Today’s book review features
Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley.
Investigative Services Branch (ISB) ranger Ainsley Beaumont arrives in her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, to investigate the murder of a three-month-pregnant teenager. While she wishes the visit was under better circumstances, she never imagined that she would become the killer’s next target–nor 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 and unforeseen 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?
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley continues her Natchez Trace Park Rangers series with a story about how good must prevail when evil just won’t quit.
Crosshairs is the third book in Patricia Bradley’s Natchez Trace Park Rangers series. Investigative Ranger Ainsley Beaumont has avoided returning home to Natchez as much as possible, but that’s exactly where her next case takes her. And her ex, Lincoln Steele, a former FBI agent who is asked to assist her.
There are a lot of threads in this story, which keeps the questions and danger coming at Ainsley and Lincoln from all sides. It’s a complicated tale, but that doesn’t mean it was difficult to follow. I loved that! In fact, by the end, I thought we’d solved everything, but there were quite a few more pages left. The ending twist made everything click right into place for a satisfying conclusion.
The only downside to this story was that it’d been too long since I’d read the previous two books in the series and characters from those books made an appearance. I struggled to remember the little details from those stories, which would have filled out this story even more. It’s not necessary to have read the previous books, but I think it would make it even more enjoyable. Now I’m excited to reread the whole series after the last book releases!
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, second-chance romance, try Crosshairs!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.