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Cold Case Takedown

(Cold Case Investigators #1)

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Exposing a murderer

is a deadly game.

When cold case podcast host Georgia Maxwell’s investigation into her friend’s decade-old murder unveils corruption in small-town football, she’s thrust into a deadly conspiracy. And it’s put her on the radar of Colt McCoy—cold case unit chief and her high school sweetheart—who wants her help solving the crime. But every clue brings them
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Published April 1st 2021 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Dana Michael
Mar 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm needing a nap. This book had so much action I am worn out. In a good way. I love these Love Inspired books because they are just the right size to give a good read and also because they have an inspirational message. This book by Jessica Patch is about a woman's panic attacks and how God's grace is sufficient. The heroine, Georgia does a podcast on cold cases and it gets her into danger. The hero, Colt is with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and her former boyfriend in high school. ...more
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Cold Case Takedown is the first in the Cold Case Investigator series by Jessica Patch. It is a second chance romance filled with lots of action and page turning suspense. Georgia hosts a cold case podcast and Colt is the cold case unit chief, but they were also high school sweethearts. When Georgia brings up a case from their past on the show, it becomes apparent someone doesn't want her to live long enough to find the truth. They team up to solve the case and what begins is a lot of adrenaline ...more
Kay Garrett
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
COLD CASE TAKEDOWN by Jessica R. Patch is the first book in the Cold Case Investigators series. It’s the inspirational, suspense story of Georgia Maxwell, reporter and hosting - as Christi Cold - the Dead Talk Podcast covering cold cases, and Agent Colt McCoy, cold case unit chief with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.

Georgia’s parents died when she was 12. At the same time, Georgia developed severe spells of panic with panic disorder symptoms. Georgia and Colt had a romantic history in
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is so much to gush about over this enthralling romantic suspense. Jessica Patch is one of my fave LIS authors and she might just have outdone herself with this one.

Love the heroine, Georgia, with all her complexities. She has some unique struggles that make coping with all the chaos and danger that much harder but she perseveres with grit and determination and tenacious faith which left me awestruck.

Colt has reservations about coming face to face with his old flame from high school. Geor
Phylis Carpenter
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this ARC by Jessica Patch and this is my honest opinion. One I started this book I could not put it down. I was on the edge of my seat trying to find out what was going to happen next.

Georgia and Colt liked each other in high school but she suffered from anxiety issues which I can relate to because I too have panic attacks. Then she broke up with Colt because of them.

Their best friend was murdered 15 years ago and because of some notes Georgia found from a colleague aft
Susan Snodgrass
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
'Forgiveness wasn't for the offender. It was for the offended.'

Jessica Patch is back with another great inspirational suspense novel. One that will keep you guessing till the end! With many twists and turns, several crimes going on, this cold case, combined with a present case, will ratchet up the excitement for everyone! And a powerful spiritual theme is here also. One that ministered to me, in fact. Well done!

My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. I received no compensa
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Patch is back with a brand new series! Cold Case Takedown is book number one in her Cold Case Investigations series and if it comes even close to predicting the rest of the series, readers are in for some intense and suspense filled reads.

