Friday, March 2, 2012

Before She Dies by Mary Burton

Someone is staking young women out with the word "witch" freshly tattooed on their head...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It was published in February, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.  

Defense attorney Charlotte Wellington has some deep secrets she's hidden from everyone in her new life.  When she left the carnival, she left the past behind.  However, the past hasn't forgotten her and it's suddenly going to become a secret too big to be hid anymore.

Charlotte's sister was killed when she filled in one night at the fortune telling tent for her.  Charlotte has carried the guilt and torment from that moment with her for eighteen years.  Now she's finding out the current cases of murder in her hometown may be connected to that killing.

This is good story full of suspense and suspicion.  What isn't Charlotte telling the detective?  Why can't she loosen up and have a relationship with a man she respects and enjoys sex with?  Why is Grady back in town?

Ms. Burton does a good job of mixing the past and the present together in a way that enhances the story telling.  The killer is an elusive figure until the end of the story.  And the romance between the two main characters with different family relationships and strong personalities draws you into the story, too.

I really enjoyed reading this book, why not get yourself a copy, too?

I am going to be giving away my ARC of this book so if you'd like to win it, leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your NAME AND ADDRESS and the reason you'd like to read it.  I'll be picking a winner in about a week.

Happy reading!


SusanB said...

Sounds great! Just down my alley. Thanks for your review.

ChristyJan said...

I've been hearing good things about author, Mary Burton and this sounds like a great suspense read. I'd love to win!