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Dead Ringer
     

Dead Ringer

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by Mary Burton
 

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Some Nightmares. . .

Beside each body, he leaves a simple charm bearing a woman's name. Ruth. Martha. Judith. The victims were strangers to each other, but they have been chosen with the utmost care. Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw, a local anchorwoman. . .each brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will

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Some Nightmares. . .

Beside each body, he leaves a simple charm bearing a woman's name. Ruth. Martha. Judith. The victims were strangers to each other, but they have been chosen with the utmost care. Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw, a local anchorwoman. . .each brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will never end. . .

Don't Fade. . .

In front of the cameras, Kendall is the picture of stylish confidence. But at night she's haunted by nightmares in which she is young, alone, and filled with fear. Are these memories—or omens? Despite warnings from Richmond Detective Jacob Warwick, Kendall can't stop investigating the recent string of murders. She knows she holds the key to catching an obsessed psychopath—if he doesn't get to her first. . .

With Daylight

The deeper Kendall and Jacob dig into the victims' backgrounds, the more terrifying the discoveries. For from the shadows of the past, a legacy of evil has resurfaced. Every murder, every moment has been leading to Kendall. And this time, nothing will stop the killer making her his final victim. . .

Praise for Mary Burton and I'm Watching You

"Taut, compelling. . .Mary Burton delivers a page-turner." —Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

"Creepy and terrifying, it will give you chills." —Romantic Times

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Publishers Weekly

A taut race to identify and apprehend the person who is killing look-alikes of popular Richmond, Va., TV anchorwoman Kendall Shaw is enhanced with a dash of sexual tension plus generous handfuls of emotional baggage. After two women who resemble Kendall are found dead, it's clear that sooner or later the killer will directly target the aggressive newscaster. As homicide detective Jacob Warwick, who saw Kendall at her most vulnerable after rescuing her from an insane kidnapper, struggles with his attraction to her, he also needs to simultaneously protect her and keep her sharp reporter's instincts away from police business, all while she denies that she's in danger or needs any help. With a gift for artful obfuscation, Burton juggles a budding romance and two very plausible might-be perpetrators right up to the tense conclusion. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420100273
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Burton lives with her family in Central Virginia. She is an avid hiker and enjoys the occasional triathlon.

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Dead Ringer 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists & turns...the storyline will continue to surprise you. One of the few books that had me stumped as to the killers motive & who the real killer was until the author began to reveal the details at the very end...kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Def a fav from this author.
sworm76 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read from Mary Burton and she did not dissapoint! Exciting from beginning to end and many surprises. Highly recommend. I will definately be reading more from this author!
MistressLisa More than 1 year ago
She may not be as famous as another Mary, but I find Ms. Burton to be very good at keeping up the pace. Ms. Burton is a ew author to me, but having to wait so long for the other Mary, I stumbled across Ms. Burton, and purchased 3 books at once, and read them all in one week. I found Dead Ringer to be suspensful with an interesting kick at the end. Pick it up for a weekend escape, I bet you'll love it and come back for more.
G-maTM More than 1 year ago
First time I've read this author and I've read 2 since and am on my third. None have disappointed.
mrsfozzy More than 1 year ago
Ms. Burton writes a great book. She is a must read for the mystery lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary Burton¿s book I¿m Watching You was good, but it is not close to being as good as Dead Ringer. She has developed the characters into tangible personalities. The characters are lovable, with the exception of 3 creeps. Kendall Shaw is a pain-in-the-butt reporter that you have to admire. She is in love with a tough-as-nails policeman. Will they be able to make a relationship? Also, why is the serial killer focusing on girls who look like Kendall? Of course, there is Nicole who is trying to figure out who is the best adoptive family for her child. Is it possible that she will find love, even though she has swollen ankles and a swollen belly? I loved this book. Burton has taken great strides toward becoming a great like the legendary Mary Higgins Clark. I look forward to her next creation. I hope she makes Nicole the main character of her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book! It had me at the edge of my seat, a definate nailbiter. If you like suspense filled books than you will enjoy this book with out a doubt! I only hope that the rest of her books are just as good if not bettet. All you readers out there enjoy this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot was good. Interesting enough for me to finish the hook even though I had a very hard time because of the way it was written. The segments were disjointed and there was no separation between character thoughts which was irritating. The character development was poor as well. Overall, this was so hard to digest I would warn people against reading it. Maybe I just don't like the writing style..... or maybe it was just badly written. Judge for yourselves I suppose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Very exciting. The love story within the story was a little cheesy though. Also, a play by play of every outfit Kendall wore was unnecessary .
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Great Series!
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PSWKY More than 1 year ago
I will be reading more of her work.
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