Burton just keeps getting better! This follow-up to Senseless is just as gripping and a little less dark and graphic. This is a good thing! The romance is touching and the characters are flawed and wonderful. Readers get to enjoy a brand-new story while still keeping in touch with the characters they learned to love in Burton’s previous novel.
Detective Malcolm Kier doesn’t like hard-edged, ruthless attorney Angie Carlson. And if his suspicions are right, then the latest string of murders ties back to a criminal she helped get released. As the number of murders increase, it becomes clear that Angie is the target. He must work with her to find the killer.
Angie is no stranger to adversity and darkness. She’s pulled herself up and out of hard times, and she refuses to get hurt again. Her tough exterior tends to slip when Malcolm is around. As more dead bodies and bleached bones turn up, Angie needs Malcolm to clear her loved ones and find the real killer before it’s too late. (ZEBRA, Feb., 416 pp., $6.99)