The New York Times bestselling author of Closer Than You Think returns with a breathtaking new novel of suspense in the Cincinnati series--one that crosses the line between danger and desire, and justice and revenge.<P><P> Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and innocent victims go unavenged to know that good doesn't always prevail. So far she's been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break. Former Army Ranger Marcus O'Bannion is a fierce champion of victims' rights. His secret past gives him good reason. He believes he's seen the depths of human depravity, but then his investigation into the murder of a young girl who once asked for his help lures him and Scarlett down a dark, dark road--and straight into the crosshairs of a dangerous, powerful underground ring that deals in human trafficking. To stop them, Scarlett and Marcus have to be just as cunning and just as ruthless. But first they have to make it out alive.From the Paperback edition.
From the #1 international bestselling author of Watch Your Back comes a suspenseful new novella featuring Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery and Baltimore Special Agent Joseph Carter. After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne's boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn't spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel--one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer. Includes a preview of Watch Your Back "Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted."--Lisa Gardner "Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense."--Karen Robards
From the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Your Back and Did You Miss Me comes the newest novel by "the queen of romantic suspense" (Crime and Punishment). <P><P> Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day.<P> But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are.<P> Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can't help but fall for. Soon they'll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith's own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Your Back and Did You Miss Me comes the newest novel by "the queen of romantic suspense" (Crime and Punishment). Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day.But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are.Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can't help but fall for. Soon they'll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith's own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.
Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. But after she helps to convict a killer, her confidence is shattered once again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. Daphne believes it's connected to the recent high-profile trial, and at first FBI special agent Joseph Carter agrees. But together they find the reality to be even more troubling, and it runs deeper than Daphne fears. With her son's life in jeopardy, she must unlock a dreadful secret about her past--and confront a truth that will change everything for those closest to her. And, if she survives, threaten the lives of everyone she loves.
COME TO ME. 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 empty graves terrify her-the killer isn't done yet. SCREAM FOR ME. 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... DIE FOR ME.
"Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense" (Karen Robards) and in this breathtaking novella she's at her seductive best as an unexpected reunion between two friends ignites the dangerous impulses in a secret enemy... Emma Townsend is astonished when she comes across a love letter tucked away in an old high school year book, written by her once dear friend Chris Walker. Having never seen it until now, the letter has taken seventeen years to touch Emma's heart. Now she's determined to find Chris and maybe even get a second chance at romance. For Chris, now a college professor, seeing Emma again has brought back a flood of memories, rekindling a passion he thought was long gone. But in the shadows, someone is watching Emma and Chris, someone nursing revenge, and plunging Emma into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and every dirty little secret is sealed with a kiss. Dirty Secrets previously appeared in Hot Pursuit
A woman fakes her own death in order to escape her abusive husband, but what happens when he finds out what she did? Donâ t look Desperate Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive husband was to stage their deaths. Now all that remains of her former life is at the bottom of a lake. Donâ t trust As Caroline Stewart, Mary Grace has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago. Slowly she has learned to believe that her new life, and new identity, is here to stay. Donâ t tell Then her husband uncovers her hidden trail. Step by step heâ s closing in on her and everyone she loves. Now Caroline must decide whether to flee again or whether the time has come to stay and fight... Disturbing and scary, Karen Roseâ s brilliant new thriller proves that you never know what goes on behind closed doors...
Steven dropped to his knees next to the paramedic. Jenna. Her eyes opened and in them he saw shock and tears and guilt. I'm so sorry, Steven. I should have listened to you. Steven noticed the smears of blood on her worn Duke T-shirt. Any other wounds? he asked the paramedic. Only her throat. The blood on her shirt appears to be her own. We found bloody handprints on the carpet where she crawled from the bedroom, said Uniform Two. Steven's gut seethed as he pictured her scared and hurt and crawling through her own house like a wounded animal. For that alone, whoever did this to her would pay...
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers her latest pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and everyday reality blurs when it comes to murder. Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of apparent suicides, she doesn't know where to turn. Homicide detective Noah Webster is one of the few people who believe the victims are connected murders. Eve becomes Noah's online guide and realizes that the handsome detective may have secret scars as painful as her own. As Eve and Noah chase a killer who is always one step ahead of them, together they try to overcome the tragedies of their pasts and learn to trust again, but they soon discover that danger is much closer than they think.
