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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn't done yet.

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.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Kelley
  • CA, United States
  • 12-19-08

Sorry, Karen

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.
Sad face.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Very well put together

Where does Die for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

wow

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Spectacular new find

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Intense!

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Love cop romance

Great story. I got a little lost early and had to restart and almost decided i didn't like it. Decided to stay with and glad I did because it all came together. I will continue with rest of the series. Narrator was good .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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narration very distracting

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The narrator's attempts to differentiate the characters by creating voices was just dreadful!
This was very distracting and undermined my enjoyment of the book. It is hard to take a character seriously when the voice sounds like it was done by pinching the nose or inhaling helium.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Die For Me

Enjoyed this book very much. It's easy listening.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • A. O. Neill
  • Denver Colorado currently in Sweden
  • 06-26-18

Zoned out towards the end

It was a little tough to get through at times. The characters were fat and dull. And, storywise, think in a romance novel, it's tough to have a suspenseful scene with the heroine when you know that almost all romance have a HEA. This was such a case. I felt no threat from the antagonist/s. Also, some technical things felt forced to make the story work and 'explain' technology.

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Kept me guessing the entire time.

The book kept me guessing the entire time. The fast pace kept me interested and wanting more. The ending was not my favorite but such is life. This is my first time reading this author so I will be on the look out for more of her titles.