Rating: 4 stars out of 5
While investigating a house fire, Detective Miles Tucker uncovers a similar case twenty years prior. Digging deeper, Miles learns that a survivor from the earlier fire might have some answers to his questions.
As a boy, Devin Treadwell survived a fire that wiped out his entire family. The trauma he suffered left him in a mental institution, but he has since made a full recovery and, though partially deaf and mute, now lives an independent life as a music teacher.
Devin’s life is disrupted when the handsome Miles suspects him of being a serial arsonist. But he wasn’t the only survivor. A boy named Sebastian who had been adopted by Devon’s family also survived the blaze.
Then an attempt is made on Devin’s life. Can Miles keep Devin safe from an arsonist who will stop at nothing to silence him? Or will the attraction between them jeopardize the investigation?
This was an interesting story. Devin is quite young when his family died in the house fire and has come a long way since it happened. Miles comes in and throws a wrench in his perfectly ordered life, not that he is too upset by the final outcome.
This story had quite a few twists and turns. We saw some of Devin’s childhood when Sebastian came into their lives and some of Sebastian’s actions and thoughts during that time. Miles is going through a tough time when he begins the arson investigation, which causes him to make a few rash assumptions that are quickly found incorrect once he meets Devin and learns what really happened when he was a kid. Seeing things through Devin’s, Miles’ and even Sebastian’s eyes goes a long way towards understanding the story, though there is still a twist at the end that I didn’t expect and I always like some surprise in my stories.
The cover art is nice and eye catching giving a nice visual of Devin and Miles.
ebook, 87 pages
Published: January 7, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English