Saturday, December 11, 2021

Review: Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley



When evil just won't quit, good must prevail

Investigative Services Branch ranger Ainsley Beaumont wishes the visit to her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, was under better circumstances. When she arrived to investigate the murder of a pregnant teenager, she never imagined that she would become the killer's next target--or that she'd have to work alongside an old flame.

After he almost killed a child, former FBI sniper Lincoln Steele couldn't bring himself to fire a gun, which had deadly consequences for his best friend. Crushed beneath a load of guilt, Linc is working at Melrose Estate as an interpretive ranger. But as danger closes in on Ainsley during her murder investigation, Linc will have to find the courage to protect her.

The only question is, will it be too little, too late?

My Thoughts:

Crosshairs is a suspense story that delves into family history, politics, and current family relationships. A father/daughter relationship that is really struggling and an old boyfriend who steps back in, who long ago took the father's side.

Ainsley is an investigator from the Investigative Services Branch, and after a previous difficult case, a little break, she is now investigating the horrible demise of a pregnant teenager. But as she begins digging deeper, she is obviously getting too close, and the killer has now set their sights on her. Not only that but not everything is alright at her grandmother's and great Aunt's home either. Some old journals that could exonerate someone from murder and expose other secrets are missing. Who took them and why?

Lincoln is Ainsley's ex-boyfriend, and he has still not gotten over their breakup. He does see the error in his ways when he should have supported her more instead of her father. Now they must work together before Ainsley becomes the next victim.

I enjoyed the eerie and creepy setting, the old ancestral home and its secrets. This novel pulled me in especially with its atmospheric setting and there were plenty of twists and turns along with the great amount of danger that Ainsley found herself in. Definitely an edge of your seat thrill ride.

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Patricia Bradley is the author of StandoffObsession, and Crosshairs, as well as the Memphis Cold Case novels and Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award in Romantic Suspense, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and a Touched by Love Award; she was a Carol Award finalist; and three of her books were included in anthologies that debuted on the USA Today bestseller list. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at

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