I’m not a football fan myself but those who are will get an extra bonus with this tale that also includes a second chance romance. Nearly every page is filled with action as the danger ramps up with surprises around every corner. I could easily identify
Edward Arrington
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever seen a hornet nest in a tree, you probably steered clear of it. The nest can remain there for an indefinite period of time with no trouble. But if you poke it with a stick, you will surely stir up the hornets. A cold case can be like that. A huge initial effort is made to find how a person died and who was responsible. But the cases sometimes grow cold until they are almost forgotten. Colt McCoy is in charge of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation cold case unit, and knew how ...more
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG I could not put this book down, I had it with me, I swear everywhere I went. The author keeps you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns to keep you guessing what is going to happen next. I could never relate more with Georgia, she is a fighter and way stronger then she realizes, but she heads into life with God at her side knowing that's what's keeping her going. Cole wow what he faced at such a young age broke my heart but he too was a fighter and was not going to give up on love. ...more
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When reading a book, I always try to place myself in the main character’s life. Well, with either of these main characters I think I’ll pass!
In this book, the author, Jessica Patch, has made her characters go through so much I can’t believe they are still standing! WOW! She has risen to join-in with a few other authors which take their characters on one thing after another in their books.
I love this because it makes the book go fast and furious, but it’s also difficult to put down when I am rea
Deb Whitney
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of the best lines in this book is: "Time will lift the truth to the surface and it'll bob in the water of lies for all to see." Those words are a comfort to victims but also a warning to the guilty.
The second best line is: "Forgiveness is a thing." Both are true statements. Forgiveness isn't for the offender, but for the offended.
Lastly, this book addressed the truth that even Christians suffer from anxiety and may need medication to help control it. Please extend grace to those who suffer
Cold Case Takedown is an extremely well-written book that will have you desperate to see what happens on the next page. The suspense is off-the-charts! I loved Colt and Georgia, and the way that Ms. Patch wrote about Georgia's anxiety and panic attacks with such honesty. The plot has multiple twists and turns. There's a doozy towards the end of the book! The romance is hard won, but our couple does get their HEA. This is a stand alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy. I wanted to write a re
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Boy was this an action-packed page turner! Definitely intriguing from the first page and kept the suspense and danger throughout. The danger didn’t stop as Colt and Georgia tried to untangle an old case with new info. I loved the small town nuances that mixed with an interesting story-line. There were many people who you would guess are guilty and this all leads to proving your actions have the ripple effect. So good for a weekend entertaining read!
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
this is a terrific mystery Georgia and colt meet again when she talks about a cold case on her pod cass he gets there in time to protect her he is in charge of cold cased as he and his crew work to solve this one it becomes clear some on is still around that does not want the case solved. i could not stop reading to the end , i did not know who the killer was till the end. i was given a copy of the book but this is an honest review
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a well-written mystery that kept me guessing the whole way through. Georgia and Colt are realistic characters, and I enjoyed reading their story. I can relate to Georgia, as anxiety is something that I also struggle with, and I appreciated the author’s care in tackling the topic. Overall, this was another great read from Jessica R. Patch, and I highly recommend it.
Melissa Henderson
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A mystery with an unusual twist. Not only does the main character have a murder to solve, but she also deals with her own anxiety. Learning to trust and lean on God is key to staying alive and to overcoming obstacles. There may be a chance for true love. Great read from author Jessica R. Patch. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required.
Mar 30, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Susan Tuttle
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this reunion story!
Lori Jorgensen
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Murder. Suspense. Faith. Romance. You name it you got it inside this action packed book. Get ready for the read of your life when you open it up!!!
Ashley Gadue
Mar 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main character had anxiety and panic disorder like myself so I related and couldn't put this book down. I would have given it 5 stars but it had a lot of bible references and talk of God. ...more
Samantha Booth
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love a good read that keeps you on your toes. I spend a lot of time, while reading, trying to figure out who done it. I wasn't able to guess this one until the conclusion was unfolding. Loved it!!! ...more
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Lynn Watson
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Action and surprises right til the end!
I'm not a football fan. If I we're, I would give this one an extra star!
Thanks, Jessica, for another great read!
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Patch is back with a new series for LIS. Cold Case Takedown is the first book in the Cold Case Investigators series of books. Do not let the words “cold case” fool you. As in other books by Jessica Patch, the main characters hit the ground running – literally!

Patch is a master at blending electrifying suspense, sweet romance, and a strong inspirational message. The characters in this novel were especially well-drawn. Georgia, the female lead, suffered from extreme anxiety and Colt had se
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Jessica R. Patch is a best-selling, multi-published author known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she’s penned a romantic suspense, a cold case thriller, or a small-town romance. When she’s not getting into fictional mischief with her characters, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by some of her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and ...more

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