He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard, the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist.
©2007 Karen Rose Hafer; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"No one does twisted killers better than the awe-inspiring Rose. Her ability to ratchet up the creepy factor within an exciting procedural thriller makes her tops in her field. The real trick, however, is balancing out a great villain with strong heroes and heroines, which is exactly the case in this fear-inducing novel." (Romantic Times)
I honestly write these reviews in a spirit of sharing and helpfulness. I have no idea why I always end up sounding so snotty...
Although, I prefer my romance sans horribly sadistic psycho-killer torture chambers,I liked 'Scream for me' very much. This was largely because of the very compeling hero who falls in love with a movingly troubled woman. Die for me only has the torture chambers. (In spades! If you like those, you won't go hungry.)
But! The protagonists are unappealing and their union manages to be both bizarre and dull. And, although Tavia is an excellent narrator, she doesn't really do either French or Italian and her perfomance is flat.
Maybe she was just as bored as I was. I can't care enough about any of it to finish.
Great book, very intense! Karen Rose has a morbid mind though. At times, her scenes got so descriptive that you could feel a chill run down your spine. Very morbid torture scenes...beware.
There are so many elements going on that it made my head spin. Characters left and right. Took me a while to remember who was who (especially with the hero and his 4 brothers all having rhyming names).
The romance scenes were weak--but this isn't a book for great sex scenes. In fact, you actually wish they'd skip the romance and get back to the plot! I wouldn't suggest this book for someone looking for a typical romance novel where two people fall in love--the woman gets into trouble and the man saves the day. There's way too much plot to this one.
Its true that many of the characters are either good or evil, but the thrill for me was how the cops found the bad guy.
I thought the book was amazing. Great read, err... listen.
That's a tough question, Karen Rose is a great author and Tavia Gilbert is always exceptional. The story line is fascinating and I have no complaints
Lucky enough to have a reviewer on a readers' loop whose sig line includes what she's listening to, Then later reviews it. She gave a ten out of ten for one of Karen Rose's suspense books, which is BIG for her. And when I asked, she told me she'd listened to it, and afterward took extra care in locking her doors. THAT is my kind of book. I didn't try that book, YET, because I read the recaps of them all, and this was the first. I'm now on the second, "I Can See You," and it's just as good if not better than the first. I LOVE the date/time stamps on every scene. Give such a creepy feeling of impending doom.
This is a great listen, and so is the second so far. By the time I'm done, I'm sure I'll have her entire audio list.
Excellent, excellent. And the reader MUST be great, because she's so good and her voice isn't intrusive, if that makes any sense. She has all of the accents down pat, all of the action down pat, and what makes her spectacular is she can make the villian sound SO normal and non-threatening when he has to be to lure in his victims.
New, happy fan.
Yup torture and sex, but not really at the same time. The torture descriptions were raw and unnecessarily descriptive unless you are into pain and torture. The sex scenes were hot and steamy worthy of a hot romance novel if you are into that. The main characters were predictable: a drop dead gorgeous blond Amazon history professor who needs lessons in love and trust and the movie handsome, dark, tall, artistic and sensitive policeman who might well provide the needed lessons. All of this while in hot pursuit of a tortured psychopath that hides not so well in plain sight. Although it was very easy to guess who was who early on, there were vain attempts to misdirect the reader from guessing the identity and the motives of the evil doer. I think this book could be from a new genre i.e. "noir romance"? with enough appeal for those who prefer not to make a choice between noir police stories and hot romance novels. The rating for hot romance is 3 if you skip all the torture scenes.
This is the first Karen Rose for me, and as soon as I finished this one I immediately came back for more. I actually found this because I love listening to Tavia Gilbert and went in to find something she narrated. I will be back for more of Karen Rose, as well as more from Tavia.
Addicted to Audible - I listen to at least three books a month while I'm out walking. I'm a motivational speaker based in North Carolina.
I wish I could give this no stars.
I had to stop listening to this it was so awful. When the hardened cop turned into a babbling idiot at the first sight of our ridiculous heroine in her rainbow gloves and camo jacket I wanted to be ill. So very, very, very bad. Don't waste your time or your money.
I got through 3 hours and my heart was pounding. I had to stop for awhile. I will finish it at some point. The torture scenes were too realistic. Would have been better if they were described after-the-fact. Hard to believe a woman wrote this!
The reading was so childish and annoying, it is hard to rate the story. We don't need
every voice to be unique, reader. Remember it was written as a novel, not a play.
Yes, if it is narrated by another reader.
Not unless she has had a drastic change in style.
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