Type: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Pocket Books
My Copy: Sent
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.
Laney Know is a hacker working at Delphi Center’s Cyber Investigation Unit. A young woman Laney once worked with is brutally murdered and Laney thinks she can help the case. She sends information to Detective Reed Novak but has no idea what that little piece of information she gave to him will cost her in the long run. One murder turns into another, which turns into the Detective having a serial killer on his hands. Laney is truly the only one who can help the Detective find this serial killer.
Reed Novak is the lead Detective on the case of April Abrams. He receives information from Laney on the case and decides to hear her out. Reed starts to fall for Laney while he keeps telling himself to stay away. He knows Laney is being far from truthful about what she knows and can sense that she is hiding something. Neither of them knows just what her connection to this case really is.
I truly enjoyed the relationship between Laney and Reed. Even though there was a big age difference, I didn’t find it to be a problem. You can sense when the trust between them starts to change and their feelings for one another become more apparent. I also enjoyed all the secondary characters and hope their stories will be told in other books.
This book is full of mystery, suspense with some romance thrown in. It kept me on the edge of my seat and trying to figure out who the serial killer was until almost the very end of the book. With some stories you can figure out more than halfway thru who the killer is. That is not the case with this book at all! I have to say I was quite shocked to find out who done it.
I’m usually not a fan of romantic suspense books, until now. I have never read anything by Laura Griffin prior to this book and I honestly do not know why! I will definitely be adding Laura Griffin to my TBR list!
I give Deep Dark by Laura Griffin 5 stars!