Friday, February 10, 2017

Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

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I think I'm starting to realize that fiction doesn't have quite the hold for me that it used to. I know there are some out there going, Yay, she's finally getting it. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop reading fiction, it just means, well, I don't know for sure what it means. I think it means that my tastes are growing pickier and it's harder and harder to find a good fiction that I love, love, love.

I will say that I am becoming a bit more of crime, mystery reader and I'm not sure if I like that or not. I get tired of the stories that you can tell from the first chapter or two how the book is going to end. And often these mystery books don't have the surety. This one sure didn't.

I enjoyed the story line. A group of airline stewardesses are smuggling diamonds into the states. One doesn't like doing it and wants to stop, but her "boyfriend" slips them in her purse anyway. She hides them and then is killed.

The "killer" is put behind bars and 18 years later, when the main story opens, there's a letter found saying he is not the real killer. Anyway, through a series of events, the true story comes out and it is totally different than what you expected.

I know that was vague, but I don't plan to give away the story. I thought Patricia wrote a very good, solid piece of fiction. It was interesting, it kept my attention, and made my heart pound a little. But I also felt like it lacked a little something. When a book is called Christian, I expect that there's going to be a bit of God in the book. I expect that the hero/heroine will either be a solid Christian or will be strongly influenced to become a Christian by a good friend or something like that. I think there were a couple people in the book who were classified as Christians, there was a bit of God talk, but it wasn't an overarching theme. And considering how dangerous and life-threatening some of the situations were, it just seemed like a bit more emphasis might have been placed on God and prayer and things like that. That is just my take on it.

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.

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