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Hide and Seek

(Criminal Profiler #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  4,909 ratings  ·  390 reviews
She’s hunting. He’s watching.

Special Agent Macy Crow is a survivor. After a vicious hit-and-run nearly kills her, she gets right back to work, and now she’s gunning for a spot on the FBI’s elite profiling team. As an audition, she offers to investigate the recently discovered bones of Tobi Turner, a high school girl who disappeared fifteen years ago.

While investigating
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There is a reason why I love thrillers. I think this is one genre that has yet to see a dry spell when it comes to content and authors. Even after reading so many over the years, there is still room for finding more good ones and Hide and Seek is one such example. This is my first Mary Burton book and with it I have found another author that I want to read more from.

This is book one in the romantic suspense Criminal Profiler series, but it is not the first outing for the main characters Special
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, series, kindle
Thanks to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review

First Mary Burton read and it certainly won't be my last! A police / FBI procedural with a dash of romance, Hide and Seek wasted no time in getting the action started. When the remains of local girl, Tobi Turner , who went missing in 2004 are discovered the local police call on the expertise of the FBI. I loved the characters especially Special Agent Macy Crow and Deputy Sheriff Bennett. She's
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Hide and Seek by Mary Burton is the first book of the new romantic suspense Criminal Profiler series. While this is listed as the first book of a new series it isn’t the first look at the characters. Macy’s accident that she had just recovered from actually happened in Cut and Run by Mary Burton with her having ties to those characters and a part in that story which gets mentions in this book so one may want to pick that up first although it’s not totally necessary.

Hide and Seek begins with
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Special Agent Macy Crow was first introduced in Mary Burton's Cut and Run where we also met her twin sister, Faith. Macy was injured during the investigation Faith was helping with, the investigation that actually led them to each other. Now, Macy is ready to get back out in the field and prove that she can still do her job and do it well. Which leads her Deep Run, Virginia, and to one-time lover Mike Nevada.

If you know me then you know I'm a huge fan of Mary
Hide and Seek was another phenomenal romantic suspense from author Mary Burton and a fantastic start to a new series.

FBI Special Agent Macy Crow is not a woman who gives up easily. Still in recovery after a hit and run almost killed her, Macy is eager to get back into the field. Her first assignment is the case of Tobi Turner, a high school girl whose bones were recently found after fifteen years. Working with Macy is local sheriff Mike Nevada, a former agent and someone Macy has a personal
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darkly intriguing, incredibly menacing, and briskly paced!

In this compelling first installment in the Criminal Profiler series, Hide and Seek, Burton has written a tortuous whodunit where cases from the present and the past will intertwine, suspects will be abundant, and danger will lurk just around the corner.

The writing is tight and tense. The characters are astute, consumed, dependable, and persistent. And the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat as it submerges you, page after page, into
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Special Agent Macy Crow has to prove herself after an accident to join in the FBI’s most elite team, Behavioural Analyst Unit. She is handed a 15 year old missing person case of Tobi Turner whose bones were recently found. Macy works with local Sheriff Mike Nevada to solve the case when she finds a link between the rapes in the past and Tobi Turner’s murder. Can Macy and Mike race against time to find answers and stop this maniac before someone else gets hurt?

Hide and Seek by Mary Burton is the
4.5 Stars

Macy is back at the Bureau on desk duty after a hit and run assault almost cost her life, but she’s got a chance at getting back in the field when the bones of a missing teenager, Tobi Turner, who disappeared fifteen years earlier are found and DNA connects the case to other unsolved assaults around the county. She’s pulled in to connect the dots while working with her former FBI colleague and lover, the newly elected sheriff, Mike Nevada.

There was never a dull moment, especially since
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Great, twisty plot and a hot, co-workers and lovers romance. It worked, but not without some minor problems. The backstories were muddled and not fully explained, or maybe I just lost interest. Lots of characters made it tough to keep track, or that could be that I was more interested in the softball games I was watching while reading, not sure. Anyway, this was a great Karen
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Burton Fans, Mystery/Thriller
4 Risking It All Stars
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It was shocking to me to realize, this was my first Mary Burton read...As someone who had a history of mysteries and thrillers before my 0bsession with romance, I was stunned by this absence. Well, I can testify it will not be my last as Ms. Burton has a huge catalog and I will be diving in.

Special Agent Macy Crow knows challenges... it seems that is all she has ever dealt with.
You could say surviving a life threating hit and run could be the ultimate
Kristy K
Mary Burton has been on my to read list for years. Hide and Seek was a great introduction to her. The start of a new series, this book centers on Macy, an FBI agent coming off of a life-threatening injury, and a case of a serial rapist/murderer in a small town. Sheriff Nevada heads up the investigation and Mary is brought in to assist. She and Nevada have a history and I am glad that while it was explored, it took the back burner to the crimes and mystery at hand.

I had my suspicions about who
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HIDE AND SEEK (Criminal Profiler #1) by Mary Burton is a romantic suspense with a stronger emphasis on the suspense/thriller plot line than the romance. The two main characters have been involved in the past, both professionally and romantically, which allows the author to amp up the suspense without the reader feeling cheated on the romance. This is a new series, but there is overlapping of characters from Ms. Burton’s previous
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Edited yet again to add that Laura cleared up my confusion in the comments below. Apparently, I am a moron and misread who said what. Thanks Laura, and apologies to the author!***

***Edited to add that I just looked at this on my mobile app and it didn't hide the spoiler. So be warned: HUUUUGE spoiler below, just in case.***

Okay I desperately need someone else who read this to help me out here, because either I missed something huge, or the author spoiled her own story halfway through.

Vicki Willis
I hadn't read anything by Mary Burton in a while and I don't know why. This was a fast paced, suspenseful read with some romance. She is very good at creating a crime, mystery that holds the attention and keeps the reader guessing until the end. Be aware that the crimes in this book are rape and that may bother some people. This is the first book in what looks like is going to be a series and the main characters were interesting and likable. This book could be read as a stand alone and came to a ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is, I think, the third Mary Burton book I've read and the second I've rated an uninspiring two stars. Time to draw conclusions. Perhaps Mary Burton's writing isn't for me, and that one book I actually liked was either a fluke or I was taking a holiday from being critical.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms Burton is always a good read.

Macy Crow and Mike Nevada go after a serial rapist/killer in Virginia. Lots of action with fascinating policing and tough characters had me anticipating each new piece of evidence. No surprise with the killer but interesting following the clues.
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Mary Burton's Hide and Seek, the first installment in the Criminal Profiler romantic suspense series, this series debut will send you goosebumps and chills from start to finish. It all started for Special Agent Macy Crow when she was assigned to Deep Run, Virginia, with the Tobi Turner case. Macy has been a survivor and had beaten the odds when she had been a victim of a hit-and-run accident on a previous case. Although Macy's parentage comes from a dark secreted past, when she was born from ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, mystery-thriller, aar
Hide and Seekis the first book in the new Criminal Profiler series from popular romantic suspense author Mary Burton. This story features FBI agent Macy Crow, who was first introduced in the author’s last book,Cut and Run, where Macy was the victim of a serious hit and run accident she barely survived – but it’s not necessary to have read it in order to enjoy and understand this one.

WhenHide and Seekopens, Macy has been working a desk job since being cleared to return to work some months after
Sandra Berryman
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read several books by Mary Burton now and I must say for romantic suspense/thriller you can't get much better. Interesting characters and a good mystery story line with some tie-in to previous books, I would definitely recommend this author. I received e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.
Lisa M
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Burton hasn't let me down yet! Another gripping romantic suspense story - she is right up there with Karen Rose for this genre.

We met FBI profiler Special Agent Macy Crow in a previous novel Cut & Run (which was also excellent) and I really enjoyed this story set around her and Sheriff Mike Nevada in which they are investigating a crime going back over 10 years when the same sinister events start occurring again. Could it really be the same murderer...?

