Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Catching Heat

Catching Heat
Cold Case Justice, Book 3
Janice Cantore
(Tyndale House)
ISBN: 978-1414396705
September 2016/432 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Janice Cantore is a retired Long Beach police officer who now writes suspense novels to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Her twenty-two years of experience on the force lend authenticity to her stories. She has penned six novels, the Pacific Coast Justice series, Visible Threat, and Critical Pursuit. Catching Heat is the third book in the Cold Case Justice series. Visit Janice's website and connect with her on Facebook.


Janice Cantore brings her Cold Case Justice series to a satisfying close with Catching Heat. While this book does build on events in the previous two novels in the series, it can be read as a standalone. In fact, one of my mild frustrations is that the early part of the book contains so much background. Additionally, Abby and Luke spend quite a bit of time simply discussing the case, traveling, and other pedestrian activities. While that is likely more realistic than continual action-packed scenes filled with confrontations and life-threatening moments, it does get a bit tedious at times. The action and the pace pick up about halfway through the book and I was glad I stayed with it as various threads began to unravel or tie together, depending on the situation. And never fear: Cantore infuses plenty of heart-pounding moments into the final chapters! Perfectly timed to be read as political campaigns are heating up, this book and series will make a great addition to your fall reading list.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

A must read for me!