Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak

Review of Killer Heat by Brenda Novak

Published: September 28, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “The bodies of seven women have been discovered in Skull Valley, Arizona. Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, has been hired by the Yavapai County Sheriff to assist in solving these murders. But Jonah’s not prepared for the complications that arise when he’s forced to work with a woman from his past, private investigator Francesca Moretti.

Jonah betrayed Francesca ten years ago. She hasn’t forgiven him and she’s pretty sure she never will. But the woman she was hired to find has been murdered in exactly the same way as the seven in Skull Valley, so like it or not, Francesca has to work with Jonah. They quickly zero in on the most likely suspect--but questions remain. Questions they have to answer. Because if they bet on the wrong man, it might be the last thing they ever do.”

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak is a story about trust and finding the courage to forgive. Out of the three books in this series so far, I related to this book the most. I see a lot of similarities and fears in Francesca that I see within myself and was able to connect with her character the most. I gave Killer Heat by Brenda Novak 5 smirks because showed what an act of forgiveness can do and what the act of not forgiving can potentially lead to.

Things I Loved About Killer Heat by Brenda Novak:

Francesca’s guarded exterior

Jonah’s struggles to forgive himself for the things he has done

Adriana’s crazy obsession with Jonah (even though I hated it, the story wouldn’t have been as good without it)

Jonah and Francesca’s “twenty questions”

Getting a glimpse at Nate and Rachel’s life briefly (White Heat)

Jonah always carrying a piece of Francesca with him

Murder investigation focusing on everything but the obvious

Making the reader feel like they were also a part of the investigation

And the physical and emotional fighting all the characters do within this story

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak is book filled with strength, love, forgiveness, fear, and hope that will have readers begging for more. Killer Heat is just one of those books you cannot live without.

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