January 31, 2009

Review: Whisper of Warning by Laura Griffin

RELEASE DATE MARCH 31, 2009 - Pre order your copy today.


Courtesy of Laura Griffin


Courtney Glass only agreed to meet her married ex-fling David at the park to get him to stop his constant text messaging and hash things out once and for all. When he finally shows up she’s pissed. It’s hot and humid and he made her wait when he’s the one who wanted to meet. When he finally gets into her car he’s acting all annoyed and accusing her of harassment. With no time to ponder this confusing accusation a masked gunman gets into the back of the car. After taking their cell phones he forces Courtney’s hand into his and shoots David. Courtney manages mace the gunman right in the mouth and flees the car, literally running for her life.

Newly promoted Detective Will Hodges lands the case along with his partner Nathan Devereaux. When Nathan has to step down from the case because of his ties to the Glass family it’s up to Will to solve David’s murder and he can see right through Courtney’s lies. Her story about the shooting just doesn’t add up but he still believes she’s innocent. With heat from David’s rich widow, his lieutenant pressures him to arrest Courtney and close the case.

As the walls beginning closing in on Courtney she realizes that she has an important piece of information that the real killer wants and she has no choice but to turn to the brooding detective for help. Will knows that getting involved with his prime suspect will end his career but he just can’t help being drawn in. Will he find the real killer in time or will the killer catch up to Courtney?

From the opening chapter I was hooked (read it here!) . Having read book one in the series, Thread of Fear, I already knew that Courtney attracts trouble but this situation takes the cake. I loved the fact that the action starts immediately and the rest of the book keeps up the pace.

Another great thing is that I never figured out who the killer was. It’s so refreshing when you can’t see it coming from a mile away. I also liked that the relationship between Courtney and Will happens naturally. I hate when characters jump into bed within hours of meeting each other. This was another great read by Laura Griffin. I do recommend reading Thread of Fear first just because I loved it so much but Whisper of Warning is definitely a stand alone read if you just want to jump into the action.

4 comments :

Becky Workman said...

I enjoyed your review! I look forward to this book and added it to my wish list!

MarthaE said...

Thanks for this review. Just added to my TBR!!

Alyce said...

This sounds like something that I normally would read because it's so intense, but after reading your great review I am interested in it.

Tigger58 said...

Thanks for the great review Monie. It sounds like it has twists and turns if you can't figure out who the killer was! Very interested!