Review: Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose

Closer ThanYouThink

Series:  Cincinnati #1

Characters:  Special Agent Deacon Novak, Faith Corcoran, Detective Scarlett Bishop, Marcus O’Bannion

•Narrated by: Hillary Huber    •Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins   •Release Date:02-03-15

•Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.    RATED   5* – Fabulous!!!

This is not my first nor will it be my last book by Karen Rose who, for me, epitomizes fabulous writing, terrific suspense and thrilling action – guaranteed!  In other words, I have not read a Karen Rose novel yet that I wasn’t absolutely crazy about!

Psychologist Faith Corcoran has been stalked for years, survived a brutal knife attack and has escaped several attempts on her life.  Unfortunately, some of the people she was with ended up being the victims of failed attempts to kill her and were killed themselves.  She is now desperate enough to change her identity and run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer.  Both a boon and bane she has inherited her grandmother’s house in Cincinnati where she hopes to find a new start, but even here, far away from her stalker in Florida, someone wants her dead!

On her way home, Faith swerved to avoid hitting a young woman in the road causing her to careen down a long embankment.  Climbing up and out of her car she found a young woman half dead lying in the road completely naked.  The young woman just happened to be a kidnap victim the FBI had been looking for and Special Agent Deacon Novak had been called in to investigate.  When his investigation led him to question Faith he couldn’t help but be attracted to the very brave and resourceful woman he found impossible to ignore.

I could not help but be enthralled with this book right from the start.  The plot and the vivid descriptions of a madman serial killer had me completely ensnared right from the beginning and Ms. Huber’s narration was absolutely the best.   Her voice overs from male to female were remarkable and this was one book I had to listen to completely – night and day!  At over 28 hours of playing time, I have to say it flew by.

So much detail and so many red-herrings tossed out it took quite a while before I figured out who the villain/psychopath was!    Absolutely brilliant writing and extremely well researched.   Truly, with this being the first book of Ms. Rose’s  Cincinnati series you can be sure I will be following the rest of the series as well and I suggest others get in on this new suspense series as well.

Marilyn Rondeau

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