When several women go missing in Nashville, TBI Agent Melina Shepard heads undercover and almost becomes a victim of a sadistic killer.Career FBI Agent Jerrod Ramsey is on a fast track to DC and the latest serial killer case he s assigned could be his ticket, but too many things about the investigation don t add up and an attraction to his temporary partner, the beautiful Melina Shepard, doesn t help.Soon, the two find themselves up against not one, but two vicious predators What is the connec When several women go missing in Nashville, TBI Agent Melina Shepard heads undercover and almost becomes a victim of a sadistic killer.Career FBI Agent Jerrod Ramsey is on a fast track to DC and the latest serial killer case he s assigned could be his ticket, but too many things about the investigation don t add up and an attraction to his temporary partner, the beautiful Melina Shepard, doesn t help.Soon, the two find themselves up against not one, but two vicious predators What is the connection, and what does it have to do with Melina s past This story had so many converging plotlines, it was hard to keep track I d hate to be the investigator chasing after either one of these creeps While well written, I had a hard time connecting with Melina It starts out with her going undercover as a prostitute to gain the other girls trust and hopefully find out information on two missing women Within moments, a john appears in a white van and propositions our heroine, but she senses something and refuses good thing, too, as he tries to grab her and she gets an eyeful of an elaborate torture chamber in the back of the van.Furious, and injured, he drives away vowing revenge and you d think that would be the premise for the story, right Wrong From then on, van guy barely makes an appearance until the last few pages of the book.Instead, we focus on Melina s past and how it affects another killer on the loose in her fair city.I think the author would have done better to turn this into two novels in order to do justice to the individual storylines The way it is, details are left out and the ending is rushed and dissatisfying.On that note, I thought the plot was suspenseful and unique enough to keep my interest I would readfrom this author I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 4.5 starsIt s hard to say if Agent Melina Shepard is lucky or unlucky in life.She s lucky she managed to escape a serial killer s attempt to capture her.She s unlucky that that serial killer is now obsessed with her.That turn of events is the focus for the first part of this book As she teams up with FBI Special Agent Jerrod Ramsey to find this serial killer who preys on prostitutes, torturing and eventually killing them With Melina s close call, the two get an added jump on the killer I love 4.5 starsIt s hard to say if Agent Melina Shepard is lucky or unlucky in life.She s lucky she managed to escape a serial killer s attempt to capture her.She s unlucky that that serial killer is now obsessed with her.That turn of events is the focus for the first part of this book As she teams up with FBI Special Agent Jerrod Ramsey to find this serial killer who preys on prostitutes, torturing and eventually killing them With Melina s close call, the two get an added jump on the killer I love a good detective procedural story, learning the process these bright people go thru to hunt down a madman Melina and Ramsey work well together, feeding ideas and new intelligence to one another, and letting the facts guide them.But things get complicated when a new crime occurs that ties to Melina s past and her luck.Flashing back to your childhood, we learn that she was unlucky to be abandoned on the side of a road it was unknown then if this was a family member or someone else.She s lucky that the cop who finds her, takes her under his wing and later adopts her Why is this whole new story thrown in It took me a while to sort it out but let s just say that Melina past may tie to this serial killer The author did a good job playing with my head There are so many details and revelations that it took me some time to sort them out And while my mind is working overtime, she throws in a twist or two for good measure.In the end, is Melina lucky or unlucky Well, she lives So that s lucky, right LOL.But in all seriousness, I think her sharp wit, and maybe a little luck, win out, especially given what she was up against.I really enjoyed this story The pace was steady throughout and the direction of the plot was unexpected and unpredictable The perfect kind of detective story If you love this genre as much as me, this is one worth checking out Forreviews, visit An ARC was received for an honest review Expect The Unexpected In This Gritty, Tense, And Page Turning Mystery From New York Times Bestselling Author Mary BurtonAfter Multiple Women Go Missing, Agent Melina Shepard Of The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation Makes The Impulsive Decision To Go Undercover As A Prostitute While Working The Street, She Narrowly Avoids Becoming A Serial Killer S Latest Victim As Much As It Pains Her To Admit, She Needs BackupEnter Lone Wolf FBI Agent Jerrod Ramsey Stonewalled By A Lack Of Leads, He And Melina Investigate A Scene Where A Little Girl Has Been Found Abandoned In A Crashed Vehicle They Open The Trunk To Reveal A Horror Show And Quickly Realize They Re Dealing With Two Serial Killers With Very Different MOs The Whole Situation Brings Back Memories For Melina Why Does This Particular Case Feel So Connected To Her Painful Past Before Time Runs Out, Melina Must Catch Not One But Two Serial Killers, Both Ready To Claim Another Victim And Both With Their Sights Set On Her 2 stars Never Look Back was convenient There were too many coincidences throughout the novel for me to really connect and engaged with the story It didn t help that was a little lost in the beginning with the way the main plot was set up and presented and it took until about 30% for me to really get a good grasp on what was going on.The characters were not that well developed Melina did have a strong voice and distinct personality, and we did learn quite a bit about her as the story pro 2 stars Never