Hidden by 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.
Bailey has a hunch 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 must embark on a desperate search to locate the next target before the clock ticks down on this lethal game of hide and seek.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I think 2020 is the year of new series to get hooked on. I have read the first book in a few new series this year, and I am now counting the days until the next one of each of them come out.
This book is exactly what I want in a romantic suspense. Heavy on the suspense and mystery and not too light or heavy on the romance part. The author does a great job at balancing the two in this book. There is just enough romance mixed with the suspense to keep all readers happy.
I loved these characters. The author did a great job at showing us their dedication to their respective jobs, a detective and a journalist, and their struggle in not just the mystery but also with their budding feelings and the complications their jobs bring.
Overall, this book was extremely well written. Great characters. Great plot. Great suspense. It is definitely one I would recommend. I am looking forward to next Spring when the next book in this series releases.