The Last Move by Mary Burton

The Last Move

In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she’s the final victim.Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.Either Kat...

Details The Last Move

TitleThe Last Move
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews The Last Move

  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon * Barnes & Noble Mary Burton never fails me and The Last Move gives me yet another example of why I will forever be a fan of hers. She has this ability to sort of make you think you know what's going to happen, yet still keep you in suspense throughout the whole story. I love it and that's the whole reason I fell in love with mystery novels. There wasn't a dull page in this book and I was extremely happy I started this book on my ...
  • Carrie
    Theo Mazur moved to San Antonio from Chicago to be near his daughter when his ex-wife announced she was leaving. Being new to the force in San Antonio he gets all the shifts that no one else wants but that lands Theo on the scene of a homicide along the side of the highway. A woman had been gunned down and at the scene is a cell phone leaving a message for FBI agent Kate Hayden.When Kate gets the call from the homicide detective in San Antonio sh...
  • Zoe
    4.5 Stars!Disturbing, engrossing, and adrenaline pumping!The Last Move, the latest novel by Burton, is a well-paced thrill ride featuring the tenacious and tough FBI agent, Kate, and the intelligent, patient homicide detective, Theo, as they join forces to hunt a serial killer with a penchant for reenacting the most heinous of crimes.The writing is taut and tight. The characterization is well done. And the plot is a captivating police procedural ...
  • Linda Strong
    HER LAST MOVE is a stand alone which features FBI Agent Kate Hayden and Homicide Detective Theo Mazur.Kate is well known for taking down the human monsters. She is driven to find justice for their victims. Theo is a dedicated cop, relatively new to San Antonio, but a 10-year veteran in Chicago.Attached to the murder victim is a not addressed to Kate. Calling the FBI, he finds that she has already caught the guy responsible for several gruesome mu...
  • Chloe
    FBI agent Kate Hayden catches monsters for a living . While she is chasing one of them who traps his victims in wooden boxes , she receives a call that a note has been left for her on the scene of crime in San Antonio .The problem is that she caught the killer and he was behind bars. Soon another murder occurs and it becomes obvious someone is copying the crimes that Kate has solved. Kate Hayden along with detective Theo Mazur race against time t...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    RATING: 4 STARS(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY)(Review Not on Blog)"Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detecti...
  • Melanie
    The Last Move was a suspenseful, quick-paced and action-packed read and I loved it from start to finish!FBI agent Kate Hayden catches monsters for a living, which helps keep the nightmares of her violent past at bay. After a new case brings her back to San Antonio, Kate has to work to solve the new case while dealing with the memories of her past. When it becomes apparent this new murder looks to be by a serial killer Kate has already caught, she...
  • Giedre
    3.5/5I was in the mood for some romantic suspense and The Last Move did the trick. I liked that the romance didn't overtake the suspense. There were some predictable moments, but other than that it was a good read.
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    3.5 Stars. I like Burton’s thrillers; but they are very formulaic, and have to be spaced out. Honestly, they are all pretty similar in tone. Still, it was a good read, if rather unrealistic. If Burton could ever break her formula, she’d be doing herself and her readers a huge favor. She’s got the writing talent...she just needs to reinvent her style.
  • Terri Wino
    3-1/2 stars.Pretty decent romantic suspense from Mary Burton. I liked the dynamic between Kate and Theo, and the fact that there wasn't this super-fast, full blown romance between two people over the course of a few days, but rather a realistic mutual attraction and respect of each other that could lead to more.The suspense part of the book kept me invested in the story and moved along at a good pace. I didn't round up to 4 stars because I did fe...
  • Caz
    The Last Move is a new standalone novel from popular romantic suspense author Mary Burton featuring a prickly but pragmatic FBI Forensic linguistics expert who is frequently called in to consult on complicated cases that need to make use of her skills to analyse the language employed by murderers, kidnappers and other unsavoury characters in order to effect rescues and arrests.  It’s a very readable, well-plotted story that seems to be headin...
  • ✰ D r i ✰
    4 stars! Gostei bastante desse livro e ainda mais dos personagens principais: Agente Kate Hayden e Detetive Leo Mazur!
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.Serial killers are just not my thing. I have to be in a really off mood to enjoy those books. Just not there right now. Anyway, I have read and enjoyed other books by Mary Burton, but this one just isn't for me. I found both the hero and heroine to be distant, and the writing was disengaged. Neither the plot or the characters fo...
  • Joann
    This Mary Burton novel is a new standalone and I did enjoy the main characters. You have Kate, who is a prickly FBI Forensic linguistics expert teamed up with detective Theo Mazur, from Chicago PD, who moved to San Antonio when his ex-wife moved there with their teenage daughter. They are brought together to solve a serial killer case that Kate thought she had brought to justice. I thought this was a strong plotted novel though I still had a few ...
