Justice Delayed is the first book in Patricia Bradley’s new Memphis Cold Case series. Detective Will Kincaide has joined Lieutenant David Raines in the newly formed Memphis Cold Case Unit, and his first case involves clearing his cousin whose day of execution is drawing closer and closer. Relationships are strained as it is his best friend’s sister that his cousin has been convicted of murdering. Not to mention the fact that his best friend is a fellow police officer, and that Will is quickly falling in love with his younger sister. These characters are joined by others from both the past and the present, some good, some bad, and many on whom the jury is still out, well at least until the last few pages. Mystery fans will enjoy distinguishing the legitimate clues from the abundant red herrings, and mentally racing ahead to solve the mystery before the Cold Case Unit officers.
Standing up for the truth even when requiring personal sacrifice is a major theme in this book. Waiting for God’s timing, not rushing ahead of Him, standing on faith, these are also themes on which this story is built. These are themes that many Christians struggle with, and ones that will keep us engaged with the characters as the mystery unfolds, the mystery of who killed Stephanie Hollister, and the mystery of faith, faith in action.
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