Cold Aim

Reviewed by:

Megan Arnone from West Lafayette, IN, a student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

Review Introduction

Title:

Cold Aim

Author:

Janice Cantore

Publisher:

Tyndale House Publishers

Publication date:

2019

Format:

Print book

Length:

335 pages

Overview

Police chief Tess O’Rourke has her hands full after a wildfire devastates the small town of Rogue’s Hollow. To add to the pandemonium, the FBI asks her to shelter a witness of a human trafficking case—something Tess reluctantly accepts despite her fears of the risk. Secrets travel quickly; there are few places to hide in the small town.

Tess grapples with keeping the town and the witness safe, her feelings for Pastor Oliver Macpherson, and her faith—all while chasing after a mysterious suspect intent on harming the person she has sworn protect. Will cold, hard justice or forgiveness and redemption win in the end?

Cold Aim is a story that forces its characters and readers to think deeply about love, faith, sacrifice, and redemption in a world where injustices run rampant. Cantore does a masterful job at establishing a rich setting. The small, charming town of Rogue’s Hollow is well detailed. It’s so average, one would hardly believe it would become the perfect place for a mystery. The story is told from multiple perspectives, which builds suspense and mystery as the reader must connect how the various characters relate to the overall plot.

Assessment

Rating:

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Readers age 16 or older, those who enjoy crime-solving novels

Christian Impact

Faith and Christian themes are mentioned throughout the story and influence the development of several characters. These ideals are especially promoted through Oliver Macpherson, pastor of Rogue’s Hollow, who sees that redemption is possible in all people and convinces others to see the same.

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