Reviewed: “Cover Your Eyes” by Mary Burton

Cover Your EyesAs I typed the title for this blog post, it occurred to me that I have no idea why Mary Burton titled this book “Cover Your Eyes.” I’ve never really focused on cover art in judging a book either, but this cover is confusing and not really related to the story of honky-tonk Nashville being beset by a tire iron wielding murder thirty years ago and today.

The murders are mostly the central focus of the story. Burton sometimes seems torn between laying out the reasons for the them, reasons that turn out to be interesting and believable when they’re mentioned in detail, and focus on a budding romance between Detective Deke Morgan and do-gooder lawyer Rachel Wainwright.

Deke and Rachel aren’t what you’d think of when you think of a couple that clicks, but it’s what could make them interesting. I wish the story had been longer, even, so I could have read more about Deke and Rachel and why Baby and Mother were murdering pretty honky-tonk singers every chance they got.

It seems like a lot of missed opportunities for a really great story.

I didn’t like the ending. It was abrupt and unsatisfying. There was so much more that could have branched off from what Burton declared the ending. And I wanted it to branch off. I wanted to read more of it.

I won’t go into too many details because I know that someone else will love this book and I hope they do. It’s just not for me. Very unsatisfying.

“Cover Your Eyes” is available for purchase.

(I received a copy of “Cover Your Eyes” through NetGalley in exchange for an honest & original review. This review will be posted at NetGalley, Goodreads, and on my blog.)

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