Look Back was convenient There were too many coincidences throughout the novel for me to really connect and engaged with the story It didn t help that was a little lost in the beginning with the way the main plot was set up and presented and it took until about 30% for me to really get a good grasp on what was going on.The characters were not that well developed Melina did have a strong voice and distinct personality, and we did learn quite a bit about her as the story progressed, but Jerrod felt very one dimensional It was like his character development was sidelined in favor of creating extremely convenient plot points that connected to Melinda s past.I d say from the middle until around the 85% mark, the story was great and really interesting The pace held steady and there was a lot of tension as the characters slowly started to put the puzzle pieces together Then the romance kind of appeared out of nowhere and put a damper on that I wasn t a fan of how fast that developed and how it happened.The ending was also a bit underwhelming And again, it was rather convenient how everything was set up There wasn t a lot of impact on me as a reader, personally, when it was supposed to be the climax of the novel The final chapter was super sweet, though, and worked as a nice closure Series 3 in the Criminal Profiler series.POV Told from Melina and Jerro d POV Content Warnings view spoiler Child neglect hide spoiler Steam Barely steamy Cliffhanger No.HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fast paced book with lots of action kept me completely engaged I thought it was a good storyline with great characters I liked the two main characters, Jerrod Ramsey and Melina Shepard, very much I enjoyed their interactions and the way they worked together.In this story, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Melina Shephard and FBI Agent Jerrod Ramsey are thrown together as they chase what ends up being two serial killers They have a dangerous venture ahead as they work to find these This fast paced book with lots of action kept me completely engaged I thought it was a good storyline with great characters I liked the two main characters, Jerrod Ramsey and Melina Shepard, very much I enjoyed their interactions and the way they worked together.In this story, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Melina Shephard and FBI Agent Jerrod Ramsey are thrown together as they chase what ends up being two serial killers They have a dangerous venture ahead as they work to find these killers.This was a good romantic suspense, with a nice balance between the two 3.5 stars I think this might be the first Kindle First book that I downloaded and read on the same day Yay While the plot of this story included some really dark and creepy elements, overall I enjoyed it The MCs were likable, the intertwining plots were interesting, and the identity of one of the killers surprised me The other killer was, unfortunately, rather underdeveloped, so I docked a star for that The other star went away when, like always, Ms Burton ended the story too soon after the MCs got I think this might be the first Kindle First book that I downloaded and read on the same day Yay While the plot of this story included some really dark and creepy elements, overall I enjoyed it The MCs were likable, the intertwining plots were interesting, and the identity of one of the killers surprised me The other killer was, unfortunately, rather underdeveloped, so I docked a star for that The other star went away when, like always, Ms Burton ended the story too soon after the MCs got together Maybe there ll bebooks featuring these characters I d like to think so It s a testament to the author s writing ability that I want to readabout the MCs and their relationship Good mystery RTC close to or on release day. NOW LIVE USUK Never Look Back gives us not one, but two crazy storylines involving the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI Working together, Jerrod Ramsey s and Melina Shepard track down a serial killer that Jerrod has been after for years and a newly discovered killer that leaves behind gruesome trophies It may sound like too much for one book, two different serial killers working in the same town, but Ms Burton weaved these different stories together perfectly and t NOW LIVE USUK Never Look Back gives us not one, but two crazy storylines involving the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI Working together, Jerrod Ramsey s and Melina Shepard track down a serial killer that Jerrod has been after for years and a newly discovered killer that leaves behind gruesome trophies It may sound like too much for one book, two different serial killers working in the same town, but Ms Burton weaved these different stories together perfectly and they had me so intrigued I didn t want to put the book down The characters were well developed and I easily fell into their lives and wanted to knowwith each page Overall, this was an amazing book to read and one I definitely recommend for all Romantic Suspense lovers ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Two serial killers Two totally opposite modus of operandi s Both with eyes for Melina Yikes On edge thriller here as you ll be taken back to a time when dates involved prostitutes and one thing was on the agenda for the evening.What s worse is Jerrod has been chasing all of this for years with gruesome results and each killing is getting darker anddisturbing.Sadly, if something isn t done soonwill die It s a quick paced read with twist and turns that are beyond imagination.Hang i Two serial killers Two totally opposite modus of operandi s Both with eyes for Melina Yikes On edge thriller here as you ll be taken back to a time when dates involved prostitutes and one thing was on the agenda for the evening.What s worse is Jerrod has been chasing all of this for years with gruesome results and each killing is getting darker anddisturbing.Sadly, if something isn t done soonwill die It s a quick paced read with twist and turns that are beyond imagination.Hang in and enjoy Thank you Mary, the pub, NetGalley, and Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this review