Review of “Catching Heat” ~Janice Cantore



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.


About the Author:


A retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years (16 in uniform and 6 as a non-career officer), Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, patrol, administration, juvenile investigations and training. During the course of her career in uniform Janice found that faith was indispensable to every aspect of the job and published articles on faith at work, one for a quarterly newspaper called “Cop and Christ”, and another for the monthly magazine “Today’s Christian Woman”.

With retirement Janice began to write longer pieces and several novels were born. Janice is excited and honored to now be a part of the Tyndale Publishing House family. Accused, the first installment in her new suspense offering, The Pacific Coast Justice Series, was released February 1, 2012 and kicked off a brand new chapter in her writing career. In addition to suspense and action, her books feature strong female leads. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep you engrossed and leave you inspired.



Great book! This book has it all: love, good friends, excitement, mystery and scandal! I loved it all! I am a big fan of this genre of books and it definitely did not disappoint. I was a little worried when I received this book and it was the 3rd in a series. I was thinking I would be lost and not have any idea of what was going on, but this couldn’t have been farther from the truth!!!

It is the last in a series, but it can totally be read as a standalone book! They give enough background information throughout the book that you will understand what is happening. It might be a tad confusing at first but it doesn’t take long for it to pick up and you are on a wild goose chase! It is fascinating!

The characters are all relatable, and go through real life situations that make them stand out more! This book has a great religious side too, during some traumatic situations they call on God and become even more aware that he is needed in every aspect of their lives. Luke and Abby make the cutest couple and have an interesting history that ultimately brought them together. My favorite is Woody and how he handles himself in a very tricky, dangerous situation, where he ultimately comes away from it with an unlikely new best friend. 🙂

Great book that I will be recommending to everyone!

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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