Book Review

by Laura Griffin

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: MILD

2009 Romantic Suspense Nominee

RT Rating

What's better than a strong heroine who follows her gut, fights for the rights and freedom of others and knows when to ask for help to get what she wants? When she's matched with an equally strong and compelling hero. The characters are top-notch, and their gradual romance -- entrenched in mystery and suspense -- leaves readers sighing contentedly as the last page folds.

Private investigator Alexandra Lovell fears that a client she helped escape from an abusive husband has been murdered. The kicker? The abusive husband is a police officer. Alex turns to homicide cop Nathan Deveraux for help.

While he's not convinced Alex is right, he's too attracted to her, and worried about her safety, to walk away. Will Alex's instincts and penchant for trouble get her killed, or will Nathan be able to save her and convince her he's the only man for her? (POCKET STAR, Dec., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Annette Elton

Publisher: POCKET STAR

Published: December 2009

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Submitted by Robin in PA on July 24, 2012 - 9:58pm.

Alexander Lovell has made a career out of helping people disappear in order to start a new life. Her client, Melanie Bess, needed her help to escape her abusive husband who happens to be a cop. But now Melanie has disappeared for real and Alex begins to believe that Melanie's husband may have caught up with her. Looking for help, Alex approaches homicide detective Nathan Devereaux. Nathan is skeptical about Melanie's disappearance, guessing Melanie just doesn't want to pay Alex the money she owes her. But as Alex and Nathan dig into the disappearance, with the help of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, they see that things are not what they seem.

This is the first book in Laura Griffin's Tracers series. I thought the suspense story was interesting, but thought the romance portion of the story was lacking. One of the problems was Alex and Nathan had been introduced in a previous series. There were several instances where past events were referred to, but never really explained. My rating: 3.5 Stars.