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Karen Rose

Born Karen Rose Hafer in Baltimore, Maryland, Karen Rose is an author of romantic suspense fiction who has won a umber of awards including the RITA award. Her most popular books include the Die for Me, Scream for Me and Kill for Me trilogy. She also writes for the blog TheGoddessBlogs.

She enjoys karate, skiing and travelling and worked as a chemical engineer and teacher before becoming an author. A fan of suspense and horror novels from the early age of 8, she now lives in Florida with her family.


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Karen Rose Books

  • Into the Dark (The Cincinnati Series Book 5)

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: CBQRQ
    Hardback
    **Pre-order the brand new novel from Karen Rose** Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Rose is back with the gripping fifth instalment of the Cincinnati series. Fans of James Patterson, Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen will love this unputdownable race to stop a serial killer out for revenge. When Michael Rowland saves his younger brother Joshua from the clutches of his stepfather, he runs for his life with his brother in his arms. From his hiding place he sees the man who has made their lives a misery taken away in the trunk of a stranger's car, never to be seen again. Doctor Dani Novak has been keeping soccer coach Diesel Kennedy at arm's length to protect him from her dark secrets. When they are brought together by the two young brothers who desperately need their help, it seems they might finally be able to leave their damaged pasts behind them. But as the only witness to the man who kidnapped and murdered his stepfather, Michael is in danger. As Diesel and Dani do all that they can to protect him, their own investigation into the murder uncovers a much darker web of secrets than they could have imagined. As more bodies start to appear it's clear that this killer wants vengeance. And will wipe out anything that gets in his way... Praise for Karen Rose: 'Intense, complex and unforgettable' James Patterson 'Karen Rose writes the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted' Lisa Gardner 'Fast and furious' Sun
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  • Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1)

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: BYYHP
    Paperback
    When a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive. Say You're Sorry is the gripping first book in a brand new series from Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Rose. A serial killer is on the loose in California, leaving letters carved into the torsos of his victims. When Daisy Dawson fights off a masked attacker one night, she grabs a necklace from around his neck. What she doesn't know then is that she's found the missing link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy's help, he finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before. But it soon becomes clear that Daisy's attack was just the beginning. Now the bloodied bodies of young women are showing up all over the state. As Gideon tries to track down the killer, it's clear he has a new target. Daisy is in more danger than they ever could have realised... Praise for KAREN ROSE: 'Intense, complex and unforgettable' - James Patterson 'A high-octane thrill ride' - Lisa Jackson 'Fast and furious' - Sun
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  • Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1)

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: BUJSM
    Hardback
    -- MULTI-MILLION COPY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER KAREN ROSE IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW SERIES TO GET YOUR PULSE POUNDING -- Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. He escaped the violence of his cult upbringing when he was just thirteen, and since then routine and discipline have been his way of making sense of the world. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realize that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad. Daisy Dawson has had more than her fair share of pain too - but she's done being a victim. Daisy's determined to explore every new experience she can - including getting to know the dark and serious FBI investigator she meets when she fights off a masked attacker one night. It soon becomes clear that Daisy's attack was just the beginning. Now the bloodied bodies of young women are showing up all over California, and, as Gideon tries to find the killer, it's clear that Daisy is in more danger than they ever realised... Praise for KAREN ROSE: 'Intense, complex and unforgettable' - James Patterson 'A high-octane thrill ride' - Lisa Jackson 'Fast and furious' - Sun
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  • Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: BSIPE
    Paperback
    Death is Not Enough, the sixth book in Karen Rose's Baltimore series is all about a ruthless gang leader with a dark past and a deadly vendetta.

    Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She's always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne, but as her friend and a colleague there could be no chance of anything more... or could there?
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  • Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: BPKLV
    Hardback
    -- A BRAND NEW KILLER THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - 3 MILLION BOOKS SOLD IN THE UK ALONE -- A ruthless gang leader. A deadly vendetta. A dark past exhumed... KAREN ROSE returns with the break-neck follow-up to MONSTER IN THE CLOSET, and the sixth book in the heart-pounding Baltimore Series. Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She's always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne, but as her friend and a colleague there could be no chance of anything more... or could there? Thorne has known violence and pain all his life. He's overcome the hardships thanks to his own steel, and the love of his loyal friends. Now he's thinking it might finally be time to let his guard down, and allow himself to let in the woman he's always admired from afar. Then Thorne's whole world is torn apart - he is found unconscious in his own bed, the lifeless body of a stranger lying next to him, her blood on his hands. Knowing Thorne could never have committed such a terrible crime, Gwyn and his friends rally round to clear his name. But this is just the beginning - the beginning of a brutal campaign to destroy Thorne, and everything he holds dear... Intense, complex and unforgettable - James Patterson Fast and furious - Sun A high-octane thrill ride - Lisa Jackson
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  • Nothing to Fear