  • Carol Irvin
    4 and 1/2 Stars ✨ And my first book by Mary Burton and I definitely want to read more!! Suspenseful and couldn’t put it down! What a good way to start reading in 2018!
  • Lady Delacour
    I'm so disappointed.The first 18% of this story was so good.Then, it turned R rated withuntasteful content and language.The murder mystery itself was ok.Narrator Teri Schnaubelt did a nice job.Skipped over embarrassing parts.Not Clean. Crude and Foul language.
  • Adrian Lawrence
    Engrossing.This book grabs your attention from the first page and soon shows itself as a well thought-out thriller. The police procedural nature of the plot flows realistically without any superhero nonsense and, thankfully, the romance is limited. The characterisation I thought was well developed and was kept guessing to the end. An enjoyable read by an author I will definitely be reading more of.
  • Book Lover
    Kate Hayden is an FBI profiler specializing in forensic linguistics. She is blunt, direct, speaks her thoughts, struggles with small talk, doesn’t socialize, and doesn’t get close to people. I had a really hard time relating to Kate’s character. Theo Mazur is a detective with the San Antonio police. He is a transplant from Chicago, moving to Texas when his ex-wife does so he can still be actively involved in his teenage daughter’s life. A...
  • Cheryl
    The Last Move is the latest book from author, Mary Burton. Ms. Burton shows that she is not slowing down anytime soon. The team of FBI agent Kate Hayden and Homicide Detective Theo Mazur is a great pairing. They work well together. Both are detail orientated and professional. There were a few tense moments where both could have lost their cool but they remained focused at the task at hand. Which paid off in the end game. Although, there was some ...
  • Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
    Reviewed by GeminiI have read several romantic suspense novels by Mary Burton. They generally involve a lot of twists and turns. The Last Move is no different. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. The Last Move takes the cake because although some of the things that happen appear to be virtually impossible, they somehow seem believable.The Last Move is the story of FBI Profiler and Linguist Dr. Kate Hayden. While she is hot ...
  • Jae
    The webs of mystery were so tangled up and engrossing that for once I didn't mind about the lukewarm romance.
  • Yvonne
    3.5Pretty solid suspense and very light on the romance.Still a good read for when all you want is good vs evil.
  • Jackie
    Book Info Paperback, 336 pagesExpected publication: September 19th 2017 by Montlake RomanceOriginal Title The Last MoveISBN 1542046920 (ISBN13: 9781542046923)Edition Language EnglishOther Editions (3)Source:Netgalley EARCBuy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she’s the final victim.Catching monsters help...
  • Kathy Martin
    This story was an exciting romantic suspense title with two intriguing main characters. Kate Hayden is an FBI agent who is a profiler and a specialist in linguistics. When the story begins, she is trying to track down a man who puts young women in boxes and rapes them repeatedly until he gets tired of them. Kate rescues his latest victim Sara and promises to find the man. However, she is called back to San Antonio because there has been a crime c...
  • Katie(babs)
    As an FBI agent, Kate's past has helped her solve the most disturbing of cases, mainly with serial killers. Her father, who was also in law enforcement was gunned down by Kate's psychotic ex-boyfriend when she was in high school. She was shot also, but survived, and the killer put in jail. But she lives with the guilt everyday, following her into adulthood. What makes it worse is her father's killer was released from jail, mainly because of his r...
  • Book Him Danno
    The Last Move is a nail biting suspense where the smartest FBI agent is working to find a serial killer that is from her past. Kate Hayden is a smart, strong female character that works hard for respect but works harder for the victims of the killers she puts behind bars. Mary Burton made Kate likable strong, and willing to face her fears even when it comes from her nightmares. The story is strong with twist and turns readers of mystery and thril...
  • Pat
    3.75 stars.FBI agent Kate Hayden is drawn back to her home town of San Antonio, Texas by the copycat murder of a woman on highway I-35. The man who killed five women on this highway is in prison awaiting trial. Kate had to drop the case she was working on previously. She had just rescued a young girl buried in a box, found four other buried bodies and identified the perp as Raymond Drexler. But she had to hand over the hunt for Drexler to find ou...
  • Jennifer
    My mom went to high school in San Antonio and that is where my grandfather is buried so when I saw this book was set in San Antonio I knew I needed to read this book. This book was very good you just kept waiting for that moment that moment where everything appears hopeless for Kate.   You knew it was coming as the author does a fantastic job building.   There are chapters that are from the killers perspective and as someone who studied the cr...
  • Sarah
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is yet another thriller from Mary Burton that I couldn’t put down until I finished it. And once again, I couldn’t quite put all the ‘whodunnit’ pieces together until the very tense final scenes. Kate Hayden is wonderful as the FBI agent chasing a killer who is replicating murders she already solved. Her partner, recently transplanted homicide detective Theo Mazur is...