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Friday, October 2, 2015

Review: Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin / @TastyBookTours @Laura_Griff

Title: Shadow Fall
Series: The Tracers, Book 9
Author: Laura Griffin
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Romance
ARC Received From: NetGalley
Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours

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In the ninth romantic suspense novel in the New York Times bestselling Tracers series, author Laura Griffin brings back her elite cadre of forensic experts as they hunt down the most brutal serial killer yet.

Special Agent Tara Rushing arrives at a grisly murder scene and quickly discovers she’s got a serial killer on her hands. The killer is meticulous, making sure to wipe up even the smallest traces of evidence…but the Delphi Center experts are on the case.

The local sheriff has a suspect all picked out—ex-Marine and current security expert Liam Wolfe. Despite all her digging, Tara knows very little about Liam when she shows up at his sprawling Texas compound, which serves as headquarters for Wolfe Security, and she’s surprised by her intense physical reaction to him.

As she and Liam grow closer, Tara finds herself depending on his skills and expertise to help her track a killer. But when another body turns up, Tara must decide if she can trust the man who’s quickly stealing her heart.

The ninth novel in the Tracers series that combines gripping plot twists with spine-tingling romance, Shadow Fall once again proves that “Laura Griffin gets better with each book” (The Romance Reviews).

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This story kept me on the edge of my seat. It's gripping, suspenseful, engaging, and powerful. This is suspense done right.

The focus was the crime Tara was sent to investigate, which meant there wasn't a lot of page space for Liam and Tara's relationship. To those that have read Ms. Griffin's work before, this might not be a surprise to you. It was for me but I'd just come off a high of insta-love books, lol. That doesn't mean they weren't attracted to one another though. They were. That attraction ran parallel to their individual needs to always be in control, to be the top dog on the field and in the bedroom. It made for interesting moments, seeing the clash of wills, and I did chuckle a few times as I read their interactions.

But they were perfect together. With Liam's client dead and mutilated, and a serial killer on the loose attacking unsuspecting women, they had their work cut out to stop the person responsible before the body count got any higher.

I haven't read a suspense story like this in quite a while and I'm so glad I did. It was a welcome break from what's in my TBR pile. Ms. Griffin's storytelling ability is amazing. Her words created pictures, enabled me to see in my head what was going on in the book. Fast-paced but thorough, this is one suspense lovers will enjoy while reading.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting SHADOW FALL! I LOVE this series!