Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review ~ The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton

Goodreads Synopsis ~ 


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 home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared…


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…


He’s always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he’s been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands—right before he ends it forever…

My Review ~ 

The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton was a book club read.  It is out of my reading genre so I'm being adventurous!  That is what book clubs are for, right?

The story and suspense was pretty good.  I did have kind of an idea of who the killer was, but I couldn't figure out how he did it.  Then I was hit with an added on surprise.

I liked the characters of Lara and Danni.  They were very strong fighters.  I thought Beck was a bit of a hard ass with Lara most of the book, so I couldn't figure out the "romantic" part of this "romantic suspense". 

I give this book a 3 star rating as I did enjoy the suspense portion of it.  This was an addition to my 2013 EBook Challenge and 2013 Audio Challenge.


  1. Great review! I pretty much agree with you on that note that the suspense was pretty darn good. The romance was lacking...

  2. Love romantic suspense. It's good to step away from your comfort zone which is why I love blogging so much. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't have read some of the books I've reviewed on the blog but having an open mind really made reading so much richer for me.

    I suggest you try some Aleatha Romig if you really want hardcore romantic suspense. You won't be sorry.... OH! And Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is really good too. Total mind-fuckery.

    Thanks for stopping by Talk Supe, new follower here.

    1. Is Gone Girl the one with all the hype right now? It sounds really familiar. Thanks for following!


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