Playing With Fire

By Mary Burton

‘What a scorcher of a thriller! I was sucked in from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down!’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An unsolved mystery ignites a deadly game of chess in this scorching thriller from New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton.

A year after the infamous arsonist Nero was found dead in one of his latest fires, journalist Darcy Sampson receives a tip that the body found at the scene wasn’t Nero at all. Determined to solve the case, Darcy heads to her small hometown in Virginia to track Michael Gannon, an arsonist investigator who refuses to believe that Nero is dead.

But when a new series of fires in the area have a remarkable resemblance to the arsonist’s previous work, Darcy and Gannon are in a race against time to put a stop to Nero once and for all.

But Nero is ready and waiting for them, and he intends on teaching both Gannon and Darcy one last, fatal lesson.

Previously published as The Arsonist

Readers LOVE Playing With Fire!

‘Oooooh I loved this one! This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, intrigue, action and a great who done it!’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Well written with a strong plotline and well-developed characters. I couldn’t put it down, it was gripping, twisty and unpredictable.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow Mary Burton this is what I call a THRILLER.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant read. I loved it.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved this book, it was fast paced, had a bit of everything, romance, suspense and thrills. I read it in a day, as I was hooked from the first chapter.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 07 Jul 2022
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84845-901-4
New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist MARY BURTON is the popular author of more than thirty-eight romance and suspense novels as well as five novellas. She currently lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. Visit her at