Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Silent Scream: Book Review
"A high-octane thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat and up far too late at night!"
When a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people and murders without hesitation. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter David Hunter. He's not only sharing the case but sparking memories of their long-ago night of passion, when feelings were left unspoken and hearts were broken.
David has his own ghosts, and a million regrets. But while he and Olivia try to face the wall of pain between them, a diabolical puppet master is pulling strings to make a group of twentysomethings do his bidding. Soon Olivia and David are scouring the city for a calculating criminal who seems tantalizingly close--and is moving in for the kill.
About The Author:
Karen Rose is a RITA Award-winning author who fell in love with books from the time she learned to read, with Jo from Little Women and Nancy Drew becoming close childhood friends. A former chemical engineer and high school chemistry and physics teacher, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of twenty years, their two children, and the family cat, Bella. For more information, visit her website: www.karenrosebooks.com.
This is the first of Karen Rose's books I have read, but I have to say I will definitely be adding her to my TBR pile in the coming months! This was a great thriller! It was very well written and I loved all the characters, even the bad guy! The mystery keeps you intrigued throughout the book and you are kept guessing right until the end of the novel. There is not only a mystery/crime to solve but also romance, blackmail, and the theme of letting go of the past so you can be happy in the here & now. If you have not read any of Karen Rose's work, I highly recommend it and if you have, you will definitely enjoy this book. I give this book a huge thumbs up!
Warning: This book does contain some foul language and some graphic descriptions of crimes and crime scenes, and drug use - for those readers who do not like these aspects of a book, this would not be a book for you.
BUY IT: Silent Scream by Karen Rose is not available in stores until May 25, 2010!! It will also be available through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca (you can pre-order now!)
***Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***