LIST OF KAREN ROSE BOOKS IN ORDER OF READING
This is a complete reading guide and contains all Karen Rose books in order of reading. Everything you need to know about her novels, you can find in this post. Things like summaries, main characters, series, first publication date, as well as the option to read Amazon reviews and buy on Amazon. This way, you know where to start if you’re reading your first Karen Rose book or what to choose next.
Because yes, there is a specific order in which you should read her novels so that you have a complete overview of the storylines and characters. Besides, if you read them in a different order, you could spoil some of the previous books. But don’t worry, this post is specifically meant to help you with that. Although, of course, if you don’t mind these things, you can read them however you like. After all, each book centers around different main characters and cases.
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WHO IS KAREN ROSE?
Karen Rose is a USA Today, The Sunday Times, and New York Times (to name a few) bestselling author, whose books have been translated into over twenty languages. She writes romantic suspense novels with chilling plots and addictive characters. Fellow thriller author Lisa Gardner said about her that she “delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat”.
KAREN ROSE BOOKS BY SERIES, IN ORDER OF PUBLICATION
Karen has written more than twenty novels and has quite a few series. And the number keeps growing. So below I will list each of her books based on the series they belong to and the year they were first published. I’ll also be including a short synopsis and who the hero and heroine are in each story.
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Chicago Series in Order
Don’t Tell (2003)
Main characters: Caroline Stewart and Max Hunter
Mary Grace Winters fakes her and her child’s death in order to escape her abusive cop husband. So she becomes Caroline and builds a new peaceful life. Until her husband catches up to her.
Have You Seen Her? (2004)
Main characters: Special Agent Steven Thatcher and schoolteacher Jenna Marshall
A serial killer is haunting Chicago and Special Agent Steven Thatcher is trying to catch him before making any more victims. However, the situation worsens when Jenna Marshall, his son’s teacher and love interest, crosses paths with the killer.
I’m Watching You (2004)
Main characters: Prosecutor Kristen Mayhew and police detective Abe Reagan
In this addictive romantic thriller, one of the best prosecutors in Chicago, Kristen Mayhew, has a dangerous secret admirer. One that knows all about her, sends her letters, and kills for her the criminals she can’t stop.
Nothing To Fear (2005)
Main characters: Dana Dupinsky and security expert Ethan Buchanan
In Nothing to Fear, a dangerous woman is looking for revenge, coming up with an evil plan to infiltrate a women’s shelter by posing as a victim. To do that, she kidnaps a 12-year-old boy with a hearing impairment.
You Can’t Hide (2005)
Main characters: Psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli and police detective Aidan Reagan
Another chilling story by Karen Rose. In this one, psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli’s patients keep dying one by one, all committing suicide. It’s only a matter of time before Tess’ turn.
Count To Ten (2006)
Main characters: Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Reed Solliday and Detective Mia Mitchell
In Count to Ten, Lieutenant Reed Solliday and police detective Mia Mitchell unite forces in order to catch a sadistic arsonist who’s trying to literally raise hell in Chicago.
Philadelphia/Atlanta Series in Order
Die For Me (2007)
Main characters: Detective Vito Ciccotelli and archeologist Sophie Johannsen
In Die For Me, a ruthless serial killer tortures, kills, and sadistically poses his victims in shallow graves. But when detectives Vito Ciccotelli and Nick Lawrence go to archeologist doctor Sophie Johannsen for help, she catches the attention of the cruel criminal.
Scream For Me (2008)
Main characters: Special Agent Daniel Vartanian and nurse Alex Fallon
On his first day back on the job, Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has to investigate the rape and murder of a young woman from Arcadia, Georgia. What he finds leads him to a similar crime from 13 years ago.
Kill For Me (2009)
Main characters: Computer expert Luke Papadopoulos and Susannah Vartanian
In Kill For Me, Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos work together in order to stop a dangerous group of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market.
Minneapolis Series in Order
I Can See You (2009)
Main characters: Homicide Detective Noah Webster and Eve Wilson
Eve Wilson’s subjects for her graduation thesis start dying one after the other, all by apparent suicide. However, Eve is sure that they were murdered by a vicious killer. Detective Noah Webster needs her help and skills to solve this case.
Silent Scream (2010)
Main characters: Firefighter David Hunter and Detective Olivia Sutherland
While Homicide detective Olivia Sutherland searches for four arsonists who set a building on fire, killing a young girl, she discovers that there’s one more criminal she needs to be going after. One that’s more ruthless than she expects.
Baltimore Series in Order
You Belong To Me (2011)
Main characters: Homicide Detective JD Fitzpatrick and Medical examiner Dr. Lucy Trask
In this nail-biting installment, Detective JD Fitzpatrick follows a trail of gruesomely tortured dead bodies that appear to somehow connect to Dr. Lucy Trask.
No One Left To Tell (2012)
Main characters: PI Page Holden and State Attorney Grayson Smith
In the second book of the Baltimore series, a blood-smeared flash drive opens Pandora’s box full of dark secrets, blackmail, and murders. But most importantly, it reveals someone was wrongfully convicted, while the real killers are still free.
