Book Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton


The Seventh Victim

Mary Burton

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

The investigation is underway as victims turn up in Texas. Detective James Beck is assigned to the case with its similarities to the Seattle Strangler. The strangler struck seven years ago and left one victim alive, Lara Church. Detective Beck receives a visit from a private investigator, Mike Raines and former cop at the time of the Seattle incidents. Beck likes to work alone but Raines will not take no for an answer. Raines needs closure just as much as the victims and their families.

Raines informs Beck that the seventh victim now resides in Texas. Beck needs to talk with her because he believes she can bring some light to the case. Beck runs into a problem after finding out that Lara cannot remember anything and does not want to. The Strangler remembers and now he is back and wanting to finish what he started. Will Beck put a finish to this killer’s reign? Or will the Strangler get his seventh victim?

The Seventh Victim was a suspenseful thriller that kept me turning the pages. Mary Burton does a wonderful job expressing Lara’s abilities to block out that horrible time in her life while making her present profession as a photographer focus on criminal scenes. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the storyline as well as the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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