Book Review

Silence in the Dark

25826001Two 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?

With lean, fast-paced prose that keeps readers turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances.

**I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

4 Stars

It has only been a couple of years now since I became a fan of Patricia Bradley’s novel. And if there is one thing I’ve learned, she will weave a mystery and tell a story that won’t disappoint. And that has left my expectations quite high. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, this particular story just wasn’t my favorite.

But for the positives, this novel had some fantastically fast-paced moments. And I loved the element of a drug cartel. In a lot of the suspense novels, that is something new that I have not seen too often. I loved that fresh angle. The characters were quite well developed and there certainly was a variety of them. Both major and minor. And I never quite felt like I knew who I could or could not trust. There were even a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming.

Sadly, there was just something about this story that fell a bit flat. I’m not exactly sure why. I did notice that I never had the urge to just read as fast as I could which leads me to suspect that the level of tension just wasn’t quite as high in this one. And that was my main issue with this novel.

All in all, this was a wonderful book and I would still reccommend it. Particularly to those that enjoy books with some suspense and mystery to them with elements of action. And I will surely be anticipating Bradley’s next novel.

About the Author:

Patricia Bradly is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a 2012 Touched by Love Award and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award. The author of Shadow of the Past and A Promise to Protect, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi.

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