DON'T SAY A WORD
In the second of Barton’s Don’t series, the reader is whisked back to Chattanooga. Barton really knows how to involve her readers emotionally. The chemistry between the main characters, Will and Julia, is palpable, and their passion just might make you blush. Fortunately, their relationship provides a nice balance when the tension is high. A quintessential romantic suspense, the murders are grisly, the characters are vivid and Barton leaves readers guessing up until the very end with this captivating mystery. Unfortunately for the literary world, Barton passed away last year.
The murder of a Chattanooga judge leaves homicide detective Julia Cass stunned by its horror. Pairing up with an FBI agent, Will Brannock, Julia soon discovers more victims — all disfigured in the same way and left with the same souvenir. Trying to determine the killer’s next victim leads their investigation to a twisted discovery of revenge and terror. (ZEBRA, Aug., 416 pp., $7.99)