Burning Proof, by Janice Cantore, is the second book in the Cold Case Justice series. It follows Drawing Fire, continuing the story of Abby Hart and Luke Murphy in their pursuit of justice for the murders of her parents and his uncle in a fire many years before.
In this portion of the story, with the case closed, Abby is trying to move one with her life in spite of the unanswered questions regarding her parents’ death. But when she is forced to shoot a man while arresting his daughter’s attacker, she begins to question both her career and personal life. While she takes some time off to deal with her emotions, Luke Murphy and his partner Woody discover another lead in the murders and decide not to burden Abby with another possible disappointment while she is already dealing with so much. They begin to investigate it themselves, but find it harder to keep it from her than they thought. Abby and Luke continue to struggle with their feelings for each other, and must make tough decisions as a result.
I enjoyed this book. It was certainly as good as the first, and I eagerly await the next installment! I admire both Abby and Luke’s character, and I especially like Woody, the every-present friend to both of them.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian police-crime drama stories.
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