Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Drawing Fire - A Book Review

When Abby Hart was six years old her parents were murdered.  The case was unsolved and now that Abby is an adult her life revolves around this one moment in her life.  She feels like she cannot move on and forgive as long as the killer remains unpunished.  She wants justice served.  Abby works as a homicide detective and her most recent case is the murder of an elderly woman.  Luke Murphy is a private investigator that witnessed a suspect leaving the scene of the crime and as Luke and Abby begin to work together sparks fly between them.  

When Abby finds out that the elderly lady is the aunt of the governor she finally gets the chance to question him about the murder of her parents.  The governor was partners with Abby's parents and she has always felt that he knows more than he told the police.   Come to find out Luke has a personal connection to the murders as well.  His uncle was killed in the same fire and he wants answers the same as Abby.  

As Luke and Abby begin to dig deeper into this case that has long since been buried it seems that there is someone who wants to make sure the case remains cold and they will do whatever it takes to make sure it does!

This is the first book I have read by Janice Cantore and it won't be the last!  I have been reading more and more christian suspense novels lately and this is one of my favorites.  It keeps the reader involved with page turning suspense and plenty of action and a little romance thrown in as well!  There is no profanity or sexual content, but with the topic being murder I would recommend it for adults and use caution for younger audiences.  

This is the first book in the Cold Case Justice series and I can't wait till the next one comes out!


A retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years (16 in uniform and 6 as a non-career officer), Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, patrol, administration, juvenile investigations and training. During the course of her career in uniform Janice found that faith was indispensable to every aspect of the job and published articles on faith at work, one for a quarterly newspaper called "Cop and Christ", and another for the monthly magazine "Today's Christian Woman".

With retirement Janice began to write longer pieces and several novels were born. Janice is excited and honored to now be a part of the Tyndale Publishing House family. Accused, the first installment in her new suspense offering, The Pacific Coast Justice Series, was released February 1, 2012 and kicked off a brand new chapter in her writing career. In addition to suspense and action, her books feature strong female leads. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep you engrossed and leave you inspired.

If you would like to purchase Drawing Fire from Amazon you can do so by clicking HERE.

***Thank you to Tyndale Publishing for providing me a copy of Drawing Fire in exchange for my honest review.

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