Her Last Word by Mary Burton

Her Last Word

An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense…Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being int...

Details Her Last Word

TitleHer Last Word
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreMystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Reviews Her Last Word

  • Carrie
    Mary Burton has become one of those authors that when I see a new title by her I just have to read it so of course I was excited to pick up Her Last Word. When finished though this wasn’t one of my favorites simply due to the style of this romantic suspense novel.The story is one that brings a cold case from fourteen years before to the forefront with crimes happening in the present. Kaitlin Roe had been a witness all those years ago when her c...
  • Liz
    This is my first book by Mary Burton and it definitely held my interest. It’s a straightforward mystery. Kaitlin Roe is the only witness to her cousin’s abduction and 14 years later, she’s still haunted by it. So haunted, she’s decided to do a podcast and bring the crime back to the forefront. And then, a woman she interviews, ends up dead. Is there a connection? The book mixes basic story narrative with interviews and it worked well. Bur...
  • Zoe
    4.5 Stars!Suspenseful, sinister, and exceptionally gripping!Her Last Word is a fast-paced, intense police procedural that not only delves into a 14-year-old cold case involving a missing teen but takes you on a hunt for an obsessed serial killer consumed with revenge.The writing is sharp and crisp. The characters are flawed, scarred, and tenacious. And the complex plot told through a mixture of narration and interview-style musings interweaves in...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKHoly hell was this book good. Her Last Word was just as suspenseful and captivating as I knew it would be. Mary Burton is one of my favorite romantic suspense writers and she has yet to fail me. She always delivers a story so intriguing that I can't put it down, not even for a dinner break, and this book was no different. I honestly didn't have a clue what was going on the majority of the book, even though I had my s...
  • Linda Strong
    4.5 StarsKaitlin Roe's cousin, Gina, was abducted 14 years ago ... Kaitlin was the only witness. She still feels guilt every day of her life .... the abductor told her to run ... and she did. At the time, police suspected she knew more than she was telling but she was scared to death .. and drunk. She doesn't remember much.After all these years, she decides that she will put together a podcast and re-interviewing everyone who knew Gina at that ti...
  • 2018-05-17
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comMary Burton is one of those authors that when I see she has a new book out, I have to grab it right away because I know I will be able to disappear for hours into a solid, intriguing plot with realistic, interesting characters for the length of the book. She never disappoints.Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe witnessed the abduction of her cousin, Gina Mason. There were four girls par...
  • Chloe
    Fourteen years ago Kaitlin’s cousin Gina was abducted in front of her and Kaitlin could not do anything to stop it. Ridden with guilt Kaitlin is back in town, creating a podcast so as to find what exactly happened to Gina all those years ago.Meanwhile Detective Adler is investigating a case of a local woman found dead and when it leads back to Kaitlin’s interrogation he knows that killer will stop at nothing to keep the truth from coming out....
  • G.
    Interesting premise, bland execution. The equivalent of fries without salt—consumable, but doesn't really hit the spot.
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.I am always excited to read a Mary Burton book. The are very different from the standard Romantic-Suspense works that abound. She blends a really interesting plot with an intelligent romance to create books that are totally unique. This one drew me in and kept me engaged throughout.Kaitlin Roe is a woman on a mission and that mi...
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    This story had a really solid plot and interesting characters but the style of writing really reduced my enjoyment. The current investigation of a murdered woman is in 3rd POV and past tense. This is my preferred writing format. But then the interview tapes where Kaitlin is gathering information on the disappearance of her cousin 14 years ago is written in 1st POV present tense. But sometimes it was 1st POV past tense. And sometimes the intersper...
  • Melanie
    4.5 Stars!Her Last Word was an exciting and fast-paced read with a gripping suspense plot and an interesting mix of characters.Fourteen years ago Kaitlin Roe's cousin Gina was abducted in front of her eyes and Kaitlin was unable to stop it. After the police were unable to find a suspect, they turned their sights on Kaitlin and blamed her for Gina's disappearance. Kaitlin fled town and tried to put the entire ordeal behind her, but she's never bee...
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    ~ 4.5 Stars After fourteen long years, Kaitlin is ready to confront her past and find justice for her cousin Gina.The guilt and resentment over the events that changed her life more than a decade ago are still fresh and Kaitlin needs closure, for herself and for Gina. But soon after she comes back, the very people she'd interviewed in hopes of uncovering new leads, start turning up dead. And the killer seems to have it out for Kaitlin as well. De...
  • Caz
    I've given this a C+ at AAR, so that's 3.5 starsI’ve read and enjoyed a number of Mary Burton’s romantic suspense novels and have generally found them to contain complex, intriguing mysteries with a reasonably-sized helping of romance that is enough to satisfy my shippy little heart.  Unfortunately however, Ms. Burton’s latest standalone title, Her Last Word is a bit of a mixed bag.  The mystery element is once again based on a cold-cas...
  • Debby
    Audiobook Review. I’ve never read or listened to any of Mary Burton’s novels, however Her Last Word sold me as a prospective fan.The story is a romantic suspense that involves Kaitlin Roe and Joe Adler. The story begins with a prologue where Katlin is putting together a podcast to bring the case of her cousin’s disappearance to life. Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin and her cousin Gina decided to walk home from a party when Gina is attacked. Kat...
