BookClub Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton #DFWTea #TheCoverGirls

Posted April 10, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 3.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 7 Comments

BookClub Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton #DFWTea #TheCoverGirlsSource: BookClub Purchase, Kindle Purchase

Format: eBook

The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton

Date Read: Feb 2013

Genre: Romance, Suspense

It’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared…

Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he’s in Austin…

He’s always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he’s been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands—right before he ends it forever…

More Information:
Publisher: Kensington

My Thoughts

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My Ratings:
Overall Rating: 3.25
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 3.50

First Thought When Finished: Crap! Another ending that pretty much made me go from WOW to MEH!

Story Thoughts: I thought The Seventh Victim was pretty good till the last third. There were some twists and turns that made me go “WOW”. However, I think it just went one step to far and I totally didn’t buy the end. Some people will love it though so this was just a me thing!

Character Thoughts: On a whole, I liked the characters but I felt that one thing that happened was totally out of character for one of them. That actually threw me off and made me question my thoughts on the other characters. Also this was billed as a Romantic Suspense but the romance was not very believable. I think I would have been fine if it had been billed as a suspense read!

Final Thought: I like Mary Burton but this was not one of my favorites by her. I do believe this book will work better for others than it did for me.

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7 responses to “BookClub Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton #DFWTea #TheCoverGirls

  1. Dang it..i am reading this for review in May or June and your wow to meh has me depressed. Ha..maybe I will just read to the last third and use my imagination for the rest! I am glad you liked the characters..*sighs*

  2. GAH!! I hate when that happens! You’re on this twisty-turny awesome ride and then it hits a bump that messes up the whole thing. Double-GAH!

  3. Lol I think that little box: Confirm you are NOT a spammer is fun. Does it work?

    I am sorry one thing ruined the book for you, hope the next one is better. It is not calling my name, but I am very picky with my romantic suspense authors.