Desperate Girls

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New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killer’s symbolic revenge spree.

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.

When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.

When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.

As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

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8 reviews
Pennie Morgan
August 7, 2018
WOW! This was a page turner and I am surprised my kindle survived it. Actually when I set my kindle down I had my phone in my hand reading because I just could not stop! From the beginning with a murder then immediately setting up security for Brynn and her team and the elite team from Wolfe Security who are charged to keep her safe when in Dallas for a trial. This is a fast paced story that did not disappoint in any way. The suspense was perfect and the underlying romance was outstanding. This author never lets me down and this one is one of her best. I definitely recommend this one. It is a standalone but I hope there are more books in the future with some of these characters! **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
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Becky Baldridge
August 7, 2018
Desperate Girls is a bit of a mixed bag. We have some courtroom drama, a bit of action and suspense by way of an escaped murderer set on getting revenge, some hot and steamy romance, and a little more suspense with an interesting twist. This is my first read by Laura Griffin, and I have to say I was impressed. The story moves at a good pace, there are no big lags, and the flow is good. Brynn is a strong female lead, which I always enjoy, and Erik is the very definition of a protector. They have great chemistry and just fit so well together that you can't help but want to see them together. The big bad in this one is about as bad as they get, and the tension builds as he tries to get to Brynn. I would've liked to have seen a bit more from Corby given his intelligence level, but it was still an entertaining read. We do get an intriguing twist at the end - one that I didn't see coming until it was right there. All in all, I enjoyed the book and will certainly be watching for whatever comes next in this new series.
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A Google user
August 9, 2018
5 Amazing Stars Review by Amy Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog I am officially in love with this new series by Laura Griffin. Desperate Girls is the first book in the series and I am completely invested in these characters already! Brynn is a defense attorney who used to play for the opposite side. When a convict from one of her previous cases escapes from prison, he is suspected of going after all the people who helped put him there years earlier. In order to remain safe, her boss hires bodyguards for her and her partner, and that’s where things get really exciting. Wolfe Security comes on the scene and things heat up, in the court room, on the streets, and between the sheets. Danger ensues, people die, and Brynn is still trying to keep her eye on the ball for her current client who is on the line for murder. The last thing she needs is some annoying bodyguards impeding her ability to do things the way she has always done them. I was completely intrigued form the very beginning of the book. It started with a bang and kept up the momentum until the very end. This definitely qualifies as an addicting read. I could not put it down. I am absolutely dying to get my hands on the second book of this series. What a well written, fast moving bullet train thriller. Everything you would expect from a suspenseful story, plus the heat of a fiery romance. What more could you ask for?
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About the author

Laura Griffin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracers series, the Wolfe Sec series, the Alpha Crew series, the Texas Murder Files series, and several other novels, including Last Seen Alone. A two-time RITA Award winner and the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award, Laura lives in Austin. Visit her at, and on Facebook at

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