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  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405918916
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Be Afraid


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The fear is terrifying, but the truth is even worse.

When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.

On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories, and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.

Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .

Be Afraid is the latest serial killer thriller from bestselling author Mary Burton.

Praise for Mary Burton:

'Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel' Publishers Weekly

Mary Burton is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of I'm Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Senseless, Merciless, Before She Dies, The 7th Victim, No Escape, You're Not Safe, and Cover Your Eyes - all set in Virginia, USA, where Mary lives with her family. Her website is www.maryburton.com
%%%The fear is terrifying, but the truth is even worse.

When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.

On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories, and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.

Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .

Be Afraid is the latest serial killer thriller from bestselling author Mary Burton.

Praise for Mary Burton:

'Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel' Publishers Weekly
%%%The fear is terrifying, but the truth is even worse.
When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.
On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories, and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.
Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .
Be Afraid is the latest serial killer thriller from bestselling author Mary Burton.
Praise for Mary Burton:
'Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel' Publishers Weekly

  • Pub date: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405918916
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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“Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel”


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