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AUADI
    Paperback
    A killer's game is just beginning: NOTHING TO FEAR is a fantastic thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and part of the Chicago series. Sue Conway is out for revenge. Recently released from prison, she is determined to find everyone who helped put her there. And kidnapping an eleven-year-old deaf boy is only the first step in her plan. Running to Chicago, they head to Hanover House, an inner-city women's shelter, run by Dana Dupinsky. Dana safeguards many secrets for those around her but she would never knowingly harbour a kidnapper. Dana thought she had nothing to fear, but those around her begin to die in increasingly violent ways, and she realises the true extent of Sue's plan, she knows much worse is to come...
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  • Scream for Me

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AUADH
    Paperback
    Held captive by a killer, will a young girl escape his clutches? SCREAM FOR ME is a terrifying thriller from bestselling Karen Rose, and part of the Philadelphia/Atlantic series, featuring Daniel Vartanian. 'Unforgettable' James Patterson. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has made a horrific discovery - photographs, taken years ago by his brother Simon, show a gang of teenagers raping young girls. Disgusted, Vartanian vows to bring them all to justice. Alex Fallon's family fell apart when her sister was murdered thirteen years ago. And history now seems to be repeating itself with her stepsister Bailey's disappearance. When Vartanian meets Alex, and realises that her dead sister was in the photos, he starts to believe that the rapists may be behind Bailey's disappearance. Bailey Crighton is being held captive by a monster. Alone and unable to escape, all she can do is scream for help. Vartanian and Alex must now confront their pasts head-on if they are to find Bailey - before it's too late...
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  • I'm Watching You

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AUADG
    Paperback
    When admiration becomes obsession, will it turn to murder? I'M WATCHING YOU is a brilliant thriller from bestselling Karen Rose, and part of her Chicago series. Kristen Mayhew, the Chicago Public Defender's office star prosecutor, is no stranger to success. With success comes danger though and it's only a matter of time before she herself becomes a victim. A secret admirer is following Kristen's every move. He kills the criminals she herself is powerless to stop, then sends her letters offering the murders as tokens of his respect. Kristen's life is out of control and, as the body count rises, the killer's obsessive need for retribution will make Kristen a target, along with everyone she holds dear...
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  • You Can't Hide

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: ATWTF
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    He's there. Stalking you. Killing for you. YOU CAN'T HIDE is a nail-biting thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and part of the Chicago series. Someone is tormenting psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli's patients, pushing them to commit suicide and setting her up to take the blame. But even police pressure won't make her break her oath to protect their secrets. Detective Aidan Reagan understands Tess's need to safeguard her clients but all the clues suggest that a faceless enemy is set on destroying her career, her family and, finally, Tess herself. As Reagan and Tess race to stop the killer, the noose is tightening around Tess's neck and there is nowhere for her to go...
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  • Closer Than You Think

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AMJFV
    Paperback
    Deacon Novak has returned home. The FBI Agent knows moving to Cincinnati's Major Crime Enforcement Squad will be tough, but the greater challenge will be saving his brother from becoming someone Deacon needs to arrest. Faith Corcoran has escaped her old life. Providing therapy with victims of sexual assault was rewarding, but her work with the offenders has jeopardized her safety. This is her chance to begin anew in the empty old house her grandmother left her. But Faith doesn't know that a killer has made the house his playground. And now she's about to disturb his fun. With a murderer stalking her, Faith will have to put her trust in Deacon if she's going to survive. Because this killer is closer than she thinks...The first in a brand new series and Karen Rose at her tense, tantalising and thrilling best.
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  • Count to Ten

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: ALKPO
    Paperback
    An arsonist, a fire investigator and a detective: what happens when their lives collide? Count to ten and watch their worlds explode. The terrifying thriller from the incomparable Karen Rose. 9, 10, start running again...A young boy and his brother are abandoned by their mother and end up in foster-care. Let down by everyone who should have looked out for them, the boys fall prey to abusers. Is it any wonder one of them develops a taste for matches and revenge? Years later, Reed Solliday, of Chicago's Fire Department, is determined to find an arsonist whose actions have just escalated to murder. With the police now involved, Reed is paired with Detective Mia Mitchell, on her first assignment since her father's death and her partner's shooting. Solliday and Mitchell know that the death toll is rising. With no apparent connection between the deaths, they are at a loss until their attention focuses on a young offender's institution and the misfits within...
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  • Watch Your Back

