Monday, April 4, 2016

Vulnerable by Mary Burton

Book Description

The Smallest Mistake

Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma--and zero memory of the horror that put her there. 

Will Put You

What started as a cold case has become a fresh hell for forensic technician Georgia Morgan. Another woman's body is found in the woods, and it leads to the missing teens' remains. But while Georgia works with Amber to try and reawaken her memories, her gut tells her the worst is yet to come. 

At A Killer's Mercy

Homicide Detective Jake Bishop can't be sure whether Amber is an expert manipulator or the killer's next target. Either way, he's determined to protect Georgia. Because the deeper she digs into the past, the deadlier the secrets that emerge, and a nightmare years in the making is about to come to a bloody, terrifying end…

AVAILABLE: March 29, 2016

Morgans of Nashville
Cover Your Eyes - Book 1 (ORDER HERE)
Be Afraid - Book 2 (ORDER HERE)
I'll Never Let You Go - Book 3 (ORDER HERE)
Vulnerable - Book 4 (ORDER HERE)

Vulnerable is the fourth book in Mary Burton's Morgans of Nashville series.  Each book can be read as a standalone and focuses on a different Morgan sibling.  In Vulnerable, sex, greed, and murder take a front row seat as Georgia Morgan and homicide detective Jake Bishop work to solve a five year cold case.

Five years ago, three teenagers went into the woods for a science project and only one came out.  Amber Ryder is the only survivor and has no memory of the events that took place in the woods and what happened to her two friends.  Forensic technician Georgia Morgan has been assigned to look into cold cases with the help of Homicide Detective Jake Bishop.  And when a discovery of a missing girl leads to finding the two missing teens from 5 years ago leads to more questions being asked.  What REALLY happened in the woods 5 years ago?  Is Amber really telling the truth about what happened or did the head trauma she suffered really cause memory loss?  Was she really a victim, or something worse?

With a killer determined to bury the past, Jake and Georgia must work together to discover what really happened 5 years ago.

The reason why I am giving this book a less than 3 rating is because I found it to be VERY predictable and for a "romantic suspense", this book was really lacking in the "romance" department.  I liked Georgia and Jake.  Georgia is very smart and dedicated to her job and family and Jake is a good cop and man.  I think there was so much potential with the romance between these two characters, but I found it lacking.  If this would of been just a "thriller", I probably would of rated Vulnerable a little higher.  But again, I pretty much figured out the "who" and "what" about a quarter of the way in.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**