Friday, July 24, 2015

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Abby is a very good detective. The others in the squad room call her Superglue. She became a cop because she wanted to solve the murder of her parents when she was just six years old. She has kept that unsolved case in the back of her mind for years.

Now just might be her chance to find the killer. A serial murderer is on the loose and his latest victim is an elderly woman related to the governor – a man who knew her parents all those decades ago. Perhaps he knew who hated her parents enough to shoot them and burn their business to the ground.

I liked this police detective novel. We follow Abby around as she investigates homicide cases. She is our heroine and I liked her as a character. She is somewhat obsessed to find out who murdered her parents. She has entered the police force for that very reason. She's a savvy woman who is not afraid to go after and apprehend a suspect, even when it puts her life in danger. Her life gets even more complicated when a private detective comes in on an investigation. Luke is also interested in the twenty seven year old case. Abby finds herself a bit distracted because she is attracted to Luke. But she is engaged, even if her fiance is sort of a boring and confining associate pastor.

Cantore's police experience shows in the well crafted and action packed scenes. The plot is complex as various people Abby comes in contact with are associated in some way to the cold case, including the governor. There is some suspense and we are left at the end of the novel knowing some of the facts behind her parents' death. There are several new issues that come up near the end, however, so I will be eagerly waiting for the sequel.

Janice Cantore was a Long Beach, California, police officer for twenty-two years. She now lives in a small town in southern Oregon where she writes suspense novels. You can find out more about her and the other novels she has written at

Tyndale, 407 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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