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I See You

(Criminal Profiler #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  10,915 ratings  ·  593 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton comes a gritty, suspenseful story in the Criminal Profiler series.

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 jus
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I See You by Mary Burton is the second book in the thrilling romantic suspense Criminal Profiler series. Each of the books in this series and others by the author change the main characters of the book giving readers a whole new romance plot while loosely connecting the cases. The characters in the first book of this series actually came from another Mary Burton series but even with all the crossover book to book or series to series these can be read as a standalone or out of order and understoo ...more
Linda Strong
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

It begins when a journalist, following an anonymous tip, find human remains in the basement of an apartment building.

FBI Agent Zoe Spencer uses her ability to recreate faces of murder victims through sculpture. Who she finds in this instance is a teenage girl who disappeared years ago.

Homicide Detective William Vaughn is investigating a series of murders ... all young women, and all resemble the victim found earlier.

So maybe this is not a cold case .... maybe someone is continuing the cycle.

Is i
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I SEE YOU (Criminal Profiler Book 2) by Mary Burton is the second romantic suspense in the Criminal Profiler series. This book focuses on two suspense plots, a cold case and a present day serial killer case while still managing to give you a believable romance intertwined with the investigations.

FBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer is a profiler and a forensic artist who can use skeletal remains or eye- witness testimony to build or draw
4.5 Stars

When this book jumped right to the action with a down on her luck news reporter getting an anonymous tip and finding a twenty year old skeleton in a storage unit, I knew I was in for a captivating ride.

Zoe Spencer helps bring justice to victims by using her gift of sculpture and the victim’s skeletal remains to identify them. When her latest project turns out to be the remains of a young woman whose kidnapping almost twenty years earlier was widely publicized, a cold case quickly heats
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Mary Burton never fails to have me on the edge of my seat as I read her stories and try to solve all of the mysteries. But this book felt so much more suspenseful than usual, and I loved it. I was left constantly guessing about what was going on and what had happened in the past, and even near the end I was on edge just waiting to see if my suspicions were correct.

Zoe and Vaughn were great lead characters and really helped move this story along. I liked getting to
Note - I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is my first Mary Burton book, and I had high hopes. Unfortunately, it fails to deliver.

There were just so many things wrong with it. If I was not bored while reading the book, then I was irritated.

First of all, Zoe was a Mary Sue character. She was a dancer, FBI special agent, artist, sculptor and a profiler. All of these are full time profession by themselves, and our heroine was all of them. The next problem I had
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: part-of-series
FBI Agent Zoe Spencer is a skeletal reconstruction specialist who uses skeletal remains to recreate the faces of murder victims. William Vaughan is a homicide detective who has some history with Zoe Spencer. A reconstruction of a skull finds Zoe and William working on a cold case from over 10 years ago. As the investigation progresses though they discover that the case may not be as clear-cut as they thought and the killer might be closer than they think.

I See You by Mary Burton is the second bo
Dec 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Not bad, but not particularly good either. The story was promising but it only partly delivered. Writing was good, although certain aspects were fairly predictable. Fun read, nevertheless.
I See You was an incredible read with an exciting plot that focuses on the suspense which is something this author does well.

FBI special agent Zoe Spencer helps give skeletal remains their identities back by recreating their faces through sculpture. After working on the skeletal remains of a murder victim, Zoe discovers the young woman was the subject of a high profile missing persons case nearly twenty years ago. When the case leads Zoe to Alexandria, Zoe partners with homicide detective Willia
A.L. Goulden
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-romance
I liked this book. I'm not familiar with the series but I was able to jump in with no trouble. The love story balanced well with the suspense and there wasn't an excess of psychology to bog it down but enough to make it plausible and interesting. I really like the main character, Zoe Spencer. She was a tough woman and in the end, I was rooting for her to kick butt. Her romance with William Vaughn is steamy but doesn't feel unbelievable. I could tell the previous stories set up their connection a ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Really good mystery and a good romance. Mary Burton does tend to keep her distance, and yours, from her characters though. I really had no like for the primary victim, Hadley Prince Foster. She was a manipulative perfectionist and her demise was no surprise. The who and the why, those were the elements this plot hinged on and kept you guessing right to the end.

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Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cold case. A recent murder. More than one suspect.
An interesting criminal profiler and a sharp detective.
All of that combined had the making of a great read.
This story was interesting. I loved that it told so many stories in one book. Discussing different kinds of parents, father-son relationship, family drama and romantic feelings.
The murder story was interesting, kept me guessing. But I found that it wasn't as well-plotted as other crime/detective novels. But I still liked it.
I give this
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Wow! What a thrilling story with twists at every turn. The mystery that plagues the investigators was so crazy that in the end I was completely shocked. The hero, Vaughn, was very likable and down to earth, but the heroine, Zoe, was very standoffish and stuck in the past. They were colleagues with benefits, but it seemed too mechanical and forced on her part. The murder mystery plot kept the story interesting and kept me guessing through the whole book. For that alone, it was definitely worth re ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Story starts off with FBI profiler Zoe Spencer identifying a murder victim from 2001 using Forensic facial reconstruction. You think that's going to be the main plot of the story but boy does the train derail. As Zoe and homicide detective William Vaughan start digging into the past, that past comes crashing into the present bringing more murders and shocking revelations. Twist and turns are abound. ...more
I See You is the second book in the Criminal Profiler series and it is a standalone. In this book, Zoe Spencer was a woman whose life had not followed her intended path but was not one that she would regret, career wise. Even after two years, she still enjoyed her job as an FBI criminal profiler and was truly skilled in the art of forensic sketches. It was her skill in this area that led her to catch cases that were suited for her skill set. Personally though, Zoe was a bit of a mess. After the ...more
I See You is the second book in this series. I've fallen in love with Mary Burton's novels this year alone and have become quite a fan. This story has its complicated, twisted and non-stop action that I love about her stories. I like that you gradually flow into knowing who actually committed the crime amongst the multi layers that develop as the story flows to the ending.

