Friday, April 1, 2016

Burning Proof by Janice Cantore

After months of investigating the brutal homicide of a young girl, Detective Abby Hart finally has the evidence she needs. But when the arrest goes terribly wrong, Abby begins to doubt her future as a police officer. As she wrestles with conflicting emotions, old questions about the fire that took her parents’ lives come back to haunt her.

“There is proof.” PI Luke Murphy can’t stop thinking about what Abby’s former partner, Asa Foster, mumbled just before he died. When he uncovers a clue to the murder of Abby’s parents and his uncle, he’s reluctant to tell Abby, despite his growing feelings for the beautiful detective.

A decade-old abduction case brings Luke and Abby together, but will his secret tear them apart?

My review:

   I have really enjoyed Janice Cantore's books. Knowing she is a former police officer lends a more realistic feel to the books she writes, and I find her descriptions of police actions and protocol even more interesting because of her having been a police officer.

 Cantore has previously written four suspense novels, and I enjoyed all four of them. This one was no different. Book #2 in the Cold Case Justice Series, it picks up close to where book one ended. In addition to working on other cases, Abby and Luke are still working on the mystery of her parents' and his uncle's deaths.

  I found the book a great and suspenseful read with some surprises thrown in here and there. I thought the plot was as good or better than the first book, and it was fast paced enough to keep me turning the pages as fast as I could read. The book had some of the same likable characters as the first book, and also some new and interesting ones, not all likable or good. The book had a great ending, though I was disappointed in one direction of one of the characters, but there is hope that could change in book two. Great book and series that is worth reading.

About the author:

A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She’s always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today’s Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards. Janice also authored the Brinna’s Heart series, which includes The Kevlar Heart and A Heart of Justice. Visit Janice’s website at and connect with her on Facebook.

Burning Proof is available from Tyndale Publishing.
Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy.