My Friday Five Umbrella Pick this week is Unforgivable by the amazing Laura Griffin. Griffin is one of my favorite finds of the last 6 months, and after reading her entire backlist, I haven't rated any less than 4 stars. She's a highly recommended read.
Why my fellow reviewer, Red, should be reading Griffin: The mystery elements of her books are tightly plotted, but strike an excellent middle ground of being realistic without being overly gory. She's more Castle than CSI, but she works in enough science and forensics to make her twists and turns that much more interesting. The whodunit aspect of the book is every bit as compelling as the romance!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Griffin reveals herself to be an absolute master of her craft with this latest offering in what is proving to be an addictive series. I consider myself a HUGE Suzanne Brockmann fan, and in her early books, Griffin showed real promise to equal Brockmann's intensity and multi-arc plots, and here she succeeds in proving that she deserves to compete with the NYT big dogs. I loved Mia, loved all the plot turns and twists, and yet again, loved Griffin's realism--the emotional realism that she achieves is what really sets her apart from other RS offerings.