No Escape

Mary Burton
No Escape
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Release Date
November 2013
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

He Was Taught How To Kill
Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Lee 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…

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Nov 08, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
79 people found the following review helpful
How do you like to be buried alive? In NO ESCAPE, Harvey Lee Smith's victims knew the terror of the experience.

Psychologist Dr. Jolene Granger was called to hear the killer's dying confession, never imagining that he'd get inside her head. To top it all, she had to work closely with her ex, Texas Ranger Brody Winchester. Meanwhile, another killer--Smith's apprentice--is still at large, and continuing the work of his mentor.

NO ESCAPE is a gripping tale of suspense. Though we know what the killer is doing and why he kills, we are left wondering who could be behind it. Who is the apprentice? However, it didn't take me long to zoom in on a character as the culprit, as the signs are rather telling. If you've read a lot of romantic suspense novels, you'd know.

As to the romance, it was rather flat. Jo and Brody didn't have a lot of scenes together, and then, they seemed to pick up right where they left off fourteen years ago. Though they acknowledged the physical and mental changes and maturity that fourteen years has wrought on them, what about their feelings toward one another? How would they fit now? There didn't seem to be much development in the romance department; rather, it was implied that they would work on their relationship offstage.

That said, the story was well written and the scenes flowed. I rate NO ESCAPE 3.5 stars for a pleasant reading experience.
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