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Catching Heat #2, in the Cold Case series, by Janice Cantore
Detective Abby Hart is looking to put the mastermind behind bars who murdered her parents twenty seven years ago. Abby is sent to the near by home town of Alyssa Rollins the Governor's wife to work on a cold case of a murdered college student. Will she find the missing proof to solve both cases?
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 1.00 X 1.00 X 1.00 (inches)
Series: Cold Case Justice
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.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Follow the LeadsJanuary 16, 2018GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The last book in the Cold Case Justice series includes heart-stopping action, tangled webs of deceit, overwhelming intimidation, and boatloads of excitement with some surprises added in for good measure. The only reason I put the book down before finishing it was because I had to eat, sleep, and take care of daily responsibilities. Otherwise I would have read straight through. At least I did not have to worry about forgetting what I had already read when I had to lay it down for a period of time because it was simply too good to forget. The author has done an outstanding job of continuing to build on the tension, suspense, and anticipation from the beginning to the end of the series. This book picks up where the last one left off. I have enjoyed the interaction between Detective Abby Hart, PI Luke Murphy, and retired police officer Woody Woods. They make a super team of investigators. I appreciate that the author is not bashful about including characters who are willing to share their faith without being pushy about it. Those around them know where they stand and respect them for their beliefs. The romance is low-key, which works well for me. I admit that I like some romance in a Christian novel. With this author, I can count on it being clean and respectable. I feel comfortable recommending this series to anyone who appreciates Christian suspense.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Very goodJuly 6, 2017Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Detective Abby Hart is trying to solve the murders of her parents, which happened when she was a child. Private investigator Luke Murphy lost a family member in the same incident. The two team up to solve the crime, along with several other crimes along the way. I thought this book was very good, and a nice conclusion to the trilogy. The first two books should be read before this one, as it is a continuing story.
BeckySW MIAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Engrossing Police Procedural!January 22, 2017BeckySW MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Abby Hart has a keen sense of justice as she works cold cases. However, the one that plagues her most is personal. Can she and PI Luke Murphy prove the governor's wife was behind the fire that killed Abby's parents and the restaurant cook twenty-seven years ago?
Janice Cantore shows her knowledge of humanity in Catching Heat. Cantore's various characters, from police to homeless people in a camp to political leaders to "grunts," are multi-dimensional. Showing various facets of her character's personalities allows the characters to control the story, creating twists and turns with their unpredictable actions. As the reader, I feared along with Luke for Abby's ultimate sanity and wondered how wise it was for her to pursue so personal a case.
One thing I was thankful for, was enough back story that I wasn't lost as I had read book one, but not book two. Book three picked up well, and was tightly written.
Very engrossing! Recommended for those who like police procedurals and romantic suspense.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Bookfun. I have voluntarily left my own, unbiased review.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Christian Suspense, Mystery, Action, RomanceJanuary 19, 2017nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Catching Heat by author Janice Cantore is the last book in her Cold Case Justice series. Just like the other books, this one is action packed and full of suspense, mystery, and twists. Faith is not forgotten in this Christian novel either. It is a well thought, organized, and written book. The author has a great way of taking readers right into the book. Her characters are well defined right down to their flaws. The dialog is authentic and plentiful. Questions posed throughout the book give readers even more to think about.
This is the story of Detective Abby Hart, who has been searching for many years for proof that the governor's wife was behind the death of her parents. Finally after 27 years Abby gets a lead even though she is working on another case.
Private Investigator Luke is back and works to help the FBI to sollve cold cases. Luke has brought Abby's old training officer, Woody, in to help as well as Abby. There is espionage, adventure, mystery, murder, action, romance, twists and turns.
The novel was so fast-paced and exciting. I was invested within the first few pages. It is a fast paced page turner. As they start their cases things get very interesting. Within pages one case, becomes two for the trio of investigators. Quickly two cases became three and they all crashed down on Abby, Luke, and Woody.
This is an excellent mystery. The author understands police and law enforcement as she is retired from it. Her descriptions are first hand. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Christian Mystery Suspense. This would make a great book for discussion. You will want to talk to someone as you read this page turner of a book.
I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and here is my honest review.
jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Catching HeatJanuary 12, 2017jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Catching Heat by Janice Cantore is the dramatic conclusion to the Cold Case Justice seriesDrawing Fire and Burning Proof. Janice Cantores experience as a police detective adds realism and a unique perspective to the plots.
Detective Abby Hart and P.I. Luke Murphy team up on a newly formed task force to solve the cold case of a murdered co-ed. With the help of Robert Woods, Woody, a retired police officer, they travel to San Luis Obispo to investigate. Their proximity to the hometown of Californias First Lady is a bonus opportunity to find proof/information on the person that they suspect is involved in the Triple Seven fire 27 years agothe fire that caused her parents and Lukes uncles deaths.
Intriguing characters, exciting twists and turns with non-stop action deliver a satisfying ending to a riveting series. Suspense coupled with romance guarantee a worthwhile read. I highly recommend this novel that I received through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.