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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

Todesschrei

Todesschrei

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2011

Schrei, so laut du kannst - keiner wird dich horen!Er hat eine Vorliebe fr mittelalterliche Folterinstrumente. Fr seine Kunst berschreitet er jede menschliche Grenze. Er lsst seine Opferum ihr Leben schreien. Doch dann heften sich Detective Vito Ciccotelli und Archologin Sophie Johannsen an seine Fersen, und eine Jagd auf Leben und Tod beginnt Action und Gnsehaut pur!"e; Tess GerritsenDer Bestseller!

You Belong to Me

You Belong to Me

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

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 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.

Todessto

Todessto

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2011

Die Angst der Frauen ist sein Aphrodisiakum. Ihre Qualen seine Ekstase. Ein berauschender Moment! Jetzt endlich ist die Zeit gekommen fur sein Meisterstuck. Eve Wilson hat die Hlle auf Erden erlebt. Nach einem Mordanschlag ist sie fr immer gezeichnet. Dennoch versucht sie, sich eine neue Existenz aufzubauen: Sie studiert Psychologie und ist Leiterin eines Forschungsprojekts. Als sechs ihrer Testpersonen auf grausame Weise ums Leben kommen, hat Eve ein schockierendes Djvu. Steht sie erneut auf der Liste eines psychopathischen Killers? Ein Fall fr Detective Noah Webster, der die schne und verletzliche Eve um jeden Preis schtzen will Todessto von Karen Rose: Thriller vom Feinsten im eBook!

Kill For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 3)

Kill For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 3)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2011

Held in a bunker by sadistic kidnappers, who can save these girls? KILL FOR ME is the brilliant thriller by bestselling Karen Rose, part of the Philadelphia/Atlanta series, and the finale to the trilogy she began with DIE FOR ME and SCREAM FOR ME. Susannah Vartanian's life changed overnight when, as a teenager, she was viciously raped by a sadistic gang of youths. Now she won't allow anyone to get close to her. Luke Papadopoulos is approaching burn-out. As a detective working on sex-crimes against children, he will do anything to find those responsible for such evil atrocities. Monica Cassidy's life is under threat. Held in a bunker with ten other teenage girls, she barely escaped with her life when her kidnappers fled, killing five of the girls as they left. Now Monica is the only one free who can identify her abductors, and they know where she is. Can they work together to find the five missing girls? The clock is ticking...

Scream For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 2)

Scream For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 2)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

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. Daniel is trying to come to terms with a chilling discovery. Photographs taken by his brother years ago show a group of unidentifiable teenage boys raping young girls for fun. With his brother now dead, Vartanian is determined to find the girls and bring the rapists to justice. Alex Fallon is unable to forget her past. Her family fell apart when her sister was murdered and now with her step-sister Bailey's disappearance, history seems to be repeating itself. When Vartanian meets Alex, it's as if a ghost has walked into the room. The double of one of the girls in the photographs, it is only when he learns that she had a twin sister that it begins to make horrifying sense. With Bailey's events escalating out of all control, Daniel and Alex will have to confront their pasts head-on if they are to find the missing woman before it's too late.

Count to Ten (The Chicago Series Book 5)

Count to Ten (The Chicago Series Book 5)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

An out-of-control arsonist seeking revenge. A fireman and a detective on his tail. COUNT TO TEN is a compulsive thriller, part of the Chicago series, by Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. Abandoned years ago to the foster-care system, two young brothers end up in an unimaginable hell and when one dies, the other vows revenge on those responsible. Chicago Fire department veteran Reed Solliday immediately knows he needs help when an autopsy reveals that a young girl found in the wreckage of an explosion was raped and murdered before fire ripped through the house. Determined to bury herself in work after her partner is shot, Detective Mia Mitchell understands Solliday's case will be her most challenging to date. An arsonist who has escalated in this way is rare and they both know time to find him is running out....

I'm Watching You (The Chicago Series Book 2)

I'm Watching You (The Chicago Series Book 2)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2011

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...

