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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Home Fires Burn by Lisa Hartley

Catherine Bishop working in an overwhelmed police force is just trying to get over a traumatic attack in the past. Still under medication, she is slowly getting to grips with herself and has thrown herself headlong into the latest cases. Deaths which seem to be involving domestic violence. A young couple dead leaving behind two babies. Added to this is an arsonist in town, setting alight businesses. Now he has upped his game and set fire to a business with an inmate inside and this is now arson and murder. When investigations reveal that the victim was first murdered and then the building was set alight it adds another dimension to the recent incidents and the detectives in charge of the case, are now looking to find links between the three deaths though on the surface, no one was known to each other nor knew each other. We have arson, rapists, domestic violence, robbery and everything going in the mix to put the detectives off the scent. Every witness brought forward seems to be hiding secrets and it is difficult to find out any clues as to who killed whom. Slowly evolving, the detection work goes step by step and it is sheer plod that gets the work done. Very well told, this was a good story. Sent by Canelo for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. I love a step by step investigation. This sounds good!

  2. Sounds like it has potential although some rough darker topics.

  3. This sounds really interesting - with a lot going on during the investigation.