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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

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Monster In The Closet (The Baltimore Series Book 5)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2017

The Sunday Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns with an exclusive second-edition novel celebrating ten years of Karen Rose's thrillers in the UK A mother lies dead, and now her killer hunts the child that witnessed the brutal crime... MONSTER IN THE CLOSET is a novel that reunites readers with characters from Karen Rose's bestselling Baltimore series. 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 the wedding of Joseph Carter's sister Holly, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore with her newfound father and Ford. But not if the real monster in the closet gets to her first...

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

The nail-biting new novel from the thrilling Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose, and Book 3 in the Cincinnati series. Cincinnati's children are in grave danger, and time is running out to save them... When FBI Special Agent Griffin 'Decker' Davenport wakes from a coma, he immediately thinks of two things: first, the ring of human traffickers he's spent the past three years undercover to bring down was just the tip of the iceberg; second, the brown eyes he sees upon waking belong to a woman he trusts to help him finish the job he started. FBI Special Agent Kate Coppola's mission is to stop the growing menace of domestic human trafficking, starting with the customers and suppliers of the now-broken Cincinnati trafficking ring. Decker's new revelation is her worst nightmare - one of the traffickers' customers is acquiring teens for the Internet sex trade. Kate and Decker's search for this mystery customer becomes more difficult and dangerous with every passing hour as witnesses, suspects, and even members of their own team, are systematically exterminated by a predator who lets nothing stand in his way...

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2017

The nail-biting new novel from the thrilling Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose, and Book 3 in the Cincinnati series. Cincinnati's children are in grave danger, and time is running out to save them... When FBI Special Agent Griffin 'Decker' Davenport wakes from a coma, he immediately thinks of two things: first, the ring of human traffickers he's spent the past three years undercover to bring down was just the tip of the iceberg; second, the brown eyes he sees upon waking belong to a woman he trusts to help him finish the job he started. FBI Special Agent Kate Coppola's mission is to stop the growing menace of domestic human trafficking, starting with the customers and suppliers of the now-broken Cincinnati trafficking ring. Decker's new revelation is her worst nightmare - one of the traffickers' customers is acquiring teens for the Internet sex trade. Kate and Decker's search for this mystery customer becomes more difficult and dangerous with every passing hour as witnesses, suspects, and even members of their own team, are systematically exterminated by a predator who lets nothing stand in his way...

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Every Dark Corner (The Cincinnati Series Book 3)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2016

The nail-biting new novel from the thrilling Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose, and Book 3 in the Cincinnati series. Cincinnati's children are in grave danger, and time is running out to save them... When FBI Special Agent Griffin 'Decker' Davenport wakes from a coma, he immediately thinks of two things: first, the ring of human traffickers he's spent the past three years undercover to bring down was just the tip of the iceberg; second, the brown eyes he sees upon waking belong to a woman he trusts to help him finish the job he started. FBI Special Agent Kate Coppola's mission is to stop the growing menace of domestic human trafficking, starting with the customers and suppliers of the now-broken Cincinnati trafficking ring. Decker's new revelation is her worst nightmare - one of the traffickers' customers is acquiring teens for the Internet sex trade. Kate and Decker's search for this mystery customer becomes more difficult and dangerous with every passing hour as witnesses, suspects, and even members of their own team, are systematically exterminated by a predator who lets nothing stand in his way...

Dornenkleid

Dornenkleid

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2016

In "e;Dornenkleid"e;, dem 2. Buch der Thriller-Reihe nach dem Bestseller "e;Dornenmadchen"e;, beschert Karen Rose ihren Lesern einen nervenzerfetzend spannenden Trip in menschliche Abgrunde. Ein Thriller, der unter die Haut geht, von der amerikanischen Bestseller-Autorin ("e;Todessto"e;, "e;Todesspiele"e;, "e;Todesherz"e;)!Cincinnati, Ohio: Der Journalist Marcus O'Bannion ermittelt mit Detective Scarlett Bishop in dem brutalen Mord an einer jungen Philippinerin, die von einem skrupellosen Menschenhndler-Ring als Sex-Sklavin in die USA gelockt wurde. Um ihr Kartell zu verteidigen, gehen die Verbrecher ber Leichen. Marcus und die hbsche Scarlett, die anfangs nicht ahnen, wie tief der Strudel aus Gewalt, Sex und Drogen reicht, mssen bald alle Register ziehen, um die Bande zu stoppen, denn auch fr sie beginnt ein Kampf um Leben und Tod.

