Book Review of Standoff by Patricia Bradley


The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It’s the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for Luke Fereday, it’s also perfect for moving drugs.

Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. John’s daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father’s murder but soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her.

Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who’s going to keep him safe when he realizes he’s falling – hard – for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

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Patricia Bradley is a spectacular suspense author.

I’ve enjoyed one other of Bradley’s books that I know of, I may have read more and no longer remember, though I don’t believe so.

“Standoff” definitely has a standoff in the guessing game of who is the bad guy.

This was not the darkest suspense, which I enjoyed, it was somewhat lighter, as a matter of fact, and I liked it. And there was also more sadness than other suspense that broke my heart.

I loved how Luke and Brooke were old friends that hadn’t really dated before even though they were close, I just wish we could have seen them with John.

The undercover side of the story was intriguing … Very much so, and it was interesting to find out more about park rangers since I don’t know much about them.

There is content that–mentions of rape–which makes the book better for 16/18 up.

This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing (Revell), through Interviews & Reviews.

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