SOME NIGHTMARES Beside each body, the killer leaves a simple charm bearing a woman's name. The victims are strangers to each other, but they have been chosen with the utmost care. Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw, a local TV presenter, and each is brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will never end...
DON'T FADE In front of the cameras, Kendall is the picture of stylish confidence. But at night she's haunted by disturbing nightmares that feel like fragmented memories of a childhood she can't remember. Despite warnings from Detective Jacob Warwick, Kendall can't stop investigating the recent string of murders. She knows she holds the key to catching an obsessed psychopath - if he doesn't get to her first...
WITH DAYLIGHT The deeper Kendall and Jacob dig into the victims' backgrounds, the more terrifying the discoveries. From the shadows of the past, a legacy of evil has resurfaced. Every murder, every moment has been leading to Kendall. And this time, nothing will stop the killer making her his final victim...
Mary Burton's Before She Dies is a masterpiece of suspense and psychological thrills.
He Is Their Judge . . .
In death, they are purified. Holding his victims under water, he washes away their sins as they struggle for their last breath. Then he stakes their bodies to the ground, exposing them for what they really are. Witches, sent to tempt and to corrupt . . .
Jury . . .
No one knows about defence attorney Charlotte Wellington's murdered sister, or about her childhood spent with the carnival that's just arrived in town. For Charlotte, what's past is past. But others don't agree. And as a madman's body count rises, she and Detective Daniel Rokov are drawn into a mission that's become terrifyingly personal . . .
And Executioner At last, she is within his reach. All his victims deserve their fate, but her guilt is greatest. And with every scream, he will make her see what it means to suffer and repent . . .
Before She Dies will keep you guessing until the very end and leave you longing for more. Heroine Charlotte Wellington, who appeared in Senseless and Merciless, gets her own amazing story to tell and a hero at her side, Detective Daniel Rokov, who is willing to go toe-to-toe with the irascible Charlotte.
Mary Burton's slick, pacy serial killer thriller Before She Dies is guaranteed to send a chill down your spine - a perfect read for fans of Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, and Karin Slaughter.
Praise for Mary Burton:
'A twisted tale . . . I couldn't put it down!' Lisa Jackson 'Stieg Larsson fans will find a lot to like in Burton's taut, well-paced novel' Publishers Weekly Mary Burton is the critically acclaimed author of I'm Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Merciless and Senseless - all set in Virginia, USA, where Mary lives with her family.
Every Serial Killer Knows . . .
The vicious burns scarring the victims' flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm . . .
The Perfect Time . . .
Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can't forget. Now she's trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn't sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating - or protecting . . .
To Make His Mark Only Eva's death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped - not until the last victim has been marked for death . . .
Mary Burton's latest work The 7th Victim will keep fans of dark psychological suspense up all night.
The one who got away - is the only one he wants.
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 white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death. . .
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.
The New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ringer and I'm Watching You Mary Burton returns with The Seventh Victim. For everyone who loves the works of Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs and Karen Rose, The 7th Victim by Mary Burton will fulfil all your darkest thriller dreams!
Prais for The Seventh Victim:
'A twisted tale . . . I couldn't put it down' Lisa Jackson 'Will have readers sleeping with the lights on' Publishers Weekly (starred review) Mary Burton is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of I'm Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Senseless, Merciless and Before She Dies - all set in Virginia, USA, where Mary lives with her family.