Did You Miss Me? (2012)
Main characters: Prosecutor Daphne Montgomery and FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter
After a high-profile trial, Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery’s son is kidnapped. With FBI on the case, Daphne soon discovers that her past might have come to haunt her and those she loves.
Broken Silence (2013)
Main characters: Prosecutor Daphne Montgomery and FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter
The police call her Angel. A little girl found next to a burned-out car with two dead people inside. She doesn’t speak a word, but it’s clear that she’s seen something horrific. When Daphne finally makes her talk, a sinister crime comes to light. This is a NOVELLA and follow-up of Did You Miss Me?.
Watch Your Back (2013)
Main characters: Homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti and Ex-Marine/PI Clay Maynard
In Watch Your Back, a still-grieving homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti starts to suspect her ex-partner of some awful wrongdoings. Stevie is determined to bring him to justice, even if that means putting herself in harm’s way.
Monster in the Closet (2017)
Main characters: Ford Elkhart and Taylor Dawson
In Monster in the Closet, Clay Maynard reunites with his daughter (Taylor Dawson) after a twenty-year search, while two little girls fight their own monsters after finding their mother dead on the floor, beaten to death by their father.
Death Is Not Enough (2018)
Main characters: Defense Attorney Thomas Thorne and his business partner Gwyn Weaver
After being found in bed with a dead woman and having no memories of how he got there, Baltimore Defense Attorney Thomas Thorne must revisit his past in order to figure out who’s trying to frame him.
St. Petersburg Series
Dirty Secrets (2014)
Main characters: Emma Townsend and Chris Walker
This is a NOVELLA and focuses on high school best friends Emma Townsend and Christopher Walker. A newly discovered 17-year-old love letter reunites now-adults Chris and Emma. But their renewed relationship soon sees them in the middle of a murder investigation that puts both of them in danger.
Cincinnati Series in Order
Closer Than You Think (2014)
Main characters: FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak and psychologist Faith Corcoran
In Closer Than You Think, psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperately trying to escape a creepy stalker while two college girls go missing.
Alone in the Dark (2015)
Main characters: Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop and Ex Army Ranger Marcus O’Bannion
When a young woman who asked for his help gets shot and killed, former Army Ranger turned journalist Marcus O’Bannion starts an investigation that leads him and detective Scarlett Bishop to human trafficking rings.
Every Dark Corner (2017)
Main characters: FBI Special Agents Kate Coppola and Griffin “Decker” Davenport
In this Karen Rose book, Kate, Decker, and the Cincinnati team must work together to catch a disturbed pedophile who kills everyone who gets in his way.
Edge of Darkness (2017)
Main characters: Homicide Detective Adam Kimble and Psychologist Meredith Fallon
In Edge of Darkness, a determined killer is desperate to try to stop Meredith Fallon from helping sexually abused women. However, Homicide Detective Adam Kimble would do anything to protect her.
Into the Dark (2019)
Main characters: Former Army Ranger/Journalist Diesel Kennedy and Dr. Dani Novak
After witnessing a mysterious stranger kill their abusive stepfather, Michael and Joshua Rowland turn to the only person they could trust – Joshua’s soccer coach and former Army Ranger, Diesel Kennedy.
Sacramento Series in Order
Say You’re Sorry (2019)
Main characters: FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds and Daisy Dawson
In Say You’re Sorry, a serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on vulnerable women. The police don’t have much to go on until Daisy Dawson manages to escape the killer, grabbing his necklace. A necklace that links these events with a cold case from 17 years ago.
Say No More (2020)
Main characters: Homicide Detective Rafe Sokolov and Mercy Callahan
In Say No More, cult survivor Mercy Callahan tries to find cult leader Ephraim and make him pay for what he did, while Ephraim is determined to bring Mercy back into the cult. No matter the costs.
Say Goodbye (2021)
Main characters: FBI Special Agent Tom Hunter and Ex-Army combat medic Liza Barkley
FBI Special Agents Tom Hunter and Gideon Reynolds, along with Liza Barkley and Gideon’s sister Mercy finally have a solid lead that could help them bring down the abusive cult both Gideon and Mercy escaped from.
New Orleans Series in Order
Quarter to Midnight (2022)
Main characters: Chef Gabe Herbert and PI Molly Sutton
In Quarter To Midnight, Private Investigator Molly Sutton is looking into the death of Gabe Hebert’s dad, trying to prove it wasn’t suicide. Gabe is there to help her follow the clues his father left. However, what they discover is more than what they bargained for.
Beneath Dark Waters (2023)
Main characters: Public Prosecutor J.P. “Kaj” Cardozo and PI/Veteran Marine Val Sorensen
After his son is the target of a kidnapping attempt, prosecutor Kaj Cardozo hires Broussard Investigations to protect his son and look into the case. Veteran Marine Val Sorensen is assigned to guard the kid.
San Diego Series
Cold-Blooded Liar (2023)
Main characters: Psychologist Sam Reeves and Homicide Detective Kit McKittrick
When one of Sam Reeves’ patients starts revealing realistic details about an unsolved serial murder case, Sam is torn between respecting patient confidentiality and telling the authorities about his findings.