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message 1: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
Justice Delayed (Memphis Cold Case #1) by Patricia Bradley

It's been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister's sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn't actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will's cousin. They have less than a week to find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But much can be accomplished in that week--including uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and falling in love.

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites her readers to crack the case--if they can--alongside the best Memphis has to offer.

Who's going to join me for a great suspense read just perfect for our spooky month?

message 2: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 852 comments I really enjoyed this book! It was my first read by Bradley, and I am hoping to read book two this month, as well. :)

message 3: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
Please join in for our discussion Hannah! This is my first book by this author but I have had it on my TBR list for a while. I have read some good reviews.

message 4: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah Brown | 43 comments I'll be getting it from the library soon! :)

message 5: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
Great Rebekah! Mine should be in on Tuesday.

message 6: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (sbrittig) | 5 comments I just finished the audio version today--kept me guessing until fairly close to the end. I'll have to look into other books by this author!

message 7: by Loraine, CFD Momma (last edited Oct 06, 2017 04:40PM) (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
Great Sherrie! I am still waiting on mine from ILL. Hopefully it will be here next Tuesday.

message 8: by Karin (new)

Karin | 194 comments I've read about 66 pages so far. I'm not big on thrillers per se, but like this better than straight romance, so I'll see how this goes.

message 9: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
I finally got the book on ILL today. Hope to start it in a day or two as I am in the midst of another book right now.

message 10: by Karin (new)

Karin | 194 comments I finished it and liked it--she writes well. I didn't love it, but then I'm not into romantic-suspense or thrillers. That said, I was happy I liked it.

message 11: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
I started it today.

message 12: by Cortez (new)

Cortez Law III I posted my review of it here:

message 13: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
I finished it last night and liked it. Good suspense novel. I'll post discussion questions tomorrow.

message 14: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
We're halfway through the month of October, so I will post the discussion questions. Please feel free to respond to any of the questions, ask one of your own, or just discuss.

1. As a teen, Andi Hollister had a serious heart condition and her family treated her with kid gloves, and she felt she always had to prove herself. What are some ways she might have taken her determination too far? What are some constructive ways a person can prove they are capable of accomplishing a goal?

2. For eighteen years, Andi believed Jimmy Shelton killed her sister, and she has trouble accepting that he may not have. Have you ever believed something for a long time only to have it be untrue? How would you deal with the truth?

3. Will Kincade resists falling in love with Andi because she is his best friend’s sister, and Will fears damaging his friendship with her brother if it doesn’t work out. What are some complications that can come from getting involved with a friend’s close relative?

4. After Andi injures her back, she takes a strong narcotic pain reliever. When Treece warns her about addiction, Andi ignors the warnings, believing she’s fine taking the pain medication because her doctor prescribed it. Do you think there is a problem with addiction to prescribed medications in our country, and if so, what are some ways to fix this problem?

5. As a TV reporter, sometimes Andi takes risks to get a story. Do you think the risks are worth her goal of becoming an anchor? If not, what are some ways that she could have reached her goals?

6. Andi had not been inside the building where her sister had been murdered in eighteen years. Do you think it’s a natural tendency to avoid opening the door to old wounds? How would you advise a friend to confront an old wound?

7. Will Kincade has been deeply hurt by his mother’s lack of interest in him, and when the story opens, he doesn’t want to see his mother. How hard would it be for you to have a relationship with someone who hurt you deeply? What words of advice would you have for Will?

8. Later after Will learns his mother has cancer, do you think he handles the situation well? How would you handle it?

9. At one point, Andi tells her mom that the wrong daughter died. Why would she think that when her mother loves her very much?

10. Will and Brad want to protect Andi, but she thinks that she can take care of herself. Would you like it if someone hovered over you? How would you tell someone to back off if they were overprotective?

message 15: by Mary (new)

Mary (mlasse) | 5 comments Finally finished a group read! This was my first Patricia Bradley book, and I'd definitely be willing to try another one. As I looked through the discussion questions, I was drawn to the one about Will's mother (Cass) and her cancer diagnosis. This was the second story I had read/seen recently in which a character has an abusive or neglectful parent who later tries to reconcile with the child. This is such a difficult topic! I always feel for the child in the relationship because it's not fair that a parent can treat a child in such awful ways and then ask forgiveness. But, this is the heart of the gospel. Christ forgave us, and we are compelled to forgive others - not for their sake, not even for our sake - but because Christ first forgave us. Tough issue with tough implications.

message 16: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2671 comments Mod
It certainly is a tough issue Mary. We have to forgive in order to find peace within ourselves. God will judge those we forgive.

message 17: by Chris (last edited Oct 31, 2017 04:12PM) (new)

Chris | 279 comments This was a book that touched on some hard subjects - I wondered what the title was about - that was revealed as the story came forth...Looking forward to the next one in this series!! I want to thank whoever put this one up for the vote - it was worthwhile reading,

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