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Publisher's Summary

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....
©2013 Mary Burton (P)2013 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Best-seller Burton ( Before She Dies) delivers action-packed tension as a cold case becomes new again...a compelling romantic thriller." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Susynne on 06-11-18

Why a romance?

Ok, I really don’t know why this book is listed as a romance.... yeah yeah yeah, it ends in a relationship and a quick sex scene. But it’s not emotion driven, there is no steam, no chemistry or sexual tension, no “love” and heart strings romance .... there is A romance but it’s not the main story.

As a romance I give this book just three and a half stars at best. But as a mystery/crime novel it deserves five. It’s not a literary masterpiece but it is a very enjoyable story that actually delivers a twist that you can’t see coming.... very well written.

Excellent narration!

Creditworthy? YES! But I got it in the “romance” package.....

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5 out of 5 stars
By Merrci on 02-27-13

Great Story with Great Narrator!

Very entertaining with plenty of suspense! The story kept me listening anxiously all the way through, anticipating what would happen next. And when you think you have it figured out, events occur to make you reconsider. Purchased when I saw Johanna Parker narrated. She's one of my top favorites and she does a wonderful job!

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