I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Untraceable by Laura Griffin
This romantic suspense is a paperback edition was published by Pocket Star on November 24, 2009 and has 374 pages.
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Other books by this author include Deadly Promises, Unspeakable, Unforgivable, Snapped, Twisted, Scorched, Exposed, Thread of Fear
First in the Tracers romantic suspense series set in Austin, Texas. The couple focus is on Alex Lovell and Nathan Devereaux.
Alex kind of irritates me. With very little actual proof, she is absolutely determined to see Craig Congan as the bad guy, and she simply accepts what her clients tell her as absolute proof. She never really investigates what they tell her. Then she gets all pissy when no one will accept her unprovable word as absolute fact. Arghh!
That said, the story itself was riveting and the methods Alex used to lay a false trail to hide Melanie’s whereabouts was quite intriguing.
Alex Lovell is furious. A woman she had helped to escape an abusive husband has come back to town and is now missing. Asking Nathan Devereaux, a local cop, for help seems to have been a mistake. After all, her main suspect is Melanie’s husband, a fellow cop.
And then Troy Stockton, an old boyfriend, steps in to introduce her to the Delphi Center, a lab with state-of-the-art equipment who could user her incredible computer skills.
Alex Lovell is a private investigator who gets easily bored with staying in the same place for too long. She met Nathan Devereaux, a police detective, when a man involved in one of her cases broke into her office and beat her badly.
I suspect the following will be showing up in future installments: Troy Stockton, a true crime writer with a hit film based on one of his books and lots and lots of contacts in the law enforcement community and a real hard-on for the ladies; John Holt, a Texas Ranger; and, Mia Voss, a forensic scientist at the Delphi Center.
The Cover and Title
The cover is very pretty. I really like how they managed the impression of rain streaming down as though it were the windshield of a car. The image the rain distorts is a fuzzy landscape with forests on either side of a wide-banked stream meandering back into the landscape.
The title is apt as Alex did her best to make Melanie Congan’s disappearance Untraceable.