January 22, 2013

Book Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton

Title: The Seventh Victim
Author: Mary Burton
Release Date:
February 5th 2013
Publisher: Kensington Books
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

 

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
It’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared…

KILL
Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he’s in Austin…

AND KILL AGAIN…
He’s always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he’s been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands—right before he ends it forever…


My Thoughts


The Seventh Victim is full of great writing that flows easily with interesting and complex characters and a story both intriguing and a little creepy.


I really enjoyed this whodunit and immediately liked both Lara and Beck.
The romance is slow to develop but full of snarky conversations filled with subtle undercurrents of attraction.
I followed the clues carefully, figured out who the killer was with ease, and had a lot of fun navigating the misdirections and multiple suspects. I really did like what the author did with the plot, the twist, and the final outcome.

A really well thought out story with just the right amount of mystery, creepiness and romance; with interesting, fully fleshed out characters.
I'd very happily recommend this book to all lovers of a really great read, regardless of genre - a book for everyone to enjoy.
 

An excitement filled 4 star read ;]

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