Monday, June 25, 2012

Book Review: Attracted to Fire

Attracted to FireI picked up Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills because it is part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program.  I'm glad I did.

I have always enjoyed mysteries and crime dramas, and the description of this book was intriguing:

Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he’s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn’t the work of a single suspect—it’s part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it’s too late.

I could tell immediately that I was going to enjoy the mystery aspect of this book, but it took a few chapters for me to warm up to the characters (Meghan, Ash, and Lindsay).  The pacing of the plot is excellent.  Enough little clues to help you figure out where it is going, then something hits you out of the blue...

The characters, once you get further into the story, are fairly complex.  Even the relatively minor characters have quirks and a bit of a backstory.

The plot kept me guessing, and the book was difficult to put down, which sounds like a perfect summer read.

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