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Hide and Seek by Mary Burton
Narrator: Christina Traister
Series: Criminal Profiler #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 23, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 56 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
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?
Cut and Run is a related book, which introduces us to Macy Crow. Its story is about her twin sister, Faith. It shows us Macy’s character and how she works to solve an old mystery and nearly dies in the process. Hide and Seek follows as the first in the Criminal Profiler series about Macy.
I really enjoyed this. I enjoy the police / FBI procedural aspects. There are lots of bad things happening to young women here, both now and 15 years ago. Macy only has a week to use her profiling skills to see if she can solve the case or cases. There’s a good blend of mystery/ suspense with a touch of romance with some sexy times.
Macy is working with an old friend from the FBI, Nevada who is now sheriff in this small town. They work well together and it’s fun to see them reconnect. Macy does a better job of protecting herself and Nevada backs that up very well.
The deputy, who worked under the old sheriff, is a bit of a problem. She knew all these people and isn’t as much help as she could be. She has been in law enforcement 10 years so I’d expect more. Plus she is from the town, lived there her whole life, so she knows the people so much better. It’s Nevada’s hometown but he’s been gone many years and wasn’t in the right age group.
The probable suspects become obvious but which one? The detractors who don’t want to go back to those days are pretty clear also. Macy keeps working the facts and piling up evidence. Things blow up into a suspenseful, rush at the end. I look forward to more Macy and perhaps others introduced here.
I was able to listen at my new normal of 1.5x speed. This narrator was new to me and I enjoyed the performance. There were differences between the male and female voices, all comfortable, though it feels like most of the story was spent in Macy’s thoughts. She brought forth Macy’s emotional journey along with the details of her police work.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge