Unspeakable (Tracers #2) by Laura Griffin

Unspeakable (Tracers Book 2)


Elaina McCord Wants to Find a Killer.
But He's Already Found Her.

Elaina McCord's dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case - investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina's hunch - met with disbelief by local police - is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike.

True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He's the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that's turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina, taunting her, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he's getting. Now it's not just her career that's in jeopardy - it's her life....


When I saw that Unspeakable was Troy's story I was intrigued. I enjoyed him in the first book, but he is such a player. I was curious to see who he would settle down with.

Elaina has always wanted to be an FBI profiler. Her dad is famous for that, and she has always wanted to follow in his footsteps (even if he never ever encouraged her). She is new to the academy and gets stuck on assignment in Texas. She doesn't mind much, she is just happy to be out in the field. That is until she tries to actually work the case and no one will include her. There is a killer brutally murdering women and leaving them in isolated places and she just wants to help out however she can. The cops in the area treat her like a joke and just refuse to include her. She was about to give up until Troy comes along and goaded her into staying and trying to prove herself capable of doing what she does best.

Troy is a true crime writer and he becomes interested in this case since it might be related to another that someone else already confessed to. He already wrote a book about the other killer, with this old case included, so it kind of annoys him that that guy could have been lying this whole time. He sees how smart and capable Elaina is, how she thinks about things differently, how she would be a real asset, and tries to help her out whenever he can. He is friendly with the cops in the area so his stamp of approval cannot hurt.

Working together they slowly start to figure out who might be killing these women and why. I love all the investigative work in these books. I love the forensics and field work and how it all comes together in the end. These books seem to be more about the crimes and solving them than romance. The romantic aspect is there, it just doesn't take center stage. I loved watching Elaina try and figure things out, even if she would be stubborn and not so smart at times. She notices little details and is willing to follow even the slightest of leads. She was great and was really helpful in catching the killer.

Troy is just as good and it was really sweet watching him get to know Elaina. They are really perfect for each other and it was nice watching their friendship grow to more. If you like crime dramas then this is the book for you. All the collecting and testing evidence, the tracking down data, the field work involved in catching a killer was so interesting. I am loving this series.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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