Monday, February 12, 2024

Counter Attack

Title: Counter Attack    

Series: Pearl River #1

Author: Patricia Bradley

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Contemporary Romance,

Source: Own

My Review:

Counter Attack is the first in the Pearl River series by Patricia Bradley. It is set in Tennessee, which I love.

Wow. Just wow. Counter Attack is intense in all the best ways and I lost sleep while reading it. I could not put it down, especially as the story got closer to the end.

Read for: 

♜chess moves

♜small-town vibes

♜second chance romance

♜close family relationship

♜fast-paced suspense

♜well-developed characters

♜near death experiences

♜faith content is woven seamlessly throughout

♜interesting look into the dark web

I could go on with the reasons to read, but I won't. While I did figure out who one of the bad guys was, it did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. I loved this story!


Synopsis (Goodreads): 

A brand new heart-stopping series from a USA Today bestselling author

No sooner has Alexis Stone been sworn in as the interim sheriff for Russell County, Tennessee, when a serial killer dubbed the Queen's Gambit Killer strikes again--this time in her hometown. Pearl Springs is just supposed to be a temporary stop along the way to Alex's real becoming the first female police chief of Chattanooga. But the killer's calling card--a white pawn and a note with a chess move printed on it--cannot be ignored.

Pearl Springs chief of police Nathan Landry can't believe that his high school sweetheart Alexis (he refuses to call her Alex) is back in town, and he can't help wanting to protect the woman he never stopped loving. But as the danger mounts and the killer closes in, can Nathan come through on the promises he makes to himself to bring a killer to justice before it's too late.


"Plenty of action and interesting details about the dark web and police procedure keeps this thriller with light Christian messaging moving."-- Booklist

"Balancing a slow-burning romance with a twisty mystery, this will keep Bradley's fans hooked until the final page."-- Publishers Weekly


  1. Love it.

  2. Great review, Cindy. I hope you have a wonderful week ☕📚🐉🤗

  3. I love Tennessee, and I love a good mystery novel too. I think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recommendations

    1. Lupe, thanks for stopping by! The book was fabulous!

  4. I like the sound of this one! I have enjoyed Patricia Bradley in the past. Looking forward to this series!

    1. Oh Gretchen, this one and the second one were SOOO good, I can't wait for the third!!

  5. I love a good thriller...and I love when there's a chess connection, too. This book sounds like a fun read.

  6. Great review, Cindy! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. I'm loving this series. :)