Hide and Seek by Mary Burton

Hide and Seek by Mary Burton
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full length (337 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

She’s hunting. He’s watching.

Special Agent Macy Crow is a survivor. After a vicious hit-and-run nearly kills her, she gets right back to work, and now she’s gunning for a spot on the FBI’s elite profiling team. As an audition, she offers to investigate the recently discovered bones of Tobi Turner, a high school girl who disappeared fifteen years ago.

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Macy and Nevada race to put this monster behind bars before he can come out of hiding. But the murderer’s had years to hone his skills, and soon Macy herself becomes a target. She’s no stranger to pain and terror, but will Macy’s first profiling case be her last?

If fans of romantic suspense haven’t picked up this book, they’re missing out on an amazing white-knuckled ride. This whodunit kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. Just when I thought I could put it down at the end of a chapter, a turn of phrase, an emotion or a development caught my interest and dragged me right back. The only reason I was able to sleep afterwards was because a) the bad guy made that final slip-up, b) I finished the novel, and c) there was a HFN for Macy and Nevada and a wonderful epilogue.

The strength of Hide and Seek came from the dialogue. It was reminiscent of Dragnet, one of my favorite police shows from way back. It’s hard-hitting, sometimes abrupt, always on point and their choice of words painted a picture of the leading characters, the community and the town. This novel would be great as an HBO special. I think that’s the venue for it considering some of the crimes are of a sensitive nature that were either described as it occurred (not gruesomely graphic but enough to feel the fear, horror and anger), or referred to from events in the past.

Because it was central to the plot, and the driving force behind Macy’s passion to solve the mystery, no matter the cost to herself, I kept reading. Even after I was introduced to the antagonist and becoming uncomfortable with what he did, I also became angry. See, that’s why I kept reading – anyone who does something like that has to be stopped. Has to. For sure it grossed me out but Macy had a vested interest in nabbing the deviant criminal. The reason why it was an obsession for her was revealed in the course of the story and it was at that point I understood. I appreciated her determination, strength of mind and heart and pure grit in her search for the killer. Her goal was to insure no woman would ever again be victimized. I don’t like reading about rape but in Hide and Seek it’s the crime and the author ensured that I was absolutely vested in his takedown. I cheered for Macy and Nevada. I wanted them to win, to succeed, and deliver justice and closure for all the families devastated by what happened in their small town.

As for Macy and Nevada – oh, I liked meeting them. I enjoyed the simmering passion leftover from a past hook-up and watched it smolder between them as they worked together to stop the murderer before he struck again. I thrilled to the fact that Nevada was more in to her than she realized, and I was relieved when Macy finally figured it out – that what was between them was real, passionate and reciprocated. Nevada is one sexy man.

There is a lot more I want to say about some of the secondary characters (awesome) and some of the twists and turns (whoa) but I want to steer clear of diluting the suspense, and edge-of-your-seat plot points so I’m going to end here. I strongly encourage fans of mystery, suspense and those who don’t mind some light sexy spice between the main characters, to read Hide and Seek. My advice for this well-written winner – start to read a lot earlier than I did so you can enjoy the ride to its fullest and still get some quality zzzz’s.

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