- File Size: 872 KB
- Print Length: 92 pages
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (January 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MU72AWS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fire Triangle Kindle Edition
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Due to the length, readers should suspend some disbelief. The resolution felt like it was a bit over the top to me. However, if it’s read as though it were an episode of a crime drama, it’s perfect. It has exactly the same flow as a police procedural, and when viewed through that lens, it works brilliantly.
Because it’s short, we get the sweet, almost instant-love version of a romance between Miles and Devin. That was fine for me, as I was much more interested and invested in the suspense/mystery. I liked that Miles is very clearly bisexual, though I don’t think the word is used specifically. He doesn’t spend pages of internal drama over it, either. His relationships are what they are, and it’s simply not a big deal who he dates or loves.
I’d have liked to know more about Devin, if only because he’s such an intriguing character. A deaf hero is rare, and while I can’t speak to the authenticity of that, I did think he was well-rounded. There are a number of small details, and the fact that he’s deaf isn’t mentioned once and then forgotten. It’s important to the story without seeming preachy.
I can’t decide how I feel about the plot twist, and there’s nothing I can say without spoilers. I did find some aspects of it troubling, but I’m not sure whether that’s my own discomfort or not. I appreciate that the resolution of the crime addresses the most disturbing aspects of Sebastian’s character, however.
Overall, I liked this. Mostly I’d love to see this as a series because I love Miles and I’m fascinated by his work. But that might be asking too much from a single short story. Maybe we can at least see more of Miles’ world in other crime dramas.
For excellent characters, an interesting story, and a nice, short diversion, this gets 4 stars.
**I read a free copy in exchange for an honest review**
Detective Miles Tucker is a fire investigator. As a child, Devin Treadwell survived a fire. The question is - are the two connected?
Well, the answer to that is an obvious, yes. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a story. A fire at an old manor house is eerily like an arson attack 20 years previous. Thus, the worlds of Miles and Devin converge.
The story that follows is told in the third person from multiple POV’s, and timelines. This made it interesting in that it allowed me to see the world through the characters’ eyes – especially Sebastian who, early on, is identified as the troubled bad. I’d not, previously, read a work of fiction that got into the mind of the criminal so much. The effect added an eerie aspect to the story. However, given the short length of the tale, it also blocked me from getting totally vested in the main characters – except for Devin. I loved Devin. He is written well, and it made a refreshing change to have our hero, a deaf, mute.
When detailing the investigation; for me, the story felt a touch … over constructed, and in a rush to get from scene A to scene B. The sudden changes in direction, had me re-reading some paragraphs more than once. Which was a shame because I’d have liked to see the development of the relationship between Devin and Miles happen a little slower. Particularly since Miles is bi, and had just broken up with his girlfriend. It would have made Erica’s inclusion in the story more relevant, other than to garner sympathy for Miles.
Fire Triangle was a story with a difference. Sebastian and Devin added a different twist to a classic concept. So, if you like stories with that tilt, then I’m sure this will be a winner.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This was an interesting story. Devin is quite young when his family died in the house fire and has come a long way since it happened. Miles comes in and throws a wrench in his perfectly ordered life, not that he is too upset by the final outcome.
This story had quite a few twists and turns. We saw some of Devin’s childhood when Sebastian came into their lives and some of Sebastian’s actions and thoughts during that time. Miles is going through a tough time when he begins the arson investigation, which causes him to make a few rash assumptions that are quickly found incorrect once he meets Devin and learns what really happened when he was a kid. Seeing things through Devin’s, Miles’ and even Sebastian’s eyes goes a long way towards understanding the story, though there is still a twist at the end that I didn’t expect and I always like some surprise in my stories.
The cover art is nice and eye catching giving a nice visual of Devin and Miles.
The story is told in third person and in the view of Miles, Devin, and the killer. I loved that we got the killers' reasons and feelings as well as the other characters. My only complaint is that I wish the story were longer and we got more of Miles and Devin. The building romance between them seemed a bit rushed.
If you like sexy fire investigators, a good mystery/suspense that is sweet and clean you will like this story.
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