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Karen Rose - Author

About the Author

Karen Rose was introduced to suspense and horror at the tender age of eight when she accidentally read Poe's The Pit and The Pendulum and was afraid to go to sleep for years. She now enjoys writing books that make other people afraid to go to sleep. Karen lives in Florida with her family. When she's not writing, she enjoys travelling, karate and, though not a popular Florida pastime, skiing.

Featured books by Karen Rose

Watch Your Back

Watch Your Back

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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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Watch Your Back

Watch Your Back

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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?

Did You Miss Me?

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

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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Other books by Karen Rose

Into the Dark (The Cincinnati Series Book 5)

Into the Dark (The Cincinnati Series Book 5)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

**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

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

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

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

-- 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

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1) when a killer closes in, there's only one way to stay alive

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

-- MULTI-MILLION COPY NEW YORK 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 realise 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

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

-- A BRAND NEW KILLER THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - THREE 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

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2018

-- A BRAND NEW KILLER THRILLER FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - ALMOST TWO MILLION PRINT COPIES 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

Dornenherz

Dornenherz

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2018

Der vierte Band und furioses Finale der Dornen-Reihe von Karen Rose! Nach dem Spiegel-Bestseller "e;Dornenspiel"e; widmet sich die US-amerikanische Autorin im Thriller "e;Dornenherz"e; erneut finstersten seelischen Abgrunden und Obsessionen. Meredith Fallon betreut Opfer von sexuellem Missbrauch und hilft ihnen, wieder einen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Als ein Mord-Anschlag auf sie verbt wird, dem sie nur knapp entkommt, scheinen die Zusammenhnge klar: Bei ihrer Arbeit muss sie sich jemandes abgrundtiefen Hass zugezogen haben. Detective Adam Kimble vom Cincinnati Police Department, der ein Auge auf Meredith geworfen hat, unternimmt alles, um sie zu schtzen. Doch Meredith ist nicht die Einzige, die der Killer im Visier hat ... Die explosive Thriller-Reihe (mit Schauplatz Cincinnati, Ohio) von Karen Rose im berblick:Band 1: "e;Dornenmdchen"e; (im Mittelpunkt: FBI-Agent Deacon Novak und Faith Corcoran)Band 2: "e;Dornenkleid"e; (im Mittelpunkt: Agents Griffin "e;Decker"e; Davenport und Kate Coppola)Band 3: "e;Dornenspiel"e; (im Mittelpunkt: Marcus O'Bannion und Detective Scarlett Bishop)Band 4 und Abschluss der Reihe: "e;Dornenherz"e; (im Mittelpunkt: Detective Adam Kimble und Meredith Fallon)

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Death Is Not Enough (The Baltimore Series Book 6)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

-- 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

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

The fourth and final book in Karen Rose's nail-biting Cincinnati Series revisits your favourite characters battling crime in the city's dark underbelly. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter will not be able to tear themselves away from this explosive thriller. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he's worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But someone doesn't want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself the target of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for Meredith, but they'll soon find out the killer is just a little too close to home...

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

The fourth book in Karen Rose's nail-biting Cincinnati Series revisits your favourite characters battling crime in the city's dark underbelly. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter will not be able to tear themselves away from this explosive thriller. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he's worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But someone doesn't want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself the target of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for Meredith, but they'll soon find out the killer is just a little too close to home...

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

The fourth book in Karen Rose's nail-biting Cincinnati Series revisits your favourite characters battling crime in the city's dark underbelly. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter will not be able to tear themselves away from this explosive thriller. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he's worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But someone doesn't want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself the target of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for Meredith, but they'll soon find out the killer is just a little too close to home...

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Edge of Darkness (The Cincinnati Series Book 4)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2017

The fourth book in Karen Rose's nail-biting Cincinnati Series revisits your favourite characters battling crime in the city's dark underbelly. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter will not be able to tear themselves away from this explosive thriller. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he's worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But someone doesn't want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself the target of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for Meredith, but they'll soon find out the killer is just a little too close to home...

Dornenspiel

Dornenspiel

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

Nach den Spiegel-Bestsellern "e;Dornenmadchen"e; und "e;Dornenkleid"e; folgt mit "e;Dornenspiel"e; der dritte Teil der Thriller-Reihe von der amerikanischen Bestseller-Autorin Karen Rose. In "e;Dornenspiel"e; bekommen es die FBI-Agenten Griffin "e;Decker"e; Davenport und Kate Coppola mit einem unaussprechlichen Verbrechen zu tun ... Cincinnati, Ohio: Als Griffin "e;Decker"e; Davenport nach mehreren Tagen aus dem Koma erwacht, wandern seine Gedanken sofort zu seinem letzten Fall. Er hat drei Jahre damit zugebracht, als FBI-Undercover-Agent einen Menschenhndler-Ring auszuheben. Doch er wei auch, dass ihm das nur teilweise gelungen ist - und dass Kinder in Gefahr sind FBI Special Agent Kate Coppola ist entsetzt, als sie von Decker erfahren muss, dass ein Partner des Rings Jugendliche fr seinen Online-Sexhandel benutzt. Sie und Decker erffnen die Jagd auf ihn und werden gleichzeitig zu Gejagten. Denn ihr Gegner beseitigt alle, die ihm in die Quere kommen "e;Karen Roses 'Dornen'-Reihe sind Thriller in Perfektion!"e; (Alex Dengler, denglers-buchkritik.de ber "e;Dornenkleid"e;)

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Sunday Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns with an exclusive novel celebrating ten years of Karen Rose's thrillers in the UK. MONSTER IN THE CLOSET reunites readers with characters from Karen Rose's bestselling Baltimore series. A mother is dead, and now her killer hunts the child that witnessed the brutal crime...Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife twenty-three years ago. Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter's stables so that she can observe the program's security director - her father, Clay Maynard. Trying to reconcile the wonderful man she's getting to know with the monster her mother always described, Taylor never expects to become the target of a real monster, the man who murdered the mother of the little girls she works with at the stable. Neither does she expect to fall for Ford Elkhart, Daphne's handsome son, who is dealing with his own demons. As family and friends gather for a wedding, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore. But not if the real monster gets to her first...

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Sunday Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns with an exclusive novel celebrating ten years of Karen Rose's thrillers in the UK. MONSTER IN THE CLOSET reunites readers with characters from Karen Rose's bestselling Baltimore series. A mother is dead, and now her killer hunts the child that witnessed the brutal crime... Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife twenty-three years ago. Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter's stables so that she can observe the program's security director - her father, Clay Maynard. Trying to reconcile the wonderful man she's getting to know with the monster her mother always described, Taylor never expects to become the target of a real monster, the man who murdered the mother of the little girls she works with at the stable. Neither does she expect to fall for Ford Elkhart, Daphne's handsome son, who is dealing with his own demons. As family and friends gather for a wedding, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore. But not if the real monster gets to her first...