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Debbie Wiley | Missing Persons
Author Guest / October 14, 2021

Missing persons stories appear in the news all too frequently, capturing the attention of the nation with a multitude of questions. Where did the person go? Is the person safe? What happened and why? Whether it’s the manhunt for Brian Laundrie amid the swirling questions of his fiancée’s death or the past well-publicized kidnappings of Patty Hearst and Elizabeth Smart, or the still-unsolved disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, cases involving missing persons have seemingly always captured the attention of the nation as we anxiously await and hope for positive news. Lately, my local news has dealt with the tragic endings for Gabby Petito and Mia Marcano, both young women who lost their lives all too soon. Readers are often drawn to the theme of missing persons, as evidenced by the abundance of books with a missing person as the core theme. GONE GIRL was recently one of the bestselling books of the decade, featuring the missing person theme. Let’s delve into a few other books featuring this same theme. LAST SEEN ALONE by Laura Griffin starts out with an abandoned car and a pool of blood. The car, registered to Vanessa Adams, offers little clues and Vanessa isn’t anywhere to be…

DESPERATE GIRLS by Laura Griffin
Author Guest , Excerpt / August 16, 2018

Desperate Girls is here! I’m so thrilled by the book reviews coming in, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. “Intensely suspenseful…. Griffin pulls out all the stops in a phenomenal twist ending that will leave readers stunned.” — Publishers Weekly, STARRED review “DESPERATE GIRLS by Laura Griffin is a keeper; I know because I carried it everywhere with me until I’d finished it. It has chills, thrills, action, and romance.”  — New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard Desperate Girls is the first book in my new Wolfe Security series. It is a spinoff off my Tracers series, so longtime readers will see some familiar faces. I had so much fun writing Brynn & Erik’s story, and I hope you’ll enjoy it! To celebrate Desperate Girls, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, so please drop by my contest page to enter: Happy reading! Laura   Buy DESPERATE GIRLS: | Kindle | | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR From DESPERATE GIRLS Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals,…

Spotlight on Laura Griffin / TOUCH OF RED
Author Spotlight / November 2, 2017

A Note from Laura Griffin Touch of Red is here! I’m so excited about the reviews coming in for the book. “An engrossing story full of twists, turns, and sexy interludes.” — Publishers Weekly Touch of Red features Brooke Porter and Sean Byrne, two favorite characters in my bestselling Tracers series. People ask me all the time if the Tracers books need to be read in order. Each book is about a different couple and has a stand-alone suspense plot, so you can pick up any book in the series and dive right in! To celebrate Touch of Red, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, so please drop by my contest page to enter: Happy reading! Laura I would love to hear from you! 🙂 Reach me: On Twitter @Laura_Griff From TOUCH OF RED… When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search of the area yields more questions than answers, and before Brooke even packs up her evidence kit, she’s made it her…

Laura Griffin | The Latest in the NYT Bestselling Tracers Series
Author Guest / January 26, 2015

Readers always ask me where I get my story ideas. I got my start as a newspaper reporter, and often my inspiration comes from current events. I’m constantly skimming headlines and asking myself, “What if…?” My new book BEYOND LIMITS was sparked after I read a news article about Navy SEALs and wondered what would happen if one of these highly trained warriors learned about an impending attack on American soil. Would he be able to leave it to someone else to handle, or would he feel compelled to intervene? BEYOND LIMITS opens with Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn, who is on a harrowing rescue mission overseas when he finds evidence of an attack being planned in the city where he grew up. He returns home determined to help thwart disaster. Derek decides his best way in to the FBI’s investigation is to manipulate a woman he cares about—Special Agent Elizabeth LeBlanc—into giving him inside information. With the help of the forensic experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth embark on a race against time to stop a deadly plot. BEYOND LIMITS is the eighth book in my Tracers series. Derek and Elizabeth first met in SCORCHED, which won the 2013 RITA…

