Thursday, September 1, 2016

Catching Heat by Janice Cantore

Twenty-seven years after the deaths of Detective Abby Hart's parents, she's desperate to find the proof that will put the mastermind--the governor's wife--behind bars. When she joins a newly formed task force and teams up with PI Luke Murphy, Abby is sent to San Luis Obispo to work the cold case of a murdered college student. Realizing their investigation will bring them near the town where Alyssa Rollins grew up, Abby decides to do a little digging of her own into the Triple Seven fire.

Luke is eager to help Abby close the books on a case they both have personal stakes in. But as she uncovers long-held secrets, Abby stumbles into an explosive situation, and Luke fears that her obsession may prove deadly.

My review:

  It has finally come out...... the final book in the amazing Cold Case Justice trilogy. Janice Cantore has outdone herself with this series. Although each book in the trilogy has a separate crime/case to be solved, and they all have an actual ending, there has been a case ongoing throughout the whole series which was brought to a great conclusion in this book.

  I started reading this book today on my lunch at work, and got back to reading it as soon as supper was over this evening. I couldn't put it down, and was eager to find out how it was going to end. I was not disappointed.  Although the book had the ending I was hoping for, there were a lot of surprises along the way, and non stop action and suspense. Even though I am not a romance book reader, I was cheering on the final onset of the relationship between the two main characters, which was long in coming.

  Although they were in all three books, I have to say how much I liked the two main characters. The nice thing about a series like this where the two main characters are at the center of the whole series, is you get to like them even more and the author has a chance at even more and better character development.

  This may be Cantore's best series yet, and I have loved everything she has written. Her past experience as a police officer lends even more credence to her books.

 I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I highly recommend this series and author, though this series definitely needs to be read in order.

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.

Catching Heat is available from Tyndale Publishing.

Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy.