#Book Review, Blog Tour and #Giveaway: Snapped by Laura Griffin CLOSED

Monday, August 29, 2011 Posted by Dina N


Book Description
On a sweltering summer afternoon, Sophie Barrett walks into a nightmare. A sniper has opened fire on a college campus. When the carnage is over, three people — plus the shooter — are dead and dozens more are injured.  Sophie escapes virtually unscathed. Yet as details emerge from the investigation, she becomes convinced that this wasn’t the random, senseless act it appeared to be. No one wants to believe her — not the cops, not her colleagues at the Delphi Center crime lab, and definitely not Jonah Macon, the homicide detective who has already saved her life once.

Jonah has all kinds of reasons for hoping Sophie is mistaken. Involving himself with a key witness could derail an already messy investigation, not to mention jeopardize his career. But Sophie is as determined and fearless as she is sexy. If he can’t resist her, at least he can swear to protect her. Because if Sophie is right, she has made herself the target of a killer without a conscience. And the real terror is only just beginning…

My Review
Snapped opens with a horrifying campus shooting. What initially seems like the random act of a psycho killer becomes more complicated as the story unfolds. The school shooting is fictional but inspired by actual events. Snapped is gripping and fast-paced, the tension never easing up right to the end. It would have been a page turner even without the chemistry between Sophie, a witness to the shooting, and Jonah, a detective who's trying to solve the case. The developing love story adds an extra dimension to an already great action and suspense novel.

Snapped is the fourth book in Laura Griffin’s Tracers series. Tracers are high-level forensic experts who solve seemingly unsolvable crimes. Although somewhat connected to Unforgivable where Jonah rescues Sophie from kidnapping, Snapped can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.

Snapped is new this week from Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Pocket Books, one lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Snapped!

To enter, please comment below if you've read any of Laura Griffin's books.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, #116 holdenj!

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.

164 comments:

  1. Laura Griffin said...

    Thanks for your review of SNAPPED! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sophie & Jonah's story. Hope others will like it, too.

    Happy reading!

  2. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

    I haven't read any of her books, although everyone seems to love this Tracer series; I'm thinking I should get some on my shelves! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

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  5. Marina at My Busy Children said...

    sounds exciting. I love detective stories, in general, but this one seems really good.
    I did not read any other books by Laura

  6. Patsy said...

    I am certain I have read Laura Griffin before, I just can't remember the name(s) of the books. Does that make me a horrible person? I want to read Snapped - it sounds really good!
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  7. Patsy said...

    I am an old GFC follower.
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  8. Linda Kish said...

    I haven't read any of her books before but this is a good time to start.

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  9. holdenj said...

    I haven't read any of Laura's books, but I'm intrigued by your comments and the forensic tie in.
    Thanks!
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  10. holdenj said...

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  12. holdenj said...

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  14. rubynreba said...

    I haven't read any of her books but would like to.
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  15. AnneLoyd said...

    I have not read any of her books yet but I would love to read one. I am always looking for new books to read!

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  16. rubynreba said...

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  20. rubynreba said...

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  21. AnneLoyd said...

    I follow Laura Griffin on Twitter as Anneliz702.

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  22. AnneLoyd said...

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  28. Tore said...

    I have never read any of Laura's books before. This one sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  29. Tore said...

    I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

  30. ann said...

    i dont recall every reading any of her books but this one sounds so interesting so this would be a great start.


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  31. ann said...

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  32. ann said...

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  34. holdenj said...

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  35. Sherry said...

    Yes I have read some of her books and loved them. The ones I read were Thread of Fear and Whisper of Warning great books.

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  46. Jenn Spencer said...

    I haven't read any of her books!

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  47. Jenn Spencer said...

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  49. rubynreba said...

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  50. Mariee said...

    Great review! I haven't read any of her books before.

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  61. Nancy said...

    I haven't read one of her books in a couple of years. I think the last one I read was Untraceable.

  62. Nancy said...

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  65. Nancy said...

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  66. Mariee said...

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  67. Mariee said...

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  68. holdenj said...

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  69. Mariee said...

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  70. Mariee said...

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  71. Mama Zen said...

    I don't think that I've read any of Griffin's books. Sounds like I'm missing out!

  72. rubynreba said...

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  73. Hollowsins said...

    I don't believe I have read her work before,but would be willing to try it
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  74. Mariee said...

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  75. Mariee said...

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  76. Jane said...

    I've read the previous books in the Tracers series and can't wait to read "Snapped."

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  78. Jane said...

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  79. Jane said...

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  80. rubynreba said...

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  81. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

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  82. rubynreba said...

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  83. Mariee said...

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  84. Mariee said...

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  85. Jane said...

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  86. Charity and John said...

    I have not read any of Lauren Griffin's books, but this one looks very good. Thanks!
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  87. Charity and John said...

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  94. rubynreba said...

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  98. Charity and John said...

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  99. holdenj said...

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  105. ani hearts japan said...

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  115. Jane said...

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  118. Mariee said...

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  119. holdenj said...

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  120. Charity and John said...

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  121. Jane said...

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  123. Mariee said...

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  124. katklaw777 said...

    Have not read her books yet...but it looks like a series I would enjoy.
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  129. Lana Bradstream said...

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  133. Diana said...

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  136. Charity and John said...

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  137. Jane said...

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  141. jenblizzard said...

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  146. Nancye said...

    I have not read any of Laura Griffin's books yet.

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  158. LAMusing said...

    No I haven't read any of her books
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  164. Norma said...

    I haven't read any of her books, but I'd like to!
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