Silence In The Dark
I always enjoy a good Christian suspense novel, so I was excited to have a chance to read Silence In The Dark by Patricia Bradley. I'd never heard of Patricia Bradley before, and I saw that the Logan Point novels were her first series. I hadn't read the first three books in the series (Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, and Gone Without a Trace), but it seems like while these novels do revolve around one town and have overlapping characters, each one focuses on a different main character so can function fairly well as a standalone novel as well. The back cover reads:
"Two years ago, Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now she's about to return home to the States, but there's just one problem. After Bailey meets with the uncle of one of the mission children in the city, she barely escapes a sudden danger. Now she's on the run--she just doesn't know from whom. To make matters worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger too--including Danny. Who is after her? Will they ever let up? And in the midst of the chaos, can Bailey keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?
With lean, fast-paced prose that keeps readers turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances."
Silence In The Dark starts off with a prologue that is a flashback to Bailey's childhood. Then we are brought to the present day in Mexico where Bailey is working as a missionary in Mexico. We are quickly drawn into a story of intrigue and mystery as Bailey goes on the run with her friend's daughter and teams up with her ex fiance to keep her safe. The book had a bit of a slow start for me, but once it got going I had trouble putting it down. I really liked this book a lot, and Patricia has a fast-paced writing style. I am rating this one 4 stars instead of 5, though, because I did find the story a bit confusing at times, and it dragged in a couple of parts. I had trouble keeping some of the characters straight. I also couldn't figure out how the prologue had anything to do with the rest of the book (hint: it really didn't). However, that may be due to the fact that I hadn't read the first three books already. Despite that, I really enjoyed this book and plan to read the first three books now and also any future books in the Logan Point series. It ended in a way that leaves it open for the story to continue, so I do hope she writes another book about these characters. I recommend this series for anyone who enjoys Christian suspense.
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.