Building on COUNT TO TEN's success, I'M WATCHING YOU confirms Karen Rose's status as the new queen of the thriller. Star prosecutor Kristen Mayhew has a dangerous, secret admirer. He seems to knows her every thought, her every move. He sends her letters. And he kills the criminals she herself is powerless to stop. This avenger even knows Kristen's deepest secret - the one that has made her keep her distance from Abe Reagan, the police detective sent to protect her. In the shadow of a calculating serial killer, the two have no alternative but to work together if they are to stop the messages and halt the vicious murders. Because sooner or later, the killer's obsessive need for retribution will make Kristen a target and then their real problems will begin...
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers another pulse-pounding suspense novel that ties into SCREAM FOR ME. Five teenage girls have been murdered. One survived, and only she can reveal the secrets of a disturbing ring of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market. But those responsible for the crimes will do whatever it takes to maintain her silence. Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have both sworn to stop the murderers for their own reasons. Susannah, the sister of the hero in SCREAM FOR ME, suffers from a mysterious past that is connected to the sinister black market. Luke is an investigative agent and a computer expert who refuses to let another child predator get away. Susannah and Luke are instantly attracted to each other, but their troubled pasts prevent them from immediately acting upon their feelings. The case will lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask their identity. As Susannah and Luke draw closer to the criminals, they discover a chain of deception so intricate they don't know who to trust. Susannah and Luke find comfort in one another's arms, but the killers are ruthless and determined, and will take extreme measures to insure their anonymity and keep their business intact.
Dieciséis años recién cumplidos y había huido de casa para conocer, por fin, al joven universitario con quien llevaba tiempo chateando, convencida de haberse enamorado. Luego, el silencio. Seis meses después el caos se desata en Dutton, un pequeño pueblo del estado sureño de Georgia. Cinco adolescentes son asesinadas, y la única que logra sobrevivir sabe que impedirán como sea que hable. Una pareja está decidida a ayudarla. Luke Papadopoulos, agente federal, se enfrenta a diario al mal sin rostro que merodea en Internet, aunque jamás haya podido acostumbrarse. Susannah Vartanian, que se ha visto forzada a regresar a Dutton, comprende que debe sacar a la luz todo lo que calló durante años. Ambos se verán obligados a juzgar a todo un pueblo. Un pueblo edificado sobre la crueldad impune, el poder absoluto y los silencios cómplices, un pueblo que se sustenta gracias a la poderosa tela de una araña que no puede permitir que nadie escape.Mata para mí es el escalofriante, tenso y absorbente cierre de la trilogía de los Vartanian y una de las novelas de Karen Rose con mayor éxito internacional: entró en las listas de los libros más vendidos de The New York Times, London Sunday Times y, durante siete semanas, Der Spiegel.
16 tumbas, algunas de ellas vacías, y un asesino implacable que no parará hasta llenarlas. La primera víctima es hallada en un campo cubierto de nieve en Filadelfia. El detective Vito Ciccotelli solicita la ayuda de la arqueóloga Sophie Johannsen para determinar exactamente qué yace debajo de ese terreno congelado. A pesar de que ha pasado años excavando, nada puede preparar a Sophie para la matriz de 16 tumbas excavadas en cuatro hileras con una escalofriante precisión. Las víctimas allí enterradas la atormentan. Pero las tumbas vacías la aterrorizan: el asesino aún no ha terminado. Es frío y calculador; el maestro de un juego retorcido. Y con Vito y Sophie tras su huella, no parará. Una tumba vacía ha de ser llenada y un último grito ha de ser escuchado: el de una arqueóloga que está demasiado cerca y que es demasiado irresistible.
Set on the gritty streets of Baltimore, You Belong to Me kept readers "on the edges of their seats. "* Now, Karen Rose returns to the world of Baltimores cops and prosecutors with a new tale of danger and desire. . . "" A car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holdens home. And suddenly, she finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms--from a gunshot wound. With her last breath, the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive. Five years ago, States Attorney Grayson Smith put a murderer behind bars. But when Paige Holden shares the flash drive with him, its contents cast doubts on the conviction--and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail, dark secrets, and a decades-long string of murders. An investigation they'll survive only by trusting each other--and the truth.
