Deception by Patricia Bradley – Book and Audiobook ~ (Tantor Media) Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 – 4.5 stars

Following an unfortunate incident involving a fellow officer, ISB Ranger, Madison Thorn, is done with the violent crimes division. The transition to white collar crimes is a safer alternative, and Madison’s good at it. But when a violent crime gets personal, Madison finds herself right back where she started from. She’s apprehensive about getting involved with violent crimes again, but she won’t be working the case alone. She’ll have capable National Park Ranger and fellow officer, Clayton Bradshaw, to assist her. Madison remembers Clayton as the childhood bully who, along with her cousins, taunted her mercilessly. Clayton remembers events differently. After setting Madison straight about how he actually stood up for her, she looks at him more favorably. But Clayton has a checkered past that involves a gambling problem and a reputation for charming the ladies. That’s all behind him now and he’s intent on keeping a vow he made to God. Can Clayton help Madison solve the case while simultaneously convincing her that she should take a chance on giving him her heart.

Deception was a smorgasbord of elements I like in a good suspense book—secrets, lies, intrigue, a few great twists, a smidgen of romance, and of course, deception.

I liked that the main character, Madison, was an ISB Ranger, a job that requires strength of character. Madison Thorn was a strong woman but she was also emotional and vulnerable at times. These characteristics made her realistic and human. Clayton was the foundation Madison needed to ground her spiritually, and to protector her. They were an excellent team and I was rooting for them.

Since this is Christian fiction there was clean dialogue and an absence of sexual content and gratuitous violence. The faith elements were mild, not preachy. That’s exactly what I like in a Christian book and Patricia Bradley delivered it perfectly.

Audiobook – Tantor Media – Read by Rachel Dulude
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 – 4.5 stars

I did a read/listen of Deception. Rachel Dulude did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. The male characters voices were convincing, and so were the various emotional states of the characters. Very well done.

I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading more from Patricia Bradley.

Thank you, Revell Reads, for a complimentary copy of Deception.

Thank you, Tantor Media, for the free audio download.

6 thoughts on “Deception by Patricia Bradley – Book and Audiobook ~ (Tantor Media) Review

    • Thanks, Kathryn. I agree.
      I like Christian fiction because it’s free of vulgar language and sexual content. I don’t need that in my books. But I don’t want to be taught religion in my fiction books. I get my religious instruction from worship services along with my own personal Bible reading. 🙂

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  1. As I started reading your review, I thought it might be too much of a thriller for me, but by the time I got to the end, I decided to request it. Thanks for a good review; I have not read anything by this author.

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    • Yay, Linda! 👏🏽👏🏽 Thank you.
      I like these Christian Fiction suspense books because they’re not full of gratuitous violence and of course there aren’t any sex scenes. So you can enjoy a story with a bit of danger but it’s not over the top like mainstream books.
      Patricia Bradley also wrote for Heartwarming. That’s where I know her from. This is the first time I’m reading one of her suspense books. I think this is the third in this series but I didn’t have trouble following the story without having read the preceding books. She’s good!! 😃
      Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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    • Thanks, Jill. I’m so behind it’s ridiculous. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I have so many books piled up to read, including yours!! But hopefully I’ll get to all of them at some point. Life has been 😵‍💫 and I’ve just been too busy to read the way I’d like. 😔


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