Spotlight & Giveaway: The Shark by Mary Burton

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 26 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Mary Burton to HJ!
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Hi Mary and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Shark!

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

The SharkAt the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.

Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley’s old flame, is Shield Security’s newest member. He’s plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game. Only one girl survived. With the Shark now bent on evening that score, Clay has a chilling suspicion: Riley is the girl who escaped the Shark’s deadly amusement—and she is his next prey.

As the Shark gets ready to play his hand, can Riley and Clay stop him—or will this killer finally claim the one who got away?
 

Please share the opening lines of this book.

“When Riley Tatum vanished twelve years ago, no one sounded an alarm.”
 

Please share a few fun facts about this book.

I’m a pet lover and I had great fun interviewing police dog handlers. I’ve watched these beautiful animals in action and listen to their handlers discuss the obligations and joys of canine work.
 

What first attracts your hero to the heroine and vice versa?

They get the job done, no matter how afraid they are or what the odds appear to be.
 

Using just 5 words, how would you describe hero and heroine’s love affair?

Respectful, tumultuous, sexy, contentious, hot-blooded.
 

What can you share about their first kiss…

We see the first kiss in a flashback. It’s been five years since my hero, Clay Bowman, spent the night with heroine Riley Tatum and he hasn’t been able to forget her or the time they shared.
 

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would be absolutely crucial to include?

The opening scene when we see Riley and her dog Cooper chasing a criminal in the rugged Virginia backwoods. We see her ability to work with her canine, how much she’s willing to give to catch a killer, and what Clay Bowman will do to protect her.

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2016?

Thanks for asking! I’m finishing up the last tweaks to The Dollmaker, my second Forgotten Files novel. It’ll be out in November 2016.
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Book Info:

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.

Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley’s old flame, is Shield Security’s newest member. He’s plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game. Only one girl survived. With the Shark now bent on evening that score, Clay has a chilling suspicion: Riley is the girl who escaped the Shark’s deadly amusement—and she is his next prey.

As the Shark gets ready to play his hand, can Riley and Clay stop him—or will this killer finally claim the one who got away?
 
 

Meet the Author:

Mary BurtonMary Burton enjoys hunting serial killers. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist, she’s tracked them down in her hometown of Richmond, Alexandria, Austin and Nashville in books that have brought her acclaim and a loyal, ever growing readership.
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26 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Shark by Mary Burton”

  1. Amanda Thompson

    Sounds very interesting, I’m not much of a murder mystery person but this one has grabbed my attention.

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