SHADOW FALL by Laura Griffin: Review

Posted September 21, 2015 in Giveaway, Reviews / 1 Comment

SHADOW FALL by Laura Griffin: Review

SHADOW FALL by Laura Griffin: ReviewShadow Fall by Laura Griffin
Series: Tracers #9
Published by Pocket Books
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

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).



SHADOW FALL is a completely absorbing and very interesting read, sure to keep readers on the edge as they get drawn into the search for a brutal killer in this latest installment of the Tracers series!

Just off a very draining case, FBI Special Agent Tara Rushing finds herself thrust into a high profile case with the gruesome murder of a local female politician. Tara is the ideal person to lead the investigation due to her ties to the area, but faced with less than cooperative local authorities and stonewalled by ex-Marine and personal security expert Liam Stone, a person of interest in the case, Tara’s investigation is at a standstill. However, the discovery of more bodies and their connection to the dead politician points to the possibility of a serial killer on the loose, not a politically motivated murder as was initially thought. Tara needs Liam’s help now more than ever because all the evidence indicates that the killer they are up against is well trained and may be a part of law enforcement. Liam and his security outfit may be the key to solving the murders and getting the killer behind bars and the clocking is ticking because the media attention is exactly what the killer wants and the body count will continue to increase until he’s stopped.

Tara is a very complicated character. As a former police officer, an FBI agent and the only woman in her SWAT team, Tara is driven and independent but all too aware of the double standard that applies to a woman in her profession, so when she finds herself attracted to the main suspect in her investigation, she must choose between doing her job and giving in to her desires. Or can she do both? Is she willing to let down her guard and trust in someone else?  

Liam Wolfe is the kind of man any woman wants. Successful, attractive, solid and protective, he takes one look at Tara and it’s game over. The fact that he is a person of interest in the investigation complicates things between them but he is not willing to let that slow him down or step aside and let Tara chase after the killer by herself. Now he has to convince her to open up to him while at the same time lending his expertise to help solve her case and protecting her while she does her job, especially because she fits the victim profile perfectly.

 Anyone who enjoys watching any of the crime procedural shows on TV, especially the CSI shows will definitely love SHADOW FALL because of its emphasis on the investigative and analytic aspects of crime solving. It’s fast paced, with a perfect combination of suspense and romance, and a great plot. I know that I was busy trying to figure out who the killer was with every page I turned. 

While SHADOW FALL is a completely engaging piece of romantic suspense writing, I love Ms. Griffin’s nod to the complex role of women in traditionally male careers.




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About Laura Griffin

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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