  • Petra
    Interesting storyline but the perpetrator of the current crimes was too obvious, the romance aspect felt like a forced add-on, and while the interspersed podcast interviews were a nice idea, they made the story somewhat disjointed, but nevertheless quite an enjoyable audiobook. 3.5 stars.
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    3 stars. A bit jumbled-- too many similar characters with too many similar agendas. And (view spoiler)[ the relationships between the gang of guys would have been soooo interesting to get into (hide spoiler)] but overall it's engaging.
  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    This book was interesting but a bit slow. It starts off with friends having a good time until they get drunk (and drugged)...while walking home Gina gets abducted while her cousin Kaitlin looks on unable to help her.Fast forward about 14 years later, Kaitlyn cant stop thinking about Gina who was never found, and decides to do a podcast about her. Little did she know it would result in two deaths and her own stabbing. But it does peak the interest...
  • Jenny
    "Her Last Word" is about guilt, obsession and finding out the truth. Kaitlin Roe came back to Richmond Virginia to find the answers to her cousins Gina Mason disappearance. However, Kaitlin Roe investigation triggered the murder of people she interviewed. Due to the killing of Jennifer Ralston, Detective Adler contacted Kaitlin Roe to find out what she knows. The readers of "Her Last Word" will continue to follow the twist and turns in Detective ...
  • Terri Wino
    Though the style this book was written in was a bit distracting with the back and forth between time frames, I could overlook it and didn't feel it affected my interest in the current storyline. What I couldn't overlook was the ridiculous events in the last few chapters of the book. People recovering from injuries sustained in this book getting a little too "physical" a few days later just seems entirely implausible to me. As did the rush to make...
  • Jennifer
    This book featured engaging storytelling, an interesting mystery, and solid police procedural, but majorly lacked romance in the romance department. For a better, more detailed review, see Bleubelle's review. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...I agree with basically everything she said.Safe, no OP drama. Triggers (view spoiler)[mentions of rape, no detailed (hide spoiler)]I appreciate Mary Burton so much because she always features strong wo...
  • BleuBelle
    The story was intriguing, interesting and quick paced. I liked the writing style, there was no unnecessary and overlong descriptions. It's as a good crime book.I wouldn’t call this book a romance. The Hero and Heroine don’t get close until 90% into the book. And then they just sleep together because they just can’t deny their attraction to one another. There were no romantic gestures or scenes or flowery declarations of feelings. It was ver...
  • Melanie Johnson
    Four teenaged girls go down to the river to party. While two of them are walking home, one of them gets abducted. Gina is missing and Kaitlin, her cousin, watched her cousin was grabbed by a man wearing a clown mask. The case grows cold and all the girls go on with their lives. Fourteen years later, Kaitlin decides to make a podcast and interview all those related to the case (Up and Vanished, anyone??) Many years later, old wounds are opened and...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Her Last Word is a fast-paced, suspenseful, mystery that not only investigates a 14-year-old cold-case involving an abducted teenager, but takes you on a hunt for an obsessed serial killer consumed with revenge. When Kaitlyn Roe returns to Virginia to try and get closure into the abduction and presumed death of her cousin Gina, she opens a can of worms that brings more than she bargained for.The characters are flawed, scarred, and tenacious. Kait...
  • Cindy ~
    A unsolved disappearance of young woman 14 years ago has one person finally seeking answers and another seeking revenge on those that were with her in her final moments. Kaitlin Roe made many mistakes in her youth. After losing her brother to suicide at a young age to ease the pain she turned to drugs. Her mom in a desperate plea to save her daughter sent to her live with her Aunt and cousin in Virginia. She was only there for a year but that yea...
  • Trish R.
    Another great read from Mary Burton. This one was about a girl who was kidnapped 14 years prior and her friend came back to town to find out who did it and where Gina Mason was. And it was about 2 more murders of friends of Gina’s and the killer wanting to kill our heroine, Kaitlin, along with as many cops as he could. It was exciting from beginning to the end.There was graphic sex in this but as usual I skipped it because nothing ever leads up...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    This was good, a cold case that has relevant crimes happening in the now. Kaitlin had ben a witness 14 years ago to an abduction...With so many years gone by, she re looks into the case, that hasn't ever been solved. A detective has been called to a murder to investigate, but the thing is that same murder is a young girl Kat had just interviewed...I enjoyed this, and will look into the authors other work.
  • Tracie Payne
    Not my favorite of hers but still good. Listening to this one was a little confusing with different POV’s and case files and the past. Anyway it was entertaining.
  • Bea Charmed
    Review to come
  • Hannah
    ARC REVIEW Her Last Word is a standalone romantic suspense and psychological thriller. Different from Burton’s other Romantic Suspense Her Last Word follows a slightly different formula. You have the main present day storyline interceded with short “Interview Files” that fills in the blanks further on what happened fourteen years ago. I loved how she did this, the interview files at times has a foreshadowing quality sometimes not as ominous...
  • Quinn David
    Burton is single handily renewing my faith in the kindle unlimited section. Having only read one book by her previously (and loving it) I still was cautious in my undertaking of a second. I had many fears; that the story would be too similar or formulaic, that I wouldn't enjoy the change of characters, and that the plot was seem over obvious. Well, I'll now proceed to bite my tongue, because nothing could be further from the truth. I can honestly...