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Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
  

Closer Than You Think

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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.

If you like Karen Rose you might also like to read books by Beverly Barton, Tami Hoag and Lisa Gardner.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. 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.
~ Barry Forshaw

Reader Reviews

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  • Tania - 'A real page turner that has everything, murder, family, love and history.' Read full review >
  • Claire Hill - 'A compelling rollercoaster ride of a thriller that keeps you guessing...A thoroughly compulsive read; I'll definitely be taking a look at other novels by Karen Rose.' Read full review >
  • Jacki Moorcroft - 'Karen Rose at her tantalising best in this tense thriller, combining love and fear in this un-put-downable book.' Read full review >
  • Melanie Rose - 'Thrilling page turner...I really enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it for fans of crime fiction as long as they don't mind some explicit scenes thrown in.' Read full review >
  • Rebecca Cockeram - 'Excellent fast paced story slightly ruined by an unnecessary romance.' Read full review >
  • Iris Clements - 'There is nothing in this book that is straight forward.  It is full of intrigue, horror and has a cast of many dubious characters...certainly up to Karen Rose’s usual compelling story telling.' Read full review >
  • Sue Wallace - 'An enthralling and gripping read that is a real page-turner.  Although it's a big book, I couldn't put it down and read it in two days.' Read full review >
  • Pam Kennedy - 'Excellent book, really enjoyed the fantastic tale, really gripping.' Read full review >
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'I thought I had read all the different plots and themes of a murder-mystery.  Wrong!  At over 700 pages I cannot believe I was so utterly engaged with Closer Than You Think.' Read full review >
  • Lynn Pettitt - 'It would probably be good for someone's first foray into thriller reading.' Read full review >
  • Jocelyn Garvey - 'A roller coaster of a thriller. Karen Rose at her best.' Read full review >
  • Janet Gilliard - 'This is the first book I have read by Karen Rose and it won't be the last...an edge of your seat thriller full of don't go into the basement moments.' Read full review >
  • Kerry Bridges - 'I really enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it for fans of crime fiction as long as they don't mind some explicit scenes thrown in.' Read full review >
  • Emma Smith - 'In typical Karen Rose style this book jumps right into the action. It's fast paced, tense and dramatic.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose

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...

Reviews

'Intense, complex and unforgettable.'

- James Patterson, Fast and furious


About the Author

Karen Rose

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

Karen Rose

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
592 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755389957

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