Books by Karen Rose

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Into the Dark

Into the Dark, which is the fifth installment in Karen Rose's Cincinnati series, is one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. I fell in love with Dr. Dani Novak and computer hacker extraordinaire Diesel Kennedy way back in book one (Closer Than You Think), and I have been on tenterhooks waiting f ...

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Say You're Sorry

Karen Rose has been on my list of auto-buy authors for the past several years. I don't even look at the synopses of her upcoming releases before pre-ordering them. I trust her that much, and Say You're Sorry, the first book in an all-new series, is yet another example of why I firmly believe no one ...

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Death is Not Enough

As a fan of romantic suspense novels, I should probably hang my head in shame when confessing that I’ve never read a novel by Karen Rose.  We’ve reviewed a number of her books here at AAR, awarding several of them DIK status, but I have to say right off the bat, that I found Death is Not Enough ...

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Monster in the Closet

In Monster In the Closet, Karen Rose returns to her best-selling Baltimore series with a twisty tale of love and murder. Since I haven't read a Karen Rose novel I didn't love, I was super excited to dive into this one, and I'm pleased to let you know she's written another winner. If you've read t ...

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Every Dark Corner

I've been reading Karen Rose's romantic suspense novels for the past ten years or so, and never have I been disappointed. Every Dark Corner, book three in Ms. Rose's Cincinnati series proved no exception. It's important to note that this novel wouldn't be a good place to jump into the series, for no ...

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Alone in the Dark

This will probably be my swan song as a reviewer of Karen Rose novels. While I find her characters addictive, sex scenes scintillating and intricate mysteries fascinating, the over-complicated plots and sheer un-believability of the story lines often leave me frustrated. This novel was no exception. ...

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Closer Than You Think

While I was reading this book the word that kept coming to mind was “too”. The book was too long. The killer too evil. The body count too high. The good characters too perfect. The romance took place too fast. Beneath all the excess was a story that is riveting but you have to shovel through a l ...

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Watch Your Back

When a book is the length that many of Karen Rose’s novels are, the writing has to be spectacular to keep the work from getting bogged down by sheer longitude. It works better in some novels than in others and I am happy to report that this is one of the ones where it really works. ...

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Did You Miss Me?

Fans of Karen Rose will recognize the hero and heroine of this novel from her book No One Left to Tell . Daphne and Joseph met during the case surrounding Paige but neither has made a move to act on their mutual attraction. All that changes when Daphne finds herself in the middle of prosecuting a ve ...

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No One Left to Tell

Walking the dog. An act so routine most people don't even think much about it as they put on their shoes and snap on the leash. But sometimes waiting on the other side of that door is a big surprise. That's the case for the heroine of this novel as she takes her pooch for a stroll and her life chang ...