ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Fire with Fire by Candice Fox

Publication Date: May 9, 2023
Format: Audio
Genre:  Suspense Thriller 
Narrators: JayAaseng

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
 11 hours 50 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


A pair of desperate parents. A man on the run. A rookie cop.

Four people with everything on the line.

What will be left in the ashes of the next 24 hours?

Following their daughter's mysterious disappearance, Ryan and Elsie Delaney have taken the LAPD forensic lab hostage, and have given law enforcement an ultimatum: Find their daughter, Tilly, or they will destroy all the evidence they can find to other cold cases.

Detective Charlie Hoskins has been undercover in a deadly motorcycle gang for five years. With his cover blown, he has no choice but to find Tilly himself, or lose everything he's worked for as the lab burns.

Lynette Lamb was a police officer—until yesterday, when she was fired before her first beat. Figuring out what happened to Tilly is her one and only chance at rejoining the career she's prepared her whole life for.

Hoskins and Lamb will have to team up to solve this cold case, and will have to move fast—before the situation explodes.



I received this book free from the publisher through netgalley.  I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

Fast paced and action packed this novel has at least 3 different story lines that all converge together.  A woman fishes a gravely wounded man out of the water, he is an undercover detective whose cover was blown. A couple take over a crime lab and demand that the LAPD find their missing daughter. A young rookie is fired her first day on the job as a police officer after she made a mistake and took the wrong guy home, one that hacked the police database and found an undercover detective had been embedded with a deadly biker gang.

I loved the characters. Hoss(the undercover detective) and Lamb(the rookie who was fired) team up due to Lambs' demanding nature and her gift for figuring out puzzles.  Their banter, is great, Hoss being the gruff jaded detective and Lamb the wide eyed rookie. 

Over at the hostage at the lab, the police are getting antsy, evidence is being destroyed and they don't feel the police chief is doing enough to end the siege.  

Everything about this book felt like it could be happening - that's what's so great about Candice Fox books.  You feel like you are on a ride along with the characters.  A fly on the wall.  

The narration is fantastic, the story line while complicated is easy to follow and the action is fast paced. Excellent read. 

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