Blog Tour: Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin (Excerpt, Teasers, Review, Buy Links)
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of the virtual tour for Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin, book nine of the amazing Tracers series. I sincerely thank Laura Griffin and Tasty Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour, and also, wish to send a special thank you to the Pocket Books for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book.
Deanna, owner and lead reviewer for Okie Dreams Book Reviews
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Imprint: Pocket Books
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Contemporary Romance
In the ninth romantic suspense novel in the New York Times bestselling Tracers series, author Laura Griffin brings back her elite cadre of forensic experts as they hunt down the most brutal serial killer yet.
Special Agent Tara Rushing arrives at a grisly murder scene and quickly discovers she’s got a serial killer on her hands. The killer is meticulous, making sure to wipe up even the smallest traces of evidence…but the Delphi Center experts are on the case.
The local sheriff has a suspect all picked out—ex-Marine and current security expert Liam Wolfe. Despite all her digging, Tara knows very little about Liam when she shows up at his sprawling Texas compound, which serves as headquarters for Wolfe Security, and she’s surprised by her intense physical reaction to him.
As she and Liam grow closer, Tara finds herself depending on his skills and expertise to help her track a killer. But when another body turns up, Tara must decide if she can trust the man who’s quickly stealing her heart.
The ninth novel in the Tracers series that combines gripping plot twists with spine-tingling romance, Shadow Fall once again proves that “Laura Griffin gets better with each book” (The Romance Reviews).
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Keep reading for a book excerpt and teasers, a review and rating of Shadow Fall, plus information about the author and the Tracers series, and details on how you can enter a tour-wide giveaway sponsored by Laura Griffin
From Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin:
Tara looked out the window again and realized her pulse was still thrumming. He unnerved her. It wasn’t just his size, it was his attitude. Maybe she was self-conscious because he’d caught her off guard. She was definitely embarrassed that she’d pulled her weapon on him.
She adjusted the vent and got a waft of hot air. His attitude bothered her, but she liked his truck. It smelled like leather and earth and felt deliciously warm. She forced herself to ignore the flutter of nerves generated by being alone in the dark with him. The nerves weren’t from fear but something else. And she wondered which was worse, being afraid of a man she was investigating or being attracted to him?
“You shouldn’t come out here alone.”
She looked at him. “Why not?”
“We’ve got more than a few meth heads around here. You don’t want to walk up on something, not without backup.”
She watched his face in the dimness, uneasy with the protective tone of his voice.
“We confirmed the ID today,” she said.
That ticked her off.
“Won’t be long till the media has it,” he added.
“Where are you getting your information?”
He didn’t answer.
“And the other day,” she said, “how’d you know we were here, me and M.J.? Are you having us tailed?”
Even if he was, he’d probably never admit it. But she at least needed to ask and get his reaction. Shadowing investigators could definitely be considered suspicious behavior.
Although she had to be honest with herself. She didn’t consider him a real suspect. Despite his links to the victim, she simply didn’t feel it.
“I’m guessing you filmed us approaching your property and ran my plate,” she said.
The corner of his mouth lifted. “Nothing that cloak-and- dagger.” He glanced at her. “I’m friends with Crystal.”
“She waited on you at the Waffle Stop. Bright red hair, eyebrow ring.”
She turned to face the window. “Small-town grapevine. And here I’ve been all impressed with your spying abilities.”
“You should be.” He pulled up to her Explorer and parked. “We’re the best there is.”
She looked at him in the darkness, so confident it bordered on arrogance. And the crazy thing was she believed him. She bought into it completely—he was that good.
His eyes locked on hers, and the air between them felt charged with electricity. His gaze dropped to her mouth, and her heart skittered. Was he going to kiss her? He eased closer, watching her, making her heart pound.
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *
First Impression: Captivating characters, engrossing and intriguing storyline, masterful storytelling and expert writing
Shadow Fall, the nineth book in Laura Griffin’s Tracers series, is the perfect example of a fast-paced, edge of your seat thrill read written by a talented author who is not only in her element but also at her best. This story sucks you right into the heart of Liam Wolfe and Tara Rushing’s story and carries you along on an exciting journey of events.
When the story starts, Special Agent Tara Rushing is fresh off a case that has left her emotionally and physically exhausted, and yet, when she gets the call about a dead body in Cypress County, she can’t bring herself to turn her boss’s request for her to check it out away. It’s on her investigation into the high-profile victim’s death that she first meets Security Expert Liam Wolfe, a man who both intrigues her and leaves her suspicious.
Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. Not only did it appeal to me from a law enforcement/forensics standpoint, but also from a psychology-lover and romance-reader side. People and the things they do, both outside and inside fiction, fascinate me, and when I read a book like this, I’m always completely blown away by the detail that goes into its creation and that, when it’s done right, the book and its author manage to shut off the critical side of my brain, a sometimes irritating gift from my educational background, and simply let me enjoy a good, romantic suspense story.
Shadow Fall is a very good book. In fact, I must say, it was a fascinating and enthralling read for me. I loved everything about it and I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone that loves romantic suspense stories where the hero and/or heroine are on the hunt for a serial killer. This was a dynamite read, and the characters kept me glued to every single page. Highly, highly recommend this book–and the entire Tracers series, for that matter.
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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 (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book.
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