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Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4
Published by Tantor Audio on August 28, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 41 minutes
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Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.
Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process.
This time, it's personal.
Here we are at the end of the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. Through the Fire is probably my favorite. It could be because we get to see everyone from the previous books a bit. It might be because a bunch of overall series arcs were tied up. But I think it is because the main character for this story is female.
Kit is new to the area, although she has been a cop for 8 years in Wisconsin. She is also a K9 officer with a blood hound partner. She meets a geeky guy, and there’s math involved!!!, on her first day in town. Wes is a fire watcher. I really loved both these characters.
Kit has so much happening and the other officers are suspicious of anyone new. Her connection with Wes is immediate. He’s adorkable and smart. I LOVED his conversations with his sister. The slow and steady way they get to know each other is great!
The murder case starts on Kit’s first day and she’s trying to learn how things work and get settled. We get another round of gun-loving, anti-government folks. We also get a much smaller dose of the kids I love. I wish they had been a little more involved but it was appropriate for this story.
I listened to the first book Run to Ground and have read the following books, until listening to this one on audio again. I would say either is great, but it also seems my favorite books in the series are the ones I listened to the audio version.
I listened at my usual 1.25x speed and it worked well for me. The narration of both male and female voices was comfortable, and even the kids sounded right. There was enough variation to capture different people. We get both Kit and Wes’ point of view but it seems like somewhat more from Kit. The performance really added the emotional timbre to the story and increased my enjoyment.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
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That’s a series I was quite curious to try too!
I’ve really enjoyed this series. I think all of them are at least a solid 4 hearts. The first one and this one are my favorites, possibly since I listened to these two on audio.
I totally have this author and series on my try list/TBR. I won all the books for this series, just need to find the time to dive in. Great review.
Thanks Angela. I’ve really enjoyed this series. While not everything is 100% believable, it is fiction, I mostly felt it was realistic and fun.
I’m so glad to see your positive review as I just collected the first three books. I have the eBooks, not the audio.
Thank you! The audios were great also. I hope you enjoy them. They are seem more light, even with the suspense and violence aspects, simply because they are a bit suspended from reality.
It was great how she wrapped it up and I thought Kit was a fab heroine, too. Her hounds was adorable. I’m looking forward to Steve’s story now and trying not to miss that the series is over.
There is another series, the Search and Rescue series I plan to read although I think it is older than this one.
Yes, in fact, this series is a loose spin-off from it. It’s a fun one, too. 🙂
I love this series! Just finished listening to this one and I plan to start her rescue series next. I’m torn as to which is my favorite. Each book made me think this is my favorite. LOL All of them won my heart:)
It’s true, Laura! As I read them, each one felt like my favorite! I just really enjoyed Jules’ siblings, and a female main character Kit, as well as the adorkable nerd Wes. That’s why I say they are my favorites.
I really enjoyed this one too. I was a bit frustrated with Kit not trusting in her partners, but I knew them better than she did, and with her past, I guess I understand. The kids are still the best part of this series.
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I was frustrated with the partners for not trusting Kit and her instincts! I love the kids but their role seemed smaller in this book. Except for Sam.
I love this series and it translate so well to audio with this narrator. Glad to see you are loving it too!
Yes, my favorites in the series are the ones I listened to on audio but I think this one would have been a favorite anyway.
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series and really want to get to this one soon. I love that this one follows a female officer and math is another big plus. Glad you enjoyed it!
Yes I really, really liked the change up and the geeky guy was a great pairing. And how can one go wrong with a canine unit mystery?