3 Star rating
No Escape
By Mary Burton
ISBN# 9781420125061
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He Was Taught How To Kill

Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share—about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work…

And Now He’ll Teach Them

He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he’ll make the most perfect kill of all.

How To Die

Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey’s fascination with her to the fact that she’s working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey’s protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all… (Goodreads)


This is the first time I have read this author and I will be reading more of her stories. The suspense and twists were surprising to say the least. I didn’t see the last twist coming at all. I love that in a story! I completely enjoyed the suspense 5 stars for that aspect of this story!

The villains were super creepy and disturbing as were the murders in the story. The book was well written,  keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Jo and Brody as a couple didn’t work for me. I never warmed up to Brody as the romantic lead. What he did to Jo in college wasn’t something I could forgive, so I really couldn’t relate to how they would have gotten back together. He was 21 not a kid to have been such an idiot. So when Jo started making excuses for him I was not thrilled. She seemed smarter than that and I was disappointed especially since she had been so stable and filled with common sense.  I hate when a strong female character is introduced and then she goes gaga over someone that had been so toxic in her life before.   Even more so when other options were available to her. That’s just me, it’s seems to be a popular theme these days so I’m sure others won’t have the same issue.

I Enjoyed Santos and  would love to see him in a book of his own.

I recommend this book to people who enjoy suspenseful mysteries , with drama and light romantic content. I have already ordered two other books by this author.