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
- 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
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).
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
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
"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
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
The way the story is told makes me feel like I'm being jumped into a middle of something.Alex has a history with Nathan (they worked together before, I think, one that ends up with Alex getting beaten by the suspect). The secondary characters also have a background story that is not being completely told. For example, Troy Stockton (a true-crime author who used to date Alex) or Sophie Barret...more
I've recognized the name Laura Griffin for a while but never read any of her stuff until now. I must say that this is another book that popped up at the perfect time for me. I had wanted to read a non-series with a bit more suspense than the other, light romance books I had readily available to me, and Untraceable was it.
In equal parts a suspense story and a romance novel, Griffin's book is easily engaging. The characters are great. Alex is...more
My 1st Griffin book & I liked it! Although this book was heavier on the action-suspense side, the romance was still...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
When I first picked up Untraceable I was really confused. It started out in one females point of view, Melanie’s, and then in the next chapter it switched to Alex’s. There were a couple of times where that happened, and it really confused me. However I was able to push through it and continue on with the story.As far as a love story, there isn’t really one here. Yes, Alex and Nathan have off the charts chemistry, BUT they are both too stubborn to re...more
The opening chapter of Untraceable grabs you right from the start setting the stage for what is a compelling, well written, highly entertaining story. I love it when a book hooks you right from the...more
Reading this book was an experience akin to exploring a new city by car. All the sights are new, all the metropolitan smells of industry are charming. The architecture is captivating, the interesting little blemishes have a story all their own to tell. Your neck hurts from all the head swiveling trying to take it all in...until you cross that invisible line into suburbia. All too soon the houses start to look the same, all painted in blasé shades of brown. Instead of charming little boutiques a...more
Alex is supposedly a grown up woman who runs her own business but she skips out whenever the spirit moves her for as long as she wants to, repeatedly places herself in the line of fire, stakes her whole career on the lies of flakey client, and lies about the case to the cop she's sleeping...more
I don't know if I can really come up with a sentence that captures this book better than the authors own words.
The strong woman protagonist waiting to be swept off her feet...though she swears otherwise...but I mean, did you see his manly, muscular chest?
The plot had potential but the writing and portrayal puts it a notch above a harlequin romance. A good, brainless beach read, I suppose...those passing...more
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