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Snapped (Tracers #4)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  2,370 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews

On a sweltering summer afternoon, Sophie Barrett walks into a nightmare. A sniper has opened fire on a college campus. When the carnage is over, three people—plus the shooter—are dead and dozens more are injured. Sophie escapes virtually unscathed. Yet as details emerge from the investigation, she become
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Published August 30th 2011 by Pocket Books
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Aug 31, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Talk about starting out with action right from the start. Sophie is on her way to sign up for college classes to help enhance her resume in the hopes of getting a promotion at the Delphi Center from receptionist into their PR department. As she makes her way across campus a gunman opens fire into the crowd of students and faculty. People are scrambling to get out of the way, and as Sophie finds a hiding spot, she sees a pregnant woman who was hit and lay
The Tracer series has been getting better and better for me, it is a good blend of suspense and romance with characters who are real, screw up, fight, make-up but don't give up on life and Snapped is a very good installment and is the story I have been waiting for.

The book can be read as a stand-alone but Sophie and Jonah are people we have met before. Sophie was nearly a victim of a serial killer and Jonah a detective saved her. He has had the hots for her ever since but hasn't done anything ab
The fourth book in the Tracers series by Laura Griffin and a good satisfying addition. I must admit, though, I didn't feel pulled into this one as strongly as the past stories have done to me. While I did like Jonah, I didn't really care too much for Sophie at times. She was one of those TSTL heroines determined to make protecting her difficult for Jonah. The motive for this crime seemed flimsy and I felt the the author may be setting up for future stories by carrying over the plot started here. ...more
Oct 05, 2016 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This is decent formula, as always. What keeps it at "meh" instead of at "really good" is that I didn't buy into the couple at all. It feels too much like, "well, you know, they're next" instead of believable. Sometimes introducing new characters, even at the risk of infinitely expanding the world, is the way to go...
Nikki Brandyberry
Sophia didn’t know what a bad day was until she was crouched behind a statue on the campus grounds watching in horror as people bled out around her as a result of the sniper shooting from the top of the library. She has cheated death once before, maybe this time would do the trick.

As Jonah and his trained team are making their way to the top of the library he catches a glimpse of a woman in the middle of the chaos that he not only saved once before but who has turned his emotions inside out. Nev
Manda Collins
Jul 29, 2015 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Karen Rose, Cynthia Eden, Roxanne St. Claire
1st read 9/5/2011
Re-read 7/27/2015

I know I say this with each of her books, but Laura Griffin just keeps getting better and better. From the high octane opening chapters, where we watch Sophie Barrett duck for cover as a sniper terrorizes the quad of the university where she's gone to register for a night class, to the pulse-pounding conclusion, Snapped is about as good as romantic suspense can get. Sophie's relationship with San Marcos police detective Jonah Macon is complicated from the get-go
TBR Reading Challenge: General Category- This book has been on my TBR list since December 2010.


I loved the suspense plot of this book, and as always I enjoyed the writing. Laura Griffin is a very consistent writer. Unfortunately, I didn't really "feel the love" between the main characters. Their communication skills were abysmal, and I didn't end the book feeling like they had learned to trust one another. Added to that, Sophie had a few TSTL moments, one serious. She somehow manages to blam
Quite possibly my favorite Laura Griffin book to date! It could be that I'm still surfing the high of it, but I really loved this one. After what Sophie went through in the last book, I really wanted good things for her, and Jonah was an amazing hero. As with many LG books, the hero is reluctant to get involved with the heroine because he is a cop and she is somehow involved in the investigation. I loved that Sophie kind of pushed herself in his life.

The mystery was fantastic, with a truly chill
May 02, 2016 Kjen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Strong Stars! Lots of chemistry sparked between Sophie and Jonah, and the danger factor was off the charts. This was a great read! I really liked both lead characters, and the plot line was full of suspense. No dragging or slow places to be found in this excellent romantic suspense. On to the next Tracers...
This was a really good romantic suspense read. I liked it much better than the last one. It took me awhile to get the connection on the heroine's part. I would have been all over the hero...he was too sweet. I hope that we see a future book between Sean and Gretchen...they had an instant connection.
Almost made myself late reading this because I didn't want to leave it unfinished, which I always feel is a solid endorsement.

The case maaaaaybe ran a little too close to the actual inspiration (the college shooting in Austin from the 60s), but I liked the couple a lot and that part made up for it.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

This week I really badly needed a book related escape. Laura Griffin kindly delivered that with this book. In fact, as her books usually do, it sucked me in from the first page and offered a well paced romantic suspense that entertained me from beginning to end.

I have liked the character of Sophie right from the time she went to work for Alex, a few books back. She is smart and feisty yet she has ample flaws and faces a lot of challenges. She is a believable, sympathetic heroin
Jun 22, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Sniper, Special Ops, FBI, Local Cops, numerous victims (alive and dead). Lots of action in this book, and maybe a bit too many TSTL moments especially for the main female character (why is it always the female?!).

This series is based around the "Delphi Center" which houses the "Tracers" - searchers, finders of forensic evidence down to the minutaie. At least one main character in each of the series books works in some way with the Center. This time it is the under appreciated receptionist, Sop
Hope Frost
Jul 16, 2012 Hope Frost rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is my favorite of the Tracer series to date. There was much more suspense and less romance, but I don't think that took away from the story. The story wasn't one that could be determined in the first few chapters, and you really felt for the characters. I wish there had been more interaction with the child she saved, but that is my soft side poking out. Really great addition to the Tracer series.
Maybe 4.5 stars.

