Tuesday, September 20, 2016

VULNERABLE by Mary Burton

The Morgans of Nashville Book 4
March 29th, 2016
Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Paperback ARC
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher
3 Hearts

For five years, no one has known what has happened to the two kids who disappeared while out doing a school project. Except maybe the third person who tagged along and survived an unspeakable thing. But Amber Ryder has no memory of what happened that fateful day and why she survived when her two friends didn’t. When forensic Investigator opens this cold case she finds a mystery that holds secrets and as she alongside homicide detective Jake Bishop, she tries to help Amber remember what happened while figuring out the twists and turns that the case goes. But as Georgia delves deep into the past, secrets have a way of exploding and a killer is determined to protect t hose secrets from coming to light. But will Jake be able to keep Georgia from harm while they dig deep and try to solve this baffling case?

I normally love Ms. Burton’s work and her Morgans of Nashville series kept me intrigued to the very end. But with her final book in the series, VULNERABLE, I felt like it was a slight miss in the series. Where the other books held my interest and kept me riveted, I kept putting this one down to read something else. To be fair, it could have been my mood at the time when I started this one and nothing about the book itself per say. But I had a hard time connecting to Georgia as well as Jake. Jake just annoyed me and with his alpha male attitude coming all over the place, I was ready to smack him silly for two-thirds of the book. The romance between Georgia and Jake felt forced at times, like the author was checking off boxes on what to have in the story. But it was the mystery portion of the book that kept me glued though as all the twists and turns with that case left me on the edge of my seat. The killer was hard to figure out and I loved how the author kept me in the dark about it until the very end. The ending was quite a nail biter to say the least.

Overall, VULNERABLE is an okay book that ties up all loose ends that may have been in the series and gives the readers a chance to see Georgia in her element as a forensic investigator. Though this wasn’t my favorite in the series, I can’t wait to see where this author goes next and what chilling story line she will treat her readers to. I just hope it won’t be too long of a wait for that to happen. If you like a great thriller then you will enjoy this story in the series. It stands as a stand al one book but I recommend reading the first three books first to get an overall impression of Georgia’s siblings and their significant others.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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