Last Seen Alone
When they face the most baffling missing person's case of their careers, a fiercely ambitious lawyer and a homicide detective have no one to turn to for help except each other, from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.
Up-and-coming attorney Leigh Larson fights for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse. She is not afraid to go after the sleaziest targets to get payback for her clients. Leigh is laser-focused on her career—to the exclusion of everything else—until a seemingly routine case and a determined cop turn her world upside down.
Austin homicide detective Brandon Reynolds is no stranger to midnight callouts. But when he gets summoned to an abandoned car on a desolate road, he quickly realizes he's dealing with an unusual crime scene. A pool of blood in the nearby woods suggests a brutal homicide. But where is the victim? The vehicle is registered to twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Adams. Searching the car, all Brandon finds is a smear of blood and a business card for Leigh Larson, attorney-at-law.
Vanessa had hired Leigh just before her disappearance, but Leigh has no leads on who could have wanted her dead. Faced with bewildering evidence and shocking twists, Leigh and Brandon must work against the clock to chase down a ruthless criminal who is out for vengeance.
Bestseller Griffin (Flight) delivers a pulse-pounding romantic thriller. Vanessa Adams's car is found abandoned along with her purse and phone. A smear of blood on the car door indicates foul play, and soon Austin homicide detective Brandon Reynolds is on the case. Brandon finds a lead when he discovers lawyer Leigh Larson's business card among Vanessa's things. Leigh specializes in sexual assault and harassment cases, but Vanessa was a relatively new client who hadn't disclosed much about her troubles before disappearing. Still, Leigh's eager to help and joins Brandon's investigation, giving rise to off-the-charts chemistry. Together they discover that all of Vanessa's ex-boyfriends have viable motives especially creepy doctor Mason Lloyd. But when Leigh is attacked in her office, Brandon questions who the killer is really after. Griffin skillfully juggles suspense and romance right up until the adrenaline-fueled final page. A timely subplot about revenge porn may be triggering for some readers, but Griffin handles the thorny subject well. This is sure to keep readers guessing.)
Romantic Suspense as it should be!
Laura Griffin is one of my "go-to" authors when I am looking for a good, well-written, Romantic Suspense novel. Her characters are always fleshed out and well-rounded and the chemistry between the characters is always well developed without being over the top. The story plot is always new and exciting and full of twists and Last Seen Alone is no exception!
In Last Seen Alone, the story revolves around a young woman's disappearance that has Auston PD homicide detective Brandon Reynolds investigating a possible murder but without a body, he is fighting an uphill battle.
Defense attorney Leigh Larson is the one person that might have some answers but because of her relationship with the young woman gets mired in the investigation to the point of making herself a target.
This story is intense with the real-world issues faced today by many women of stalking and revenge when relationships fail.
I truly enjoyed this book and the characters and can't wait for more of Laura's stories!
Annoying main character
Look, I get it. The main character has to be heavily involved with the case, but good night she was annoying. And I couldn’t get past it. Also, the main crime plot was kind of lame.