My first read of Elizabeth Sinclair, “Bound By Fire” starts off a bit too slow and the crux of the story doesn’t move as much as trying to create a relationship between Jesse Kingston and Karen Ellis.


Pregnant Karen is trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé Paul Jackson’s death in a wildfire and Jesse as the best friend of Paul has been trying to prove that Paul’s death was not an accident. With a common goal, Karen and Jesse end up spending time together uncovering clues, and the proximity leading to attraction. As they explore the sparks between them, a killer in plain sight will do anything to keep things under the ashes

The plot is interesting and not something new. It’s the narration and the lack of that grip on the plot, the lackluster suspense and thrill is what did not work for me. The story did drag in the middle pages. But the bottom line is that “Bound By Fire” can be read at least once. It’s one of those books that can be re-visited.

Received an ARC from Salt Run Publishing LLC, via NetGalley for an honest review.