FBI Profiler Kaely Quinn visits Nebraska to care for her ailing mother. She can't help but notice suspicious connections among a series of local fires, so she calls on her partner, Noah Hunter, to help find the arsonist. Together they unwittingly embark on a twisted path to a man man who is determined his last heinous act will be Kaely's death.
This is the second book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series but though the author does a great job of making sure Fire Storm can be read as a standalone, I really think you'll get so much more from it if you read Mind Games first. And that's because Kaely is such an unusual heroine with a gobsmackingly astonishing backstory. Sometimes she can come off as abrupt or uncaring and downright strange but to know her is to love her -- quirks and all.
In this story, we get a glimpse into the dysfunction of the Quinn family. Having a serial killer for a husband and father has created diverse coping strategies in Kaely, her brother and her mother and the way they relate to one another. I loved the raw, honest look inside this fractured family and the way the author brings restitution to all that brokenness. And Kaely's continued faith journey leads her to some deep insights into her own behaviours, giving her the courage to take a leap of trust with Noah. Even if it comes as a bit of a cliffhanger. :-)
This is the kind of series where the romance takes a very slow build through the course of all three books. It's agonizing to wait and wonder but the thrill of anticipation brings quite the kick too. Can't wait for Dead End to release in March 2020 so I can see if all my hopes and dreams for Kaely and Noah will be fulfilled! I'm on romantical tenterhooks!
Aptly titled, Fire Storm deals with a serial arsonist who grows more daring with each fire. Kaely just happens to be in the right place at the right time and notices a pattern which hurls her headlong into a complicated case with eerie undertones. Think creepy -- not as over the top as Criminal Minds (which I can't bear to watch) but eerie enough to play havoc with a sensitive reader's overactive imagination. Cue the delicious shivery chills and you might want to indulge in some comfort chocolate and possibly a canine companion for this read!
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