The thirteenth fantastic thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. It may be unlucky for some. . . Will anyone live to tell the tale? If one more woman should accidentally fall, there'll be no more women and. . . Ramon Muñoz has spent five years in prison, convicted of a murder his family is convinced he did not commit. Unable to get the courts to take them seriously, they turn to private investigator Paige Holden for help. Paige cannot resist the family's pleas. But when Ramon's wife, having just handed her the evidence that will help prove his innocence, is brutally executed in front of her eyes, Paige is thrown headlong into a case which will place her life into jeopardy. As Paige risks everything to prove Ramon was set up, she comes to realise that there is more at stake if Ramon is freed than she could have ever guessed. Can Paige stay alive long enough to unmask an unstoppable killer who will not rest until there's no one left to tell?
Are you always guilty until proven innocent? NO ONE LEFT TO TELL is a chilling thriller from the bestselling Karen Rose, and part of her Baltimore series. Ramon Muñoz has spent five years in prison, convicted of a murder his family is convinced he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to private investigator Paige Holden for help. Paige cannot resist the family's pleas, but when Ramon's wife is brutally executed she is thrown headlong into a case which will place her job, her friends and her life in jeopardy. As Paige risks everything to prove Ramon was set up, she comes to realise that there is more at stake if Ramon is freed than she could have ever guessed. Can Paige stay alive long enough to unmask an unstoppable killer who will not rest until there's no one left to tell?
Security expert Ethan Buchanan learned to stalk men in the Afghan desert. Now he vows to track down the ruthless woman who kidnapped his godson--and falling for Dana is not in the plan. Yet her very presence seems to chase away the ghosts that haunt him, and her skillful evasion of personal questions raises his hunting instincts. For there's a deadly new secret at Hanover House. A brutal killer is weaving a web of revenge with a stolen boy at its center. And Dana is the next victim on the list.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers a heart-stopping suspense novel that picks up where DIE FOR ME left off, with a detective determined to track down a brutal murderer. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago. With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.
Four college students believed they were making a statement. They were activists, fighting to preserve the environment by burning down a new apartment complex. But they didn't realize that someone was watching. A blackmailer hides in plain sight, using people's secrets for personal gain, and when this criminal sets his sights on the four young arsonists, he begins his most deadly game yet. Firefighter David Hunter is devastated when he's too late to save a teenage girl from a Minneapolis fire. Authorities soon discover that it was a case of arson and homicide detective Olivia Sutherland and her partner Kane are assigned to the case. David and Olivia shared a night of passion some time ago, and sparks fly when they are drawn to one another again. But just as they begin to revisit that fateful night and address the events that tore them apart, David and Olivia are forced to pursue the blackmailer, whose horrific plans threaten to destroy those closest to them.
A cold case reopened. A murderer re-emerging 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.<P><P> 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, but he doesn't have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted to protect 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...
Years ago, a young girl was beaten and raped while onlookers did nothing. Now those witnesses are becoming victims themselves... Baltimore city Homicide Detective JD Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence, both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. He's up against a brutal killer with a very personal vendetta. And now JD is beginning to suspect that his medical examiner may be shielding some crucial evidence linked to the case. Forensic pathologist Dr. Lucy Trask is intrigued by JD's compassion, but she isn't about to mix work with pleasure. Not while there's a ruthless killer on the loose. And definitely not while she's keeping a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings--and put her next on the killer's hit list...
Years ago, a young woman was beaten and raped while onlookers did nothing. Now those witnesses are becoming victims themselves. Baltimore Homicide Detective J. D. Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence, both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. He's up against a brutal killer with a very personal vendetta, and now J. D. is beginning to suspect that his medical examiner may be shielding some crucial evidence linked to the case. Assigned to the murder victims, forensic pathologist Dr. Lucy Trask is intrigued by J. D. 's compassion, but she isn't about to mix work with pleasure. Not while there's a ruthless killer on the loose. And definitely not while she's keeping a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings-and put her next on the hit list.
Terror has forever changed the life of psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli. Someone is tormenting her patients, pushing them to commit suicide, and setting her up to take the blame. But Tess can't break her oath to protect her patients' privacy at all costs. Even when detective Aidan Reagan demands a list of everyone she's treating. Even when the mounting danger threatens Tess herself. Aidan doesn't like anyone who stalls his cases. Still, he can't help but admire Tess's fierce loyalty to her patients, especially when it becomes clear that a nameless, faceless enemy is set on destroying her career, her family , and finally, Tess herself. As Aidan's heart softens, the killer's will hardens, and one thing becomes clear - the noose is tightening around Tess's neck.
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