When the shocking discovery of a murdered woman’s body disturbs the tranquility of tourist season, the police detective in charge of the puzzling case must work alongside the new filmmaker in town to pursue every lead in the new romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.
After a scandal derails her television reporting career, Macey Burns comes looking for a change of pace in Lost Beach, Texas. She’s ready to focus on her first passion—documentary filmmaking—and has a new job working for the island’s tourism board, shooting footage of the idyllic beachside community. Her plans for a relaxing rebound are dashed when she realizes the cottage she’s renting belonged to the woman whose body was just found in the sand dunes.
Detective Owen Breda is under intense pressure to solve this murder. Violent crimes are rising in his small town, and he can’t stand to see anyone else hurt…especially not the beautiful documentarian who keeps showing up at the precinct.
With the clock ticking, cameras rolling, and body count climbing, Macey and Owen must use all their resources to find the killer without getting caught in the crosshairs.
Griffin's exhilarating third Texas Murder Files romance (after Flight) finds former television reporter Macey Burns moving to the island of Lost Beach, Tex., to film an ad campaign for the small town's tourism board. Shortly after she arrives in town, the previous tenant of her rental house, Julia Murphy, turns up murdered and Macey's investigative instincts won't let her leave the case alone. Det. Owen Breda is determined to catch the killer and welcomes Macey's input. As the pair work together, sparks fly while the body count rises, with their initial prime suspect turning up dead. It soon becomes clear that the killer's got a secret to hide and he's not taking any chances. Griffin's characters leap off the page, and she throws myriad twists, turns, and red herrings into her taut plot as it rockets to a heart-pounding finale. The result is a high-stakes romantic thriller that's sure to please. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary.
A really satisfying read!
Really enjoyed this story! Interesting, suspenseful and intriguing! Worth the read!
A New Favorite
I couldn’t stop reading! This is by far my favorite in the series and I’m so happy I took a chance on a new author—I wasn’t disappointed ever.
Wonderful beach read. This series always inspires me to go see the Texas coast… dunes, fishing, sunsets. Again, Griffin shows that evil can lurk in beautiful places that one would think should be tranquil & relaxing.
Similar storyline as previous book, however. Independent heroine with past issues looking for a fresh start falls for local law enforcement hero. The couple’s interactions could have been played out more with more depth of feelings. Plot focused more on finding a suspect. A surprise character suspect. Where did he pop from? But the clues investigators waded through was exciting . All neatly explained and tied up in the end. And like Miranda from previous story, Macey ends up moving to Lost Beach too.
Easy beach read, somewhat predictable plot. Was good to see old characters brought into the story.