Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Brief: Fire Triangle by Iyana Jenna

fire triangleTitle ~ Fire Triangle

Author ~ Iyana Jenna

Publisher ~ JMS Books

Published ~ 7th January 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Mystery





While investigating a house fire, Detective Miles Tucker uncovers a similar case twenty years prior. Digging deeper, Miles learns that a survivor from the earlier fire might have some answers to his questions.
As a boy, Devin Treadwell survived a fire that wiped out his entire family. The trauma he suffered left him in a mental institution, but he has since made a full recovery and, though partially deaf and mute, now lives an independent life as a music teacher.
Devin's life is disrupted when the handsome Miles suspects him of being a serial arsonist. But he wasn't the only survivor. A boy named Sebastian who had been adopted by Devin's family also survived the blaze.
Then an attempt is made on Devin's life. Can Miles keep Devin safe from an arsonist who will stop at nothing to silence him? Or will the attraction between them jeopardize the investigation?


Freya’s Book Brief

Detective Miles Tucker is a fire investigator. As a child, Devin Treadwell survived a fire. The question is - are the two connected?

Well, the answer to that is an obvious, yes. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a story. A fire at an old manor house is eerily like an arson attack 20 years previous. Thus, the worlds of Miles and Devin converge.

The story that follows is told in the third person from multiple POV’s, and timelines. This made it interesting in that it allowed me to see the world through the characters’ eyes – especially Sebastian who, early on, is identified as the troubled bad. I’d not, previously, read a work of fiction that got into the mind of the criminal so much. The effect added an eerie aspect to the story. However, given the short length of the tale, it also blocked me from getting totally vested in  the main characters – except for Devin. I loved Devin. He is written well, and it made a refreshing change to have our hero, a deaf, mute.

When detailing the investigation; for me, the story felt a touch … over constructed, and in a rush to get from scene A to scene B. The sudden changes in direction, had me re-reading some paragraphs more than once. Which was a shame because I’d have liked to see the development of the relationship between Devin and Miles happen a little slower. Particularly since Miles is bi, and had just broken up with his girlfriend. It would have made Erica’s inclusion in the story more relevant, other than to garner sympathy for Miles.

Fire Triangle was a story with a difference. Sebastian and Devin added a different twist to a classic concept. So, if you like stories with that tilt, then I’m sure this will be a winner.

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  1. This has caught my interest so will probably give it a go!

  2. Thank you so much for the review and feedback! ♥