Alone in the Dark (The Cincinnati Series Book 2)

Alone in the Dark (The Cincinnati Series Book 2)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

In ALONE IN THE DARK, Karen Rose - the Sunday Times bestselling author of CLOSER THAN YOU THINK - returns with a breath-taking new novel in the Cincinnati series - would you cross the line between danger and desire, justice and revenge? A desperate hunt to find a young girl's killer is about to turn deadly... Former Army Ranger Marcus O'Bannion and homicide cop Scarlett Bishop have met only briefly but when Scarlett receives a phone call in the middle of the night, she immediately recognises the hauntingly smooth voice asking her to meet him in one of Cincinnati's roughest areas. On arriving, Scarlett finds the body of a seventeen-year-old Asian girl and Marcus injured. A fierce champion of victims' rights, Marcus claims the young woman was working for an affluent local family and the last time he saw her she was terrified, abused, and clearly in need of help. Having agreed to meet her, both Marcus and the young woman were targeted for death. As they investigate, Scarlett and Marcus are pulled into the dangerous world of human trafficking where they soon realise they are going to have to become as ruthless as those they are hunting. Because if they don't, how many other girls may end up alone in the dark?

Dornenmadchen

Dornenmadchen

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2015

Ein Thriller mit Gansehaut-Garantie rund um eine junge Frau, die von einem Alptraum in den nachsten gerat! Der SPIEGEL-Bestseller "e;Dornenmadchen"e; ist der Auftakt einer neuen Serie aus der Feder der amerikanischen Autorin Karen Rose, die seit Jahren mit ihren Thrillern (wie "e;Todessto"e;, "e;Todeskleid"e; und "e;Todesherz"e;) groe Erfolge feiert. Gnadenlos gejagt von einem Stalker, flieht die junge Psychotherapeutin Faith in das leerstehende Haus ihrer Familie in Cincinnati. Hier will sie einen Neuanfang wagen - doch ihre vermeintliche Zufluchtssttte entpuppt sich als Ort des Schreckens. Im Keller der Villa werden Leichen gefunden, und Faith gert ins Visier der Ermittler. Auch FBI-Agent Deacon Novak kann sie als Tterin nicht ausschlieen, doch gleichzeitig fasziniert ihn die hbsche Zeugin. Gemeinsam betreten sie einen dsteren Pfad, der weit in Faith' Vergangenheit und auf die Spuren eines eiskalten Psychopathen und Killers fhrt.

Todesschuss

Todesschuss

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

Baltimore: Ein Wahnsinniger erschiet auf offener Strae kaltblutig zwei Menschen. Detective Stevie Mazzetti, im 6. Monat schwanger, bricht ohnmachtig zusammen, als sie erkennt, dass es sich bei den Toten um ihren Mann und ihren Sohn handelt. Der Killer wird gefasst und zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Doch als Stevie Jahre spater zur Mordkommission zuruckkehrt, erhalt sie einen beunruhigenden Brief - unterzeichnet vom Morder ihrer Familie. Hat die Polizei damals den Falschen inhaftiert?

Nie wirst du entkommen / Hei gluht mein Hass

Nie wirst du entkommen / Hei gluht mein Hass

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

Zwei unglaublich fesselnde Thriller der Bestsellerautorin im DoppelbandNie wirst du entkommen"e;Komm zu mir!"e;, lockt die Stimme, die Cynthia seit Wochen verfolgt. Schlielich tut die junge Frau, wie ihr geheien: Sie strzt sich vom Balkon. Cynthia ist nur die Erste in einer ganzen Serie. Alle waren sie Patientinnen von Tess Ciccotelli. Detective Aidan Reagan hlt die bildschne Psychiaterin zunchst fr eine uerst gefhrliche Frau. Bis er erkennt, dass sie Opfer einer bsen Intrige zu werden droht. Hei glht mein HassZu spt erkennt Caitlin, dass ihr Leben in Gefahr ist - wenig spter verschlingen Flammen ihren toten Krper. Sie ist nicht das erste Opfer des Mrders, der in Chicago wtet. Um ihn zu fassen, muss Detective Mia Mitchell mit demBrandexperten Reed Solliday zusammenarbeiten - ein Bndnis, in dem bald die Fetzen fliegen. Als der Killer Mia ins Visier nimmt, ist Reed ihre einzige Hoffnung.

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: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

A cold case reopened-and a murderer reemerging 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. 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, and 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.

Dirty Secrets

Dirty Secrets

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2014

New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose is at her seductive best in this breathtaking novella where 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

Dirty Secrets (A Karen Rose Novella)

Dirty Secrets (A Karen Rose Novella)

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

DIRTY SECRETS is an intense, pulse-pounding novella from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose.For months Emma Townsend has avoided her old house, haunted by its memories of her dead husband. Finding the courage to sort through their possessions, she's astonished to find an old love letter from friend Chris Walker, and determines to make amends for the past. Chris, now a college professor, is trying to deal with the tragic death of a graduate student. Seeing Emma again brings back a flood of memories, re-kindling a long-lost passion. But with police investigating the student's death, Chris cannot act on his desires. But is it too late? Because now someone's watching Emma and Chris. Someone who's nursing revenge. And they are about to be plunged into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and every dirty little secret is sealed with a kiss.Dirty Secrets previously appeared in the anthology Hot Pursuit