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Criminal profiler Taylor Martin closes in on the truth about her father's disappearance only to be targeted by a stalker, while mystery novelist Nick Sinclair's attempt to find his estranged brother leads him to Taylor instead. - (Baker & Taylor)

An award-winning debut follows the experiences of criminal profiler Taylor Martin, who closes in on the truth about her father's long-ago disappearance only to be targeted by a stalker; and mystery novelist Nick Sinclair, who would reconcile with his estranged brother to heal a broken heart. Original. - (Baker & Taylor)

After twenty years, psychology professor and part-time profiler Taylor Martin has a lead on her missing father's whereabouts--but someone doesn't want her to find him. - (Baker Publishing Group)

Author Biography

Patricia Bradley's manuscript for Shadows of the Past was a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award (1st place, Inspirational), and winner of a 2012 Touched by Love award (1st place, Contemporary). She is a published short story writer and is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. When she's not writing or speaking, she can be found making beautiful clay pots and jewelry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at - (Baker Publishing Group)

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While she's stalking the truth . . . someone is stalking her.

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife--a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

Join the chase as Taylor and Nick search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present--and moving into a future they never imagined.

"Bradley had me totally hooked. An outstanding first book in the Logan Point romantic suspense series."--Sandra Orchard, award-winning author of the Undercover Cops series and Deadly Devotion of the Port Aster Secrets series

"Keep your eye on Patricia Bradley. With her stellar writing and edge-of-the-seat suspense, there is no telling what she has in store for readers next."--Sandra Robbins, award-winning author

Patricia Bradley is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award and a 2012 Touched by Love award, and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis award. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at - (Baker Publishing Group)

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Taylor Martin doesn't know what happened to her father. He left one day and never returned, and Taylor has spent her life wondering why. She now profiles victims of crimes, solving mysteries for others. It soon becomes clear, however, that several recent crimes have one thing in common: Taylor. Nick Sinclair's brother is in trouble. Scott has dealt with substance abuse for years and now stands as the central suspect in a murder investigation. Nick is convinced that Scott is innocent, but it becomes increasingly difficult to prove. As Nick and Taylor's paths cross in their pursuit of the truth, they stumble into romance. Bradley weaves an exciting story of danger, mystery, and attraction. Readers will love the thrill of trying to solve the crimes surrounding Taylor as they root for her and Nick's relationship to blossom. Bradley infuses the plot with questions of faith, too, as her characters learn that at the end of the day, only God knows all, and that faith is what makes life's traumas bearable. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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Twenty years ago when Taylor Martin was a child, her father left suddenly without explanation, and she has since struggled to understand why God would allow this to happen. Now a college professor and criminal profiler, Taylor gets a lead on her father's whereabouts and goes home to Logan, MS, to investigate. But she soon realizes she is being stalked. She meets author Nick Sinclair, the brother of the student she believes may be her pursuer. Nick's wife was murdered several years ago, and Nick is trying to find his brother, who is the only family he has left. VERDICT Winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, this is a fantastic first novel of thrilling suspense. The nonstop action and the sympathetically drawn characters' narrow escapes will keep readers mesmerized. The gripping tension also makes Bradley's title a winner with fans of Iris Johansen and Mary Higgins Clark.

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