Agent Sharp may appear aloof, but he’s a good man and an incredible agent. His personal story is a sad one; and after his wife Tessa left him, an already reserved man became even more distant. But Dr. Tessa McGowan is back, and she’s willing to fight for her marriage if she can just get Dakota to realize they are worth fighting for. Here’s where I easily became invested in the story: Tessa is a forensic pathologist who is going to be working alongside Dr. Kincaid, whom we met in book one. I’ve worked in pathology for years so I loved the inclusion of the autopsies and the work that is second nature to me.
In The Dollmaker, a missing woman is found dead with her face permanently altered to resemble a doll’s. And she’s not the last. Who is this deranged killer whose fixation is transforming women into dolls, and why are the missing women linked to Tessa and perhaps even Dakota himself? Working together won’t be easy after their personal heartache, but nothing will keep these two from finding this psychopath and stopping him.
While there are cameos from characters in The Shark, readers can easily pick up The Dollmaker without missing a thing. I appreciate how the author connects the series while allowing them to be individual reads as well.
Good pacing and intriguing characters made this an enjoyable book for me; and even though I had my suspicions, Mary Burton kept me on toes as the plot thickened. A nice suspense thriller with a bit of romance that is perfect for readers of this genre and even fans of detective shows like Law & Order.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.