Book Review: ‘Cold Aim’ by Janice Cantore

About The Book:

Police Chief Tess O’Rourke’s small town is still reeling from a devastating fire when the FBI asks for help: Could she shelter a witness in a high-profile human trafficking case? Initially reluctant to put the townspeople of Rogue’s Hollow at risk, Tess is swayed after she sees Pastor Oliver Macpherson’s genuine conviction to rescue those in need, a trait in him she’s coming to love more each day.

Tess’s fledgling faith is tested when crews of workmen from out of town come in to assist with the fire cleanup and she worries that one of these strangers might shine a light on things best kept hidden. Neither she nor Oliver knows that Rogue’s Hollow is already home to a suspect from a twenty-five-year-old murder case . . . and someone is taking cold aim at those Tess is sworn to protect.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘There is no matter of degree to sin. All of us have our own baggage.’

Janice Cantore brings us book 3 in her Line of Duty series and it’s wonderful. Cantore is a retired police officer and it shows in her books. I love that she brings her expertise to her writing. I was drawn in from the very first and could not tear myself away.

Police Chief Tess O’Rourke is over a small town in Oregon that is suffering in the aftermath of a devastating fire and then the FBI shows up on her doorstep asking for help in hiding the witness to a brutal crime lord’s human trafficking case. Tess doesn’t want to put the people of her tiny hamlet in harm’s way, but agrees after seeing the pastor’s conviction to help those in need. Tess and Pastor Oliver Macpherson have been seeing each other and he is helping her with her newfound faith.

Things soon heat up with crews of workmen come from out of town to help with the fire clean up and a vicious killer is one of the crew, unbeknownst to Tess or anyone else. He will stop at nothing to find this witness and kill her. Then there is that 25 year old murder case that already home to Rogue Hollow and Tess fears for her town nearly every moment.

Cantore manages to keep the reader completely engrossed in this story, which plays out like an episode of Law and Order, only better. I loved this book and look forward to more from Cantore.

*My thanks to the publisher for a preview copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

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About Janice Cantore

A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She’s always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today’s Christian Woman before tackling novels. She now lives in a small town in southern Oregon, where she enjoys exploring the forests, rivers, and lakes with her Labrador retrievers, Abbie and Tilly.

Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Crisis Shot is the first title in her latest series. Janice also authored the Cold Case Justice series–Drawing Fire, Burning Proof, and Catching Heat–the Pacific Coast Justice series–Accused, Abducted, and Avenged–and the Brinna Caruso novels, Critical Pursuit and Visible Threat.

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