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An obsessed killer is blazing a bloody trail near Richmond, Virginia, toward his ultimate prize--and only one homicide detective can hope to stop the madness. . .

The first kill was easy. The second much easier. No guilt, no remorse, just a rush of adrenaline surging through him as each life drains away, and the pleasure of knowing their deaths help his bel
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2007)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 22, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
Lindsay O'Neil has worked through the horrors of her family's abusive past. Her father beat her mother, eventually killed her, and Lindsay is the one who found her mother's bloody corpse at 17 years of age. After putting herself through college, 29-year-old Lindsay now works with abused spouses and runs Sanctuary Women's Shelter. She's a fierce champion for battered women and lives for her job. It's a good though because after her short marriage disintegrated, it helped her keep her sanity. Now ...more
Cheryl
Jul 20, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay O’Neil has herself a guardian. He watches over her. Just to make sure Lindsay is aware that she is care for, her guardian leaves her presents in the form of murdered wife-beaters, with their left hands chopped off. The hands are then sent to Lindsay.

Lindsay’s estranged husband, detective Zack Kier is on the case. Zack has not seen Lindsay in about a year, though he is glad to see her again, he just wished it was under better circumstances. Lindsay and Zack team up to bring down her guar
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LibraryLass
Apr 10, 2008 LibraryLass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense readers who like a little bit of romance
Shelves: books-i-own, 2008
This book was great, but more suspense than romance. Great twists and turns in the plot. Even though I was disappointed at the amount of 'romance' in the book. It kept me turning the pages. The villain at the end was a surprise till nearly 3/4 way into the book.

Mary Burton writes a good suspense.

Hope Frost
Jan 28, 2013 Hope Frost rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Burton book and for sure will not be my last. Great mixture of romance and suspense. Cant wait to dig in to the second book in this series.
Nicole Loop
So far I'm having a hard time getting through it. It's just boring. It feels too much like a cheap grocery store/CVS find of book. it's very bland. The silly sappy half ass romance/murder/mystery thrillers. You find on sale there. I want it to move along at a good pace stuff to happen already. I'm halfway through it and only 2 people dead and a crappy forced as hell romance. Ugh. If I read serial killer then give me that. I don't CARE ABOUT THIS FORCED ROMANCE, it's torture! Ugh! I'm about the t ...more
Liviania
Jun 12, 2012 Liviania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay O’Neil survived her father’s abuse. He killed her mother and then himself, but she managed to survive and begin a sheltered for battered women. But now someone calling himself ‘The Guardian’ is threatening that. He’s killing abusers in her name and sending her their severed hands. To complicate matters, her estranged husband Zach Kier is one of the lead detectives investigating the case.

She and Zach separated due to his alcoholism, fueled partly by his work as an undercover vice cop. Zac
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Jaime
Jul 24, 2011 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to say that I’m not much of a reader when it comes to crime thrillers and mysteries, but I think I’m going to have to amend that. After reading I’m Watching You, I have officially become a fan of the genre.

While I’m Watching You doesn’t take huge strides away from what’s expected in the genre, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Burton provided some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming at all. Not only that, but she goes the extra step of giving you false leads as well, which mak
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Anne M.
Sep 03, 2016 Anne M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately I had read the second part of this story first. However although I knew some of the outcome I did not know who the murderer was. So it was still a good read.
Different a serial killer who is out to protect someone and thinks he is doing her a favour every time he murders.
Nice romantic sideline in which our heroine is married but seperated from one of the policemen in charge of the case.
I have only recently discovered Mary Burton, but have enjoyed all her books so far.
Michelle
Aug 28, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He's a stalker, but he means well, and that's why he calls himself "the Guardian". Sure, he installed video cameras in her house, but he respected her privacy at the same time. The bathroom & bedroom were off limits.

