Saturday, March 12, 2016

Burning Proof by Janice Cantore

I am so excited to be able to read Janice Cantore’s newest book Burning Proof.  I feel like I have been waiting FOREVER for the book to come out, ( well I have been waiting ever since I finished the first book in the series Drawing Fire) Burning Proof is the continuing story of Abby Hart a detective in Long Beach CA.  Her parents died in a mysterious fire when she was little and there was evidence that suggested they were shot before the fire destroyed their restaurant, The Triple Seven. Abby is still trying to get over the fact that someone involved in the murder of her parents confessed to killing her mom but before he could be arrested, He shot himself ( this occurred at the the end of the first book). When Abby and her partner arrive at the Police Department, They discover that the lab finished getting a DNA sample ready and now they were able to get a warrant for an arrest in a case they have been working on for almost a year, it was going well, the suspect was cooperating but then the victim’s father rushed toward them with a gun and started shooting, trying to kill the suspect. Abby reacted as she was trained to do and she shot him, killing the victim’s father.Abby knows that what she did was right, but why did it feel so wrong? Why would God put her in that situation? Abby starts sinking into a dark hole (figuratively) She finds it hard to pray, hard to think,  She cannot even go back to work because her mind will not stop thinking about the shooting. So she decides take some time off and visit her aunt so that she can escape the world around her. 
Luke Murphy is a Private Investigator who is also connected to the Triple Seven Murder. His Uncle was one of the people killed with Abby’s parents. Luke is investing a cold case ( a case that was never solved) involving a young girl who was kidnapped but managed to escape.  When both Luke and Abby's paths cross again, they decide to work together to help Molly ( the girl that was kidnapped) and hopefully catch the culprit. But will Abby be able to handle police work after the shooting or will she decide to go into mission work and marry her friend Ethan, Will Luke be able to solve a 10 year old case? Oh, and there is also someone who has decided that then only way to close the Triple Seven Murder case... Is to eliminate Abby and Luke. 

So what did I think about the book? 
I thought it was great,  The author did a awesome job with the characters. I was a little confused during the first half of the book because she introduces some new characters, like Molly and Gil, and she showed more of the life and attitude of Miss Kelsey Cox. But as a soon as I got to the middle of the book all of the pieces and people started to come together.  The book did have some action in it, like the shooting and there is an explosion but nothing described in graphic detail.
Overall I liked the book and cannot wait until I can read the 3rd book in the Cold Case Justice Series.
I rate the book 5 out of 5 stars *****

If you would like to check out more information on the Cold Case Justice series click on the link below!

Happy Reading :)


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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