I hope your summer is going well. I’ve taken the month of August to relax and read. Granted, some of those books are for researching my next wip, but the majority are pleasure reads. In fact, I jumped at the chance to read an ARC copy of Nancy Mehl’s Fire Storm so let’s get to it!
About the Book
When FBI profiler Kaely Quinn’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, Kaely takes time off work to go to Dark Water, Nebraska, to help her brother care for their mother. Upon her arrival, she learns of a series of fires in the small town, attributed by the fire chief to misuse of space heaters in the frigid winter. But Kaely is skeptical, and a search for a pattern in the locations of the fires bolsters her suspicions.
After yet another blaze devastates a local family, Kaely is certain a serial arsonist is on the loose. Calling upon her partner from St. Louis, Noah Hunter, and her brother’s firefighter neighbor who backs Kaely’s suspicions, Kaely and her team begin an investigation that swiftly leads them down a twisted path. When the truth is finally revealed, Kaely finds herself confronting a madman who is determined his last heinous act will be her death.
Y’all this book had me on pins and needles, but in a different way than Mind Games, book 1 in the Kaely Quinn
You see, after some revelation bombs dropped in Mind Games I was more than curious to see how Kaely’s relationships would evolve. And I was literally on pins and needles the entire time. In fact, the very last part of the book was a cliff hanger and had me curling up in a fetal position because Dead End (book 3) doesn’t release until next year! What’s a book lover supposed to do?!
As for the mystery/suspenseful aspects, I joined in playing the guessing game. I tried to be a profiler (or should I say behavioral analyst) like Kaely but I totally failed. I did not see the twist coming. The ups and downs, twists and turns is one of the reasons I’m so addicted to this series.
Now to bide my time and wait for book 3.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.