MY REVIEW of “WORKING FIRE’ by Emily Bleeker



Working Fire

by Emily Bleeker (Goodreads Author)
3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I’m Gone comes a compelling novel of a bond between sisters, tested by tragedy…

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. (less)

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing
I would like to thank NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Emily Bleeker for the Advanced Reading Copy of “Working Fire” by Emily Bleeker.  The genres for this book are Fiction, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense. The timeline of this story is set mostly in the present with explanations of events that happened in the past, that are pertinent to the storyline.
I appreciate that Emily Bleeker has written an intriguing, and captivating story, discussing the importance of family, and the importance of Paramedics, EMT’s, Firefighters, and the Police. There are twists and turns, suspense, betrayals, and secrets that are devastating.
The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Some characters are not who they seem to be. As the storyline progresses, some character are unpredictable and unstable.
Emily Bleeker is a paramedic, who gets a call that there has been a shooting at a familiar address. Emily’s sister Amelia and her husband and children live at that address. Everything that Emily has believed in, makes her question everything. Who can you trust?
This is an intense and suspenseful story that will leave you on edge.  The ending was surprising to me. I would recommend this novel and look forward to reading more books from this author.

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