Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Austin, TX
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Deep Dark, At Close Range, Cover of Night, Touch of Red, Desperate Girls, Her Deadly Secrets, Deep Tide
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.
Last Seen Alone is a journey. A lawyer and a detective meet in a bar…It’s the not beginning of a joke. I really enjoyed the plot of this book for sure and other romantic suspense fans will as well.
Leigh and Brandon have an interesting play by play. They both want to find Vanessa, but they are wary of working together. There is the attraction for sure and it kind of slowly simmers as the story builds. The plot is what really drives the story. Brandon and Leigh are determined to find what happened to Vanessa and unravel why she was so scared. Leigh’s law practice deals heavily revenge porn, stalking, and other like crimes so many of her clients have good reason to be scared. My biggest issue with the story was Leigh’s butting into the crime. She is a brilliant woman who had some “too stupid to live” behavior at times. It wasn’t bravery she displayed and that was a bit irritating.
Last Seen Alone is a slow burn romance with a mystery woven throughout that will have you wondering what happened to Vanessa and why.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: opposites attract
- Triggers: View Spoiler »
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
- HEA: View Spoiler »