Welcome to the Fire Universe!
The Fire: This book was written initially as a stand-alone and can be read as such, but Kenna reappears briefly in The Disappeared. You don’t have to read The Fire to understand the events of The Disappeared, but it is recommended.
The Disappeared: This book can be read as a stand-alone, but Kenna from The Fire makes a brief appearance and is responsible in part for bringing the characters in this book together.
Ripley Fox, 28
Kenna Crawford, 32
Twenty years ago, Ripley Fox’s entire family was killed in a fire. After years in the foster care system and trying to rebuild her life, she’s once again confronted not only with the horror of what happened that night, but also with the truth about who was responsible.
Kenna Crawford is the very definition of a hard-nosed reporter. She always gets her story, never takes no for an answer and never lets go once she’s got something or someone in her sights. When she comes across the story of Ripley Fox, she’s not only intrigued by it but also by Ripley herself.
As the two women attempt to discover if there’s something between them, they’re forced to deal with the realities of what happened to Ripley and how Kenna’s career doesn’t make it easy for Ripley to let go of what she’s tried to forget for the past twenty years.
Contemporary Romance, Mystery / Suspense
Not Available on Audible
USA, made-up location
Small town / rural, social services office, police station, news station
THEMES / TROPES:
Enemies-to-lovers (sort of), family relationships, first love, opposites attract