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Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry. Feed by Mira Grant. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater. Jesus Freaks by Andre Duza. The Missing by Sarah Langan. The Rising by Brian Keene. World War Z by Max Brooks. Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Alice by Christina Henry. Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. Bonechiller by Graham McNamee. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. But Taylor has other issues; as a young child, her mother told her that her absent father was a terrible, mean person who someday would return to do her harm.
She's since learned that her mother lied big-time, and she's desperately trying to find her birth father. Meanwhile, Ford's good friend and private-eye Clay Maynard has spent years trying to find the daughter he never knew, stolen by his spiteful ex-wife hmmm, does two and two make four? Much of the tension happens when the murderer - who's been on the loose - begins to suspect that Jazzie could identify him.
He finds out where the girl is, and his big question is whether she's shared her secret with anyone else and if so, with whom. How he answers that question threatens the lives of Jazzie, Taylor and several other fine folks. Throughout if all, a number of other people are "connected" in various ways, with backstories that need to be kept straight for the most part easy to do. Ultimately, they come together in an all's well that ends well finish. I should also say that the entire book takes place over the course of a couple of days, making some of what happens a little tough to swallow.
I'm pretty much willing to accept love at first glance. Believing that people who are willing to almost instantly forgive those they thought for years had done them wrong is a bit of a stretch. But when Taylor is injured during a squirmish, goes to the emergency room for stitches and the whole thing - from squirimsh to release - takes a total of two hours, it was all she wrote. I've known plenty of folks who had to visit an ER, and not a single one - not ever - got sprung in less than half a day. My conclusion? Very enjoyable book. My thanks to the publisher, via NetGalley, for allowing me to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 12, Krissys rated it really liked it. But not if the real monster gets to her first.. Monster in the Closet is a crazy intense book. Rose is amazing, the multiple character story lines and the journey she takes into the mind of Gage and his justification for what he does and who he becomes is seriously disturbing. I have to give Rose mad props for creeping me out the way she did in this book.
Poor Jaz was valiant and amazing and despite being broken by what she witnessed she managed to carry the more delicate emotions of the reader. I really liked getting to see the journey the cops took, the one Gage took and the journey of the victims in this book took. There is so much going on and it really sucks you in right from the get go. Monster in the Closet is disturbing, its dark, its emotional and very well done.
I have to give Rose credit for the places she must have had to go mentally when writing this book more than just a romantic suspense this book is a serious suspense write but it also pens a journey that tells how dark family relations can go when one of them goes scarily wrong. If you haven't read these books before I highly suggest it! Until next time book lovers Krissys Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing.
All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own. If any of Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews has been helpful please stop by to like my post or leave a comment to let me know what you think. I love hearing from you! Thank you so much for stopping by! Sep 09, Terri Wino rated it really liked it Shelves: year I so enjoyed this book! It was like a book family reunion, getting a peek at what was currently happening with several couples from previous books.
The pacing was perfect, and even though this paperback was almost pages, it didn't feel like it. If you've never read Karen Rose, I defini I so enjoyed this book! If you've never read Karen Rose, I definitely wouldn't start with this book. But starting at the beginning of her work is worth it.
I read one of her stories a few years ago and went right to the beginning of her book list and proceeded to read them all in published order. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of her books -- some more than others -- but she just gets the romantic suspense genre perfectly, at least in my opinion. Sometimes the books are a tad too long, but I always like her characters. Can't wait for the next one! Monster in the Closet is the 19th book in the Romantic Suspense series and the 5th in the Baltimore series.
The Romantic Suspense series follows a makeshift family made up of a group of friends. There may be some spoilers here for the other books in the series but not this one, only because I can't talk about any of the other characters without spoilers for previous books! We see old favourites in this novel such as Detective JD Fitzpatrick and his partner Lucy a medical examiner, who we were first introduced to in You Belong to Me.
As well as Daphne's son Ford. I love the way that Karen Rose expertly blends all of the characters into a relationship with each other. If you haven't read the Romantic Suspense series before, each book focuses on one couple, how they get together and their romance, but alongside that runs a thriller element with a murder and the couple's attempts to solve the murder and catch the killer.
Their mother has been violently murdered and Jazzie hasn't spoken since. But she's finally opening up to the new intern therapist Taylor Dawson, but she's got secrets of her own that she's hiding and this is where the romance and suspense comes in.
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The difference with this one is that we know who the killer is right from the beginning and this creates an immediate frustration as we watch the characters attempt to discover who the killer is and gather evidence. Once again it was fast paced and unputdownable and most importantly thoroughly enjoyable! This is her fifth book in the Baltimore Series. This book would be best enjoyed if you have read the previous books in the series. If you have a photographic memory, all the better. I did struggle, with who was who! I think I could do with a detailed diagram to just remind me of the links and who is related to who.
The story is all about children and survival. Taylor has graduated with a Psychology degree and is working as an intern with the chi Monster In The Closet is the latest from Karen Rose. Taylor has graduated with a Psychology degree and is working as an intern with the children in an equine therapy centre.