You Can't Hide (The Chicago Series Book 4)

You Can't Hide (The Chicago Series Book 4)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

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...

I Can See You (The Minneapolis Series Book 1)

I Can See You (The Minneapolis Series Book 1)

Author: Karen Rose Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/01/2011

In Karen Rose's brilliant thriller I CAN SEE YOU, the first in her Minneapolis series, a killer is targeting the participants of an online role-playing game called Shadowland. Wherever you run, whatever you do... Each of the victims is befriended by the killer online. He then stalks them in real life, murdering them in the way that they worst fear. Eve Wilson, who we previously met in NOTHING TO FEAR, is researching the game as part of her thesis on how self-esteem is affected by violence. Now she must work with Detective Noah Webster to find the murderer before the killings escalate out of all control and Eve herself becomes a target.

Silent Scream

Silent Scream

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2010

When a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people and murders without hesitation. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter David Hunter. He's not only sharing the case but sparking memories of their long-ago night of passion, when feelings were left unspoken and hearts were broken. David has his own ghosts and a million regrets. But while he and Olivia try to face the wall of pain between them, a diabolical puppet master is pulling strings to make a group of twenty-somethings do his bidding. Soon Olivia and David are scouring the city for a calculating criminal who seems tantalizingly close and is moving in for the kill.

Todesspiele

Todesspiele

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2010

Die letzte Razzia wird Special Agent Luke Papadopoulos noch lange in seinen Alptraumen verfolgen: In einem Bunker stot die Polizei auf funf bestialisch zugerichtete Madchenleichen. Von ihren Peinigern keine Spur. Zwei Madchen haben schwerverletzt uberlebt. Ihre Aussagen fuhren die Ermittler auf die Spur eines international operierenden Madchenhandlerrings. Ein dramatischer Wettlauf beginnt, als Agent Papadopoulos und die smarte Staatsanwaltin Susannah Vartanian die Ermittlungen aufnehmen. Beide haben ihre ureigenen Motive, die skrupellosen Killer zu stoppen. Doch als Susannah eine uberraschende Entdeckung macht, gerat sie selbst in Lebensgefahr ... Todesspiele von Karen Rose: Spannung pur im eBook!

Silent Scream

Silent Scream

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"e;Intense, complex, and unforgettable."e; - James Patterson, #1 bestselling writerFour 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.

Todesbraute

Todesbraute

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2010

Er hatte sie mit Sorgfalt ausgewahlt. Mit Genuss entfuhrt. Hatte sie zum Schreien gebracht. Schreie, lang und laut. Sie war die Erste gewesen, die er getotet hatte. Sie wurde nicht die Einzige bleiben. Bald wurden sie alle bezahlen. Bald wurden sie wissen, dass er zuruckgekehrt war!Werden Special Agent Daniel Vartanian und Alexandra Fallon, die Schwester eines der Opfer, diesen wahnsinnigen Killer aufhalten knnen?Von der Autorin des Spiegel-Bestsellers "e;Todesschrei"e;. Todesbrute von Karen Rose: Spannung pur im eBook!

I Can See You

I Can See You

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2009

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.

Die For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 1)

Die For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 1)

Author: Karen Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2009

A killer with a passion for the past, his victims tortured beyond endurance, and all done in the name of a game: DIE FOR ME is bestselling Karen Rose at her most chilling best. Part of the Philadelphia/Atlanta series. 'Delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat' Lisa Gardner. A multimedia designer is hard at work. His latest computer game, Inquisitor, heralds a new era in state-of-the-art graphics. But there's only one way to ensure that the death scenes are realistic enough... In an isolated field in Philapelphia, Detective Ciccotelli's day begins with one grave, one body and no murder weapon. It ends with sixteen graves, but only nine bodies and the realisation that the killer is going to strike again. When it's discovered that the murder weapons are similar to those used in medieval torture, Ciccotelli, knowing he's going up against the most dangerous opponent of his career, enlists the help of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to find the killer. Let the games begin...

Kill for Me

Kill for Me

Author: Karen Rose Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2009

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.