Monday, May 30, 2016

Virtual Tour - Deep Dark (Tracers, #10) by Laura Griffin

Deep Dark
Tracers #10

by Laura Griffin
Releasing May 24th 2016
Pocket Books

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Deep Dark (Tracers, #10) . . .
Thrilling suspense. Electrifying chemistry. Intensified emotions. And there was even some romance in there. Deep Dark was not just a title. There was some serious attention paid to the details of the mystery unfolding. Providing a connection to the thrill of the suspense, the mystery who and why, the chemistry of the connection, and the intense emotions experienced while reading and digesting all that was being consumed. A mystery to sink your teeth into and a romance to experience. 

There were things thrown at me that I was most certainly not expecting. I was thrilled to have the diversion. I did not know what to expect with the turn of the next page or tap on the screen as this read was. I was biting my lip anticipating the next move. The next clue. The next encounter. The next anything. I was drawn in and desperate for more.

Cyber investigator/hacker, a detective and a murder. There was something that this detective, Novak, did not know or expect bread crumbs leading him in a direction for answers. Those bread crumbs from Laney were what was needed to get the investigation heading in the right direction. Laney and Novak could help each other but Novak was not so sure this was wise and Laney knew more than she was comfortable giving.

There encounters. There collaboration was more than just solving the murder case and catching the murder. They were forming a chemical bond that neither would be completely comfortable giving up on once all was said and done. 

I have not read any of the Tracer series books prior to this read. That will no longer be the case by the time this was typed up for my review.
**This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Tracers series
Untraceable – Tracers, #1
Unspeakable – Tracers, #2
Unstoppable – Tracers, #2.5
Unforgivable – Tracers, #3
Snapped – Tracers, #4
Twisted – Tracers, #5
Scorched – Tracers, #6
Exposed – Tracers, #7
Beyond Limits – Tracers, #8
Shadow Fall – Tracers, #9
Deep Dark – Tracers, #10
At Close Range – Tracers, #11 coming 2017

A gripping new romantic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin...

The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.

As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.
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Reed watched her, and she had that frustrated look in her eyes again. Every time she started to open up to him, he did something to tick her off. She shook her head and glanced away.
          “I’m a detective. It’s my job to ask questions. To push.”
          She looked at him again and her expression softened. “No, you’re right.” She glanced down at her beer bottle and picked at the label. “I’m glad she has you.”
          “Who has me?”
          “April. You seem--” She paused, like she was searching for the right word. “--committed.”
          He didn’t answer. It wasn’t really a question, but the way she looked at him gave him the feeling she wanted a response.
          She drained her beer and plunked down the bottle. “I should get home.” She stood up.
          Reed stood, too. He left a tip on the table and followed her through the throng of people. The bar was packed, and the music had gotten louder since they’d first walked in.
          They stepped into the warm, muggy air. It was dusk now, and a neon Lone Star Light sign cast a blue-and-red glow over the sidewalk. As they walked in silence, he thought of what she’d said about her job being meaningful. It was refreshing. Maybe he’d been a cop too long, but he didn’t know anyone who talked about things being meaningful anymore. If they thought about work in those terms, they kept it to themselves.
          Maybe he was jaded.
          No, he definitely was jaded. But it had more to do with his failed marriage than anything he’d seen on the job.
Reed spotted her little white car and felt a twinge of regret. He’d enjoyed talking to her, enjoyed being near her. And he couldn’t remember the last time that had happened with a woman. Having a beer with Laney had been the highlight of his crap week. Hell, the highlight of his month.
          She looked around. “Where are you parked?”
          “Around back.”
          She gazed up at him. He couldn’t read her expression.
          “Thanks for the drink,” she said.
          “You bought it.”
          He couldn’t read her tone either. The thrum of music seeped through the thin walls of the bar as they stood there in the light of the beer sign.
          She stepped closer, and a jolt of heat went through him. She looked up at him with those bottomless brown eyes, and he knew he was in trouble. It was a bad idea to involve this girl in his investigation. Whatever useful info she might have was outweighed by the fact that she was young, and edgy, and he wanted her. And she must have seen something in his face because her eyes sparked.
She went up on tiptoes and kissed him.

Copyright 2016 Laura Griffin
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Author Info
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 as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award. Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book.

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