Saturday, March 12, 2011

Unspeakable ~ Laura Griffin

Elaina McCord’s dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case—investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina’s hunch—met with disbelief by local police—is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike.
True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He’s the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that’s turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina, taunting her, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he’s getting. Now it’s not just her career that’s in jeopardy—it’s her life. . . .

Unspeakable is the 2nd book in the Tracer series.  Elaina is a green FBI agent and was told to obtain her goal of being a profiler with the BAU, she needed more field experience.  She is shipped to the middle of nowhere, Texas.  While there she becomes the fixation of a serial killer known as the Paradise Killer.  While investigating and meeting with no help from the local police, she meets Troy Stockton who has taken a personal interest in the case she is currently working on.  Troy would like nothing more than to have his cake and eat it to, per se, but Elaina is working on her career and has decided to focus solely on her career but needs Troy to help her with the case as he is the only one that seems to believe her theories.  This is a non stop thriller.  You are introduced to the killer and his neurosis early on, but he isn't identified by his character until the end.

Notable Quote:
..."and why did you decide to stay?"  "I don't know," she said.  "I guess because they wanted me to leave."

This was my first Laura Griffin book and it won't be my last.  There was non stop action and intrigue.  I thought I had the killer pegged early on then I changed my mind a dozen times.  I loved the chemistry between Elaina and Troy not only in the bedroom, but also on the case.  The story is more suspense than romance but I enjoyed it from cover to cover.  Through this story we met and got to know Ric a cop and Mia a scientist with the Tracer group who are in the next book and I can't wait to read it.

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