be afraid


The Fear Is Terrifying – When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she’s been held captive for days, they tell her she’s a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it’s true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.

But The Truth – On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna’s expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories–and a nagging dread that Jenna’s ordeal hasn’t ended.

Is Even Worse – Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna’s past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .

My Comments: Mary Burton’s books keep me going back for more. Even though this book is out of the norm for me (not super clean – some language and semi-graphic sex scenes), I enjoyed it. The mystery and suspense kept me reading. The characters were interesting and real. Several twists and turns kept me guessing until the end when all was revealed. I felt sad during much of this tragic story. Jenna needed answers, at least she could make good come from her tragedy by becoming a police officer and a forensic artist – interesting life – very different from anyone I know. This is a great next story to Burton’s previous book, Cover Your Eyes. Many of the characters reappear and we get insight into how they are doing. The setting is in Nashville and we are surrounded by law enforcers. This is a great book for people who enjoy mysteries and suspense. This book will be available on April 28, 2015. I look forward to reading the next book, I’ll Never Let You Go, which will be published in November 2015.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.



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