Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Unforgivable by Laura Griffin

The blurb:
At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what seems like a random incident is followed by another sinister episode.  A DNA expert, Mia has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. Suddenly, she’s become the target of one.  And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free.

Once, Mia trusted Detective Ric Santos, but that was before Ric let his turbulent past ruin his chances with Mia, the sexiest, most intriguing woman he’s ever met.  But he can tell when she’s lying – and when she’s scared.  The key to catching a sadistic madman lies within a long-buried cold case that has haunted Mia for years.  Only she can uncover the truth, but first, Ric will have to get her to entrust him with her secrets. . .and her life.

I hadn’t read any of Laura Griffin’s books before,  and I don’t think that you need to read the earlier Tracer novels to appreciate her latest novel, Unforgivable.

The lead character, Mia Voss, is smart, supremely competent as well as kind and the sort of hero that you feel you could be friends with.   She reacts to the sudden attacks of violence with natural fear and anxiety, but she also channels these emotions into her work and catching the perpetrators.  Her skills as a DNA expert complement the unrelenting pursuit by Detective Ric Santos. Unforgivable combines romance with a carefully crafted mystery thriller.  Unforgivable will surely satisfy lovers of the thriller and mystery genre.

About the Author:
Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense with her novels for Pocket Books.  Her books have won numerous awards, including a 2010 RITA (Whisper of Warning) and a 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable).  Her debut novel, One Last Breath, won the Booksellers Best Award for romantic suspense.  Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book in her popular Tracer series.

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