The Dollmaker (The Forgotten Files, #2)

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?

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The Dollmaker (The Forgotten Files, #2) Reviews

  • Linda Strong
    Apr 16, 2017

    Linda Strong

    Dr. Tessa McGowan is a forensic pathologist. She can hardly believe what she is looking at. A young woman, completely hairless, and her face totally tattooed to make her look like a doll. Once he's done and he kills them, what he does is unspeakable until he leaves the bodies where the...

  • Mary
    Apr 7, 2017


    Dear Reader,If you're looking for a suspenseful,deeply compelling 'who-dun-it',then this book merits serious consideration! Dakota Sharp,a man deeply committed to his work as a police agent in Virginia,is hunting down the man responsible for the death of Diane R,a friend of his estrang...

  • Mary Beth
    Mar 28, 2017

    Mary Beth

    This was so good! Another book that met the WoW factor.This is the second book in The Forgotten Files series.Dakota Sharp, Virginia State detective and Tessa who is a forensic pathologist are husband and wife but currently separated. Dakota has unresolved issues surrounding the death o...

  • Linda
    Feb 21, 2017


    Mary Burton tells a good story, I didn't figure out the murderer or as he's known The Dollmaker until near the end. Second in a series where law enforcement and the security firm Shield join forces to solve old unsolved crimes. The first two have had ties to investigators on the job.Th...

  • LadyJ71
    Jan 24, 2017


    See all of my reviews at The library labeled this book as a romance but it sure didn't read like any romance I want to be a part of. Ha! The book cover gives you a clue that it is pretty creepy. It's one of those books that make you think you hear t...

  • Terri Wino
    Jan 13, 2017

    Terri Wino

    This one was just "okay". Nothing really stood out about it. Interesting enough that it kept me reading, but a lot of the content was predictable and cliché. Have to say I didn't really connect with either of the main characters, and didn't feel like they had much of one between the...

  • Donna
    Jan 8, 2017


    In the prologue, an 18 year old is stabbed while making an exchange on a drug deal. He was a good young man who was persuaded by his ex-con dad to make the drop in order to earn some easy money and he was killed because he recognized the man as being local. Agent Dakota Sharp, a 10 yea...

  • Caz
    Jan 4, 2017


    I've given this a B for both content and narration at AudioGals, so that's 4.5 starsThe Dollmaker is the second book in Mary Burton’s The Forgotten Files series, but it works perfectly well as a standalone. It’s my first time listening to a book by this author, and it defi...

  • D.B. Reynolds
    Dec 19, 2016

    D.B. Reynolds

    A gruesome but intriguing and well-crafted story. ...

  • Veronica
    Dec 10, 2016


    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.This is suspenseful crime/mystery novel with a bit of a love story on the side. If you are a fan of shows like Criminal Minds and Bones (two of my favourites) then The Dollmaker will be right up your alley.As the r...