I See You (Criminal Profiler #2)

I See You (Criminal Profiler #2) From New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Burton Comes A Gritty, Suspenseful Story In The Criminal Profiler SeriesFBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer Uses Skeletal Remains To Recreate The Faces Of Murder Victims Through Sculpture Though Highly Scientific, The Process Is Also Sensitive And Intimate She Becomes Attached To The Individuals She Identifies, Desperate To Find Justice For EachAs Zoe Examines Old Remains, She Sees A Teenage Girl Looking Back At Her The Victim In A Cold Case From Over A Decade Ago Zoe Wants Nothing Than To Tell This Young Woman S Story And To Bring Her Killer To JusticeZoe S Case Leads Her To The Victim S Hometown And To Homicide Detective William Vaughan, Zoe S On Again, Off Again Lover As The Two Become Involved In The Case, They Quickly Realize That It Isn T As Cold As They First Believed Someone S Still Out There Hunting Women And With Women Gone Missing, Time S Running Out Can They Work Together And Stop This Madman Before He Kills Again Story starts off with FBI profiler Zoe Spencer identifying a murder victim from 2001 using Forensic facial reconstruction You think that s going to be the main plot of the story but boy does the train derail As Zoe and homicide detective William Vaughan start digging into the past, that past comes crashing into the present bringing murders and shocking revelations Twist and turns are abound. I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Mary Burton mystery, with a dash of romance thrown in Romantic suspense is my favorite genre, and although I think Burton leans heavily on the mystery, I enjoy her books.This book features Zoe Spencer, a special FBI agent who uses skeletal remains to recreate in sculpture, the faces of victims who need to be identified Her role reminded me of the LSU Faces Laboratory, which I ve always found fascinating.When homicide detective William Vaughan, with whom Zoe is casually involved, joins forces with her on what is believed to be a cold case, the investigation suddenly spirals into so much They soon realize that they need to stop a killer before he strikes again.I really liked Zoe and William, and the way they worked and interacted together The mystery was very interesting, but the lead characters are what really made the book for me.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy. I See You is the second book in this series I ve fallen in love with Mary Burton s novels this year alone and have become quite a fan This story has its complicated, twisted and non stop action that I love about her stories I like that you gradually flow into knowing who actually committed the crime amongst the multi layers that develop as the story flows to the ending.FBI Agent Zoe Spencer and Homicide Detective William Vaughan have a somewhat slow burn type of romance with their friends with benefits involvement related to the history that they have with one another The story was well written, the plot good, and the mystery terrific I loved that she weaved her characters into their respective roles and bringing out the many skeletons held by members of the this seemingly perfect family.I thoroughly enjoyed this story with all its intrigue, mystery, secrets and romance Another great suspense with a little bit of romance by Ms Burton Recommend the read.Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my fair and honest review All thoughts and opinions are my own.4 Stars Publication Date October 8, 20194 Stars The face is the mirror of the mind, and the eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart Saint JeromeThis story was a little bit harder for me to get into, I had a hard time connecting with Agent Spencer She seemed too closed off for my liking, but once I started getting into the story I gradually began to warm up to her and became intrigued with the mystery and the rest of the characters.The romance is slow burn between FBI Agent Zoe Spencer and Homicide Detective William Vaughan Granted, the protagonists have a history together, but what is currently a friends with benefits relationship evolves to something the longer they work this case and by the end of the story.The mystery was good, but I found I was interested in why the characters were acting the way they were rather than who was responsible for the crime.There were so many skeletons in the closet in this seemingly perfect family, that it was easy to see why there could be so many suspects.I enjoyed reading this story.It was well written, the characters were smart, and the story was engaging I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Complicated Twisted Non stop action I must say that I did figure out part of the who dun it And was a wee bit miffed at that out come There are multiple layers to this story Zoe was pretty badass and I liked the dynamic of her Vaughn As I have been on a binge of this author I m looking forward to in this series. I See You by Mary Burton a four star read that you will want to profile This is the second novel in the Criminal profiler series, but they can be read as stand alone as I haven t read the first one yet, but I will be going back and getting hold of it The suspense is sublime, it will keep you on your toes and guessing all the way through There are so many twists that you don t see the turns in the road coming and what turns they are Throw in some slow burn romance and you have a winner. A suspense novel of the highest order from a master of her craft.A 911 call by a distraught man, he s been stabbed, his wife and daughter both abducted by a masked intruder, their bedroom is awash with blood And so begins the hunt for the two missing females.After a tip off to a disgraced reporter, Nikki McDonald, the discovery of a human bones has Special Agent Zoe Spencer putting her skills to use in the attempts to identify the victim With no DNA available due to the bones having been burnt and