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Stieg Larsson fans will find a lot to like in Burton's taut, well-paced novel of romantic suspense. Eva Rayburn returns home to Alexandria, Va., after serving 10 years in prison for a crime she's not sure she committed--the murder of Josiah Cross--after the terrible night when Josiah, the ex-boyfriend of one of Eva's college sorority sisters, terrorized Eva and the other residents of their sorority house, branding each with a four-pointed star. Now, the women who survived are starting to die at the hands of a serial killer, who first brands each victim with a four-pointed star. Eva joins forces with Deacon Garrison, an Alexandria city homicide detective, to find the revenge killer. Despite their initial distrust, Deacon and Eva end up unable to fight the spark between them. Burton (Dead Ringer) surrounds her appealing protagonist with a strong supporting cast, including a largehearted bar owner, a ruthless crime reporter, and a self-preserving socialite. (Jan.) (c)
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Mary Burton is the New York Times best-selling and critically acclaimed author of I'm Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Senseless, Merciless, Before She Dies, The 7th Victim, No Escape, You're Not Safe, and Cover Your Eyes - all set in Virginia, USA, where Mary lives with her family. Her website is www.maryburton.com. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420110195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420110197
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton has been intrigued by investigative work and the people who do it since Virginia, her home state, was stung by a string of serial killings that spanned more than twenty years. Not surprisingly, many of her suspense novels are fueled by the acts of multiple killers and the people who pursue them, as is I'll Never Let You Go, the third of her novels featuring the Morgans, Nashville's preeminent law enforcement family. Vulnerable, the final book in the quartet, is being published in April 2016. The others in the series, Cover Your Eyes and Be Afraid, both became national bestsellers.

The author of twenty-seven published novels and five novellas, her earlier, highly praised work includes The Seventh Victim, No Escape and You're Not Safe, all set in Austin and featuring members of the Texas Rangers.

Mary's intensive research has led to meetings with key members of law enforcement, to seminars and classes, and to the firing range. She is a graduate of the Henrico County Citizens Police Academy and the Richmond FBI Citizen's Academy, and has attended Sisters in Crime's Forensic University program and the Writers Police Academy in Jamestown, North Carolina.

A Richmond native whose family roots run as deep as the nation's, Mary has lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Virginia's Hollins University and had a career in marketing before deciding to write full time. Her first manuscript, a historical romance, was published in 2000.

She is a member of Thriller Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She travels often for signings, speaking engagements and other appearances. She is a frequent speaker regarding writing and genre fiction, and continues to present her "Unraveling Romantic Suspense" workshop and her day-long program "Writing Your Book...The First Step."

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I was pleased with this. It's labeled as a romantic suspense, but the romance happens fairly late in the book. That being said, I think it made it more believable, because we get the time to know Eva and Garrison and root for them to get together. Burton gives us a plot that's thorough without being overly complicated. She's also able to make us wonder about the true motives of almost every character, even those that should be solidly on the good side of things. I actually was unable to guess the true culprit, and that's a rarity for me. The only thing missing is a good sense of the setting. We know it's in Alexandria, since a great deal is made of it, but I can't say that I learned anything about Alexandria. It really could have happened anywhere. But overall, if you enjoy suspense this is a great read.
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Eva Rayburn is in her late twenties (although she looks like she's 16). She's strong, incredibly smart, beautiful, tough, and an ex-con. Ten years earlier, while partying with her sorority sisters, Eva was raped and branded with a star-shaped pendant. A fire is set and she barely escaped with her life. Unfortunately (or depending on how you look at it, fortunately), her rapist, Josiah, dies in the fire, and Eva is convicted of killing him. She is fairly certain she did not kill Josiah, but she can't remember much about that night. Is she a cold-blooded murderer, or did she take the fall for someone else? The fact that her sorority sisters testified against her didn't help much either. Neither are the nightmares and bits and pieces of memories that keep coming back. But she is now trying to rebuild her life by, moving back to Alexandria where she was born and raised. She is working nights at a halfway house as an attendant, afternoons as a bartender, and in between as a process server. While she has grown close to King, (the bar owner who has a secret of his own), and his foster son, Bobby, (who has his own issues, as well), she still hasn't let her sister Angela know that she has been back in town for six months. A sister that she pushed away during her trial in order to protect her from Josiah's father, hell bent on making the person who took away his son suffer.

Now someone is killing Eva's former sorority sisters. Each time a body is found, it has the same star-shape branded into them. The killer leaves the body of the first girl at the halfway house where Eva works, torching the place to boot. Detectives Deacon Garrison and Malcolm Kier are assigned to the case.
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This book hooked me right off the start. Eva is an ex-con that can't remember if she murdered Josiah...the book keeps you wondering who is behind the recent killings of her old friends and why they are branded with a star. Detective Garrison is trying to find out what happend 10 years ago and how it plays in the murders now.
Can' wait for Merciless..the story of Eva's sister Angie.
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After a decade in prison for the murder of Josiah Cross, Eva Rayburn is freed and returns home to Alexandria, Virginia. Eva thinks back to the horrific night when the predatory Cross terrorized her and other members of their sorority sisters after one of the coeds broke off with him. Ironically though she spends time behind bars, she remains unsure whether she actually killed the lunatic.

However, someone begins murdering the sisters; using a heated branding iron to burn a four-pointed star on each of the conscious victims before stabbing their prey in the heart. Alexandria homicide detective Deacon Garrison leads the serial killer investigation with Eva assisting him although neither trusts one another.

Senseless is a strong romantic suspense starring an intriguing heroine who holds the taut thriller together. The relationship between the cop and the con enhances the tenseness of the story line with a late twist that augments the feeling of doom. Readers will want to know who the serial killer is and why this psychopath targets the sorority sisters even with knowing the probable motive most likely ties back to Cross. This is a powerful thriller.

Harriet Klausner
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I really liked the character of Eva Rayburn. Being sent to prison at the tender age of seventeen for killing a local rich boy Josiah Cross who had beaten and raped her and forever imprinted her body with a burn in the shape of a 4-pointed star from a necklace she wore was an injustice no young girl should be forced to endure. Eva could never remember what happened the night Josiah was killed but her three "besties" (ummmm with friends like them - who needs enemies?) at the time testified against her and sealed her fate. Now ten years later and six months out of prison Eva's back on familiar turf in Alexandria with a new last name just trying to get her life back on track.

Eva may have been labelled an ex-con, but she never let that hold her back. She was determined and hard working holding down three jobs because she just wanted to earn enough money so she could go back to school. Eva was off the charts smart with a genius IQ and photographic memory...what she could of done with her life if she hadn't been set up all those years ago for a murder she didn't commit? Unfortunately bodies with the same 4-pointed star branded into their flesh start turning up and coincidence...I think not...they just happen to be the bodies of Eva's former "besties" (what goes around comes around girlfriend!).

Working the case is the delectable Detective Deacon Garrison and his partner Malcolm Kier. It doesn't take long for Detective Garrison to piece together that the bodies piling up are somehow related to Eva and her past. And given her past - she's not exactly off the list of likely suspects knocking off her former classmates. I just want to mention one niggle I had about how the author always referred to Deacon as Garrison and his partner as Malcolm (and not Kier).
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