Thursday, August 6, 2015

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart.With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby's best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she's anxious to talk to him about a cold case that's personal to her--one Luke is interested in as well.As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents' lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?

My review:
   I have a lot of favorite suspense authors whose books I really enjoy, but Janice Cantore's books are way up on the list of favorites. In addition to writing a great story, she is a former police officer and I imagine she has a good idea of what goes on in police work, and that comes through in her books.

   This book was no exception. From the sounds of things, it is the first in a new series and it is a great beginning. The story has a great main female and male character,  the plot is really good, and it has a lot of action and suspense. There is a new crime and a crime several years old that are both being worked on by the police. The story has some romance, but it doesn't take up much of the story and leaves the idea there could be something between the two main characters later. It is a book that once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down and it actually kept me up past my bedtime the evening that I read it. I highly recommend it and any of Cantore's other books.

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.

Drawing Fire is available from Tyndale Publishing.

Thanks to Tyndale Publishing for the review copy which I was provided a free copy of for reviewing.