Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Crosshairs By Patricia Bradley

by Patricia Bradley
Publisher: Revell
Series: Natchez Trace Park Rangers Book
ISBN: 978-0800735753

Having been a fan of the previous 2 books, I was ready to go back to Natchez Trace! This has been a great series with both the suspense and great characters. I received the book for review.


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.

My Review:

Well, that was another wild ride with book 3 in this series! This time we meet Ainsley who is back home in Natchez to visit her grandma. Unfortunately, as soon as she is back things so haywire quickly. Her Aunt Cora, who lives across the street from her grandma, is hurt and Ainsley has to figure out what happened. Things literally start off crazy and just get crazier with each turn of the page.

Ainsley's old flame, Lincoln ends up on the scene because he's been working with Cora on a projects. Sorry, Ainsley, but I liked him right away. Poor Ainsley is dealing with a lot and Linc only wants to help.

That's when things go from bad to worse. People are breaking into houses, shooting at Ainsley, shooting at suspects. It's total crazy town. I couldn't stop turning the pages! lol There are so many twists and turns. I thought it was easy enough to connect the dots, but turns out, not so much. That's what I've loved about this series and specifically this book. Just when I think I know what's going on, I don't!

The bad guys are exactly that... bad and creepy. Then there are side characters who are just the same. I wanted to have Ainsley go back to grandma's house and stay put! Too many crimes to solve first.

One of the things I really liked about this story was that Linc & Ainsley didn't go tromping off into danger all by themselves. It drives me nuts when characters do that. I know that might sound silly, but I loved that in this story. People DID what they said they were going to do. A police officer is assigned to Ainsley, she doesn't try to sneak away from him. Thank you, Patricia, I appreciate that!

I also thought this was the last book in the series and to find out there's going to be a 4th got me super excited!!

About the Author:

Patricia Bradley is the author of StandoffObsession, and Crosshairs, as well as the Memphis Cold Case novels and Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award in Romantic Suspense, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and a Touched by Love Award; she was a Carol Award finalist; and three of her books were included in anthologies that debuted on the USA Today bestseller list. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at


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