'Laura Griffin is one of those skilled writers who hook me with the first sentence' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
If you love Karen Rose, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Gardner, you'll be gripped by Laura Griffin!
With her signature breathless pacing and suspenseful twists and turns, 'Laura Griffin never fails to put me on the edge of my seat' (USA TODAY).
'I love smart, sophisticated, fast-moving romantic thrillers and Laura Griffin writes them brilliantly' JAYNE ANN KRENTZ
'A pulse-pounding romantic thriller' Publishers Weekly
'Her heart jackhammered and she knew this was it. Fight or flight time.'
When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin's lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers of lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this case is unlike any Jacob has ever seen, and nothing adds up.
Bailey has a hunch that the victim wasn't who she claimed to be and believes this mugging-turned-murder could have been a targeted hit. When she digs deeper, the trail leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin, where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.
As a ruthless hitman's mission becomes clear, Bailey and Jacob join together in a desperate search to locate the next target before the clock ticks down in this lethal game of hide-and-seek.
Raves for Laura Griffin:
'Desperate Girls is a nail-biting read from the very first page to the final, shocking twist. I could not put this book down' MELINDA LEIGH
'Griffin pulls out all the stops in a phenomenal twist ending that will leave readers stunned' Publishers Weekly
'An absolutely must read . . . Full of suspenseful mysterious happenings with a little romance thrown in, this book hits all the right notes' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
'Everything a reader of romantic suspense could want. Another excellent novel from Laura Griffin' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
'What a fast-paced, well-written romantic suspense! . . . I cannot say enough about how good this story was and hope that fans of creepy good romantic suspense will enjoy it as much as I did' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
'An exciting, intriguing, suspenseful thriller . . . Last Seen Alone was another edge of your seat adventure' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
'A highly suspenseful read with a gripping edge . . . an unputdownable storyline. Laura Griffin is one of my favorite storytellers and her latest work is phenomenal' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ reader review
Griffin (Total Control) sets the suspenseful if flawed first romance in her Texas Murder Files series in Austin. After a woman is found dead on a hiking trail, Det. Jacob Merritt is assigned to the investigation and is impressed that beautiful investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads seems to know more about the case than he does. Though he's not one to leak to the press, he agrees to meet with her on occasion to trade information, hoping to uncover her source and eager to be near her. Bailey and Jacob spend very little time together as they each work the murder investigation separately; Bailey's research leads her to a technology company, and Jacob realizes the victim has connections to a mob case in Chicago. While the mystery is satisfyingly complex, Jacob and Bailey's relationship remains by-the-numbers. Their characters are underdeveloped, making it difficult to understand their attraction or compatibility. The investigation keeps the pages turning, but readers will hope for more spark in future installments.
I have read better, but still enjoyed
Wonderful and Easy Read
Fantastic for an easy read that grips you ! As someone who can barely be bothered to read I finished this in 4 days. I think that says it all !