Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: Catching Heat by Janice Cantore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twenty-seven years after the deaths of Detective Abby Hart's parents, she's desperate to find the proof that will put the mastermind--the governor's wife--behind bars. When she joins a newly formed task force and teams up with PI Luke Murphy, Abby is sent to San Luis Obispo to work the cold case of a murdered college student. Realizing their investigation will bring them near the town where Alyssa Rollins grew up, Abby decides to do a little digging of her own into the Triple Seven fire.

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.

A satisfying conclusion to the Cold Case Justice series by Janice Cantore.  (And can I just say - I really like the covers!)  I have really enjoyed reading this series.  The continuing thread throughout the three books of Abby and Luke and the Triple Seven fire cold case was intriguing and didn't get old.   Each book is suspense filled and has other cases to create enough action to keep your attention.  In order to fully appreciate the Triple Seven fire case, you'll want to read the three books in order:  Drawing Fire, Burning Proof, and then Catching Heat.  See my other reviews here.

Still more suspense filled than romance filled but Abby and Luke do finally get their chance at a relationship in this final book.  Yay!  :)  However, it's not smooth sailing.  When Abby gets a lead and Luke fears she may be obsessing,  things get a little bumpy.  Will they come to an understanding and finally get their chance at love?   And will the Tiple Seven fire cold case EVER be solved?

Don't miss this series or this final book in the Cold Cast Justice series.  Suspense filled with a few twists, nail-biting danger, some romance, and plenty of action.

*Thanks to Tyndale for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to post a positive review and all opinions are my own.*

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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

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