Mary Burton executes a fantastic adventure for readers with this in depth psychological thriller mystery. Kate Hayden is a capable, confident and compassionate woman and takes her job with the FBI very seriously. She is a fascinating heroine with so many layers and her idiosyncrasies are part of the reason I enjoyed the story so much. Detective Theo Mazur makes a wonderful partner for Kate as he's drawn to her personality and is fond of all her quirks. I enjoyed that we got to see her through his eyes as well as the eyes of her coworkers, family and nemesis and how it revealed so much about her and Theo himself. He was such a good man, his strong connection and relationship with his daughter showed me so much about him. I also enjoyed just how much we got to glimpse into the lives of the suspects, victims and the supporting characters. This was a story that gripped me from the very first sentence, the detail, the characters and the fabulous situation drew me in so that I couldn't devour the story fast enough. I'd love to see these two solve another case together. If you like your mysteries to have a solid and intriguing storyline with interesting characters this one is a must read.
The Story: FBI Agent Kate Hayden returns home to San Antonio in the hunt for a copy cat serial killer, taking her away from the middle of a case she is determined to wrap up. Now she's having to deal with personal issues she'd rather not and avoid being the victim of a killer who has his sight set on her.
In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she’s the final victim.
Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.
Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared. Then a second body is found, the mode of death identical to a different case that Kate thought she’d put behind her.
Now Kate and Detective Mazur aren’t just working a homicide; the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately. While Mazur is personally trying to protect Kate, the closer they are drawn to the killer, the clearer it becomes that in this terrifying game, there is only one rule: don’t believe everything you see…