Deception by Patricia Bradley: Book Review with RevellReads
About the book:
Author: Patricia Bradley
Genre: Christian Mystery and Suspense
Release Date: August 2, 2022
After being forced to kill an FBI agent gone rogue in self-defense while working in the violent crimes unit for the Investigative Services Branch, ranger Madison Thorn is comfortable with her move to the fraud and cyber division. At least numbers don’t lie. So she’s less than thrilled when a white-collar crime investigation in Natchez, Mississippi, turns violent. She could also do without being forced to work with former-childhood-enemy-turned-infuriatingly-handsome park ranger Clayton Bradshaw.
When a woman who looks just like Madison is attacked on the same night Madison’s grandfather is shot, it becomes clear that there is something much bigger going on here and that Madison herself is in danger. Madison and Clayton will have to work together–and suppress their growing feelings for one another–if they are to discover the truth before it’s too late.
USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Patricia Bradley closes out her popular Natchez Trace Park Rangers series with this complex story of family secrets, mixed motives, and learning to trust.
First of all, I really enjoyed the story portrayed in Deception. Madison and Clayton both had excellent personalities and problems that created tension on the page. I thought they were portrayed realistically and while the story is full of suspense and heart-gripping tension, I rooted for them to step through their painful pasts and come not only closer to God but to learn to trust each other. Madison, in particular, needed a reminder that trusting is not always a terrible idea. Deceptions was action-packed and had an intense pacing that threw suspense around like confetti and pushed intensity into every chapter. I sat up way past my bedtime trying to get the book finished before I fell asleep. There were so many twists and turns and potential for more bad guys that I couldn’t stop reading. I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.