Sure he killed 1 or 2 abusive husbands and chopped off 1 of their hands. He meant well....honest. I didn't want to stop reading it, that's how good it was.
Tricia
Jun 19, 2016 Tricia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure I have read this before... So I'll admit I skimmed it a little. Good story, if you can get past Lindsay being one of those stupid people who "can't sit still" and thinks she's invincible until it's too late. Duh.
Julie
Sep 23, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like suspenseful thrillers because you don't have any real clue as to who did it until the climax. Then all the clues are put together and the reader figures it out then he gets caught. Well written.
Booklover
Good read,the crime angle of the book was very good but the romance angle disappointed me a little but overall i enjoyed the book.
Zipporah
Mar 09, 2009 Zipporah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far this is an excellent murder mystery I havent read one of these in quite a long time. This was VERY good I enjoyed this book
Nina
Jul 20, 2012 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lindsay O'Neil, die selbst noch mit einer schweren Kindheit zu kämpfen hat, weil sie aus einer gewaltreichen Alkoholiker-Familie kommt, hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht misshandelten Frauen zu helfen und arbeitet nun in ihrem selbst eröffneten Frauenhaus. Eines Morgens findet ihre Mitarbeiterin Ruby neben den Mülltonnen eine Leiche. Ausgerechnet Lindsay's "noch - Ehemann", der als Mordkommissar arbeitet, übernimmt den Fall und als weitere Leichen auftauchen und Lindsay Botschaften besondere
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Diane Waddington
Have read quite a few of Mary Burton books over the year and this one did not disappoint .
Lainy
Apr 15, 2013 Lainy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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He'll Taste Their Fear...
The first kill was easy. The second much easier. No guilt, no remorse, just a rush of adrenaline surging through him as each life drains away, and the pleasure of knowing that their deaths help his beloved Lindsay. And there are so many more who deserve to die...

Hear Their Screams...
The first twisted gift to Lindsay O'Neil arrives hidden in a bouquet of flowers. When her estranged husband, Detective Zack Kier, is assigned to
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Louise
Apr 03, 2013 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story Description:

Kensington Publishing Corp|June 5, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-1-4201-2906-9

An obsessed killer is blazing a bloody trail near Richmond, Virginia towards his ultimate prize and only one homicide detective can hope to stop the madness…

The first kill was easy. The second much easier. No guilt, no remorse, just a rush of adrenaline surging through him as each life drains away and the pleasure of knowing their death helps his beloved Lindsay. And there are so many more who deserv
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Paula  Phillips
May 10, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you love a good stalker novel every now and again ? What about a novel that contains death and dead bodies and decapitated limbs ? For me every now and again, I love to read a crime novel that gets right in there . For me , it is hard to find a mystery novel that I love as I am quite picky but I have discovered a new author - Mary Burton and loved her book "I'm Watching You". There were two things I loved about this book - the first is the date the story started happened to be Monday July 7th ...more
Rebecca
This was a fairly typical crime thriller, I enjoyed it while I was reading it and I would read more by Mary Burton but I probably wouldn't re-read the book.

