Monday, November 29, 2010

Unforgivable by Laura Griffin

UnforgivableFrom Goodreads:

At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what seems like a random incident is followed by another sinister episode. A DNA expert, Mia has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. Suddenly, she’s become the target of one. And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free.
Once, Mia trusted Detective Ric Santos, but that was before Ric let his turbulent past ruin his chances with Mia, the sexiest, most intriguing woman he’s ever met. But he can tell when she’s lying—and when she’s scared. The key to catching a sadistic madman lies within a long-buried cold case that has haunted Mia for years. Only she can uncover the truth, but first, Ric will have to get her to entrust him with her secrets . . . and her life.
UnspeakableUntraceableIf you are a fan of Laura Griffin's Tracer series then you will love this book. If not, don't worry, this book reads great as a stand alone. In fact I have not read her other two tracer books, Untraceable and Unspeakable and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The two main characters have obviously met once before but didn't quite connect. In Unforgivable, they are the main characters.

After saying the above you would think I'm setting you up for a total romance book. Well, if that is what you are looking for you might be disappointed. Oh, yes, there is tension in terms of sexual and romantic you would expect, but the main story is a mystery that needs to be solved so Mia and her family can continue to live without fear of a madman gunning them down. The twists and turn in this book make it interesting and while you are trying to figure out who the killer is, you are also enjoying the relationship between Ric and Mia (even though I wanted to kick Ric in the butt a couple of times). I also really liked the character of Mia. She sort of reminded me of Abby in NCIS. Not her quirky side, but her professional side. One who works until things are solved with a keen intelligence.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed Mia as a heroine. I recommend this book to those that like a fast paced murder mystery with a bit of romance thrown in.

I received this book from the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.

Read an excerpt from the book at Laura Griffin's site.


  1. Melissa!

    Gawd! I'm so unread. Thank goodness you are always spot lighting authors and books I have never heard of before or I'd be more lost than usual.

    I just came back from reading the excerpt that you linked us too! Any book that starts with a pint Ben and Jerry's is pure win.

  2. Oh that good, first I was not sure about this book but you changed my mind there at the end. And I do like that she seems like Abby

  3. I read the excerpt and all I could think of was - damn! she won't be able to enjoy her ice cream. The plot certainly moves fast judging from that first chapter: demotion, Ben & Jerry's, and kidnapping. Whoa!

    BTW, I forgot to tell you last time that I love your Xmas header!

  4. Not to worry, she does get a little B&J eventually. ;)


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