I See You (Criminal Profiler #2) by Mary Burton ~ Book Review

Book Description:

FBI special agent Zoe Spencer uses skeletal remains to recreate the faces of murder victims through sculpture. Though highly scientific, the process is also sensitive and intimate; she becomes attached to the individuals she identifies, desperate to find justice for each.

As Zoe examines old remains, she sees a teenage girl looking back at her—the victim in a cold case from over a decade ago. Zoe wants nothing more than to tell this young woman’s story and to bring her killer to justice.

Zoe’s case leads her to the victim’s hometown and to homicide detective William Vaughan, Zoe’s on-again, off-again lover. As the two become more involved in the case, they quickly realize that it isn’t as cold as they first believed: someone’s still out there hunting women. And with more women gone missing, time’s running out. Can they work together and stop this madman before he kills again?

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This is book 2 in the Criminal profiler series. I did read the first one but this book could easily be a stand alone which I love. There wasn't really much for overlapping from book 1 just the ones main character, the FBI agent Spencer. This book jumps right into the action with a reporter getting an anonymous tip on her website where she finds burned bones in a storage locker. FBI Agent Zoe Spencer works for weeks at recreating the head to identify the victim that would end up being a cold case from 20 years prior. 
Lots of dark twists to solve the cold case leading to new cases of young women all with the same features. Is there a serial killer or a coincidence that these young women have features in common and one having a connection with the family from the cold case. 
Burton throws in a little romance between the agent and detective on the case to not make it all dark. Throwing in the killers perspective here and there (could have had a little more of this) along with what the reporter is up to.  A few times I wondered why Nikki would put herself in harms way but she was just so determined to get a great story to land a job back on the news. 

The author did a lot of research into how the real world of processing scenes and how long it really takes to get DNA etc back unlike when we watch tv shows and it is back right away. I really enjoyed the suspense this book had and found myself throughout it trying to be one step ahead of everyone trying to solve the cases. 

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read more in this series and others by Mary Burton. 

~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*~


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