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The Burn

(Betty Rhyzyk #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Rattled from a run-in with a cult and desperate for answers, Detective Betty Rhyzyk decides to go rogue -- but her investigation leads straight into the dark underworld of the Dallas drug cartel.
There's not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she's having
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Mulholland Books
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Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, this is a series to watch. Following the events of The Dime, Betty is struggling with ptsd and trust issues. Here, she’s just coming back from leave and trying to reintegrate back into with her squad, with mixed success. Drug cartels, murder, and confidential informants test her sanity as well as her relationships, especially with her girlfriend, Jackie. Jackie is strong in her own right and I love how these two interact. I can’t wait until the next installment.

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The Burn has the unenviable task of following The Dime, which was outstanding from plot to character development to writing style. Things start a little slower for The Burn because Betty is picking up the pieces of her life and trying to get them back together after her harrowing ordeal. Clearly suffering from PTSD, she's also isolated from her team and her friends/family in a way that she wasn't in the first book. I found the first half a little difficult to read, but I'm glad I pushed through ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Starts off with a bang. Pulls you right in! Great storyline. Does not seem to build as much as I would have liked it to. I think because of how good the book starts out, I expected the ending to have a lot more going on. Also I love when you do not expect an ending but I feel the ending to this book, almost seems like a completely different storyline than the beginning. Overall, good book and i would definitely read another of hers! Can’t wait to see where it goes!
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Kent’s first novel in this series- The Dime was wonderful. This second outing for police officer Betty Rhyzyk is every bit as good. Her characters are real and likable, the suspense is unnerving at times and there are many thrills. I hope she is busy at work on Book 3. Betty and her friends and colleagues have gotten under my skin.
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the characters, though I found Betty to be quite annoying at times. I will go back and read the first one, and look forward to the next.
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Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.75 stars! I think this book would have worked better as a book unrelated to the first Betty book, The Dime.
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Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great follow up to the 'Best Novel' nominated THE DIME. Now looking forward to the next book in this series!
Jamie Canaves
This is a really good procedural series that follows Betty Rhyzyk, a former NY cop who talks to her dead uncle in her head for advice, and who has just relocated to a new job in Dallas, Texas. She’s tough and stubborn on the outside–ready to take on the world–but she’s cracked on the inside and trying hard not to completely unravel. Some of her issues are from events that recently happened (first book, so I’ll be vague), and some she brought along with her from New York. While she tries to hide ...more
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Kathleen Kent’s fifth book titled The Burn, sequel to the Edgar-nominated The Dime, is a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas, and will be published in February of 2020. Kirkus gave The Burn a starred review, and Publisher’s Weekly writes, “relentlessly brave (Det.) Betty leaps off the page.” Ms. Kent is also the author of three bestselling, award-winning historical novels, The Heretic’s ...more

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