Publisher: Pocket Books
Source of my copy: publisher
Synopsis (from Amazon)
TRACING KILLERS IS MIA VOSS’S BUSINESS. AND HER WORK JUST GOT PERSONAL.
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.
Mia Voss was carjacked one night and was nearly killed and Detective Ric Santos was the one assigned to her case. Ric and Mia, being a DNA expert, had worked on cases in the past and even had a thing at one time that went beyond a professional relationship. However, Ric didn't want a relationship while Mia did and he backed away. However, when it became apparent that a madman connected to an old case of Mia's and was targeting her, Ric knew the only way to keep her safe was to keep Mia close and to catch the killer. Being forced to work together again, that undeniable spark between Ric and Mia was back and stronger than ever. But will they be able to catch the killer in time before he takes Mia down?
Unforgivable was my first book by Ms. Griffin and it certainly won't be my last. This book is the third in the author's Tracers series but it's very much a standalone. This book reminded me of all the Tami Hoag suspense novels I read one right after the other like candy in college. I thought Unforgivable a perfect blend of suspense, mystery, police procedural action and romance. As for the two main characters, I thought they were both fantastic. Mia was your typical strong, slightly stubborn heroine but she was likable. Ric was her opposite in that he was reserved and distant but there was great tension between the two and I rooted for their happy ending. I really liked the way the author told the story--it was well-written, well-paced and exciting. It had great main characters, an interesting setting, a relationship drama with terrific tension and a gripping mystery that will keep you turning the pages into the night. I think I may have found a new go-to romantic suspense author. I really enjoyed Unforgivable and if you're looking for your next romantic suspense read you cannot go wrong with this book. 4.5 out of 5 stars
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