I really enjoyed Patricia Bradley’s newest release,Silence in the Dark. This the fourth book in her Logan Point series, but you don’t have to have read the previous books to follow it at all. But if you have, it’s fun to revisit many of the characters you’ve met in previous books.
Here’s the book’s back cover blurb:
When Bailey Adams left Logan Point two years ago for the mission field of Chihuahua, Mexico, she thought she was getting away from her problems. Running into her ex-fiancé Danny Maxwell was not part of the plan—neither was being chased through the city by the local drug cartel, the Calatrava. Now despite her best efforts, Danny is her only chance of escaping the people chasing her and getting back to Logan Point safely. Can Bailey find the strength to face what’s coming? And in the midst of the chaos, can she keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?
This fast-paced suspense kept me turning pages late into the night. It was a perfect blend of mystery, suspense and romance. Reunion romances make the idea of a romance blossoming in such a short time in such dire circumstances so much more believable. And I love that Danny got a second chance to prove his love. Pat did a fantastic job of believably portraying Bailey’s struggle to put God’s will for her life ahead of the desires of her heart. The spiritual thread is nicely woven through the story. And I love how Bailey’s parents show their love and support to her (but I won’t tell you how, because I don’t want to give anything away). 5 stars!
I asked Pat to answer a couple of questions about the book:
First where did you get the idea for this book?
Funny thing about that. Bailey came out of nowhere in a conversation between Ben Logan and Danny Maxell when I was writing the second book, A Promise to Protect:
“Have you heard from Bailey?” Ben asked when he caught up with him.
“A letter every now and then.” Danny’s clipped words warned Ben away from the subject.
I had to know why he hadn’t heard from her and where she was.
That’s too funny. Non-writers must get a chuckle over how little we sometimes know our own characters until the words spill out of their mouths. Now the first part of the book was set in Mexico. Did that present challenges for you?
A little. Since I’ve never been to Mexico, I had to talk to a lot of people who had, particularly to Chihuahua. From all the photos I found on the web, it is a beautiful area.
Hmm, it’s not a place I’d be in a hurry to visit after reading your novel! Too scary.
Readers, I’m giving away a copy of Patricia’s book to one randomly selected commenter. I’ll pick the name after midnight EDT Saturday. So…
Your Turn: Do you have a question for Pat? About the book, the series or her writing?
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i enjoy reading about writers and where they get their ideas. Thank you for Posting a review.
Happy to share about books I enjoy, Deb.
Janet, I definitely didn’t plan it that way. lol. If I had, Silence in the Dark would have followed A Promise to Protect!
As for how much of the setting is fictional vs real…I tell people in my small town that the setting is ___(my small town), but I moved it next to Memphis to protect the gul–er…innocent. Many of my friends here recognize places but not people–the characters are ALL fictional.
Thanks, Deb. It’s always amazing to me when my books come together. 🙂
I have never read any of Patricia’s books, but they are definitely on my to read list. My first question is are your books stand alone stories or do they need to be read in order? Also, how do you name your characters? Are they random or do you name them after people you know/meet? Thanks for this greason giveaway!
*Great giveaway, not greason! 🙂
LOL, here I thought ‘greason’ might be some new term for really cool. 😀
I’ll let Pat answer your second question. Each book has a stand alone plot, but characters reappear in later books and some references are made to what happened to them in previous books. And of course, some are together in later books, because they got together in earlier books. So if you plan to read them all, reading them in order is the ideal.
Jordann, naming characters is hard for me, but I can’t move forward with the story until I have just the right name. It has to click with how I perceive my character’s personality. As for naming them after people I know, I don’t except occasionally I will use the last name of someone, kind of a surprise to them sort of thing. And I have used a random name generator to find first and last names that fit well together.
Thanks for the question!
Pat, I remember reading that conversation about Bailey and thinking it was significant for a future book — but I thought you’d planned it that way 🙂 I’m curious about how you chose the setting for this series, and how much is fictional and how much is real. It all feels real!
I would like to read this book. I’ve been to Mexico and would love to see how she’s written about it, and the story seems interesting.
Mexico is a beautiful place. I would love to travel other places than Cozumel, though-and I’ve been there twice.
Loved this series 🙂 Do you have a special method for picking names for your main characters?
Sorry for the repeat question… I see the answer in previous comments!
No, problem. 🙂
Actually, Susanne, I did think of something else. In the first draft of Shadows of the Past, I had named my heroine Kelly Martin, not knowing there was an actress by that name. It was really hard to switch my brain to Taylor Martin! lol
Yes, it would be difficult to avoid every famous name 🙂
I have Shadows of the Past, but haven’t started reading this series, yet. Is this the last book or do you plan to write another one in the series? Thank for offering a copy of Silence in the Dark.
Hi Kay, This is the last book for a while. I still have Scott and Wade Hatcher’s stories that I want to tell. Right now I’m working on a new series–Memphis Cold Cases, and I’m really excited about it.
Thank you for answering. I’m looking forward to reading your books.
I cannot wait to read this book!
Music to an author’s ears. 😀
Fabulous interview with Pat! I’m looking forward to reading Silence in the Dark. 🙂
Congratulations to Pirrko! You are our winner. I’ll contact you via email for your snail mail information.