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#61: Smoke by Catherine McKenzie (Early Review)

From the internationally bestselling author Catherine McKenzie comes an evocative tale of two women navigating the secrets and lies at the heart of a wildfire threatening their town.
After a decade long career combating wildfires, Elizabeth has traded in her former life for a quieter one with her husband. Now she works as the local arson investigator in a beautiful, quaint town in the Rockies. But that tranquil life vanishes when she and her husband agree to divorce and a fire in nearby Cooper Basin begins to spread rapidly. For Elizabeth, containing a raging wildfire is easier than accepting that her marriage has failed.
For Elizabeth’s ex-friend Mindy, who feels disconnected from her husband and teenage children, the fire represents a chance to find a new purpose: helping a man who has lost his home to the blaze. But her faith is shattered by a shocking accusation.
As the encroaching inferno threatens the town’s residents, Elizabeth and Mindy must discover what will be lost in the fire, and what will be saved.

  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 20, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781503945654

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A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine practises law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine's novels, SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN and HIDDEN, are all international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. Her most recent release is SPUN - a novella sequel to her first novel, SPIN. HIDDEN was also a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Digital Bookworld bestseller.

Her fifth novel, SMOKE, will be published in the US by Lake Union on October 20, 2015.

And if you want to know how she has time to do all that, the answer is: robots.

Visit her online at www.catherinemckenzie.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/catherinemckenzieauthor, and on Twitter at @cemckenzie1.


Other reviews of Catherine's books;
My review for Spin
My review for Spun
My review for Forgotten
My review for Hidden

REVIEW:
Solid storytelling.
You can probably gather by the cover and title that this book is about forest fires. If not, you know now.
Fires, natural fires, are a very real and very scary thing. There are even fires raging out west as I read this book. I can't imagine how scary it must actually be to be in that situation, but this story puts you there in the thick of it. It feels real. You can almost smell the smoke as you turn the pages.
That's good storytelling, and honestly, I expected nothing less from this author.
This story is going to be a best seller, I just know it. 
Solid with a twist, that's my final answer.

5/5


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Comments

  1. Smoke sounds very good. I may have to take a few days break from my cozies and check this one out!

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  2. Ooh, how cool! :D I like the premise of this book.

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  3. I must read this one. I love good storytelling.

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  4. I read Forgotten and really liked it. Thanks for the good review, will have to check this out!

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  5. not sure about this; how's it end?

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  6. This book sounds good! I read Hidden by this author and really enjoyed it.

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