The second in The Texas Murder Files series, Flight, takes us away from Austin and to the coast of Texas. Bailey’s sister, Miranda, needs a break and decides to head to Lost Beach to focus on her passion of being a wildlife photographer. While out shooting one morning, she stumbles upon two dead bodies. Joel Breda, the lead detective on the case, knowing that Miranda is a seasoned Crime Scene Investigator can’t help but try to convince Miranda to join the investigate. But as the investigation continues, the two get closer to not just solving the case, but to each other too.
I adore Laura Griffin’s work. I had no idea romantic suspense was a genre until I stumbled upon Hidden last year. Griffin is a master at this genre and I’ll pretty much read anything by her at this point. With that said, I was a bit confused on how this book tied to the first in the series, there is no crossover between these two books, so for a while I actually thought I had just remembered Hidden all wrong. Once I understood that we were jumping not just towns but sisters, I felt everything flow way better. So while this is apart of the series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.
Flight, as most of Griffin’s books¸ had the between blend of mystery and romance. I found both our leads to be interesting and could feel the chemistry between them. The atmosphere is vivid and even the side characters are as flushed out as they can be in a 300page book. I also enjoyed that I didn’t figure out whodunnit before the big reveal, so I always appreciate a mystery that leaves me guessing.
As a note, I did start this one on audio, and I didn’t love it, so switched to print. The narrator wasn’t bad per say, I’m just super picky when it comes to them.
Griffin’s books are always a comforting and easy read for me. I’m excited to see where else this series goes!
Flight is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley Books and Dreamscape Media for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof.books.