The Seventh Victim
By Mary Burton
(Zebra, Mass Market Paperback, 9781420125054, 400pp.)
Publication Date: January 2013
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It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. . .
Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin. . .
And Kill Again. . .
He's always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he's been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he'll prove he holds her life in his hands--right before he ends it forever. . .
Praise for the novels of Mary Burton
"Will have readers sleeping with the lights on." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Before She Dies " (starred review)
"Terrifying. . .this chilling thriller is an engrossing story." --"Library Journal " on "Merciless"