Sunday, June 24, 2018

Justice Betrayed A Memphis Cold Case Novel by Patricia Bradley

My thoughts:  Having read Patricia Bradley's previous Memphis Cold Case books, I was looking forward to Justice Betrayed (#3 in the series). Click titles for my reviews of previous titles: Justice Delayed and Justice Buried.

The story evolves around memory seeking and past glory loving folks and  Elvis Remembrance Events in Memphis. A cold case, also involving Elvis  impersonators holds a connection to current murderous plotting and happenings as well as to the murder of Detective Rachel's mother years ago. So essentially this book involves cold cases and the current plotting and ravings of a psycho murderer tying it all together.

The controlled romantic attraction between Detective Rachel Sloan and her "boss" Boone was well done and encouraging to read in fiction that attraction can be controlled and doesn't need to be electrifying.

I found parts of the story slow or rather unengaging for me; but on the whole, this is a good read and a good look at the entertainment scene of Memphis.

About the book: It's Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide Detective Rachel Sloan isn't sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators--one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken--she's forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic's home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend's killer?

When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy fromm Revell Reads reviewer's program to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given.

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