- Series: Logan Point (Book 3)
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Revell (July 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0800722825
- ISBN-13: 978-0800722821
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gone without a Trace: A Novel (Logan Point) Paperback – July 7, 2015
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"The third novel in Bradley's Logan Point series ratchets up the suspense. The missing person storyline is intriguing. The way everything wraps up is both exciting and fascinating. The author keeps things fresh with new characters, but doesn't forget about moving the storylines along with characters from previous books." ---RT Book Reviews --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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The past is repeating itself--and time is running out
It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator's missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she's finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she'll have to find a way to work with Alex--before it's too late.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps you on the edge of your seat with a case--and a relationship--that is anything but certain.
"Patricia Bradley has hit a home run. The suspense is high, the romance is sweet, and the villain is one you want to see caught and brought to justice. Gone without a Trace, a novel of forgiveness and finding one's place in the world, brings home the point that while not everything in life may go the way you want, God is still in control. Can't wait for the next book!"--Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Hidden Identity series
Patricia Bradley 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 Shadows 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. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Or, it could blow up in their faces. Livvy didn't like Alex, but her attachment to him is growing. As they track where the Senator's daughter Samantha Jo went, they start to unravel the unexpected. Can Livvy move past her feeling that God wasn't there for her when she shot the wrong person, or will her issues doom her and others as well?
I liked this book every bit as much as the others in this series, and I am glad I got to read it!
My copy came from Revell. I was not required to leave a review, I did so of my own free will. My opinions are my own.
Livvy is a cop, and early on lets her partner down. She can't concentrate on the job due to flashbacks of shooting a teenage boy who had a toy gun. She takes a leave of absence and decides to help a private investigator find a missing woman, whose disappearance may be linked to Livvy's cousin, Robyn, who has been missing for over two years. Is Livvy truly up to working a missing persons case and does she have what it takes to defend herself or the pi? The same pi that she doesn't like in the beginning, but can't seem to fight the feelings she is developing for him.
This book is full of just the right amount of suspense, mystery, and romance. The author leaves bread crumbs along the way as to finding the missing women and also as to who their kidnapper is. Unexpected twists happen along the way that kept drawing me in and making it so that I was up in the wee hours of the morning reading. I would like to say I figured out who the kidnapper was, but I can only say that I had narrowed it down between a few suspects.
This is a book I just couldn't put down. Although it is the third book in Bradley's Logan Point series, it can easily be read as a stand alone. I have very much enjoyed all three of them, but this one is my favorite. If you haven't read the first two, I do recommend them, but it is not necessary to read them in order. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Gone without a Trace moves at a pretty fast pace and kept me guessing as to the villain's identity, although I read more for enjoyment of plot and characterization than trying to figure out whodunit. I did love all the various twists and surprises, though! Without being too scary for me, the story combines elements of mystery, intrigue, tension, and sweet romance along with the spiritual insight that I appreciate in Christian fiction. The blend between suspense and romance was perfect, and I especially appreciated how the chemistry between Alex and Livy seemed natural and easy, rather than being overblown like I've occasionally seen in other romantic suspense novels.
The story is set in Memphis and its surrounding areas - specifically Logan Point, Mississippi, with its lovely lake views and small-town feel. I have to smile when I think of how many mystery series have idyllic, small-town settings and are then populated with one grisly murder after another - but this makes for great reading and Patricia does it extremely well. I actually fought the urge to read fast in order to prolong my time with these enjoyable characters.
I think depth of characterization is one reason why I enjoy Patricia's writing so much, for her strong characters, with their complex emotions, concerns and troubled pasts, are always three-dimensional - even the villain, as we're made privy to his background and motives. Alex, a PI whose investigation brings him to Logan Point, tends to struggle with following through on some issues as he fights against his grandfather's wish that he take the bar exam. Detective work consumes Livy and she can't imagine what life would be without it, yet she finds herself held hostage by the guilt of past events and her ability to react under the stress of the moment called into question by both her superiors and partner.
I also came to care about Robyn and Chase, two secondary characters who are featured in strong roles, and was eager to see how their story played out. Good writing spotlights characters that grow, and Robyn exemplifies that beautifully as a woman who finds the courage to face her fears and help in a police investigation. Glimpses of God's grace are seen in the godly mother who prayed faithfully without giving up hope, and also a husband's realization that he just might have contributed to previous marital problems.
"Do you read your Bible because you want to or so you can mark it off a list? . . . I always thought it was about a relationship, not about doing things or following rules."
- Alex to Livy
I loved those words because they speak to the matter of relationship and trust when it comes to theological questions that have been debated since the beginning of time. Livy had always thought that if she did her part by following the rules, then God would do His part in turn, but then came the questions that surely all of us have asked at one time or another: Where was God when . . .? Questions and doubt must eventually give way to trust, as Patricia beautifully conveys through these characters.
Gone without a Trace comes to a very satisfying conclusion, but I look forward to more when it comes to the romance between Alex and Livy, as well as returning to Logan Point and these characters. Book #4, Silence in the Dark, releases in April 2016 and I believe this will be Bailey's story. Can't wait!
Patricia Bradley writes my kind of suspense. I highly recommend Gone without a Trace, as well as the whole Logan Point series.
Thank you to Revell for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.