Review: Heat Rises

Heat Rises
Heat Rises by Richard Castle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I should be working on my own writing, but I’ve been pulled in by another Castle book. Of the three I’ve read, this one is my favorite. There is everything: murder, mystery, action, love, angst, sorrow, comedy. Fans of the show will recognize situations from season three of the show. There is even a reference to Captain Malcolm Reynolds, who Nathan Fillion (Richard Castle) plays in Firefly. In fact, I suspect that fans of the show are the ones who’ll most enjoy the book because of these hidden little gems that reference the show and it’s cast.

Heat’s trust and loyalty is challenged not just with Rook but with her Captain as well. Just when she thinks she’s earning a promotion, she’s suspended, putting her entire world into a tailspin.

Heat and Rook’s relationship grows deeper, after a few challenges. I like that Heat is less hard on Rook in this book than the last one. Rook too begins to understand that if he’s in a relationship, he needs to make changes in his habits, particularly if he’s away on a story.

The ending has me frustrated and I guess I’ll be downloading Frozen Heat (book 4) onto my Nook or Kindle in a few minutes to see what happens (you’ll need to read the book to see what I mean).

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