Thursday, November 17, 2016

At Close Range (Tracers #11) by Laura Griffin [Review]

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin “delivers the goods” (Publishers Weekly) again with the eleventh title in the gritty, heart-pounding Tracers series.

When a lakeside tryst ends in a double murder, police detective Daniele Harper arrives on the scene determined to get answers. Clues are everywhere, but nothing adds up. Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab for help, but soon regrets it when her secret attraction to their chief firearms examiner threatens to distract her from the most important case of her career.

As a ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL, Scott Black knows firearms, and he knows he can help Dani unravel her case. Scott has managed to hide his interest in his best friend’s younger sister for years, but when her investigation brings them together, the sparks between them quickly get out of control. Scott resolves to keep his hands off Dani and his eyes on the goal—identifying a killer. But

when that killer zeroes in on Dani, all bets are off. There isn’t a line Scott won’t cross to convince Dani to trust him so that he can help her take down a ruthless murderer who has her in his sights.

4.25 Suspenseful Stars
This was my first Laura Griffin book and it won’t be my last. If you are into suspenseful, totally shocking, didn’t see it coming kind of read, then At Close Range is for you.

I love suspenseful books, the more mysterious the better in my opinion and At Close Range hit all the right spots for me. I felt like I was watching a murder mystery on TV. The book is well written, the characters are very developed and I was just sucked into the plot.

This isn’t a super romance book, BUT there is a love story and it’s kind of like the added extra bonus, a nice treat. I was mostly interested in solving the case.

The book starts with a bang and instantly you are thrown into some murders. Who killed them? Why? How are they related? So many questions and I couldn’t get enough of it.

Dani is the detective on the case and she is good at her job. She has to work extra hard as a female on the force, but she can hold her ground. I really liked her. I liked getting into the mind-set of Dani and figuring out with her. I enjoyed reading her following on each lead.

Scott is the ballistic expert, think CSI and **gasp** he and Dani sort of have a thing for each other. I like the Scott and Dani dynamics it was kind of a slow burn relationship and it added something to the book.  Scott doesn’t do commitment and he doesn’t want to start anything with Dani, but he cares for her. When Scott is somehow linked to the case, it kind of brings Dani closer to Scott and things start to happen.

There’s so much action, plot and twist jam pack in this book. There was never a dull read. Like I said, if you want a good suspenseful, murder mystery book with a side of romance, then this one is for you.

An ARC was provided


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including two RITA Awards (for Scorched and Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

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