* Review * INTO THE FIRE by Adrienne Giordano

* Review * INTO THE FIRE by Adrienne GiordanoInto The Fire by Adrienne Giordano
Series: A Rose Trudeau Mystery #1
Published by ALG Publishing on October 27, 2020
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As a junior reporter ostracized by her coworkers and community in North Dakota, RaeLynn Demming has something to prove. A decades-old arson that killed over one hundred people on the island of La Paradisio might be her career-saving story, but she needs cooperation from Rose Trudeau, Hollywood socialite and survivor of the legendary Grande Hotel fire.

Rose understands loss. For thirty years, she’s refused to discuss the Grande tragedy and still mourns her closest friend who perished in the blaze. Hungry for justice, Rose wants the arsonist and murderer caught. When RaeLynn shows up at Rose’s estate begging for a scoop on the fire, Rose can’t help but admire the young woman’s determination and agrees to help.
The investigation takes the pair to La Paradisio, where the local police urge them to leave the sleuthing to the professionals. Friends and family members, too, warn them to stay clear of the case, or else.

Then the threats start.

Undaunted, the unlikely pair dig further into the Grande’s sordid history. As determined as they are to find closure for Rose, they face an enemy just as willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Grande’s secrets buried.


Adrienne Giordano is spreading her wings like never before with her latest release INTO THE FIRE, and man did she soar! Her voice has always been strong and relatable in the romance and quirky mystery stories I’ve read by her over the years and that stands true in this book as well, but with an added level of an almost journalistic quality. Her characters have heart and let it show through, but the detailed renditions of the crime scene, the aftermath and the investigation makes her reader feel like they’ve stepped back in time to physically be in the midst of the fire themselves. Her character development was great, the setting and follow through of this horrific fire was amazing and overall I couldn’t have loved this story more.

RaeLynn caught my attention from the first page when the depth of her yearning to tell this story came through instantly. She’s upbeat and dedicated, but was sensitive and caring towards Rose’s pain. I enjoyed her character.

Rose was a spitfire and only made the reader wish we could have lived her life with her along the way. She was a joy to watch and my heart went out to her as secrets begin to unravel that change the past she lived.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the solving of a cold case and unraveling of a powerful mystery.


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