Snapped, the fourth novel in Laura Griffin’s Tracers series, is our Top Romance Pick for September! Writes our reviewer, “Electric chemistry between two believable and interesting characters coupled with the investigative details make this page-turner especially compelling.”
After narrowly avoiding harm in a university shooting, Sophie discovers the real reason behind the killer’s actions–but revealing the truth puts her life on the line. With fascinating forensic detail and high-octane sexual tension between Sophie and a homicide detective, Snapped earns its place as Romance of the Month.
While Snapped is a great romantic suspense, its opening hook is a serious (and for many, emotional) topic — a school shooting. The following is an excerpt from the first chapter, and you can read more here.
Sophie navigated the busy sidewalks, longing for a pair of Birkenstocks instead of heels. She glanced again at her watch and knew, without a doubt, she was going to be late.
She halted in her tracks.
People shrieked behind her, and she whirled around. Her gaze landed on someone sprawled across the sidewalk. A man. Sophie stared in shock at the jacket, the tie, and the bloody pulp that should have been his head.
Someone’s shooting! The words screamed through her brain as she scanned her surroundings. She was in an open field. She was a target.
More shrieks as she bolted for the trees. A staccato of bullets. Clumps of grass burst up at her and she fell back, landing hard on her butt. Before her eyes, a woman collapsed to the ground, clutching her throat. A child in pigtails howled. Crab-walking backward, Sophie glanced around frantically. What was happening? Where was it coming from? Screams echoed around her as people ducked and dove for cover.
I’m a target.
She rolled to her knees and lunged for the nearest solid object–a cement block at the base of a statue. She crouched behind it, gasping for breath, every nerve in her body zinging with terror.
Where is he?
More gunfire. More screaming. Sophie cupped her hands over her head and tried to make herself small.
It’s intense, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from the RITA winner and best-selling author. In a note on her website, Griffin addresses her personal connection to the UT Austin campus shooting.
Check out our 7 questions interview with Griffin, where we chatted about great books, sexy scenes and favorite characters.
Snapped is out now! Are you picking up a copy?