Review: Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin

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About the Book

Genre

Suspense
Format
E-ARC
Publisher
Berkley
Release Date
September 28, 2021

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When they face the most baffling missing person’s case of their careers, a fiercely ambitious lawyer and a homicide detective have no one to turn to for help except each other, from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.

Up-and-coming attorney Leigh Larson fights for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse. She is not afraid to go after the sleaziest targets to get payback for her clients. Leigh is laser-focused on her career–to the exclusion of everything else–until a seemingly routine case and a determined cop turn her world upside down.

Austin homicide detective Brandon Reynolds is no stranger to midnight callouts. But when he gets summoned to an abandoned car on a desolate road, he quickly realizes he’s dealing with an unusual crime scene. A pool of blood in the nearby woods suggests a brutal homicide. But where is the victim? The vehicle is registered to twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Adams. Searching the car, all Brandon finds is a smear of blood and a business card for Leigh Larson, attorney-at-law.

Vanessa had hired Leigh just before her disappearance, but Leigh has no leads on who could have wanted her dead. Faced with bewildering evidence and shocking twists, Leigh and Brandon must work against the clock to chase down a ruthless criminal who is out for vengeance. 

My Review

Vanessa Adams’ car is found in a wooded area, but there’s no sign of Vanessa.  The only thing the police find are blood spots.  Homicide detective, Brandon Reynolds, investigates.  If this is an accident, where’s Vanessa?  The blood spots indicate this could be a homicide.  Brandon discovers Vanessa hired an attorney.  He’s hoping to get some answers.

Leigh Larson’s law practice is mainly for victims of sexual extortion and harassment.  She doesn’t recall much about Vanessa.  In fact, she only met her once.  Leigh is intrigued by the case and is determined to get some answers.  

Leigh and Brandon work together to find Vanessa.  They are met with more questions than answers.  This case takes several twists they didn’t see coming.  They, also, never saw their attraction to each other coming.  

This is a fast-paced, action-filled drama with a steamy romance mixed in.  It’s a police procedural filled with excitement from start to finish.  I haven’t read many books by this author, but she has a new fan in me.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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