by Janice Cantore
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Released: March 1, 2016
Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
After months of investigating the brutal homicide of a young girl, Detective Abby Hart finally has the evidence she needs. But when the arrest goes terribly wrong, Abby begins to doubt her future as a police officer. As she wrestles with conflicting emotions, old questions about the fire that took her parents’ lives come back to haunt her.
PI Luke Murphy can’t stop thinking about what Abby’s former partner, Asa Foster, mumbled just before he died. “There is proof.” When he uncovers a clue to the murder of Abby’s parents and his uncle, he’s reluctant to tell Abby, despite his growing feelings for the beautiful detective.
A decade-old abduction case brings Luke and Abby together, but will his secret tear them apart?
Burning Proof is a Christian detective novel. It's the second book in a series, and it continues the story of the previous book. I'd recommend reading these books in order (starting with Drawing Fire). The story contained an ongoing case and a new case. These cases were the focus of the second half of the book. There were suspenseful moments as the bad guys plotted to kill our main characters.
Much of the first half of the book was about Abby dealing with a fresh trauma on top of everything else. She questions if she's really called to be a detective and why God allows bad guys to go unpunished for so long while allowing innocent people to get hurt. Once she finds her answers, she's able to help a victim in the new case who's going through a similar crisis of faith. This Christian element was worked into the natural flow of the story and wasn't "preachy."
There was no sex. The author used "he cursed" to indicate bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this thoughtful, interesting series.
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