Review: Die For Me by Karen Rose

Posted April 15, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Review: Die For Me by Karen RoseDie For Me by Karen Rose
Series: Romantic Suspense #7
Published by Vision on September 1, 2007
Pages: 397
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the empty graves terrify her-the killer isn't done yet.


He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard-the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist...



Quick Summary
It all started to unravel when a man stumbles upon a killer’s graveyard only because his wife thought he needed exercise. By the time Sophie Johannsen, a local archeologist, finished her analysis, the body count was outrageous. Detective Vito Ciccotelli (Chick) had his hands full and not just with solving the case.


The mystery/suspense?
Utterly chilling. This was one of the most twisted serial killers ever. Woke up at 4:00 am because I just had to make sure they got him before he offed someone I cared about.


The romance?
Vito and Sophie were zapped the first moment they met and really didn’t try to avoid it. Aside from a few bumps, this was a fine and sexy romance.


And speaking of the main characters….
Sophie is a 5’11” blonde, beautiful Amazon with a big brain and snarky wit. Vito is tall, dark and a little broody but with a sense of romance that had her (and me) melt. Oh, and he has a dimple in one cheek.


And everyone else?
It’s a big cast and Sophie and Vito are just two of the very well-developed characters in this story.


What about the rest of the series?
I’m 7 books in and it’s a perfect record. These are the most consistent stories in all the series on my shelf. If you haven’t read Karen Rose and you love this genre, you’re really missing something special. Just make sure you start from the beginning.


Bottom line
Another chilling mystery, great romance and interesting story. This author is my auto-buy.




Jonetta + Cat

About Karen Rose

Internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. She met her husband, Martin, on a blind date when they were seventeen and after they both graduated from the University of Maryland, (Karen with a degree in Chemical Engineering) they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Karen worked as an engineer for a large consumer goods company, earning two patents, but as Karen says, “scenes were roiling in my head and I couldn’t concentrate on my job so I started writing them down. I started out writing for fun, and soon found I was hooked.”

Her debut suspense novel, DON’T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Since then, she has published fourteen more novels and two novellas. Her fifteenth novel, WATCH YOUR BACK, was released in 2014.

Karen’s books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, London’s Sunday Times, and Germany’s der Spiegel (#1), and the Irish Times, as well as lists in South Africa (#1) and Australia!

Her novels, I’M WATCHING YOU and SILENT SCREAM, received the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005 and 2011. Five of her other books have been RITA finalists. To date, her books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of more than twenty years, her two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.

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