Drawing Fire

drawing fire


With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby’s best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she’s anxious to talk to him about a cold case that’s personal to her-one Luke is interested in as well.

As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents’ lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?

Janice Cantore is back with her newest book Drawing Fire. I was about 300 pages into this book when I realized this was the first in a series. Oh the many ways that just tore at my heart. Realizing the story would be left unfinished left me metaphorically weeping. Yet at the same time excited for what is to come….. next year. Ugh

I honestly believe one of the toughest things to write is Christian  suspense fiction. Ok maybe not difficult, but it walks a fine line. As most Christians do today, being in the world and not of it. Cantore does a great job of having very real issues in her book but helping her characters stay grounded.

I really liked Abby. She was strong but also vulnerable. She just felt genuine. Luke was strong yet had demons of his own he had to wrestle with. It was interesting to see how well they worked together.

Abby’s fiance Ethan had many issues with her job and was concerned for her well fare. Especially after he sees a YouTube video of her almost getting hit by a train. (Don’t worry not a spoiler) But Ethan’s issues with Abby’s job does lead to discussions about their future.

I liked this book, it was fast paced. Yet it still threw me some curve balls with some of the unexpected twist and turns. I look forward to finishing the series.

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414396686
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414396682


I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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