New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin "delivers the goods" (Publishers Weekly) again with this gripping, "spellbinding" (Fresh Fiction) thriller full of twists and turns--the twelfth in her bestselling Tracers series. When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search of the area yields more questions than answers, and before Brooke even packs up her evidence kit, she's made it her goal to find the witness and get them out of harm's way. Homicide detective Sean Byrne has seen his share of bloody crime scenes, but this one is particularly disturbing, especially because Brooke Porter is smack in the middle of it. Sean has had his eye on the sexy CSI for months, and he's determined to help her with her current case--even if it means putting his attraction on hold so he and Brooke can track down a murderer. But as the investigation--and their relationship--heats up, Sean realizes that keeping his work and his personal life separate is more complicated than he ever imagined; especially when the killer sets his sights on Brooke. With Griffin's signature "fully fleshed characters, dry humor, and tight plotting" (Publishers Weekly), Touch of Red demonstrates why she is one of the most acclaimed and popular authors of sexy thrillers today.
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- ISBN-13: 9781501162374
- ISBN-10: 1501162373
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Publish Date: October 2017
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.39 pounds
- Page Count: 368
Romance: Passion and peril
A killer mystery makes hearts pound faster in Touch of Red by Laura Griffin. Crime scene investigator Brooke Porter teams up with Detective Sean Byrne from the San Marcos, Texas, PD to solve the homicide of a young woman. Thanks to Brooke’s tenacity and attention to detail, she realizes there might be a missing witness to the crime—a child—adding a layer of urgency to an already difficult case. Also complicating matters is the attraction between Brooke and Sean. He makes casual overtures and is initially rebuffed, but his caring nature begins to overcome her resistance. Before he and Brooke began working together, a life-threatening shooting made Sean a new man, one who understands patience and won’t take anything, or anyone, for granted. Brooke can’t help but admire that in him, and begins to trust him with her heart. Yet as they get closer to revealing the murderer’s identity, Brooke’s dogged pursuit of the bad guy threatens their happy future. Touch of Red is a fast-paced thrill!
DRUNK ON LOVE
A virgin heroine melts an icy ex-soldier in Can’t Let Go by Gena Showalter. Ryanne Wade owns and operates the Scratching Post bar in Blueberry Hill, Oklahoma. She loves the place and all her clientele, except for the disapproving and dour Jude Laurent, who often prowls the floor exuding displeasure from every pore. Of course Ryanne wants to coax a smile from the handsome former Army Ranger, but the man lost his family to a drunk driver and can’t lighten up enough to enjoy himself—which only makes Ryanne more determined. Jude doesn’t feel alive, even around the beautiful, too-flirtatious-for-her-own-good Ryanne. But he can’t ignore his sense of duty when he notices she needs to increase security measures at her bar. Since that’s his line of work, Jude doesn’t hesitate to take matters into his own hands. Will continued proximity to Ryanne be his undoing—or can a broken man be remade? Showalter’s latest is sexy and fun, spiced with a hint of danger.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Mary Balogh pens a tender and touching historical romance in Someone to Wed. Wealthy heiress Wren Hayden has two goals in life—marriage and children. But her past and her reclusive nature have kept her out of society. So she decides to treat the search for a husband like a business transaction, and proposes marriage to the cash-strapped new Earl of Riverdale, Alexander Westcott. Alex is both reluctant and intrigued. He needs a rich wife if he’s going to improve the lands he’s just inherited, a task he feels duty-bound to do. But is marrying this quiet, veiled stranger, who clearly struggles with unresolved emotional damage, worth it? As he learns more about Wren and she comes to know him and his family, it looks like friendship is the better avenue for them. But Alex can’t deny how he’s beginning to care for Wren—and how he wants her for his own. This is a beautiful story that is hard to put down and even harder to forget.
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