Audio Book review:
rating: 5 of 5 stars
Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann
Troubleshooters Book no: 13
Although I didn’t read this series from the beginning, having started at Force of Nature and then back tracking to Into the Storm, I had enough background to appreciate the characters in this book. There are many POV in this book, in fact, some would say, it might be too distracting and probably took away ample attention from the main hero and heroine. Still just having recently discovered this author, I thoroughly enjoy her writing style.
The main story is about a couple that has been friends, Vinh and Hannah, until their lives were shattered by the death of his wife and her bestfriend, Angelina. The story picked up many years, both characters changed dramatically by that life-altering event. Now, Vinh is the main suspect of the death of Tim Ebersole, the Freedom Fighter’s leader, the group responsible for Angelina’s death. Together with Hannah, Vinh is searching for the truth on whether he is the killer or not, putting their lives back into the Freedom Fighter’s attention and into danger. While on this journey, they also have the opportunity to see each other again, and redefine who and what exactly are they to each other.
I find the story heartbreaking, and the grief quite real, so if you are looking for something sweet and light, this is not the book for you. There are other stories intertwined in the book, as the triangle between Sophia/Dave/Decker continues to grow more complex, the growing mystery on the strange actions of Jim Nash, and also the side story of Izzy Zanella’s complicated relationship to his child bride, Eden Gillman.
I give the book 5 stars because I enjoyed it, even though I have to step away once in a while, because it can get too emotional. Also, if you haven’t read any of the books in Brockmann’s Troubleshooter’s series, I would not recommend you starting with this.