Author: Mary Burton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: Montlake Romance | October 9, 2018
Twin sisters separated by the past are reunited by unspeakable crimes in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s throat-clutching novel of suspense…
Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image—the twin sister she never knew she had.
Faith knew that she was adopted, but now she’s finding that her childhood concealed other secrets. Following the trail of clues Macy left behind, Faith and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden make a shocking discovery on an isolated country ranch—a burial ground for three women who disappeared thirty years before.
They weren’t the only victims in a killer’s twisted plot. And they won’t be the last.
As the missing pieces of Faith’s and Macy’s dark lives snap into place, Faith is becoming more terrified by what she sees—and by what she must do to save her sister and herself from the past.
I’m fairly new to the romantic suspense genre, a fact that still amazes me because it has the two things that I love reading about, romance and a thrilling case to solve. And Mary Burton’s CUT AND RUN ticks all my favorites boxes that I just mentioned. A sexy romance that slowly but surely builds? Check. A murder case that interests and begs you to dig it deeper? Check. So you see, I easily read through this one.
The two main characters, Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden and medical examiner Faith McIntyre, I liked instantly. This was important because with all the action they were going to experience, I thought perhaps I’d have little time to get to know them. Now, we didn’t delve *too* deep, but deep enough that I knew who they were, what they were feeling and all that they were going through and what they were thinking, so it was more than enough. They were both very strong characters, had a good thing going and they actually made a great couple in solving crime. I liked Faith’s determination in helping people, and her own self worth. Ranger Hayden was an intriguing man, a man of few words, was good at his job and not once had he lost an ounce of respect for Faith.
The case that these two people found themselves smack in the middle of was interesting. While there was romance in this story, it was well balanced with the mystery of the case itself so I never lost focus. I was invested in the story from start to finish, and as much as I wanted Faith and Hayden to work things out personally, I also very much wanted to know who was responsible for the horrible things that were happening now and years before.
If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, I highly recommend this book. This was my second stand-alone from this author and I’ll be on the lookout for more Mary Burton books for sure. For some reason I believed this was going to be a series, it so far I haven’t seen any news to confirm this. The way the story progressed, I think it could go either way, so I’d be pleased to revisit characters.
I’m adding four spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.
More titles from Mary Burton:
- Her Last Word
- The Shark (The Forgotten Files #1)
- Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler #1)