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I See You by Mary Burton
Narrator: Bailey Carr
Series: Criminal Profiler #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 8, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 10 hours, 20 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
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 more 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 more 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 more women gone missing, time’s running out. Can they work together and stop this madman before he kills again?
I didn’t realize until I was writing this review, I See You is a new installment in the Criminal Profiler series. It’s truly a time where each book is standalone. You don’t have to read Hide and Seek first as they are totally unrelated. The connection is each one has a criminal profiler as a main character. Oddly, Hide and Seek is more related to the standalone Cut and Run where the main character Macy Crow is introduced, and it should follow that book in reading.
Also, I See You is a mystery, thriller with only minor romantic elements. It is not a romance. Hide and Seek had more romance. I really enjoyed both books. I listened to both on audio and the narrators are different, but since the main characters are different it worked well. I am a fan of this author’s work in both styles.
The police procedural aspects take up most of the story as the FBI profiler Zoe and homicide detective William Vaughn hunt down a cold case which ends up being tied to a current serial killer case. There are plenty of twisty details and surprising turns. It’s just the sort of book I’m liking best right now. Overall, it held my interest and was not overly complex in its details or characters.
This narrator was new to me and her voices were comfortable for males and females. There were no glaring odd voices or accents, everything seemed appropriate and I was able to stay in the story. I enjoyed the performance. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.
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I saw this one and nearly got it, but good to know how standalone they are (well accept the tie in on the other two you mentioned). I do like the sound of these profiler focused stories and the good narrators.
I am really enjoying these mystery thrillers which follow police or FBI procedures. The crimes are often so heinous one has to emotionally detach a bit to follow the evidence. So they are riveting without being too emotional if that makes any sense.
Thanks for clarifying the series connection as I will feel comfortable reading this out of order. Excellent review, Anne?
Well I try to give info without spoilers. That makes that type of information what I focus on in a review. I try not to repeat the blurb, either.
I’ve yet to try this series and it sounds right up my alley!
I pretty much like everything by Mary Burton.
love that cover and your great review. these are ones i would enjoy too
I hope you get a chance to read them!
I really enjoyed the books I did read by this author
Me too. I like this genre.