She is also desperate to get close to her birth father, a man she was raised to hate. This man is Clay Maynard, who we have previously met. Two children come to her care. They are not speaking and it is clear that they are in a state of shock. Taylor finds that she can relate to eleven year old Jazzie and her experiences of fear.
Quickly, we understand the danger the children are under. As witnesses to murder, their lives are threatened. We see the killer and wait for him to act. With Karen Rose, you know what to expect. She is the Queen of Romantic Suspense. I do find the whole massive family and friends connections a trifle distracting at times. We see romance slowly blossom between Taylor and Ford, a previous character from early on in the series. Taylor is reunited with her birth father and starts to build a relationship with him.
Two fathers is a bit excessive though.
That is just greedy. But then the general theme of fathers and daughters is explored here. The good and the bad! Entertaining and fun. Karen Rose fans will not be disappointed. Long may it continue. I enjoyed this romantic suspense with an interesting plot centered around heroine. It had plenty of action over the three days of the story with lots of exciting parts.
I liked seeing characters from earlier books in the series. Therapist Taylor spent her life believing her father was a monster. When she learned otherwise she secretly goes to see him and is attracted to her boss's son Ford. Disappointing and as predictable as the number of Fords hard ons per page. View 1 comment.
Aug 30, Aileen Mckenzie rated it it was amazing. Monster in the Closet is the fifth book in the Baltimore series and works well as a standalone however I recommend reading a few of the others in the series before this one, just to give you a bit more background on the host of colourful characters featured in the Baltimore series.
Coming home from school she finds her mother dead on the floor and her killer rooting around in the closet. Terrified, she hides behind a large chair and holds her breath and waits for the killer to leave. Taylor Dawson is interning at Healing Hearts with Horses, prior to becoming a practising psychologist. Taylor begin to make a small connection to Jazzie, but Taylor has her own secrets.
Having just arrived from California, why would she be asking about a man from Maryland who she has never met? Tensions rise high when the murderer discovers that Jazzie has witnessed the attack and is starting to talk to Taylor. Intense and suspenseful, Monster in the Closet is an intricately woven web of lies and deceit. Rose skillfully has several threads of sub-plot running simultaneously throughout the main story before being neatly tied up at the end.
Narrated in third person from various points of view, Rose keeps the pace flowing at top speed leaving the reader on the edge of their seat. The large group of surrounding cast were great characters, multi-dimensional and full of depth. Monster in the Closet is a taut, tightly wound tension filled thriller that you will not be able to put down, and leave you yearning for more in the series. Highly recommend, thanks to Karen Rose, Headline publishers and NetGalley for sending the review copy.
So, having not read any of the other books in this series, I have come to the conclusion that every person in this book has either been kidnapped or shot - or both- sometimes multiple times. Which was completely unrealistic to me. But anyway I'm honestly not even sure where to start with this book. There were like 4 different plots that all intersected but were also different. There was the story of Jazzie, who after witnessing the murder of her mother, ends up in therapy with her younger sist So, having not read any of the other books in this series, I have come to the conclusion that every person in this book has either been kidnapped or shot - or both- sometimes multiple times.
There was the story of Jazzie, who after witnessing the murder of her mother, ends up in therapy with her younger sister only to end up being stalked by the killer. Where she ends up in therapy is where Taylor Dawson works. But Taylor isn't just an intern there to help kids, she's actually looking for her birth father who works at the therapy ranch as security.
Only he thinks his daughters name is Sienna and he's been looking for her for over 20 years. Oh, and there's a love story involved. There was just too much going on in this book for me to focus on just one thing and therefore I couldn't really get attached to anyone. The most interesting parts for me were with Jazzie, the little girl.
She hadn't spoken since finding her mothers body and reading her POV just broke my heart. And everything just kept happening to her. The love story lost me because it was very instalove. Literally the day Taylor and Ford meet, everyone finds out who she is and by that night, they already can't leave each others side. It was just unbelievable and sappy to all hell. Then there was the character of Gage - Jazzie's father and the villain of the story. First, he seems to be just straight evil but then toward the end the author has him questioning his actions. Ok, so you killed multiple people but now your questioning using little girls for ransom?
Was this the author's way of trying to redeem him or make us feel anything but disgust for him?
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Whatever it did, it just made me want to not read any more. Also, multiple plot points are not needed and just make a mess. Aug 16, Jane Shambler rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-thriller , netgalley. I have read many Karen Rose books in my time and enjoyed them all and this one is no different. It keeps you glued to the pages from start to finish. Also, what I really liked is that you could actually read this without reading the first five.
I found that it could be read as a one off novel. There are several sub plots that keep you interested throughout the book. The main story is regarding an 11 year old child who comes home to find her mother dead and the killer rooting around in the closet. She hides. But she hasn't said a word since. Advanced Search Title.
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