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The Smallest Mistake
Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma–and zero memory of the horror that put her there.
Will Put You
What started as a cold case has become a fresh hell for forensic technician Georgia Morgan. Another woman’s body is found in the woods, and it leads to the missing teens’ remains. But while Georgia works with Amber to try and reawaken her memories, her gut tells her the worst is yet to come.
At A Killer’s Mercy
Homicide Detective Jake Bishop can’t be sure whether Amber is an expert manipulator or the killer’s next target. Either way, he’s determined to protect Georgia. Because the deeper she digs into the past, the deadlier the secrets that emerge, and a nightmare years in the making is about to come to a bloody, terrifying end…
Review (no spoilers)
I didn’t read any reviews of this book in advance. If I had then I would have found out that it’s the fourth book in a series called Morgan of Nashville by Mary Burton. I don’t think I would have read it then because I haven’t read any of the other three books in the series.
What I liked
The Vulnerable by Mary Burton is an interesting book. It is quite fast paced starting off with a murder that takes place right at the beginning of the book. I don’t usually read police procedural kind of books because I get lost in the details of the investigations, the forensics and all that. However, this book was quite interesting despite the fact that Georgia Morgan, the protagonist was a forensics analyst.
I loved the suspense maintained throughout the book. I was only able to guess the identity of the killer in the final chapters. In addition, every time I thought that I had figured out the story, a new twist occurred throwing me completely in a different direction.
What I didn’t like
Something that I found to be somewhat amusing was the delivery of the twists. I felt as if these twists were just dropped… unceremoniously. I don’t know how to explain it but it is like…Oh, that guy is the killer now, moving on… I usually expect more of a buildup of the tensions and suspense before the twist. The OMG moments that makes a good thriller.
Another thing that I wasn’t too keen on was the romance and the detailed sex scenes. Again, I didn’t read any reviews beforehand so I didn’t know that this was supposed to be a romantic thriller. The romance and sex bugged me. I felt that these scenes were taking away the focus from the mystery at hand. I was expecting it to be more of a crime or psychological thriller. So I guess this part is my fault and doesn’t really indicate that there was anything wrong with the storyline.
Apart from that, I truly enjoyed reading the book. Although it is supposed to be part of a series, this still felt like standalone and I don’t think I missed out on much by not reading the other three books first. I think I will read the whole series now.
About the Book
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Pinnacle
Edition Language: English
Series: Morgans of Nashville #4