and with relationships, Alex has baggage of his own involving his father and grandfather expecting him to follow in their footsteps vocationally.
If finding her cousin could be the link to the recent missing girl, Livy must protect her family members and self by not getting too involved in the situation. Wanting to trust God so she can trust her instincts, she confides in Alex of her inward turmoil, wondering if their relationship could become more than friendship.
With twists and turns of unexpected outcomes, the writer keeps the reader guessing up to the end, leaving plenty of options for another sequel to the series set it a small town where everyone knows another’s strengths and weaknesses as they rely on God for help.
Winner and finalist of several writing awards, Author Bradley has published three suspense novels. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, she lives in Mississippi.
Thanks to Revell for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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