Audio: Cut and Run by Mary Burton @MaryBurtonBooks ‏@BRIT_PRESSLEY #BrillianceAudio

Posted October 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

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Audio: Cut and Run by Mary Burton @MaryBurtonBooks ‏@BRIT_PRESSLEY #BrillianceAudioCut and Run by Mary Burton
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 9, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 8 hours, 57 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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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.

Listen to a clip:  HERE

About Mary Burton

Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching law enforcement and forensic procedures, morning walks, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her and USA Today bestselling novels of suspense and romance. Library Journal has compared her work to that of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner, and Fresh Fiction likened her writing to that of James Patterson.

Mary is routinely featured among the top twenty writers in Amazon’s Author Rankings for romantic suspense, and her recent novel The Last Move claimed the number ten fiction slot in the Kindle eBooks Store.

Research is a favorite part of Mary’s day. She never tires of learning more about police work, evidence collection and analysis. She’s known for taking a hands-on approach, whether it means interviews with professionals in the field, forensic seminars or lessons at the firing range.

A Richmond native, Mary has lived there for most of her life. She is a graduate of Virginia’s Hollins University and worked in marketing before she began writing full time. Her first book was published in 2000 and she’s now the author of thirty-four published novels, five novellas and four works of contemporary women’s fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

A member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and Romance Writers of America, Mary is known for creating multiple suspense stories connected by characters, such as her recent The Forgotten Files novels. Her new book, Her Last Word, and The Last Move, break that mold.

When not traveling for research or visiting with readers at bookstores, book festivals and conferences, Mary remains very much a homebody. She and her husband spend time alternately enjoying and lamenting their empty nest and spoiling their four-legged babies Buddy, Bella and Tiki.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge

Posted October 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

12 responses to “Audio: Cut and Run by Mary Burton

  1. 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.

    • 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.

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