Fresh Pick | FAR GONE by Laura Griffin
Fresh Pick / April 21, 2014

Fresh Pick for Monday, April 21st, 2014 is FAR GONE by Laura Griffin #SuspenseMonday a new series begins Gallery April 2014 On Sale: April 15, 2014 384 pages ISBN: 1451689349 EAN: 9781451689341 Kindle: B00DPM7YTU Hardcover / e-Book Add to Wish List Suspense Buy A Copy Kindle Powell’s Books Indiebound Far Gone by Laura Griffin To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series. Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds…

Fresh Pick | UNSPEAKABLE by Laura Griffin
Fresh Pick / July 14, 2010

Tracers #2 July 2010 On Sale: July 1, 2010 Featuring: Elaina McCord; Troy Stockton 352 pages ISBN: 1439152950 EAN: 9781439152959 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Suspense Buy at Unspeakable by Laura Griffin Some crime scenes you don’t want to describe… some, you can’t even imagine. ELAINA MCCORD WANTS TO FIND A KILLER. BUT HE’S ALREADY FOUND HER. Elaina McCord’s dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case—investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina’s hunch—met with disbelief by local police—is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike. True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He’s the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that’s turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina,…

Laura Griffin | Who doesn’t love a good page-turner?
Uncategorized / March 30, 2009

My favorite experience as a reader is to be riveted by a book and simply unable to stop reading while time ticks by all around me. As you can imagine, this drives my family nuts. I have certain favorite authors (Linda Howard, Karen Robards, Patricia Cornwell, Lee Child, just to name a few), whose books seem to grab hold of me, shove me into a chair, and demand that I stay there until the very last page. Occasionally, I do get up to answer the phone, feed my family, or grab an Oreo, but sleep and other unnecessary activities fall by the wayside. What are your favorite page-turners? For me, they’re often mysteries or romantic suspense stories. Click here to read the rest of Laura’s blog and to leave a comment. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Sara Reyes | What’s a book club?
Uncategorized / January 24, 2009

Book club dynamics. Hmm, interesting topic. This past Wednesday I realized we’ve been meeting at my house for four years. A long time but something has evolved. As people come and go we have a core group of women who monthly come and spend three to five hours every third Wednesday at my house. First putting together a meal, followed by eating, followed by a talk with an author on a speaker phone then followed by lots more time “visiting.” I also watched as the dinner was put together. We’ve been meeting so long it’s like a family: everyone assumes a role, chore and position. And you don’t mess with the status too much. We’ve had new people come every month, so we have a “hostess” who makes them feel at home and puts a drink in their hand. Also gets them out of the temperamental chefs way. (I say this with GREAT affection, so if you’re one of those temperamental chefs you will NOT kill me in the near or far future! okay?) I’ve learned my place is to sit at the breakfast table aka my office desk and observe. I no longer make any comments about the cooking,…

Laura Griffin | Breaking in this New Year: Tips for Aspiring Writers
Uncategorized / January 21, 2009

Are you one of those voracious readers who believes that somewhere, deep down, you have a book inside you? If you are, I’ve got some tips about how to break into the business this year. Tell Laura about one of your favorite childhood reads, and you’ll be eligible to win a free autographed copy of her upcoming release, WHISPER OF WARNING (Pocket Star Books). Comment below or Click Here As Susan Sontag once said, “Writers begin as bewitched readers,” and I know this was certainly the case for me. I can remember combing the dusty bookshelves in my grandmother’s house and making a discovery that would impact my life: a complete collection of Nancy Drew mysteries. What books influenced you as a kid? I love asking book lovers this question, and I’m always amazed by the varied responses. Pre-order WHISPER OF WARNING Copy today Now for those tips I promised. If you follow these suggestions, I can’t guarantee that you’ll land that elusive book deal. But I can guarantee you’ll be several steps closer than you were before: Join a writers group. Surrounding yourself with professional and aspiring authors is a great way to kick your butt into gear. Many…