Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Hidden by Laura Griffin


An ambitious female reporter tracks a deadly threat in Austin, Texas, in the newest riveting thriller by New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.

When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin’s lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this case is unlike any he’s ever seen, and nothing adds up. With the pressure building, Jacob knows the last thing he needs is a romantic entanglement, but he can’t convince himself to stay away from Bailey.

Bailey has a hunch that the victim wasn’t who she claimed to be and believes this mugging-turned-murder could have been a targeted hit. When she digs deeper, the trail leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin, where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.

As a ruthless hit man’s mission becomes clear, Bailey and Jacob join together in a desperate search to locate the next target before the clock ticks down in this lethal game of hide-and-seek.



Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Twenty-something investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads meets Detective Jacob Merritt when an unidentified woman is found murdered in a local lake. Jacob doesn’t like reporters and doesn’t want to give her any information, but Bailey has her own sources. Bailey and Jacob are investigating the same crime from different angles, but their attraction to each other and Bailey’s persistence sees them sharing bits of information while not quite working together.

The solving of this murder mystery starts with discovering the name of the victim which, when we learn it, throws up more questions than it answers. The story here is really good and it goes places I wasn’t expecting, which was great. I liked the surprise and the touch of unpredictability. While there were times I would have liked the story to move a little faster, it was generally well paced, and there were moments when it had my heart racing.

The romance between Jacob and Bailey is hot and gave me a good warm and fuzzies amongst the murder. If, like me, you enjoy a mystery that mixes crime solving with romance, I’d definitely recommend Hidden. It is well worth your time and marks a good start to a new series, which I’ll definitely be looking forward to the next chapter of.




Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five books and novellas. She is a two-time RITA® Award winner as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hidden (The Texas Murder Files #1) by Laura Griffin to read and review.

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