This fourth book in the series balances the romance and the suspense, with sharp writing and story telling. This reader felt as if she knew these people and cared about them.

For those who like the Romantic Suspense genre, you cannot get much better than Laura Griffin.
Sep 07, 2015 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is amazing and a must read! Nonstop suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I couldn't put it down!!
Two-haiku review:

College mass shooting
She's witness, but cops doubt her
Till she's almost killed

Enjoying series
Lots of action, bit romance
Could be stand-alone
May 16, 2012 Norma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The romance leaves a litte to be desired, but I liked Jonah and Sophie. LG writes great suspense and I love her stories. I dont' want to put it down.
Kathy Davie
Feb 26, 2016 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense
Fourth in the Tracers romantic suspense series revolving around people involved with the Delphi Center, a veritable palace of forensic analysis. The couple focus here is on Sophie Barrett and Jonah Macon.

My Take
I do enjoy Griffin's real-life writing with characters you'd enjoy meeting up with at the corner bar. It's also like a read through on CSI with the talk of DNA analysis, ballistics, raising images of filed-off gun serial numbers and documents, and trace evidence.

It's definitely Texas when
Jul 25, 2015 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Pamela Clare's I-team
Another five star book in Laura Griffins Tracer series!

This is Jonah Macon and Sophie Barrett's story. Sophie is the receptionist at the Delphi Center but we first met her as Alex Lowell's new assistant in Untraceable and she played a major part in the last book Unforgivable, which is also where we first meet Jonah.

Sophie is still uneasy with her life after the attack from the maniac in the last story. Jonah was the one who saved her life. Sophie decides to take some college courses as she w
It's been a while since I last read the previous book of Laura Griffin's. I guess I should probably have gone back and reread the bits about the h/h in this book - how they met and all those stuffs. I didn't and it costs me some pleasure in reading this latest addition to a now 4-book tracer series.

First and foremost, the mystery plot, the sequence of initial shooting scenes is very well written and they carry my interest through to the very end despite the bland h/h's about whom we'll talk lat
Interesting plot, the h/h could have been more developed

The book was not bad, the action, mystery was there, but it was lacking in romance parts; other than some in depth sex scenes, the sexual attractiveness does not necessitate love and this is where the romance failed for me.
I find it hard to connect with the main characters and was looking for their characterisation development and disappointedly, there was no foundation for their prefessed feelings. I wanted to see more thoughts from the he
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
This book starts right off with Sophie Barrett going to sign up for a class and then a sniper opens fire on the college campus. I cannot imagine what this would be like. In fear for your own life yet being to helpless and having to watch others get shot. (view spoiler) ...more
Awesome. I have come to expect nothing less from Laura Griffin. She is nothing less than spectacular in the way she crafts characters and plots. Not to mention, the read hot romance too.

Sophie - the heroine with nine lives. She seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her character in the previous two books was not very developed, but as a supporting character, you really don't expect that. She was beautiful, built and blond, but with a brain. She is caught in a mass shooting and survi
Anne OK
Sep 02, 2011 Anne OK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
Another fantastic addition to the Tracer series. I loved the pairing of Sophie and Jonah from their first encounter in "Unforgivable." Seeing them work more closely together and seeing their relationship grow stronger put the icing on the cake for me in this one. You can always count on Laura Griffin to provide an exciting and suspenseful thrill ride. "Snapped" got your attention from the get-go with bullets flying on a college campus while young and old alike ran for cover and their lives. Thro ...more
I'm not usually into this type of book - I'm too impatient for thrillers and it's usually some "tough guy" cop that needs a woman to 'soften' him up OR some tough bitch cop that needs a dude to show her how to 'let loose' and have fun.

Luckily none of that is in this book (nor her others I've been told).

I liked this book. Probably more than 3 stars, but not enough for 4.

Sometimes Sophie was a little TSTL, but mostly I didn't like Jonah. He was a little too much ME MAN HEAR ME ROAR for me.
Teena Dacey
Feb 18, 2015 Teena Dacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am absolutely in love with the "Tracer" series!! Romantic Suspense is not a genre I would normally dive into, but this series has had me on the edge of my seat - each and every novel!!
Toni Anderson
Jan 16, 2012 Toni Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Romantic Suspense.
Dec 22, 2016 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom-sus
I really liked this book. It hit full speed on the action from the very first page and didn't let up 'til the end. Campus shoot-outs are pretty sensitive subjects and I liked how the author handled this one.

The characters seemed so real they could have been actual living, breathing people, with normal jobs and families. Jonah has a good relationship with his father and Sophie suffers from an over-protective clan. They're also pretty well-adjusted, despite the trauma Sophie goes through. It was
Until now (and maybe even the previous Tracers books) I had found Laura Griffin’s work to be a little mediocre, even if written well with an interesting premise to the entire series. One of the main reasons I’ve been following the Tracers series is because I love the base conception of it: The Delphi Center, filled with intelligent crime scene and forensics specialists who are some of “the best in the nation”... or so that’s how the book describes them.

I’m a sucker for mystery thrillers, but I’m
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including two RITA Awards (for Scorched and Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

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Tracers (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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