FBI Profiler and linguistics expert, Kate Hayden, is on the trail of the latest serial killer, a man that likes to keep his victims in boxes and only taking them out when he wants to play with them, when she is called away to San Antonio, TX on a new case where a copycat killer is duplicating a murder that she has already solved. The only problem is they already caught the bad guy and he was currently locked up and awaiting trial. Could it be an accomplice or someone else entirely? When a second body is found with an erie resemblance to another case of Kate’s, it soon becomes clear that the killer has his sights on her. Partnering up with Theo Mazur, a recent transplant to the San Antonio police force, they both work together to solve the case.
I honestly loved Kate Hayden. She was a strong main character, and a forced to be reckoned with. She was smart and great at her job. She may not have had many people skills, but she was efficient in solving cases, and really cared about the victims. She has her own troubled past which has kept her away from San Antonio for the last seventeen years. Going back, she will have to face what happened to her all those years ago, as well as, help solve the case of a copycat killer.
Theo Mazur has his own troubles. His son passed away at a young age and his marriage soon fell apart. His wife left taking their only daughter and moved from Chicago to San Antonio, TX due to a career move. Hence, the reason why Theo soon followed to be closer to his daughter. Theo would do anything for his teenage daughter and you can see that through his actions that he wants to be involved in her life. One thing I loved about Theo is he did not try to protect or shield Kate, like most alpha heroes would do, to the point where she could not do her job. He knew she was quite capable at her job and they worked together as a team to catch the latest killer.
Mary Burton never ceases to amaze me. There has not been one book of hers that I did not like. THE LAST MOVE is no different nor does it disappoint. It is chock full of twists and turns, the creepiest of villains, and a mystery that will leave you guessing with one hell of a surprise at the end. I did NOT see that one coming. If you have never read a book by Mary Burton, shame on you! This is master storytelling at its finest. Mary Burton knows how to weave a story and suck you in. My suggestion is to leave an entire row on your bookshelf open just for Mary Burton’s books. Scroll through her back book list and buy every single one of them. You will not regret it.