One of our Books of the Year 2015.
November 2015 eBook of the Month.
Alone in the Dark is quite simply, a wonderful hit of escapism with a great mix of crime drama and romance. This is the second in the ‘Cincinnati series’ and focuses on human trafficking. If this is your first foray into the hugely popular fictional crime world of Karen Rose (as it was mine), then this can easily be read as a standalone novel. If you've been eagerly awaiting the next in the series then you will recognise some of the characters from Closer Than You Think , however Scarlett and Marcus are taking their turn in the crime-romance spotlight. With much of the action taking place over a two day period, and with not a lot of sleeping (of the eyes shut kind), this is a crime novel overflowing with suspense. Karen Rose adroitly handles the romance, it doesn't feel as though it’s been tacked on the side, it is a living, sometimes heavy breathing, and essential part of the story. If you like strong female characters, a romance with bite and character, plus a healthy serving of action packed investigation, this is the book for you. ~ Liz Robinson
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
When I think of Karen Rose, I remember the first time that I read her work, a long time before I had the privilege of working with her, and just being blown away by her talent. I knew immediately that Karen was, and remains, an author who completely understands what drives us all, an author that understands that human relationships are the fundamental starting point for all that we do. Whether we are forging those relationships with family or friends, whether we are falling in love with someone new, whether we are running from evil, desperate to save our lives, these are the bridges that propel us forward.
I knew then that Karen was an author that I wanted to re-read and then try again and again. An author that would always make me read long after I should have turned out the light, in a desperate race to find out who was targeting our leads and whether they would find a relationship that could survive the trauma and, the adrenaline, becoming something deep and meaningful. And so it has proved.
Karen and I are publishing our seventeenth novel together this year and she has never written a book that I don’t love. In Alone in the Dark we see an author at the height of her powers focused on a subject, human trafficking, that is both relevant and newsworthy. Karen Rose is an author who may scare you, but she’s definitely an author to treasure and one who once you read, you will never forget. If you haven’t picked up Alone in the Dark, please do and then go back and re-read every Karen Rose novel. I promise you will never be disappointed.
~ Vicki Mellor, Deputy Publishing Director, Headline
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?
In addition to our expert opinion, a small number of our Lovereading reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. You can read the full reviews here.
'Intense, complex and unforgettable' -- James Patterson
'Fast and furious' Sun
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||5th November 2015|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, 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