Sophie Shields and Cole Hunter were damaged children. Abandoned as a child, Sophie grew up in the foster system, sexually abused as a child, she had never had anyone she could trust until she and Cole are thrown together in yet another foster home. Cole, who had watched his family destroyed in a fire when he was only nine, is determined to rebuild his life, and vows to protect Sophie forever—even from herself.
Sophie goes her own way, ending up working for the CIA because of her skill as a hacker, and in touch with Cole only through the letters he sends her frequently, until the letters stop. Then, she is informed that he has been gunned down in the hospital he designed, while working on an architectural project with one of the men who abused her most as a child, a man who has been seeking her ever since she faked her death and ran away.
Now, with the uncertain help of her wounded soldier on-again, off-again, boyfriend, Sophie is determined to find out what really happened to Cole—for, she’s sure that he’s not really dead.
The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost is a chilling tale of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption that will suck you into Sophie and Cole’s world like a high-powered vacuum cleaner. Using flashbacks from both characters’ lives, the author paints a mind-bending picture of lives that are warped and torn asunder by a soulless bureaucratic system that values wealth and position above humanity.
Once you start reading this book, I dare you to put it down.
I give it four stars.