A cold case reopened - and a murderer reemerging more deadly than ever before
Baltimore homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she's still a fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she's determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target.
It's former marine Clay Maynard's job to see the risk in every situation, and he doesn't have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted toprotect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose - and something terrifying to hide.
©2014 Karen Rose (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
This one is right up there with all of Karen Rose's other books.
Karen Rose writes mystery/thrillers with a little bit of romance. I am almost always on the edge of my seat as there are usually quite a few homocides and you're never sure who's going to get shot, murdered or slashed before someone's rage comes to an end.
I highly recommend this new book. If you are already a Karen Rose fan then you will not be disappointed. I think this one is better then her last.. If you've never heard any of her books it's nice to listen in order however each one can be read/listened to as a stand alone. Her books are great an certainly worth a credit.
I liked the story. it did carry on a bit too long. I was getting tired of it because the ending became so very obvious three-quarters of the way through.
the biggest problem for me was the detailed sex scenes. it wasn't necessary for the plot and we're thrown in just for shock or voyeuristic means. it's a bummer that I couldn't know about it ahead of my purchase.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
A solid book with a well paced story, strong characters, good suspense, and a heated romance. My only real complaint was that I struggled a bit with the motivation for the villain. It just seemed like he kept at it to the point that he was calling attention to himself, which was the exact thing he was trying to stop. Finally decided to just go with it but don't usually have that problem with Ms Rose's books. I'm a huge fan of Marguerite Gavin so if you've enjoyed her performances in the past you won't be disappointed with this one. If you don't care for her style you probably won't care for this either.
The narrator ruined this for me. At times she seemed to go so fast I felt like I was listening to the Chipmunks. Her men's voices all sounded like John Wayne and were drawled out. I kept waiting for a sentence to end in "little lady" John Wayne style. The child in the book often sounded mentally challenged or slow.
The story was pretty good although I just finished another book by this author and saw a cookie cutter pattern in the main characters.
narrator can't do cordelia's voice, she sounded like an old lady
Heroine has too much angst, she's not a likable character.
This was my first book read by this author and it will not be my last. Apparently there is an entire series which I did not know about and I started just about at the end book but I will go back and start at the beginning of the series because she writes an amazing, suspenseful, and entertaining book. One of the first books I have read with a lot of different characters that I could actually keep up with because it was so well explained who everyone was and who played what part.
The main character is unlikable. She is supposed to be some great detective, but consistently puts herself, her daughter and others in danger because of her stupid, hormone driven actions. Her love interest, Clay, is supposed to protect them, but because he is so aroused most of the time, he is useless. The story is stupid and full of sexually explicit details if his arousal...mostly alone an the shower. Yuck! I have never returned a book, but I can't finish this one...
I wasn't familiar with this particular series. I previously read the Kill from me, scream for me, books. I didn't know that Karen Rose also wrote romance novels. My mistake I won't be buying any more.
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