ARC Review + Giveaway: Far Gone by Laura Griffin

Posted April 13, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 38 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Far Gone by Laura Griffin
Far Gone
by Laura Griffin

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 15th 2014
Published by Gallery Books
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“Griffin starts and ends this story with intense scenes that kept me at the edge of my seat.” ~ Under the Covers

Ms. Griffin’s books came highly recommended by trusted members in my book club. Naturally, I had to give her latest novel a chance. I’m not disappointed with the recommendation at all; Far Gone was an enjoyable read. Though it had its slow spots, Griffin starts and ends this story with intense scenes that kept me at the edge of my seat.

Police detective Andrea Finch has just scored herself an unwanted vacation after shooting a young perpetrator without following protocol. Perfect timing as her dear brother had gotten himself into a world of a legal mess. Being her brother’s protector since they were young, Andrea is forced to interfere and involve herself with FBI agent Jon North’s murder case. Seems her brother had involved himself with  very bad people.

I enjoyed that nothing in this story was sugar coated. Both Andrea and Jon had to make choices based on their personal and professional judgments. Neither of them picked the easiest path nor picked the path that would please the other. Ms. Griffin certainly didn’t make it easy on them. The romance between Andrea and Jon was not as strong as I would like, but it’s enough to make the relationship realistic and enjoyable for romance readers such as myself.  What I love the most about this book was the unexpected twists and turns towards the end. I’t totally caught me by surprise.  Well, done Ms. Griffin.

This is my first Laura Griffin read and will not be the last. I’m hoping Andrea’s brother would get his own book. I really would like to see what happens to him. However, from what I was told, this book was not intended to be a series. Maybe with enough requests, Ms. Griffin will consider giving Gavin his happy-ever-after.

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About Laura Griffin

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including a RITA Award (Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

GIVEAWAY

Ms. Griffin is giving away a signed copy of FAR GONE (US only)
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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Michelle
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Michelle

Her books are great. There’s the romance and suspense. Plus always a ton of details! Thanks for the chance!

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Hi Michelle and thank you! I hope you’ll like FAR GONE.

DENISE SMITH
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DENISE SMITH

the book sounds really good thanks so much for the giveaway

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Thank you for entering the contest, Denise!

Jane
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Jane

I’m a fan of Laura’s Tracers series and looking forward to her hardcover debut.

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Hi Jane, So glad you like the Tracers! FAR GONE is a stand-alone story, but you will recognize a few familiar faces from the Tracers series. I couldn’t resist bringing them in to help with the forensic angle of the story.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Hmmm I like the idea of making them work for their relationship…makes it much more realistic…thanks angela

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Thanks, Elizabeth. The book I’m working on right now (Tracers #8) features a heroine whose name is Elizabeth 🙂

Pat F.
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Pat F.

I just reviewed it myself, and had very similar thoughts about the book! You would probably like her Tracers series. I have read all Ms. Griffins books, and all are great.

Pat F.
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Pat F.

Oh, would love a signed copy! LOL

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Thank you, Pat! I really appreciate the review.

Zita R
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Zita R

Nice review, sounds like an interesting suspense read. Thanks for the give-away!

Laura Griffin
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Laura Griffin

Thanks, Zita!

Orsayor
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Orsayor

The cover pulls me in….

Nice review… I know there will be a lot of people buying this after your review.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, Laura Griffin is a new to me author.

Carolyn J
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Carolyn J

Thanks cant wait to read

Pansy Petal
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Pansy Petal

Loved your review. Hooked me. This sounds like something I want to read. Thank you.

Amber
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Amber

This sounds great! Adding to my wishlist!

Jen
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Jen

Oh! Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I can’t wait to read it.

Cheryl Sanders
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Cheryl Sanders

Awesome! Laura’s book sounds fantastic!

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I love a good romantic suspense – this looks wonderful!

BookLady
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BookLady

What an intriguing book! I enjoy romantic suspense and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

robin the book nerd
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robin the book nerd

Love Laura’s book. She writes the bes romantic suspense books.

martha lawson
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martha lawson

I would love to win this one. Her books are awesome, I’ve read them all!! Thanks for the chance.

sandy haber
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sandy haber

Not sure I’ve read any of Laura’s books yet, but would love to have the chance to start!

Diana Doan
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Diana Doan

Great review. Looking forward to reading it!
Email: ddoan_526@yahoo.com

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for the review Angela.

erinf1
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erinf1

thanks for the awesome post and giveaway!!! Congrats to Laura on the upcoming release 😉

Lisa W
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Lisa W

I’m hooked! Need to read this now!

Damaris
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Damaris

This book is actually on my TBR list. I’ve never read her books before. This sounds like something I would like….romantic suspense with twists and turns.

Karen G.
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Karen G.

Thanks for the post, I am a huge fan of Laura Griffin’s work and I love to hear that this book will still get your heart pumping. I remember starting to read Twisted from her Tracer’s series and I had to close the book and breathe. I was in the car with my husband and he just shook his head at me as I told him I was only on the first chapter! haha I have not read this latest release and thank you for the chance to win!

Sheila K.
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Sheila K.

Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

great review. would love to read this book

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

book sounds great and cant wait to read it

Make Kay
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Make Kay

I’ve been an avid reader of Laura’s books, and can’t wait to read this one!

bn100
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bn100

Very nice review; haven’t read this author before

Melanie J
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Melanie J

This book sounds amazing! I can’t wait to read it 😉

Virginia Campbell
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Virginia Campbell

Sounds like another great romantic suspense tale from the always excellent Laura Griffin!!!