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Tracers Series, #4

Snapped by Laura Griffin is the suspense-laden tale of Sophie Barrett, an intrepid and self-reliant woman who is still attempting to recover from the traumatic attack that she experienced several months ago. Detective Jonah Macon has been resisting his attraction to the alluring blonde while she searches for equilibrium in her life but they are thrust back into each other's company when a deranged sniper attacks those at the local college just as Sophie is walking through campus. An apparently neat resolution fails to satisfy Sophie's suspicion that more is involved than the pat answers being proposed for the heinous crime. Jonah strives to balance his increasing interest in the prickly eyewitness with the conflict of dealing with a participant in an active investigation. Danger escalates as more information is gradually uncovered and leads to the sobering suspicion that a far greater crime is involved but both Jonah and Sophie are unable to communicate their true feelings and so must resort to interacting on just a physical level. Increasing threats to Sophie's life reflect the escalating danger to her as Jonah works with her friends and colleagues at the renowned Delphi Center to solve the mystery behind the shootings before the body count rises even further.

A mesmerizing tale that gradually ratchets up the suspense even as the romance slowly blossoms between the primary characters. A selection of gradually revealed clues intermixed with a cast of intriguing secondary characters makes the story a gripping read as the tension mounts and the relationship between Jonah and Sophie navigates the pitfalls that most couples face complicated by the dangers that they both face. Be prepared to lose yourself in this enthralling read which will prompt you to look for the others in the series!

Book Blurb for Snapped


On a sweltering summer afternoon, Sophie Barrett walks into a nightmare. A sniper has opened fire on a college campus. When the carnage is over, three people—plus the shooter—are dead and dozens more are injured. Sophie escapes virtually unscathed. Yet as details emerge from the investigation, she becomes convinced that this wasn’t the random, senseless act it appeared to be. No one wants to believe her—not the cops, not her colleagues at the Delphi Center crime lab, and definitely not Jonah Macon, the homicide detective who’s already saved her life once.

Jonah has all kinds of reasons for hoping Sophie is mistaken. Involving himself with a key witness could derail an already messy investigation, not to mention jeopardize his career. But Sophie is as determined and fearless as she is sexy. If he can’t resist her, he can at least swear to protect her. Because if Sophie is right, she’s made herself the target of a killer without a conscience. And the real terror is only just beginning. . . .

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.75