One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014.
This is the first in a new series by this terrific author. It mixes crime with romance and rattles along at a cracking pace. It is long and being a romance, there are some pretty explicit sex scenes which is now common in all sorts of books. If it’s the crime element you want then you can skip such scenes with no plot loss. The main characters are Faith, a therapist to victims of sex crimes who is fleeing for her life, and Deacon, the Cincinnati major crime enforcement agent, great characters who must presumably continue the series. The true identity of a serial killer is kept from the reader with possible new suspects introduced every now and again which certainly keeps you guessing. Great stuff.
November 2014 Book of the Month.
Faith Corcoran has escaped her identity. Being a therapist to victims of sex crimes was rewarding, but her work with their offenders has jeopardized her life. Her move represents a chance to build a new life in the empty old house her grandmother has left her. What Faith doesn't know is that a killer has made the house his playground, taking girls into the basement and murdering them. And now Faith is about disturb his fun. With a murderer focused on her, Faith is going to have to put her trust in Deacon if she's going to survive. Because this killer is always closer than she thinks...
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
While her name may not have the cachet of other, better-known writers, Karen Rose’s reputation among her many admirers could not be higher. Her accomplished work over the years has accrued for her a truly dedicated following who will no doubt be pouncing on Closer than You Think as eagerly as they have done with her earlier work. This sizeable entry (weighing in at nearly 600 pages) is the inaugural book in a new series and features experienced FBI agent Deacon Novak. He has returned home to his native Cincinnati to join the city’s Major Crime Enforcement Squad, which is a challenging enough assignment in itself – but he has another even more difficult personal task. Will it be possible for him to prevent his younger brother becoming the kind of criminal that Deacon spends his time tracking down? Another compelling novel from the reliable Karen Rose.
'Intense, complex and unforgettable.'
- James Patterson, Fast and furious
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||6th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
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.More About Karen Rose