The Dollmaker (The Forgotten Files Trilogy #2) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 2 in the The Forgotten Files Trilogy series.


Now in mass market for the first time, USA Today bestselling author Mary Burton presents the heart-stopping next installment in her Forgotten Files Trilogy, where forensic pathologist Dr. Tessa McGowan and agent Dakota Sharp must work together to unravel the mysteries behind the macabre doll-like killings before Tessa becomes the next victim.

Dr. Tessa McGowan had never seen anything quite like it. But the mutilated bodies on her exam table tell a stunningly macabre tale. Someone with a twisted mind is kidnapping women and altering their faces to resemble real, life-size dolls. As a forensic pathologist, it’s her job to aid the agent leading the case—even if that agent is her estranged husband.

Twelve years ago, an unspeakable tragedy destroyed Dakota Sharp's world. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, he’s devoted himself to capturing killers. His only regret is that it cost him Tessa. Now, as the Dollmaker case brings them together—and raises his suspicions that he's crossed paths with this deranged psychopath before— they may just have their second chance. But it seems Dakota’s not the only one who wants to make Tessa his own . . .

She may be the Dollmaker’s next target, but Tessa has no intention of winding up as another toy on his shelf. Can she and Dakota stop this ghastly killer before his next deadly playdate?

About the Author

Mary Burton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty suspense novels including The Seventh Victim, Senseless, Merciless, and Dying Scream. A member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and Romance Writers of America, Mary is known for creating multiple suspense stories connected by characters and/or place. She is a recipient of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America, a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award-Finalist, and a RT Book Reviews' Critics Choice Award-nominee. A Virginia native, she is a graduate of the Henrico County Citizens Police Academy and the Richmond F.B.I. Citizen's Academy where she participated in Sisters in Crime's forensic university program. Readers can find her online at

Praise For…

Praise for Mary Burton:
“[Mary Burton is] a sure bet for page-turning suspense coupled with titillating love scenes.” —Library Journal
“Chilling suspense starts promptly at the beginning, setting the steady clip for the unveiling of the suspects. Within this chills and thrills ride, there is romance, against the odds, that may develop under the right conditions.” on Cover Your Eyes
“Burton’s trademark is providing the serial killer’s viewpoint without giving anything away, and by feeding the reader tiny details one at a time, she keeps the tension building.” —Publishers Weekly on Cover Your Eyes
“If there’s a category of ‘page-turner,’ Burton would always end up on the top of that list…Fantastic work with never a dull moment for the reader.” —Suspense Magazine on Cover Your Eyes
“With sharp detail, a nicely developed romance, and stellar plotting that distributes clues with chilling precision, Burton’s latest ‘lock your door and keep the lights on’ thriller beautifully kicks off her new series of four Nashville-set mysteries dealing with the Morgan Family.” —Library Journal on Cover Your Eyes
“A dark engaging mystery suspense…Rich dialogue, complex characters, and a well-plotted storyline provides us with a multi-layered whodunit that twists and turns with deception and misdirection.” —SmexyBooks on Cover Your Eyes
“You can’t go wrong with romantic suspense from Mary Burton.” —The Pilot on Cover Your Eyes
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420155976
ISBN-10: 1420155970
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Forgotten Files Trilogy