Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Just finished reading another awesome book Called Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore. This is the first book in the Cold Case Justice series. It is the story of Abby Hart, a detective for the Long Beach Police Department. She is working on a homicide case that seems to have run cold ( has no leads, has no clue how to solve the case) when she receives a call that another homicide just took place that is eerily similar to the one she is working on. She suspects that there could be a serial killer that is murdering elderly ladies, though she is not she why.
There is only one lead, The irritating Private Investigator Luke Murphy saw the murderer but did not catch him. When Abby finds out that the lady murdered was the governor's aunt, she is very anxious to talk to the governor, not just about his aunt but about a case that he was involved in, a case that was never solved, The murder of her parents.
Luke is also interested in the murder of Abby's parents because his uncle died that day in the fire that burned down her parents home and restaurant. 28 years prior to the story, Abby's parents were shot and kerosene poured all over both property's in an attempt to destroy everything that belonged to them, including their 6 year old daughter who was sleeping in the office of their restaurant.  Luke's uncle found the child and rescued her but later died of smoke inhalation. Abby teams up with Luke to try and get some answers about her parents but they are warned by several people that they should leave the case alone, All they both want is to find some answers to the case that has defined both of their lives, The more they uncover, the more questions they have. As they both feel a growing attraction towards each another, they shrug it off as just a common interest the Triple 7 case ( her parents murder) . After a failed murder attempt on Luke, a break in at Abby's house and Luke's daughter and parents threatened, they began to wonder if they should just let the case remain unsolved. Will Abby and Luke find peace and justice for the murders of their family members or will they let the case control how they live their lives, Should they continue to investigate the case or should they put it in God's hands and let Him take control?
Guess you will have to read the book to find out!

I thought the book was excellent. I was not really anxious to read this book, because I normally do not read law enforcement suspense stories. but now that has changed! I loved the book so much, I thought that the plot was intriguing and the characters believable. I have read books where you read something and roll your eyes while thinking, "Police would never do that!" or "What kind of FBI agent would leave the victim at the scene!" but her characters were very professional, were diligent at their work and though they wanted to investigate just the Triple 7 case, life did not stop for them, they still had responsibilities like their families  and work . You can tell that the author had a job in law enforcement before by the way she describes Abby's job at LBPD .  Overall I will definitely read the sequel. The only bad thing about the book? I have to wait until next year to read the sequel !!!
I rate the book 5 stars

Oh well, I guess I will just check out her other books until the sequel comes out . You can check what other books she has wrote by clicking on the link below:


I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.


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