FBI Agent Zoe Spencer and Homicide Detective William Vaughan have a somewhat slow burn type of romance with their "friends wi
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I really enjoyed this one staying up late (or actually into the wee hours of the morning) to finish it. I liked Vaughn's character a lot more than Zoe. I found Zoe irritating...not anything specific but little things add up. I found it odd that he paired up with Zoe (FBI) and his actual partner was barely seen, but that's the romantic suspense writing skewing things. Zoe did do a TSTL move with confronting a presumed killer on her own vs simply following him to ensure that they knew his whereabo ...more
Sep 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
Loved the dynamics of the main leads even though the story was a little weak…. Thought it would be more secretive, more thrilling but I guess I can’t ask for too much…. One more book to go in this series.
Cathy Geha
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I See You by Mary Burton
Criminal Profiler #2

Intense and intricate this story tells of the unearthing of a serial killer after the killer sends a hint to a journalist about where a murder victim might be found. The bones were handed over to Special Agent Zoe Spencer who has an uncanny ability to sculpt likenesses from remains or draw from memories of those who have seen suspects. Zoe has been a dancer, a wife and is now an FBI profiler. She is still sort of grieving the loss of her husband six ye
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one and it was my first by Mary Burton. This book is the second in the series, but I caught on so fast and it was fine as a stand alone read.

FBI Agent Zoe Spencer used skeletal remains to recreate the faces of murder victims. William Vaughan is a homicide detective and its clear the two have some background. Zoe and William find themselves working on a cold case from over 10 years ago, where Zoe has recreated the face of the victim. But as the investigation progresses, it
Caitlyn Lynch
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, crime
When the burned skeleton of a young woman is found in a locked trunk, the only hopes for identification rest with FBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer’s ability to reconstruct faces by sculpture. Finding out the victim was a high-profile missing person sets off a chain of events which culminate in the death of the victim’s sister, and Spencer must work out who is killing young women before any more die, in partnership (both personal and professional) with homicide detective William Vaughan.

There are so

I really debated between rounding up to a four or down to three stars. Honestly could go either way but a few personal views dragged it down.

The book was a solid read. The “who-did-it?” part was pretty straight forward with no real twists and turns. The red herrings were pretty obvious and one can easily guess who didn’t do it even though they stayed in the running throughout. There were only three real contenders so it wasn’t a big stretch no matter how it went. Nothing really to tax th
Trish R.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it

Another good story from Mary Burton. There’s never a disappoint from her. Lots of murders and you have no idea who did it until the end.

And you can’t help but really like Zoe and Vaughn, the two main characters in the book. Zoe did spend some time missing her dead husband Jeff, while having sex with Vaughan, but she finally stopped that. Thanks heavens.

This was about the murder of women and trying to figure out who did it before another was killed. Then the killing of a wife and mother and knowi
Story 4 stars Narration 4 stars As always I enjoyed this authors latest. The main characters were well realized and had believable back stories that only added to the story. The romance between the two had started as friends with benefits prior to the beginning of the book and definitely progressed throughout the listen. It was actually spicy at times. The mystery kept me sucked into the story and there was quite a bit of police procedural type stuff as is to be expected when the hero is a polic ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cold case. A recent murder. Too many suspects.
An interesting criminal profiler and a sharp detective.
All of that combined had the making of a great read.
This story was interesting. I loved that it told so many stories in one book. Discussing different kinds of parents, father-son relationship, family drama and romantic feelings.
The murder story was interesting, kept me guessing. But I found that it wasn't as well-plotted as other crime/detective novels. But I still liked it.
I give this bo
Sara Oxton
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I See You by Mary Burton a four-star read that you will want to profile. This is the second novel in the Criminal profiler series, but they can be read as stand-alone as I haven’t read the first one yet, but I will be going back and getting hold of it. The suspense is sublime, it will keep you on your toes and guessing all the way through. There are so many twists that you don’t see the turns in the road coming and what turns they are. Throw in some slow burn romance and you have a winner.
Marj Ward
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Love this Author’s books. This is the second book in this series. While you don't have to read book one, why wouldn't you? Romantic suspense at its BEST. The characters and the plot will keep you turning the pages faster and faster until you reach the end of the book. I could read her books non-stop! Thanks to NetGalley, Montlake Romance and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book. ...more
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I didn't realize until I was writing this review, I See You is a new installment in the Criminal Profiler series. It's truly a time where each book is standalone. You don't have to read Hide and Seek first as they are totally unrelated. The connection is each one has a criminal profiler as a main character. Oddly, Hi
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Mary Burton, whose latest novel is NEAR YOU, loves writing suspense, getting to know her characters, keeping up with law enforcement and forensic procedure, morning walks, baking, and tiny dachshunds. She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels. Library Journal has compared her work to that of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner, and

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Criminal Profiler (6 books)
  • The Last Move  (Criminal Profiler #1)
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