Blue Smoke – Nora Roberts | Book review

blue smoke

Title: Blue Smoke
Author: Nora Roberts
Date:  May 30th 2006
Pages: 440

About Blue Smoke

Reena Hale grew up with an intimate knowledge of the destructive power of fire. When she was a child, her family’s restaurant was burned to the ground, and the man responsible was sent to jail. The Hale family banded together to rebuild, and Reena found her life’s calling. She trained as a firefighter and then as a cop, always with the end goal in sight: to become an arson investigator. Now, as part of the arson unit, she is called in on a series of suspicious fires that seem to be connected not just to each other, but to her. And as danger ignites all around her, Reena must rely on experience and instinct to catch a dangerous madman who will not stop until everything she loves has gone up in smoke.


This was actually the first time that I read a book by Nora Roberts. My mom is a big fan and she owns almost every single book written by Nora. So this week I thought I should try one. I picked Blue Smoke because it sounded very interesting.
I instantly fell in love with this book and it was not boring at all, even though the story is spread out over 20 years. But this was necessary for the rest of the book. It explains why she is doing the things she does.  The only thing is that how can you not know that there is a link between all of those deaths (of her lovers) and accidents (Luke’s car). It was not a coincidence. But she realized a little too late who it really was. And at the beginning of the book, they say she an eye for details, well not this time. That was the only thing I did not understand, The rest of the book was great. Definitely going to try another book of Nora again.
And if you are not a book lover, you can always watch the movie, because I also found out that there is a movie about this book.


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