Review: Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose
5 STARS || Romantic Suspense Masterclass || Amazon + Goodreads
Ten plus years ago I stumbled across Karen Rose novels at a used bookstore, a box full to the brim of suspense novels and several years later, I am officially back on the Karen Rose train and I have no idea why I got off in the first place.
For my first foray back into her writing I read Say You’re Sorry and oh-my-goodness ya’ll, this book is sooooooo good. From the prologue to the resounding, electrifying ending, I loved every single page of this 600+ page novel.
Told from the points of view of our killer, our hero and our amazing heroine, the story is excellently crafted, pieced together and woven to tell the story of a man with deep seated hatred, an FBI agent with a difficult past and a heroine with her own baggage.
I loved Daisy Dawson from the get-go, she never came off as Mary Sue or too-stupid-to-live. She’s a special character with the most adorable sidekick, Brutus, her rescue service animal.
From the on-start when Daisy is able to fight off an attacker that tells her,
“You’ll be sorry you did that. . .You’ll be begging my forgiveness before I’m done. They all do.”
To the moment when she rips a seemingly innocuous locket off of the would be kidnapper/killers neck, its break neck speed as the story unravels itself is deliciously wonderful.
FBI agent Gideon Reynolds, who is absolutely delicious and damaged and wonderful, comes into the picture over that seemingly innocent locket that is so much more than it appears.
And so the case begins, with a killer that Karen Rose had me empathizing for, and a Cult attached to the locket for future novels in the Sacramento series that had my brain short-circuiting, this book is worth a read or two or more. . . .it’s so well done.
Overall, I enjoyed every bit of this book. From beginning to end. And like I said Karen Rose had me empathizing with a man who killed and did so quite violently, his childhood and what brought him to this path was just so terribly sad, and for an Author to be able to twist the knife per-se and have you feel a sliver sadness for the person doing horrific acts, that’s saying something.
As for Daisy and Gideon, I thought they were pretty damn perfect together. They mesh well from the moment they meet and I loved the family ties that they share. The Sokolov Family and Daisy’s Dad shine in this novel and I hope will play an even larger part as the series continues.
Here’s me hoping that there are many novels in the Sacramento series, there is even another FBI agent and a victim that I am hopeful will get their own book, among so many other wonderful characters. Either way, I’m here for it.
Anyways, I loved it. If you are looking for your next read and need something to suck you in and not let go for many many pages, look no further. This is a good one, a really really good one.
Introducing the first novel in the pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Timesbestselling author Karen Rose.
There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters—sometimes one, sometimes two—all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell “Sydney.”
When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck.
The necklace is more than a trivial item—it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy’s help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before.
But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.
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