Book Review | Kill for Me by Karen Rose
By Karen Rose
Category: FICTION, ROMANCE
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date: 2/2/2009
From the Publisher:
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers another pulse-pounding suspense novel that ties into SCREAM FOR ME.
Five teenage girls have been murdered. One survived, and only she can reveal the secrets of a disturbing ring of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market. But those responsible for the crimes will do whatever it takes to maintain her silence.
Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have both sworn to stop the murderers for their own reasons. Susannah, the sister of the hero in SCREAM FOR ME, suffers from a mysterious past that is connected to the sinister black market. Luke is an investigative agent and a computer expert who refuses to let another child predator get away.
Susannah and Luke are instantly attracted to each other, but their troubled pasts prevent them from immediately acting upon their feelings. The case will lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask their identity. As Susannah and Luke draw closer to the criminals, they discover a chain of deception so intricate they don’t know who to trust. Susannah and Luke find comfort in one another’s arms, but the killers are ruthless and determined, and will take extreme measures to insure their anonymity and keep their business intact.
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I had the opportunity to read and review this book. When I first started reading, I found myself trying to keep up with all the characters and figuring out who was who. I realized that it was the third book of a trilogy. Die for Me and Scream for Me were the first two books. As I kept reading I quickly picked up what was happening and by the time I was about 50 pages in, I was hooked!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced, suspenseful with lots of twists which I like. There was never a dull moment in the book. I liked how it went back and forth between the main characters of the book to indicate what was happening in the story.
I also enjoyed the romance between Luke and Susannah and grew to like them both as characters and rooted for them to pull through the sticky and dangerous situations they were presented with throughout the book. The author, Karen Rose, threw some humour in there too and I had a few good chuckles.
The only negative I could say is that I wished I had of read the other books so I would have a complete understanding of what happened in the past. I’m the type of person who likes to know all the background stuff. Even so, I still enjoyed the book and now I want to read the first two- Die for Me and Scream for Me to see what happened to these characters in the past.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*