July 18, 2010

Review: Unspeakable by Laura Griffin


Elaina McCord’s father practically invented FBI profiling so when Elaina followed in his footsteps she had some pretty big shoes to fill. Plus being a girl in the male dominated field didn't help her chances either. When Elaina finally gets her very first solo case she knows that she's going to have to work extra hard to prove her worth. But in the small beach town of Lito, Texas the local police have the same macho mentality. The only one to trust in Elaina's skills is true-crime writer Troy Stockton and the last thing Elaina needs is a distraction but Troy is hard to resist.

When Elaina finally figures out what the killer is doing no one at the FBI believes her and she's booted off the case. Now she has no choice but to turn to Troy. If she can only figure out if he's using her for the story or his feelings are genuine.

I can't quite put my finger on why but Unspeakable didn't quite live up to the greatness of the other three books by Laura that I've read. Elaina wasn't as likable as her other heroine's and the relationship with Troy just didn't have the heat the other books did. That being said it was still a great read. The killer was always one step ahead and once I knew who it was I could trace the clues back to the very beginning of the book. I recommend Unspeakable for anyone who loves romantic suspense and highly recommend all of Laura's books.

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bermudaonion said...

4 stars is pretty darn good, so Griffin's other books must be amazing. I'm adding her to my must try authors list.

Enid Wilson said...

Maybe there are too many FBI stories in the market. I find that I want to read some other kind of mysteries.

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