Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Book Review: You're Not Safe by Mary Burton

He Will Never Forget
The broken body hanging from a tree in Texas Hill Country. . .the frozen figure huddled in a meat locker. . .only at second glance does the truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister, and the terror is only beginning...

Never Forgive

One devastating moment changed Greer Templeton's life and ended two others. Now, with a body found on her property and Texas Ranger Tec Bragg on her doorstep, Greer's nightmare has returned. With each new victim, her link to Tec's case grows, and soon it will be too late to run.

And Never Let Them Live. . .

Greer hoped the past was behind her, but an obsessed killer has never forgotten the bond that unites them. One by one, he will track down his victims, finish what was started--and make Greer's dying wish come true.

You’re not safe was a fairly good thriller that kept me interested but was a tad to long for me.

The plot itself was good and it kept me guessing. I thought I had it all figured out because some of the red herrings were pretty obvious but in the end Burton managed to surprise me with the reveal of the killer. Most murder mysteries, thriller romances I read suffer from a few inconsistences and You’re Not Safe was no exception. There were a few plot holes which had me questioning some things but for the most part it was ok.

My main problem with this book was its length. It really started to drag in the middle and there was quite a lot of unneeded information thrown in. I found a few of the characters povs to be pointless, for example the first victim’s brother has a couple of pages devoted to him. His pov doesn’t appear again in the whole book and it just served no purpose at all and interrupted the flow of the story. One thing I did like about this book was that the romance was secondary to the plot. It was in the background and was nicely done.

All in all the writing was good and the idea great. I liked the killer’s motive and style it was a little bit different which I appreciated. The characters were also good despite having awful names. Tec and Greer were likeable even though they were anti-social. They were a little moody and blunt but I kind of liked that about them. They also didn’t go around doing stupid things (normally female characters seem to throw themselves into dangerous situations in books like these). They didn’t fall in love at first sight either which is always a plus.

You’re Not Safe is not perfect, there are holes to be picked in it if you want to by fussy but overall it is an enjoyable and entertaining thriller romance that ticks all the boxes.

3 stars

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Expected publication: March 25th 2014 by Zebra. ebook ARC, 400 pages

Book 2 in the Texas Rangers series.

A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Review by Kate Phillips

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