Rookie detective Allison Doyle, one of only a handful of women
on the police force in this small Texas town, is out to
prove herself. So, she fears it doesn't bode well for her
future as a detective when she fails to catch all the clues
of a robbery in progress and finds herself facing a tweaker
with a gun. Allison gets the situation under control and
apprehends the perp with minor assist from a handsome man in
a suit who turns out to be Special Agent Mark Wolfe, an FBI
Mark is in town because he believes a murder under
investigation is the work of a serial killer he's been
tracking for years. Allison isn't on the case but she
thinks Mark's instincts might be right and starts working
the case on her own. She makes a
connection to a case that might be related. Soon, the
police and FBI, with the help with the Tracers at the Delphi
Center, are on the hunt for a serial killer who, if he
sticks to pattern, will kill again soon. Complicating
issues is Allison's attraction to Mark and his determination
to ignore the sparks.
TWISTED is an excellent addition to the Tracers' series. The
police procedural and forensic aspects of the story are
fascinating and compelling. The whodunit mystery kept me
guessing until the very end. Allison, a woman in a
male-dominated profession, is confident, smart, and
courageous. Mark is a complicated man who struggles with
feeling tainted by all the ugliness he's seen in the world.
They are well matched professionally and personally.
TWISTED works well as a stand-alone story but it's always
fun to revisit the familiar team at the Delphi Center.
New York Times bestselling author Laura
Griffin chills with her newest novel of suspense and romance
in the award-winning Tracers series, when a woman police
detective in a small Texas town discovers that the only
thing more terrifying than a killer you don’t know . . . is
the one you do.
Motive, opportunity, and no alibi—it seems close to a
slam-dunk. But while rookie detective Allison Doyle’s
department has ID’d a suspect in a young woman’s vicious
murder, she is uneasy. Then legendary FBI profiler Mark
Wolfe shows up with a startling theory: if he’s right, the
real murderer is an elusive psychopath just days away from
Using Allison’s contacts at the Delphi Center crime lab,
Wolfe is finally in striking distance of the monster he’s
pursued for ten years. Except that as they work together,
Wolfe finds the ambitious, stubborn woman a tempting
distraction. And with this brutal predator, every thread of
evidence can make the difference between being the hunter .
. . and the prey.