I thought Zack and Lindsay's relationship path was too predictable, I would have liked them to have slowly worked out their issues instead of overdramatising everything the other person did (though I suppose my way isn't as interesting for the masses!) Warwick and Zack's relationship was too antagonistic I thought - I didn't see how they coul
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Yvonne
Nov 20, 2013 Yvonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book i read, written by Mary Burton. I was so entertained that I was unable to put this book down. From beginning to end there was so much excitement and suspense.
Lindsay was such a strong character, and with her background you could understand where she was coming from.
When bodies start showing up dead, and someone is sending Lindsay a hand of the deceased, with a note signed the Guardian..It is her estranged husband Zack with Warwick as Lead Investigator that is sent to inve
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Jaime
This book is set in Richmond, VA, and I always get a little extra thrill when I read something that’s set in a place I am familiar with. It’s like I’m in on a secret. Beyond that, I thought this was a decent book, with the twist of an extra bad guy. I could have stood a little more...something...between Lindsay and Zack. Some stronger push and pull, some more spark, just something. I just didn’t feel the chemistry that was supposed to be between them, even when they were arguing. The relationshi ...more
Eva Gerus
Jan 11, 2014 Eva Gerus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book introduced me to Mary Burton, a very good author of thrillers. In this book, we meet Lidsay, a very dedicated director of a women's shelter. Her dedication at her work with abused women is linked to her past, and the fact that Lindsay 's mother has been murdered by her own father. But Lindsay has a protector, whose identity she ignores. This protector is eliminating all possible characters that are disrespectful to Lidsay, and Lidsay becomes a suspect for the police. The author describ ...more
Stevie
For me, this was pretty unremarkable. The digital formatting was bad. Like, really bad. Can't blame the author for that but there were no breaks in scene or character POV switch, just followed the paragraph before it like it was all part of the same chapter flow. And the killer is torturing and mutilating bodies all around the female protagonist, and she just refuses to take caution, and drags all her friends into danger with her. The story line between her and her estranged husband got old, fas ...more
Arii
Feb 27, 2013 Arii rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a compelling read. I thought the plot line was fantastic, not only is it interesting but it also raises domestic abuse awareness. Zack is a likable character, he's a good cop and he accepts his faults. I wish we'd gotten more details about his undercover work just to better understand his struggles and the failed marriage. Lindsey is a strong woman who dedicates her life to helping others as a way to escape her dark past, while a noble cause, I also find it flawed. She pushes others to m ...more
Sallyann Phillips
Feb 02, 2013 Sallyann Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is about a woman who runs an abused women's and children's house, which she does because of something that happened in the past.
When somebody decides that to help her they need to kill the abusive men of the women she has helped, then send her gruesome messages to let her know she has a guardian, and that's what they call themselves.
When the first body is found a homiside detective is put on the case and he just happens to be her estranged husband.
They have to work out who the killer is as
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Ning
เปนเลมทีเตมไปดวยเลือด ๆ ๆ และมือทีถูกตัด

ไมคอยเนนความรักระหวางพระ-นางเทาไหรนัก
เนนทีความรุนแรง ฆาตกรรม และ ความโรคจิต

เนือเรืองหลัก จะเกียวกับความรุนแรง และการทำรายภรรยาของสามีชัวรายทังหลาย

ชอบตอนจบทีนำเอาชายโรคจิตสองคนมาเจอกันเอง
แตยังไมคอยสะใจเทาไหรนัก
รายกับราย มาเจอกัน นาจะคอย ๆ ทรมาน
คอย ๆ ฆามันใหตายไปทีละนิด ๆ (เอะ นีฉันโรคจิตหรือเปลา??)
แตนีตายงายไปหนอย

สรุปวาอานไดเพลิน ๆ + สะใจ ๆ ดี



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nur'aini tri wahyuni
seperti biasa, novel pembunuhan selalu membuat jatuh cinta. kali ini ada Lindsay yang punya Sang Penjaga untuk mengawasi dan melindungi tokoh utama serta menghukum para pelaku kekerasan dalam rumah tangga.

secara garis besar sama dengan novle bergenre kriminal-romantis lainnya, yaa salah satu point kenapa suka novel pembunuhan adalah, sisi romantisnya yang indah. wkwkwkwk. tapi ga bisa kasih bintang lima, salah satunya karena editornya yang mungkin agak males buat ngasih enter diantasa percakapan
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Colleen
Nothing too exciting and it was pretty predictible. I figured out the mystery pretty early on. I will say the characters were definitely interesting and I will read her next book in this series just for that alone. I just hope the next one relays more chemistry between the two lead characters. I didn't feel there was any chemistry between Zach and Lindsey. If you like a good suspense novel, this will be good, but do not buy it if you want a good romance story as well - there really isn't one.
ʝαиє
Oh my.. My guesses for the murderer is wrong! Lol. This book had actually make me picked up and not left my sight unless I need to stop and rest my eyes a bit. Very nice written actually. I enjoy the plot and wanted to really know who is the murderer. And the only part which I dislike is that the last chapter seems kind of rushed. Other than that, good fast book.
Alice Alist
Aug 25, 2013 Alice Alist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay O'Neil, she's definitely tough woman.
Her mom was killed by her abusive father, then her father committed suicide.
Always feeling insecure and lonely, left her husband when his drunk addiction can not be tolerate...
overprotective uncle try to become her guardian angel with killing all her enemies
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Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching forensic and law enforcement procedure, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. Not necessarily in that order.

She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels of suspense and romance. She’s tracked them down in stories set in her hometown of Richmond, Alexandria, Austin and Nashville that
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