Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Shark by Mary Burton

Title: The Shark

Series: Forgotten Files Book 1

Author: Mary Burton

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Release Date: May 24, 2016


At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.
Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley’s old flame, is Shield Security’s newest member. He’s plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game. Only one girl survived. With the Shark now bent on evening that score, Clay has a chilling suspicion: Riley is the girl who escaped the Shark’s deadly amusement—and she is his next prey.
As the Shark gets ready to play his hand, can Riley and Clay stop him—or will this killer finally claim the one who got away?


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This is my fourth Mary Burton book and all of them have been consistently good! I love a good suspense with a tiny bit of romance thrown in and that’s exactly what Burton gives you! There were some parts of the book where it was kind of stagnant, and seemed to be moving slow. Personally, I prefer a mystery where we learn bits and pieces over time…a little here a little there but this was like a deluge of information at the end. It was also pretty easy for me to pick the person behind it all.

I really enjoyed the Burton’s Morgan series so I was excited when I saw this was the beginning of another series. I’m not sure there were many characters that I would be interested in learning more about or reading another book on. I’d still probably read it but this wasn’t my favorite Burton book.

I received an ARC of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This one was a bit hard to rate, I'm torn between a 3 and a 3.5