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AIYGA
    Paperback
    Bestselling author Karen Rose is back with her fifteenth pulse-pounding thriller. UNFORGETTABLE Stevie Mazzetti knew she would never get over the murder of her husband and son. But with their killer behind bars, she was able to move on with her life, if only for her daughter's sake. UNIMAGINABLE Now, eight years later, the Baltimore detective always fights for the victims she meets and when she learns that her ex-partner may have miscarried justice, Stevie's determined to right the wrong, even if it means she is in danger. UNDENIABLE Clay Maynard has always wanted Stevie and when she is targeted by a vicious psychopath, he believes that protecting her may give him the chance to have her in his life forever. Clay will do anything to keep Stevie safe but with a killer on her tail who has everything to lose and a secret to hide, will they stay alive long enough to find happiness?
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  • Did You Miss Me?

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AFVVY
    Paperback
    Headline's bestselling author, Karen Rose, is back with her fourteenth pulse-pounding thriller. Best be nimble, best be quick, I'm right here and you're my pick...The last thing Ford Elkhart remembers is walking his girlfriend back to her car. Now he's lying tied and gagged on a cold, dark floor, with only one chance to escape before he ends up like the bones surrounding him...Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery is devastated by her son's disappearance, and is immediately convinced that his kidnapping is connected to the white supremacist she's just had jailed for murder. FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter isn't so sure - especially when he learns that Ford's girlfriend is also missing. Is Ford's abduction payback for Daphne's courtroom victory? Or is he a pawn in an even more dangerous game?
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  • No One Left to Tell

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AEMET
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    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 Munoz 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?
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  • You Belong to Me

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: ACITX
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    The next addictive thriller from the uncomparable bestseller Karen Rose. When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh. When the corpse is identified, Lucy is shocked to discover that the victim is actually another man from her past. Who killed him and why his skin is burnt with the number '1' is unclear but it's evident that someone is demanding Lucy's attention. The discovery of a second branded body raises worrying questions: how many more lives may be at risk before the killer's final message is revealed? And can Lucy solve the killer's gruesome puzzle before their thirst for revenge is complete?

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  • Have You Seen Her?

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AAYJE
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    The new thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. One by one, the girls disappear from their beds at night. Each one is pretty, with long dark hair. And each one is found brutally murdered. Special Agent Steven Thatcher has sworn to find the serial killer preying on this small town. As the investigation pulls him one way, his family pulls him in another. A widower haunted by loss, he now worries about his son Brad slipping away. But there's a bright light in his life: his son's teacher, Jenna Marshall, has reached out to help. She's beautiful, kind and considerate - and slowly, tentatively, she and Steven are starting to fall in love. But both have been hurt before - badly. And as the two try to find the courage to bare their souls, a murderer who has slain many looks for the real treasure he craves. He sets his traps. And waits. For Jenna...
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  • Silent Scream

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AAUNZ
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    The brilliant new novel from the incomparable Karen Rose, in which an arson leads to murder and blackmail, and a desperate search for those responsible. Four college kids set fire to a supposedly empty condominium block. But when they see the young girl at an upper-floor window desperately banging on the glass, clawing to get out, they realise their mistake. Although they don't all agree, the group leave the girl to her certain death, little realising that someone is there, watching their every move. Someone who has a nasty habit of blackmail and sees an opportunity for profit which is far greater than any they have ever had before. For local fire fighter David Hunter, getting the blaze under control is hard enough, but when he finds the girl's body he realises that this arson attack has become a murder case and the homicide cops are immediately called in. Now, as David works with the cops, it's a race to find the arsonists, and the blackmailer, before events escalate out of all control.
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  • Don't Tell

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AAIQZ
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    A woman fakes her own death in order to escape her abusive husband, but what happens when he finds out what she did? Don'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. Don'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. Don't tell Then her husband uncovers her hidden trail. Step by step he'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 Rose's brilliant new thriller proves that you never know what goes on behind closed doors...
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  • I Can See You

    Karen Rose

    Product Code: AAAAN
    Paperback

    I Can See You is a thriller about a serial killer targeting the participants of Shadowland, an online role-playing game. The killer befriends his victims online before stalking them in real life, and then murdering them in the way they worst fear. A character from Karen Rose's previous novel Nothing to Fear, Eve Wilson, is researching the game as part of her thesis, but now she must work with Detective Noah Webster to find the murderer before the killings escalate out of control and she herself becomes a target. This is a book filled with believable characters, a gripping storyline and the dangers of online gaming.

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