I had the pleasure of reading Justice Delivered by Patricia Bradley. She is a gifted crime novelist with the ability to draw the reader in and keep them on the edge of their seat.
Carly Smith made her way out of sex trafficking to find a better life. She lives in fear of the men who kept her bondage and was just making progress toward healing when she finds herself in a position to help other girls in the same situation. She must overcome her own fear, risk being recaptured, and learn to trust others again. With danger at every turn, Carly is determined to find the answers. Even if that means trusting the one guy whom she thought was responsible for her meeting her captor years ago.
Now a detective, Logan is taken by Carly and swears to protect her. A clean romance slowly builds as they both fight internal issues and dangerous, external obstacles. I was rooting for Carly to finally find love and peace.
At the heart of the story, the theme is all about forgiveness. Forgiving oneself and others who did you wrong. Letting go of the past and embracing what lies ahead.
The subject is also about human trafficking and the sex trade. A scary subject but one too real. This book could be helpful as a discussion starter for teens to understand the dangers that lurk out there. It is a topic we should be discussing with our children.
This was my first book in the series and stood fine on its own. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
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