Griffin adds another gut-twisting suspense novel to her Tracers series, and this one will send you after the other four if you haven’t read them. With a taut storyline, believable characters and a strong grasp of current forensic practice, Griffin sucks readers right into this drama and doesn’t let go. Don’t plan on turning the lights out until you’ve turned the last page.
Homicide detective Allison Doyle interrupts an armed robbery and nearly takes a bullet before she’s rescued by top FBI profiler Mark Wolfe. Not only does she feel incompetent, but what is Wolfe doing in small-town Texas? It’s not even possibly a coincidence. Mark Wolfe has been tracking a serial killer for 10 years. He’s smart, coldly logical and completely off the grid. Now Allison’s department has a crime they are attributing to a stalker boyfriend that matches the killer’s MO. It is not Allison’s case, but she has a gut feeling that Wolfe may be onto something. If he is right, there are only days before another vicious killing. She is putting her career on the line to investigate this, her heart — and maybe even her life. (POCKET STAR, May, 400 pp., $7.99)