Book Review Of “Working Fire” By Emily Bleeker

Ellie Brown thought she’d finally escaped her stifling hometown of Broadlands, Illinois; med school was supposed to be her ticket out. But when her father has a stroke, she must return home to share his care with her older sister, Amelia, who’s busy with her own family. Working as a paramedic, Ellie’s days are monotonous, driving an ambulance through streets she’d hoped never to see again.

Until a 911 dispatch changes everything. The address: her sister’s house. Rushing to the scene, Ellie discovers that Amelia and her husband, Steve, have been shot in a home invasion. After Amelia is rushed to the hospital, Ellie tries to make sense of the tragedy. But what really happened inside her sister’s house becomes less and less clear. As Amelia hangs on in critical condition, Ellie uncovers dark revelations about her family’s past that challenge her beliefs about those closest to her…and force her to question where her devotions truly lie. (From Goodreads)

I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to the amazing Amazon Publishing for sending me this book in exchange of an honest review.

I was excited about this book, for numerous reasons. First it was my first Emily Bleeker read, Second because I to live in Illinois and I am counting down the days until I can leave. Last but not least, and probably the most important, the book sounds fantastic.

So as the above synopsis states, Ellie must figure out where her devotions lie, and who in her life she can trust. The one negative thing I will say about this book, is I HATE how her side of the story ended. To me, Ellie is lacking something, and is very selfish. I was pissed at her during the last 2 or 3 pages. I am hoping there is some kind of sequel in the works.

Now, saying all of that. This book was good. Nice and twisty, the kind of book that makes you question every person. Really you just cant trust anyone. I like books that do that. I did guess parts of this book, the reason behind the shooting was fairly predictable, kind of saw it coming early on. But the smaller parts with the secondary characters are what make this book. Getting the back story on all of them, spread throughout the story, made for a really fast, enjoyable read.

I am glad I got to review this one, and I am thankful to Amazon Publishing for sending it to me! I will most definitely be reading more Emily Bleeker. I read in her acknowledgement that she thanked Catherine Mackenzie for helping her so much with this book, and I loved that, Catherine Mackenzie writes some incredible books as well!

Out August 29th Buy On Amazon, Here