There is an abundance of
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Firstly I have not read this author, well I thought I hadn't but I have and this time around I was very pleased to say I really enjoyed this psycho killer, faced paced, twisty story.

I enjoyed the characters, and the romance was nice. What i did enjoy is the author can create a crime, and that it held my attention right until the end. It was very creepy, and I have to mention that the crimes, rape and such my bother some.

I look forward to the next instalment.
Hide and Seek is a crime thriller. Macy is recovering from a terrible hit and run accident. She is determined to work with the profiling team. She is called to investigate a murder in a small town. Some sparks with an old flame. Macy is a strong determined woman. I liked her. The story is engaging, but I hated the sexual assault scenes. I might have just skipped this book if I had known about that. Fair warning to you. Overall, it's a good read mostly with lots of action and twists to keep you ...more
julia ☆ [owls reads]
2.5 stars.


“It’s never going to be dull for us, Nevada.”

Hide and Seek is a quick and intense Mystery read that borrows its rapes and murders from the famous case of the Golden State Killer. The similarities between the novel and the real life tragedy, for those who are familiar with GSK and his crimes, makes the unfolding of the plot quite predictable. Even so, the characters are all very well developed and the narrative captures your attention.

Mary Burton delivers yet another intriguing
Trish R.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another great mystery by Mary Burton and they get better all the time. A rapist/murderer who had been at it for more than ten years, and Macy had been sent from Quantico to solve the case and was given only 5 days to do it, all the while still healing from a hit and run that almost killed her the year before. She would be working with an old lover of her's, Mike Nevada, and they would fall in love this time around.

I’m so glad the description of what was being done to these girls wasn’t too
2.75 stars.

This story was a little sadder and to be honest, more disgusting, than what I normally read. I didn't realize that I'd be reading first hand accounts about their rapes from the victims themselves. It made me sad and angry. I have daughters and this story just made me want to hold them close.

Overall, I enjoyed pacing and the second chance romance in this story. The romance wasn't sappy, as the MCs are older and generally more mature. There were no OTT TSTL moments and I appreciated
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

Book source ~ NetGalley

Sheriff Mike Nevada used to be on the FBI’s elite profiling team, but after a case in his home town he gets pissed off at the local sheriff’s mismanagement of evidence, so he leaves the team and runs for Sheriff. And wins. When the body of Tobi Turner is discovered 15 yrs after she disappeared, Nevada manages to get Special Agent Macy Crow assigned to the case. Macy barely survived a hit-n-run accident in Texas on her last case, but she’s back to work and really wants
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
This is the first Mary Burton novel I have read and was pretty excited to start reading this newer series. Book #2 was just released this month so I thought I better start at the beginning, only to find out that really this isn't Agent Macy Crow's beginning. After a bit of digging I found out that Crow was introduced in Cut and Run. Do you need to read that one before reading Hide and Seek? No, I don't believe so. Burton gives us a brief background into what happened to Crow but only enough to ...more
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy when I saw that Macy Crow was getting her own book and the bonus is its also the first book of a new series.

We met FBI agent Macy Crow in Cut and Run where she was left recovering from hit and run that left her body broken. After working hard in physical therapy to get her body back into working order she gets a call Jerrod Ramsey who has an opening on his elite FBI profiling team. Her audition for the role is being sent to Deep Run, Virginia after a set bones is found of a girl
Pj Ausdenmore
How good are Mary Burton's books? Let me put it this way. When I finished reading Hide and Seek (in one sitting) at 10:00 PM, I was so deeply invested in Macy that I had to know what had happened to her before Hide and Seek began. I immediately bought, downloaded, and began reading Cut and Run, the first book in the series in which Macy's story begins. I was unable to put it down. I finished it at 3:00 AM. That's how good Burton is.

One of Mary Burton's many talents is creating intriguing,
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Mary Burton, whose latest novel is Hide and Seek, 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

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