The Last Move by Mary Burton

Summary: In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she’s the final victim.

Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.

Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared. Then a second body is found, the mode of death identical to a different case that Kate thought she’d put behind her.

Now Kate and Detective Mazur aren’t just working a homicide; the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately. While Mazur is personally trying to protect Kate, the closer they are drawn to the killer, the clearer it becomes that in this terrifying game, there is only one rule: don’t believe everything you see…

 

My review:  My mom went to high school in San Antonio and that is where my grandfather is buried so when I saw this book was set in San Antonio I knew I needed to read this book.

This book was very good you just kept waiting for that moment that moment where everything appears hopeless for Kate.   You knew it was coming as the author does a fantastic job building.   There are chapters that are from the killers perspective and as someone who studied the criminal mind in college it was fascinating and way more fun than I care to admit.    I always feel so ashamed to admit I love serial killer books  and thankfully we have authors like Burton who deliver delicious fiction like this to satisfy our serial killer cravings.

Such a good book you really feel like you just know what is going to happen and then BAM you might be wrong.  So well written and Mary Burton has a new fan thanks to this fantastic book!

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