Vulnerable by Mary Burton

Vuluable

The Smallest Mistake

Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma–and zero memory of the horror that put her there.

Will Put You

What started as a cold case has become a fresh hell for forensic technician Georgia Morgan. Another woman’s body is found in the woods, and it leads to the missing teens’ remains. But while Georgia works with Amber to try and reawaken her memories, her gut tells her the worst is yet to come.

At A Killer’s Mercy

Homicide Detective Jake Bishop can’t be sure whether Amber is an expert manipulator or the killer’s next target. Either way, he’s determined to protect Georgia. Because the deeper she digs into the past, the deadlier the secrets that emerge, and a nightmare years in the making is about to come to a bloody, terrifying end…

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Even though Vulnerable is the 4th novel in the Morgans of Nashville series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Each novel in the series, focuses on one of the Morgan siblings who all work in Nashville law enforcement. In this novel, it focuses on the youngest and only daughter, Georgia Morgan who is a forensic technician.

Even though, this novel is marked as a romantic suspense, there is a lot more suspense/mystery than romance. There are multiple bodies that are discovered at the same time, only they are from different time periods. The main plot, was finding out what happened to two teenagers, five years ago.

I did like the mystery and I really enjoyed Amber, one of the survivors from 5 years ago. Throughout the whole novel, I wasn’t sure if she was lying or telling the truth. Also there was some surprises through in that I didn’t see coming.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. I liked this novel more than the first novel in the series, but I still found it to be an average mystery read.

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Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton

Cover Your Eyes

Don’t Look 

At first, they struggle to escape. Then a torrent of blows rains down upon their bodies until their eyes cloud over in final agony. The killer shows no remorse–just a twisted need to witness each victim’s last terrified moments.

Don’t Speak

Public defender Rachel Wainwright is struggling to reopen a decades-old case, convinced that the wrong man is in prison. Homicide detective Deke Morgan doesn’t want to agree. But if Rachel’s hunch is correct, whoever fatally bludgeoned young, beautiful Annie Dawson thirty years ago could be the source of a new string of brutal slayings.

Just Prepare To Die

Rachel’s investigation is about to reveal answers–but at a price she never thought to pay. Now she’s become the target of a rage honed by years of jealousy and madness. And a murderer is ready to show her just how vicious the truth can be…

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Cover Your Eyes is the first novel in the Morgans of Nashville series. Each novel in the series focuses on a Morgan sibling (4 siblings in total) who end up falling in love and solving a murder. Up first is Homicide detective Deke Morgan, who is living in his late father’s shadow. He is even working with his father’s ex-partner.

In comes Rachel Wainwright who is fighting to overturn her client’s conviction. Unfortunately for her, her client is seen as one of Nashville’s most convinced killers who was put away by Deke’s father 30 years ago. There is also new deaths of young women that has everyone questioning who is the real killer.

I’m torn on my thoughts of the novel. I didn’t guess who the killer was at all, but it almost seemed like too much was saved until the end. There was so much revealed in the last 5 pages that it was hard to keep up. I was confused on what I was suppose to focus on as the biggest reveal. I also didn’t love Deke and Rachel as main characters.

2 calculators out of a potential 5. Sadly this was a miss for me. I have the fourth novel in the series sitting on my book shelf that I’m not in a hurry to get to.

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