AUTHOR: Patricia Bradley
Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it's too late. When that proves to be not enough, she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Human trafficking is a heinous evil that turns precious girls (and boys) into disposable merchandise—not a pleasant topic for romance. But author Patricia Bradley, with gentleness and faith, pulls back the curtain by introducing Carly Smith, escaped but not healed, and making us care deeply for her.
Justice Delivered kept me riveted with its multi-dimensional characters, some of whom may or may not have been guilty of involvement in her kidnapping and the subsequent evil. Faith in God is not preached but is shown, with forgiveness a critical point.
The timeliness of this book moved me and increased my awareness of human trafficking.
I received Justice Delivered courtesy of Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group. Justice Delivered earns five stars and is highly recommended.