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.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
After the utter brilliance of Mind Games (definitely read this first to get to know Kaely), the second book in Nancy Mehl’s Kaely Quinn series had a lot to live up to. And, unfortunately, for me, it fell short.
The first three-quarters of the book are slow going. While I enjoyed getting to see some of Kaely’s family dynamic, that’s not why I pick up a romantic suspense read. Both the romance and the suspense seem to take a back seat in Fire Storm.
Noah is back and it feels like their relationship takes two steps forward, three steps back throughout this book. It’s stilted at times and downright uncomfortable at others. And the search for the arsonist was slow going until the final 20% of the book.
While I didn’t love this one like I did the first (nor did it contain the jaw-dropping surprises), the synopsis for the third book will definitely bring me back to Kaely’s world for the series finale.
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