Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: Paperback ARC
Age Group: Adult
The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.
I have to admit that I have found a new favorite suspense romance author! This book was totally worth every late night I stayed up. I love it when a book keeps you guessing up until the very end and this book does not disappoint. You will be reading this book at all times of the day wondering why it's almost impossible to put the book down. Not kidding at all!! This book is full of suspense and is extremely sexy in my humble opinion. I cannot understand why I haven't read any other books by Laura Griffin in the past, but I can tell you I am officially hooked. So if you are looking for a book full of romance, mystery, sexy, and spicy characters; this book is right up there in ultimate reads.
Laney Knox is a hacker who is good at what she does. She is considered one of the good kinds of hackers in the Delphi Center's Cyber Investigation unit. She is a pro at digging into the deepest darkest sections of the internet in search of dangerous predators. However when a young female is brutally murdered; she finds herself at a loss and can't help but to get involved. This murder hits her to the core as she herself was a victim of an assault several years back. Detective Reed Novac is not too fond of Laney and finds himself wondering if she is helping the case at all. He suspects Laney knows more than she is saying and he is dead right in his suspicions! Things start to turn ugly when Laney feels Novac is trying to control her every mood and is constantly questioning her. Laney is smart, sassy, strong-hearted, and Novac is desperately trying to get her to trust him. But Laney is no dummy and she finds it hard to trust others. Detective Novac is masculine, confident, and always in control of his surroundings. Novac is the main detective working the murder case of the young female found dead in her home and he totally suspects Laney ever since he received text messages that lead him to her.
I absolutely loved these two characters and the way they interact with one another. I also enjoyed how the secondary characters were just as intriguing and dominating as the main protagonists. This is something I really look forward to in a book because sometimes these characters develop over time and eventually have a chance at detailing their own stories in their own books. The plot of this read is also very well written. You will find yourself completely submerged into this suspenseful romance novel and you can't help but wonder why you can't put the book down or get anything accomplished. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great read with wonderful characters and an exquisite story line. Laura Griffin really is an amazing author and I look forward to reading more of her novels in the future. Many thanks to the author, and the publisher for providing me a hard copy of this beautiful story.