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Review: Drawing Fire

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Review: Drawing Fire

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantoredrawingfire
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication Date: June 1, 2015

If you love non-stop action, many seemingly-unrelated story threads, and a strong heroine, Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore is the next book you should pick up. First in her new Cold Case Justice series, Drawing Fire introduces homicide detective Abby Hart. When a possible serial killer is added to Abby’s case-load, her best source of information is private investigator Luke Murphy, who nearly caught the killer as he left the second murder scene. She thinks Luke is nothing but a showboat and has little respect for what he does, so the spark she feels as they work to solve the case is particularly unwelcome.

When her latest case is tied to the governor, she sees an opportunity to ask questions about a 27-year-old cold case that involved the governor (before he was elected) and the death of her parents. As she reveals her true identity to the governor, she finds out that Luke has also been investigating the same incident. While Abby’s parents were murdered prior to the fire that consumed the Triple 7 restaurant, Luke’s uncle was trapped inside the restaurant by the killers and died of smoke inhalation after saving 6-year-old Abby from a similar fate.

As roadblock after roadblock is thrown in their way, Abby and Luke come closer to the truth with each clue they uncover. They also grow closer to each other, which is a problem since Abby is engaged to someone else. While Luke holds Abby and her profession in high regard, Abby’s fiancé believes she should quit and go into the mission field with him – a job to which she does NOT feel called.

Will Abby finally get answers to her almost life-long mystery? Will both she and Luke survive the unraveling of the clues?

This story kept me on the edge throughout. The forgiveness theme comes through loud and clear and I appreciated seeing how forgiveness affected the various characters in the book. I look forward to book 2 in the series!

Rated PG-13: There is quite a lot of violence in this book. No bad language or sex but several characters die pretty violently. I don’t think very young children should read this but teens and above will enjoy the suspense.

Reviewer copy provided by publisher. Thank you!


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