Books by Mary Burton

B+
The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker is book two in Mary Burton's Forgotten Files series, and even though I have not read the previous book (The Shark), I had no problem following the story as this one works perfectly well as a standalone. Dr. Tessa McGowan has just started a new job as a medical examiner when the body ...

C
The Shark

I really wanted to love The Shark, the first book in Mary Burton’s new Forgotten Files series. I’ve enjoyed many of the author’s books in the past and with its low price and intriguing premise I was excited at the prospect of recommending this latest novel. Unfortunately, I found myself quickl ...

C+
I'll Never Let You Go

My first experience with Mary Burton was the excellent Senseless. I absolutely loved that book and based on that bought and devoured her entire backlist and placed her on my auto-buy list. However, her last few novels have seen me losing the love a bit. Her books are still good; the recent volumes ...

B
No Escape

The enigma of nature versus nurture has been around for hundreds of years. While there is no doubt that how we are raised has a profound impact on who we turn out to be, there is certainly ample proof that genetics play into the equation as well. The question of just which of the two ultimately dete ...

C
The Seventh Victim

The Seventh Victim is labeled a Romantic Suspense novel, but the love story happens so little so late, I would hesitate to apply the word romance at all. Unfortunately, the suspense aspect didn’t work well enough to compensate for this, and when I finally closed the book, I was left feeling as if ...

B+
Senseless

I had some reservations about this book, largely because of the fact that the heroine is an ex-convict recently released from prison for killing someone. To my pleasant surprise, Senseless took this and made it work. Of course, Eva Rayburn isn’t actually a cold-blooded murderer. Ten years ago, ...

D+
Dead Ringer

Sometimes when I go into a book, everything is an unknown quantity to me and I'm prepared for anything and everything. However, it's always uniquely disappointing to read a book by an author I know has the talent to turn out really good stories only to discover that not only am I reading something ...

B-
The Unexpected Wife

Mail-order brides have always been a popular theme in historical romance. While some of these books concentrate only on the marriage itself, with the hero and heroine's motivations for considering such a relationship unimportant to the story, Mary Burton's latest novel is made more powerful by the f ...