Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler #1) by Mary Burton #bookreview #suspence #romance

Title: Hide and Seek

Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: Montlake Romance

 Publication Date: April 23, 2019

Page Count: 344

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

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.

While investigating with local sheriff Mike Nevada, a former colleague and onetime lover, Macy discovers a link between Tobi’s case and several others that occurred around the same time as her disappearance. As Macy interviews victims and examines old cases, she uncovers a sinister picture of a stalker who graduated to sexual assault—and then murder.

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?


Hide and Seek by Mary Burton is the first book of the new  romantic suspense Criminal Profiler series. While this is listed as the first book of a new series it isn’t the first look at the characters. Macy’s accident that she had just recovered from actually happened in Cut and Run by Mary Burton with her having ties to those characters and a part in that story which gets mentions in this book so one may want to pick  that up first although it’s not totally necessary.

Hide and Seek begins with Special Agent Macy Crow looking for her new position as she returns from her accident. As Macy agrees to prove herself worthy she gets sent to investigate a new case when the bones of a missing girl had been found.

Beginning to investigate Macy finds herself again working with the local sheriff, Mike Nevada who she had once shared a night together. Although the  bones that were found were from a fifteen year old case Macy quickly begins to find links between this case and others from the past as they discover a killer.

Anyone who has picked up a novel by Mary Burton knows she does romantic suspense and does it very well and Hide and Seek is no exception. This was another thrilling ride as the main characters chase a killer while navigating a relationship. Whether a long time fan of Mary Burton’s or new to her work I think everyone will enjoy this tense mystery.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton is the popular author of thirty-five romance and suspense novels, as well as five novellas. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. Visit her at http://www.maryburton.com.

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