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The Fireproof Girl
     

The Fireproof Girl

4.6 5
by Loretta Lost
 
Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.

She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.

Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear

Overview

Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.

She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.

Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.

But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk...

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When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture, and rebuilding his life.

Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and it was easy to scare her away.

He always feared that he wouldn't be able to protect her from her enemies, or from herself...

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
"A well-written, serpentine, breezy thriller centered on themes of belonging, abandonment, and the emotional struggle of parentless children."
RT Book Reviews
"The mystery of what happened to Cole Hunter keeps the pages turning in The Fireproof Girl."
Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize in Fiction
"This uniquely styled romance contains a beautifully built foundation... Exquisitely detailed characterization..."
i am not a bookworm
"This is definitely one of the best books released this year. I think Loretta Lost is made of the same cloth as my favorite authors like Clive Cussler, Dick Francis, Dorothy Gilman and Steve Berry."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156957309
Publisher:
ThunderWords
Publication date:
10/03/2016
Series:
Sophie Shields Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
24,622
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Loretta Lost writes for the same reason that you read: to experience all the love and excitement that can often be lacking from real life. She finds it therapeutic to explore her issues through the eyes of a different person. She hopes to have a family someday, but until then, her characters will do nicely.

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The Fireproof Girl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite 15 days ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In The Fireproof Girl, the first in a new series by Loretta Lost, Sophie Shields is a woman with a past. Growing up in foster care, she has had to change her identity several times due to unfortunate circumstances. The one constant in her life? Cole Hunter, who grew from foster brother, to protector, and perhaps something more. But all that changes when she finds out that he's been murdered. Determined to find answers and his killer, Sophie uses her computer hacking expertise to get to the bottom of the mystery, dragging up aspects of her past in the process. A fast paced novel told from two points of view, The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost asks the question of how far we are willing to go for the people we care about. I really enjoyed reading The Fireproof Girl. There's a tension that Lost expertly maintains throughout, even as she hops between the past and the present day. Sophie is a strong but broken character, occasionally coming off as unemotional, but also very resilient. It's her connection to Cole that really warms up her character. He's not the typical bad boy of the genre. Smart and warm, he is nonetheless willing to do what it takes to protect those he loves. I enjoyed their dynamic and was rooting for Sophie to solve the mystery. The end felt a little abrupt and I wished it had gone on for a chapter or two, mostly because it raised some questions that definitely needed to be answered. Luckily, The Fireproof Girl is the first of a new series and there will be more adventures in book 2.  
NicolasRReid 24 days ago
I love this book. To me a book is all about the characters, and I really fell in love with these characters. The story generally surprised me, and I think that’s what I like the most about this story. I can literally feel the attention to detail that the author has placed into her work, the craftsmanship and love. I want more, need more, and can't wait to see what's next!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Really good, and I would definitely read more by this author
Anonymous 4 months ago
The best part about this novel is the way it describes the emotions of homeless children. The hardships they face, and how they have to become an adult much before they actually reach that age is beautifully expressed. Their indomitable strength and courage to face the world alone, is well conveyed, time and again through different portions of the novel. I also liked the writing style of this novel, i.e, this novel does not only tell the story through two point of views, but this story also happens to revolve around two year frames, 2003 and present. Moreover the love story of Cole and Sophie is not only beautiful but also unique, it charmingly showed that love can’t be diminished by distance or time. Now coming to the bad points about this novel. I found this novel to lack details at certain parts. Another thing about this novel, I didn’t like is that, it didn’t really unravel the mystery of Cole’s murder. This novel is deficit of that final showdown, like when the murderer admits the crime, this book does not have anything of that sort. Moreover, I found the climax to be a bit hasty. I would say, that, because this novel is a part of a series, so I believe that the problems I found about this novel would get sorted in the next novel, which promises to provide more information about the person who shot Cole. Overall I would recommend this book to all romance lovers and mystery lovers who are fans of series novels.
VictoriaRJ 7 months ago
I absolutely loved it, as with all of Loretta's work. But I think this is my favorite yet! I was close to tears reading about what Sophie and Cole have been through, and hoping so hard for a good outcome. The final pages left me with the biggest satisfied sigh ever.