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A gripping new romantic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin...
The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.
As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.
*EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT* OF— DEEP DARK by Laura Griffin!
Reed watched her, and she had that
frustrated look in her eyes again. Every time she started to open up to him, he
did something to tick her off. She shook her head and glanced away.
detective. It’s my job to ask questions. To push.”
She looked at
him again and her expression softened. “No, you’re right.” She glanced down at
her beer bottle and picked at the label. “I’m glad she has you.”
“Who has me?”
seem--” She paused, like she was searching for the right word. “--committed.”
answer. It wasn’t really a question, but the way she looked at him gave him the
feeling she wanted a response.
her beer and plunked down the bottle. “I should get home.” She stood up.
too. He left a tip on the table and followed her through the throng of people.
The bar was packed, and the music had gotten louder since they’d first walked
into the warm, muggy air. It was dusk now, and a neon Lone Star Light sign cast
a blue-and-red glow over the sidewalk. As they walked in silence, he thought of
what she’d said about her job being meaningful. It was refreshing. Maybe he’d
been a cop too long, but he didn’t know anyone who talked about things being meaningful anymore. If they thought
about work in those terms, they kept it to themselves.
Maybe he was
definitely was jaded. But it had more
to do with his failed marriage than anything he’d seen on the job.
Reed spotted her little white car and felt a
twinge of regret. He’d enjoyed talking to her, enjoyed being near her. And he
couldn’t remember the last time that had happened with a woman. Having a beer
with Laney had been the highlight of his crap week. Hell, the highlight of his
around. “Where are you parked?”
She gazed up
at him. He couldn’t read her expression.
the drink,” she said.
read her tone either. The thrum of music seeped through the thin walls of the
bar as they stood there in the light of the beer sign.
closer, and a jolt of heat went through him. She looked up at him with those
bottomless brown eyes, and he knew he was in trouble. It was a bad idea to
involve this girl in his investigation. Whatever useful info she might have was
outweighed by the fact that she was young, and edgy, and he wanted her. And she
must have seen something in his face because her eyes sparked.
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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 romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award
winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient
of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in
Austin, where she is working on her next book.