Review: Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose


Paperback, 608 pages                RATING – 5*

Published February 8th 2018 by Headline (first published November 2nd 2017)

SBN13: 9781472245854

Series: Romantic Suspense #20, Cincinnati #4

As the fourth and final book in Karen Rose’s nail-biting Cincinnati Series I cannot help but be sad – very sad!  Reading Karen Rose is such a pleasure and I know that while the Cincinnati Series is ending – Ms. Rose will be back with another series that will be equally good – or better!  

Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons working for a good year on battling his PTSD.   Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he’s worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his need to work it out for himself.  Meredith keeps busy anyway: counseling sexually abused women to help them reintegrate into the world.  Yet someone doesn’t want Meredith helping woman and is ready to kill to make her stop!

***  As usual, Mr. Rose doesn’t pull any punches and slaps right into the middle of some of the worse type of killers around.  Killers who love to terrorize and bring the most pain to their victims.  In EDGE OF DARKNESS there are several folks who are killers and one boss who also delights in killing as well.

Meredith has escaped violence several times by people not wanting her to discover how much of an animal they are in how they treat their children, spouses and females of all persuasions.  But when Meredith takes one of her patients out to celebrate and is almost killed  the question becomes who were they trying to kill?  Was it Meredith or her companion.  In the meantime, Adam, assigned to Meredith’s case is fighting his own demons and trying to not break an oath he made to himself a year ago before he approaches  Meredith as a ‘new’ man.

This definitely a full body novel with a plethora of secondary characters all central and playing big parts in the tall of murder, violence, kidnapping, betrayal and greed.  In fact, it will take most of the book before you even get an inkling of who the real bad guy is!    Fast read – thrilling, exciting and simply one of the best!

Marilyn Rondeau

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