the teeth removed, Zoe is the only hope now into a positive identification And it is that identification that connects the two cases together The young lady that Zoe s reconstruction identifies was a woman who had gone missing years before, the sister to the woman that has been abducted by the masked intruder As Zoe and Alexandria homicide detective William Vaughan join forces and cases they begin delving into the Foster family, what actually happened that day Hadley and Skylar were taken, and the connection to her sister, Marsha Prince, who disappeared eighteen years prior.This is the second book in the criminal profiler series featuring Zoe Spencer and her masterful talent of facial recreation sculptures Thankfully it reads as a standalone as I haven t read the first book, Hide and Seek, as of yet as I was unaware it was the second in the series Book 1 has now been added to my tbr pile The relationship between Spencer and Vaughan was as good as the plot, both worked unbelievably well and as always Burton writes a mean seduction scene As to the who done it element, I had that figured out well before the reveal, however it didn t take any of the enjoyment out of the reading.If you have read a Mary Burton book before then you will know what to expect and won t be disappointed If you are new to her books then this one is a good place to start and it will have you digging into the back collection of her earlier work.Murders, mysteries, secrets and lies, add to that a light touch of romance and you have the ingredients that have come together to bring you Mary Burton s new novel, I See You.I See You will be published on 08 October 2019 and is available to preorder now It will also be available to read for free with s Kindle Unlimited. From New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton comes a gritty, suspenseful story in the Criminal Profiler series.FBI special agent Zoe Spencer uses skeletal remains to recreate the faces of murder victims through sculpture Though highly scientific, the process is also sensitive and intimate she becomes attached to the individuals she identifies, desperate to find justice for each.As Zoe examines old remains, she sees a teenage girl looking back at her the victim in a cold case from over a decade ago Zoe wants nothing than to tell this young woman s story and to bring her killer to justice.Zoe s case leads her to the victim s hometown and to homicide detective William Vaughan, Zoe s on again, off again lover As the two become involved in the case, they quickly realize that it isn t as cold as they first believed someone s still out there hunting women And with women gone missing, time s running out Can they work together and stop this madman before he kills again Who doesn t love a good romantic suspense And Mary Burton has a reputation of bringing the good stuff unfortunately I found I See You disjointed Lacklustre The main characters were OK both has suffered hardship and normally you connect on some level I didn t really fully understand Zoe s backstory and found it hard to warm up to her Vaughan seems a likeable dude but I can t really say much While the story plot was well thought out and kept you guessing you don t really get to understand the motivation behind the killing spree What drove the killer to do it It was very anticlimactic Thanks to the author and netgalley for the advanced copy of this book I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own. This is book 2 in the criminal profiler series You don t have to read the previous book in the series, I found each book to be kind of stand alone The main theme running through and connecting the books is the FBI Behavioral Unit and its profilers I See You tells the story of FBI special agent Zoe Spencer who uses her artist talents to carry out facial reconstructions from skeletal remains in order to identify victims Her latest case finds her work identifying the remains of a teenage girl who went missing nearly twenty years ago Also working the case with Zoe is local homicide detective William Vaughan, who is also her current on again, off again lover While trying to solve their cold case, Zoe and William begin to realise their case isn t so cold any, especially when women begin to go missing.I thoroughly enjoyed this book More than I thought I would When I started the book I wasn t too sure how Zoe s job of being artist within the FBI worked, if it would make the storyline a bit boring, but it turns out the artistic stuff is a sideline of what Zoe does She is a criminal profiler who uses her talents to assist in her cases.I couldn t figure out the bad guy until the 90% mark and even then I was a bit surprised when it came to the big reveal scene That s the sign of a good romantic suspense book to me I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher Get ready to experience some chills and thrills Author Mary Burton treats her readers to a turn the page experience in her latest release.FBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer is a profiler who uses her artistic talent to help solve crimes She has been working for weeks to recreate the face that belongs to the burned bones discovered by an out of work investigative reporter who received a tip about the location of the bones To everyone s surprise it turns out the bones belong to a missing teen who disappeared eighteen years ago Zoe ends up working the case with her on again off again lover, homicide detective William Vaughn The attraction between Zoe and William is undeniable But they have a murder to solve so Or is that murders, plural I See You by Mary Burton is the second book in her Criminal Profilers series The twists, turns and surprises will keep readers turning the pages until the very end Ms Burton has written a tight storyline filled with suspense Her characters are well developed and realistic I totally enjoyed this book Mary Burton is one of my favorite authors and I See You is one of her best books yet