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The New York Times best-selling author of Every Dark Corner returns to Baltimore, where a father-daughter reunion puts innocent victims in the sights of a stone-cold killer.

Baltimore PI Clay Maynard routinely locates missing children for clients, but his own daughter - stolen by his ex-wife - has eluded him for years. Until she turns up right under his nose....

Since she was a child, Taylor Dawson believed the lie her mother told her - that her father was a monster. But now she has a chance to get to know the real Clay while doing real work as an equine therapist, which includes helping two girls whose mother was brutally murdered. She might even find something deeper with her boss' handsome son, Ford Elkhart, who is dealing with his own demons. But just as Taylor feels her life opening up to new family, work, and friends, a danger lurks in the darkness - one that will show Taylor the face of true evil.

©2017 Karen Rose (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Another great suspense from Karen Rose....

This book is part of the Baltimore series, there is also a Cincinnati, a Philadelphia and a Minneapolis series and sometimes characters are shared. If you've never heard anything by Karen Rose you can still start here. Each of her books can be read as a stand alone because she does give some basic background on each character. It's amazing how she keeps track of ALL of her characters, there are many that jump from one storyline to another but each new book picks up with a new character getting involved with an existing one.
This book has Clay Maynard reuniting with his daughter. In previous books he's been searching for her, she is now 23 years old. There's drama, suspense, murder and as always for this author at least one or two graphic love scenes. I usually fast forward (sorry Ms. Rose) but I love her mystery writing, I am not big on romance!
Anyway this is an excellent book.
Marguerite Gavin does a great job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Loved it !

Another Lovely book . Baltimore reunion with Deacon ! I love the characters , each and everyone. There's suspense and love . Can't wait until the next novel !

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Every book in these series are oustanding

After eye surgery I decided to try an audiobook. I found these series by Karen Rose and have acquired all of them so far.
This one brings most of our favourite characters together in a new take if suspense and drama and courage.
Ford & Taylor's encounters are riveting.
Thank you Karen Rose .

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Unnerving as usual

Taylor Dawson is working as an intern and equine therapist at Daphne’s horse farm, Healing Hearts, but her real agenda is to check out Clay Maynard, her biological father who she only recently learned wasn’t the monster her mother made him out to be. She’s also making headway with one of the kids in her therapy who hasn’t spoken since she witnessed her mother’s murder...unbeknownst to the killer.

The stories that involve children always unnerve me and this one definitely set me on edge. The scenes involving the children, Jazzie and Janie Jarvis, were just chilling. It was balanced, though, by Clay's reunion with his daughter, Sienna, now known as Taylor. I’ve long awaited this story and I reveled in every part of their discovery. Loved every minute of it. Even Taylor and Ford’s instant attraction worked.

Marguerite Gavin did a great job narrating the story, as usual. She captured so many voices distinctively. The villain in this story was particularly nasty and she nailed him. I was glad to return to Baltimore, which is my favorite of the cities in this series because of the character connections and their sense of family. And, for once, the body count didn’t spin out of control!

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I give all her books 10 stars. They are wonderful. They have a little of everything friendship, romance, adventure, mystery and suspense. I look forward to the next. Thank you Karen Rose

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excellent

The performance was excellent as well as the storyline. can't wait for the 2nd and see how eveything works out.

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Monsters are Karen's specialty!

If you could sum up Monster in the Closet in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, Suspenseful and Satisfying

What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster in the Closet?

I didn't meet my biological mother until I was 23, so the scene when Taylor meets her biological father for the first time was moving and memorable for me.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've listened to Marguerite before. She's not my favorite, but she consistently does a good job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While I didn't have an extreme reaction, I did feel a plethora of emotions throughout the listen.

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Sweet? Hmmm..Not the usual KR

I just finished this book and although I really enjoyed many aspects of the book - I must say I would never have thought it a Karen Rose book except for the characters featured from past books and the past storyline. Very little true suspense. While I enjoyed Ford getting his story, I didn't connect well...he and Taylor came across as very young. Not ready for a true "grown up" relationship to me. Seemed very college romance. Not a bad listen, just not in the neighborhood of the usual depth of plot and suspense we usually get in a Karen Rose book - in my opinion. All in all, a bit crowded with lots and lots of characters, too much adult to child kinda vibe in most of those connections. And just not intricate enough of a plot to hold your attention.

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No story line, choppy, and boring

The story line is broken and hard to follow, overly descriptive and unfortunately boring. Could not finish it was so bad.

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VERYDisappointed-Author drop the ball in this book

What would have made Monster in the Closet better?

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What was most disappointing about Karen Rose’s story?

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What didn’t you like about Marguerite Gavin’s performance?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Monster in the Closet?

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Any additional comments?

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