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Preview — Untraceable by Laura Griffin
Untraceable (Tracers #1)
ALEX LOVELL MAKES PEOPLE DISAPPEAR.
TURNS OUT, SHE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE.
Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discov...more
Alexandra (Alex) is a private detective working mostly for insurance companies, but her passion is helping women disappear from abusive husbands – think civilian run witness protection program. She’s a computer whiz. She helped Melanie disappear, but Melanie broke the rules and returned to her home town. Alex believes Melanie has been killed. Alex asks homicide cop Nathan to help her inve ...more
This book is the first book in Griffin's new "Tracers" series, but the book also has ties to other books by Griffin, with continuing characters and whatnot.
Alexandra Lovell is a private investiga ...more
Untracable (Tracers #1)
General Impressions, Thoughts, Feelings, etc...
If you are big on Feminist issues, you will be caught in a juxta position. That means you'll have to tape some brown paper around it so nobody can see what you are reading because, once you start it, you'll want to finish it.
This book turned out to be a delightful read. I liked the female lead initiall ...more
I don’t understand why this would be refer ...more
Romantic Suspense -Nov. 24th, 2009
4 ½ stars
Laura Griffin has written another outstanding romantic suspense! This story is sure to be a hit because it is: intelligent, detailed, and filled with high tension.
In Untraceable the indomitable P.I. Alexandra Lovell fears one of the women she has helped escape her abusive husband has been murdered. The problem is Alex can’t find the body! When she visits the victim’s home and finds traces of blood just before it is explodes, ...more
I was first introduced to Alex Lovell in Whisper of Warning and I really liked her character. She's strong, intelligent, dedicated and loyal to the bone (all of my favorite characteristics in a lead female).
So as soon as I discovered that Alex had her own book, well I just had to read it.
... and then there's Nathan Devereaux (my sexy, Cajun homicide detective working in Austin, TX). *sigh* This book just got soo much better!
I was not disappointed!
Great story, writing, and characters. I will def ...more
This story had Soo much more potential! I loved certain aspects of it. I thought that the romance between the two main characters was good and I liked how it developed. To be honest, the main reason I read this book was because of the relationship between a private investigator and a cop. It intrigued me, but I was disappointed.
Firstly, I felt as though there were many things that were addressed in the story, but were never finished. (view spoiler)[ eg- ...more
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 and true crime writer, steps in to introduce her to the Delphi Center, a lab with state-of-the-art equipment who could user her incredible computer skills. ...more
Meet PI Alex Lovell who is one of the top PI's around. She is very good at making her clients disappear, whether it be from an abusive husband or something else. Melanie, one of her clients was one that she helped try to get away from her abusive cop husband. But, when Melanie disappears for real and isn' ...more
- I love that Laura Griffin writes strong, smart female characters. While I love a good alpha male in my suspense books I've gotten tired of novels that don't have female protagonists who can hold thei ...more
This story has ties to the Glass sister duology through Alex as well as Nathan Devereaux, one of the detectives who worked on Courtney's case.
I am slightly intrigued by the Delphi Center, so I may read the next book in this series.
"Untraceable by Laura Griffin is the second novel I have read by Griffin but it is the first in her Tracer series. Do check out my review of Griffin’s second book, Unspeakable, which is just as brilliantly captivating as her thrilling first novel in the series, Untraceable. Her novels read well as stand alone novels, yet I believe her books to be so mesmerizing as to compel the reader to want to continue with the series. I could not put this book ...more
Alex Lovell helps women disappear but when one of her clients vanishes without a trace, Alex is convinced that her husband killed her and asks Austin PD detective, Nathan Deveraux, to help her uncover the truth. Skeptical at first, Nathan soon realizes that nothing is as it seems and Alex has put herself on a dangerous, if not deadly, path.
Note: While this is the first book in the Tracers series, the characters appear in the earlier Glass Sisters series as well.
Private investigator and computer expert Alexandra Lovell is specialized in aiding people who don't want to be found. Let's call it a civilian (cyber) witness protection program. She is very good at it but when she finds out one of her clients, Melanie Bess, has really disappeared she suspects foul play, especially when she finds out Melanie came back to Austin, where danger lurks around every corner for her. Alex calls in the help of Nathan Deveraux, a detective with the Austin Police ...more
"Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on -- including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective -- Alex embarks ...more
The Pitch: Alex Lovell is a private investigator of sorts. Part of her job is helping women disappear when they need to. Her client Melanie (whom she'd helped vanish a few years earlier) disappears again, for real, and Alex suspects Melanie's husband (a dirty cop) is behind it. Alex gets help from a hot (and clean) cop, Nathan Deveraux, and the Delphi Center (around which these books are loosely centered).
What works: ...more
Even without deft characterization, she had me at "rape kit backlog." Griffin approaches forensic science and law enforcement not by making her ...more
* The Glass Sisters
* Moreno and ...more