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Cut and Run by Mary Burton
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 9, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 8 hours, 57 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image—the twin sister she never knew she had.
Faith knew that she was adopted, but now she’s finding that her childhood concealed other secrets. Following the trail of clues Macy left behind, Faith and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden make a shocking discovery on an isolated country ranch—a burial ground for three women who disappeared thirty years before.
They weren’t the only victims in a killer’s twisted plot. And they won’t be the last.
As the missing pieces of Faith’s and Macy’s dark lives snap into place, Faith is becoming more terrified by what she sees—and by what she must do to save her sister and herself from the past.
Cut and Run is the perfect listen when I am on a short trip or a day home with crafts or doing chores, and running errands. It is not too long, so it can be finished in a day or so. There’s a good blend of mystery/ suspense with a touch of romance with some sexy times.
There’s a bit of a perfect storm where multiple things happen with a few months to culminate a 30 year old horror. I loved the strong women working smart in tough careers. I was devastated by the pretty girls who were misled because they wanted to be loved and wanted to belong. The events are gruesome.
I did enjoy the law enforcement aspects where they worked to solve old and new crimes. I did think both Macy and Faith had a bit of TSTL where they wanted to find out the information and didn’t want to wait or arrange backup. When people are dying on a daily basis and you are trying to bring them to justice, wouldn’t you want to be a bit careful?
The world was interesting with a variety of characters of different types and jobs. The mysteries were a bit twisty and connected. Cut and Run is a standalone, so the story is complete. This was great! I’m loving these stories from Mary Burton.
I was able to listen comfortably at my usual 1.25x speed. Pressley was also the narrator for Her Last Word so I had heard her before. I enjoyed it since the voices all seemed to work and nothing pulled me out of the story.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge
Wonderful review, Anne! I have a number of books by the author but haven’t read her yet. Glad you’re enjoying her stories.
Thank you! I would compare the genre and the fact they do stand alones to Sandra Brown. I like both in this genre. They really go fast on audio, since you want to know.
Oh yes this author always write great books!
I agree. I haven’t found one yet which I didn’t like. But I’ve just started on her works.
I’ve not read Mary Burton’s books before, but now I want to after what you said about the strong women and following along on both an old and new crime. It looks like it has a good chill factor, too.
Yes it’s entirely creepy / evil. Since they are mostly standalones, it’s easy to try one.
I’m so behind with her books. I think a trip to the library is in order this weekend!
I’ve gotten to the point where I am so digitally oriented I just “library” on my computer or phone. The digital ones just return themselves also without a trip.
I am happy to see that you liked this one, Anne! I won a copy of the book yesterday but I think I might borrow the audiobook from Kindle Unlimited before my subscription ends at the end of the month.
I really liked it and listened to the whole thing in a little more than a day. There were some seriously bad people in this. The romance was not much of a romance. But I loved the mystery / law enforcement work.
I would enjoy the twisty mystery! Great review Anne.
I liked it a lot. An interesting plot which isn’t obvious with multiple facets is great.