By Mary Burton
2012 / ISBN 9781420110210
by Bob Walch
She's appeared in a number of novels, but reticent defense attorney
Charlotte Wellington has managed to share little about her past
with the reader. That all changes in this riveting and shocking
thriller about a crazed madman who is convinced that "he's
been born to destroy the wicked, not be drawn in by their earthy
Finding his victims at a carnival where there are plenty of folks
who need "purifying", the serial killer holds them under
water to wash away their sins before he stakes their bodies to the
ground, exposing them for what they really are - witches.
On a real tear, the madman must be stopped and that task falls to
Detective Daniel Rokov and Charlotte. What everyone doesn't realize
is that not only does Charlotte have a murdered sister buried away
in her dark past but also a relationship that dates back to the
What's even more astounding is that ultimately the attorney herself
becomes a target for the killer and, as we know, he's extremely
good at achieving his deadly goals.
If you've already read "Sensless" and/or "Merciless"
you'll definitely want to get a copy of Before She Dies.
This latest thriller has set the bar even higher for Mary Burton's
work and opens a whole new chapter of the Charlotte Wellington saga.