Be Afraid by Mary Burton

Posted July 9, 2018 by J McClung in Book Club Reads / 0 Comments

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Be Afraid by Mary BurtonBe Afraid by Mary Burton
Series: Morgans of Nashville, #2
Published by Zebra on April 28th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 416
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

The Fear Is Terrifying

When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.

But The Truth

On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories--and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.

Is Even Worse

Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .

The readers did enjoy Be Afraid, but also felt it didn’t live up to typical Mary Burton quality. They felt the mystery was slow and predictable… you didn’t know the “bad guy” until the end, but that was because there weren’t really any hints to go off of, so you had to wait rather than because it kept you on your toes. They also felt that the relationship was very slow and didn’t really pull you along. However, the readers really did enjoy the characters. They liked the direction the characters were growing and felt they had some interesting character traits that kept the story moving along. The ending was also not quite satisfying, unfortunately. It was weird and one reader said it felt like she was just tired of writing. The readers agreed they would still pick up Mary Burton books in the future, even though this one wasn’t their favorite.

three-stars

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