Chickasaw Country Captive is the second book in the Cooper Justice series written by Paula Graves. This family thriller is set in Jefferson County and develops characters who match the lifestyle of the locals to make the story more realistic and communicative.

Sam Cooper, the D.A. for Jefferson County, realizes that someone is trying to kidnap his daughter for unknown reasons. He wants his daughter Maddy protected at all costs and takes every chance he gets to get clues to the unknown suspect. Not before long, he meets a distractingly attractive detective, Kristen Tandy, who offers Sam help to find the kidnapper. While both try to solve the case together, Sam is also trying to stay away from Kristen. Kristen also keeps her distance from the father and daughter while she is ready to help.

Soon when the events turn more interesting, Sam wants to know the reason behind Kristen’s strange behavior. When Sam tries to get close to Kristen and tries to scratch her closely guarded vulnerability, he learns about Kristen’s past, which reveals a lot of loopholes in the story. Sam realizes that her silence is the reason why her daughter is still protected.


About the Author

Paula Graves is an Alabama native writer who has been writing since the age of six. She now works at Harlequin Intrigue, where she is popular for writing the most suspenseful romance mystery novels. Paula is also a member of the Southern Magic Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. She has always been a fan of mystery novels like the Hardy Boys series and later developed an interest in romance novels. She believes that she was meant to explore the possibilities in love and thriller that the readers can find in her works.

About Harlequin Intrigue

Harlequin Intrigue is the publisher for Chickasaw County Captive and its other parts under Cooper Justice, written by Paula Graves. Harlequin is known for its suspense and thrill-filled novels that interest kids and adults alike. They are known for releasing new books every month to keep their readers entertained. Cooper Justice is an action-packed series by Harlequin for its loyal readers who love crime and romance filled dramas.

Overall Review


Chickasaw County Captive is an interesting read for new readers as well as those who have read the first chapter, ‘Case File’ of Copper Justice. The story engages the audience in a complicated relationship between the protagonist Sam and detective Kristen. The suspense is worth the wait if you like slow dramatic endings. The plot reveals are timed perfectly to keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is one-up on its previous edition and really brings out the true craft of the universe created by Paula Graves. It is a good read for all ages who are looking for a quick suspense read.