Sunday, February 14, 2016

Burning Proof - a book review

Recently, I received a complimentary copy of the book, Burning Proof, by Janice Cantore, from Tyndale House Publishers. Ms. Cantore, is a retired Long Beach police officer who is currently writing novels related to her twenty two years of experience in law enforcement.

I found this book interesting but it took me a while to become engrossed in the story. Most of the books I enjoy are ones where the authors develop their characters slowly and methodically throughout the book. Ms. Cantore seemed to introduce new characters quickly and then "back peddle" to provide the necessary details for the reader. I did not care for this approach but understand each author has a very unique and different style of writing.

The story begins with Detective Abby Hart about to close an investigation she's been working on for several months. Just after she makes the arrest and puts her suspect in custody, things take an unexpected twist. Abby finds herself in a world of trouble and questioning her career as a police officer. As the story continues, the author, Janice Cantore, weaves her words to bring both the past and present together into Abby's future.

I was pleasantly surprised to find Ms. Cantore's use of Scripture references throughout the book. She made a special point of not only portraying the every day lives of her characters, but also included their deep dependence on their faith in God.

This book would interest fans of criminal justice and strong Christian character. It is apparent Ms. Cantore draws on her personal experiences in both of these fields as she writes.

I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for my copy of the book, Burning Proof. Perhaps you'd like to read it for yourself.

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