Sunday, December 14, 2014

Far Gone by Laura Griffin

Author: Laura Griffin
Publisher: Gallery Books
Date of publication. April 2014

To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series.

Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she's on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She'd prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea's search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.

FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea's brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.

Andrea must find a way to do what's right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down on a deadly plot, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.

As I was listening to this book, I kept asking myself why I had I never read anything by this author before.  You all know I am a fan of romantic suspense books, so it is a wonder that I have only just discovered this author recently. I really enjoyed this story.  I thought it was the perfect mix of suspense and romance.

The mystery was solid.  I  liked that it kept me guessing and was surprised at the end.  I loved Andrea and Jon together.  They were both strong independent characters and were well matched.  I do love a strong female lead and Andrea fit the bill. I loved her independence and that she didn't need to be rescued.  Their attraction and chemistry was instant.  Their banter had me laughing more than once.

I definitely recommend this one.  I am going to be seeking out her "Tracers" series. I hear it is a good one.

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