You Belong to Me (Romantic Suspense #12)
A killer is branding his victims with numbers. How many will he kill before he's stopped? YOU BELONG TO ME is a fantastic thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and the first novel in her Baltimore series.
When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body in her local Baltimore park, its face unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be...more
5 reasons why this book is bloody good. (Pun intended)
1. Despite having 480 pages, the pacing is fast that I didn't even notice that it's longer than usual.
2. The mystery is mysterious. It leaves you hanging and wondering who the fuck is butchering up people.
3. The romance is good. It's not overly done, it's not the center of the story and it's not the "I'll-roll-my-eyes-this-is-shitty" romance that we usually see in a romantic suspense books.
4. Blood and pieces of dead bodies everywhere...
5. T ...more
Karen Rose is definitely the master when it comes to creepy killers, eerie chillers, and dark thrillers, and this was certainly no exception. You Belong To Me is an edgy, intense romantic suspense that introduces a new cast of characters based in the Baltimore area. I really liked the hero, sexy widower and former military sniper and vice cop, Homicide Detective J.D. Fitzpatrick. The romance between J.D. and medical examiner with a troubled past, Dr. Lucy Trask, is em ...more
On the other hand, I was rather disappointed with the slowness of the pace (I became a fan because her books were always fast-moving page-turners), and the annoying heroine (which came as quite a surprise, since this was a Karen Rose book).
First of I have to say, that I'm a big fan of Karen Rose. I've pretty much read all her books.
You Belong to Me is about Lucy Trask, an ME ,who discovers the dead body of a good friend,while on her morning run. Or so it seems....
The story has quite a few twists and we learn, that there is something even bigger going on, something from Lucy's past.
And let me tell you, Lucy does have a lot of secrets...
The killer is a brutal one, I would say even m ...more
And I had such high hopes...
It looked like an interesting book. The reviews were good. The title was good. I liked the blurb. I liked the cover. And it was so bad for me. I struggled to finish it. In the end all I had was a headache.
I can't even start to talk about what it was about and what didn't work for me. The headache is getting in the way of my thoughts.
While this particular story wasn't my favorite of hers, it was still a solid book that had me enthralled from the getgo. JD and Lucy feel an instant connection that the reader immediately picks up on ...more
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
THE NARRATOR: 3 stars.
Her narratin' version of Lucy was not to my likin'. Lucy's accent, in the words of the book, 'It wasn’t quite Southern, but she wasn’t from the city. At least not originally.” so I guess I can't fault Gavin for makin' Lucy drop her 'g's when she talking. Do ALL Southerners drop their 'g's? Anyway, that did make me pause and revise my perception of the heroine as in my mind, she was 100% a big ...more
Another intense, gritty, suspenseful and entertaining read by Ms. Rose. I've said it before and I say it again, Ms. Rose writes the creepiest villains out there. The story spe ...more
Most authors have a signature writing style and Karen Rose is no differen ...more
In the past Karen Rose has been criticised for her style of writing with some saying that the romance element shouldn't be there. I disagree and see nothing wrong in a crime or thriller novel having a splash of love about it.
In this particular book it took me no time at all to get straight into the heart of t ...more
Sometimes going home again isn’t always what you think it would be. Home can be the place of our childhood dreams and it can also be the place of our greatest nightmares. Only the strong at heart can walk away and never look back.
Beginning a new series set in Baltimore, Karen Rose introduces brings to life a new set of characters and sets us up for a thrilling experience in suspense as only she can. Meet Dr. Lucy Trask, the local ME with a scarred history that is about to com ...more
Despite deciding a long time ago that Karen Rose is probably an author ...more
Karen Rose was a revelation when I first discovered her books, ...more
and again, i felt deeply grief for the Villain, i know he did the murder brutally and extreme tortures...but he had all the reasons to do it.
when he told Lucy the reason why... the part was tearing me down. still i disagree of what he'd done.
after all, about the Hot-Narcotic Det. J.D. Fitzpatrick, i love him.... i fall in love with h ...more
Lucy--dead brother, dead fiance
Stevie--dead husband, dead son
Like any good Lifetime novel, though, once I got sucked into the plot I had to finish. There were some good plot points despite the repetitive writing. Naturally, the pretty Medical Examiner with the dead brother and fianc ...more
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 e ...more