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Count to Ten (Romantic Suspense #6)

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In all his years in the Chicago Fire Department, Lieutenant Reed Solliday ahs never experienced anything like this recent outbreak of house fires - devastating, vicious and in one case, homicidal. He has another problem - his new partner, Detective Mia Mitchell. She's brash, bossy, and taking the case in a direction he never imagined.
Mia's instincts tell her the arsonist
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Paperback, 564 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2006)
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Pepa
Yo no lo catalogaría como novela romántica

Engancha. Me ha parecido un buen balance entre thriller y escenas de acción.
Quizás me gusta encontrar al asesino más al final, de todas formas está muy bien llevadoEl tema del romance queda un poco a segundo plano. Me han gustado los dos, ella rompe el esquema de protagonista, algo dura, con un pasado complicado y él es un encanto.
Recomendable si os gusta el thriller con un toque de romanticismo
Christa
Sep 26, 2008 Christa rated it it was amazing
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This was another winner by Karen Rose. I found the book to be riveting, and I was immediately caught up in the characters and the storyline. Not unusually for a book by Rose, both of the main characters are carrying some baggage from their pasts. The heroine, Mia Mitchell, a Chicago homicide detective, has shied away from serious relationships due in part to her job, but mostly from an abusive childhood. The hero, Reed Solliday, a Chicago fire marshall who becomes Mia's temporary partner, was wi ...more
Mojca
An arson investigation soon involves dead bodies and IFO, and Homicide have to work together, forging a temporary partnership between arson investigator Lieutenant Reed Solliday and Detective Mia Mitchell and as the arson/murderer escalates, so does the tension between the two partners…

Well, the string of good-book-bad-book has ended with two good books in a row. This should be commemorated.

You’ve probably deduced I loved this book. The pacing was spot-on, the plot well-developed, the characteri
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Zeek
Good book!

Mia is back on the force after being shot by a local gang banger. She got away just being winged- more or less- Her partner Abe, (I'm Watching You), was not so lucky. (He survived, but just barely it seems.)

While waiting for him to return to work, Mia is paired with Lt. Reed Solliday, an investigator for the Chicago Fire Department, on a case that has the two depts. working together to catch an arsonist. Not only is the nut job setting blazes, he's killing- with intent.

Mia has baggage.
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Sharon
I think I've been overindulging on Karen Rose's books- I was not as impressed with this one as I had been with her earlier works. I still like the mix of romantic suspense, and the action does keep jumping along. I suppose my expectations were too high for Mia's story, since I got to "know" her through some of Rose's previous novels. I guess hearing the male main character described as resembling Satan with a soul patch didn't do it for me, and I'm getting a little bit tired of all these perfect ...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
The sixth in Karen Rose's Romantic Suspense series. Detective Mia Mitchell is a homicide cop just back from recuperating from being shot. Her partner is still out and she is temporarily assigned to partner with Lieutenant Reed Solliday of the Chicago Fire Department who is investigating a homicide along with a house fire. Things get complicated when it looks like the villain isn't finished killing.

I still say Karen Rose writes some of the most creepy villains ever! Why I stay glued to the pages
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willaful
Another violence-fest from Rose: enormous body count, many rapes of both women and boys, and inventive tortures. The writing is not really explicit, but suggestive enough to be pretty upsetting. Why do I subject myself to this? Because she’s a really good storyteller, and writes excellent tough but wounded characters.

I thought the romance was particularly strong in this book, although it gets less page time than the suspense plot. Reed is a fire inspector who's never quite recovered from the los
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Ash ♡
Mar 28, 2015 Ash ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ah yet another amazing read by the fantabulous Karen Rose. I was a bit wary of starting this book because I'm Watching You had been so good I didn't want to be disappointed but in the end I loved it. Mia and Reed's relationship was a bit rocky and probably not something I would have entered into but in the end it was beyond cute.

I do have to give a shoutout to my favourite character Jeremy because he was such a cutie and basically had me 'awwing' every time he was in a scene. The mystery behind
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Anne
Jun 28, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series. There are seriously mistreated victims so the bad guys are really bad. Converse, the good guys are awesome. The law enforcement folks in this series do interesting and decent work. The characters are realistic, some rich some poor, most in the middle. The people feel real. That's a high compliment.

The mystery and suspense plots are good without being see-through. I don't really try to guess, but it's better when it's not obvious to me. The romances also are mostly well
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Jonetta
Jun 19, 2012 Jonetta rated it it was amazing
There's a killer on the loose and he's out for revenge and using fire to exact it. It brings Reed Solliday, Fire Marshal in the Office of Fire Investigations (OFI) and Detective Mia Mitchell, Abe Reagan's partner, together as they're trying to solve the arsons and murder. Abe's still recuperating so for the time being, Mia has a new but temporary partner.

I keep thinking the new stories cannot top the old but keep being proven wrong. This sixth story in the series packs a wallop as the villain i
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Anica
May 29, 2012 Anica rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I wasn't quite sure what to think of this book once I started it. In fact, knowing that Mia und Reed Solliday were the main protagonist didn't make me uber-happy. I thought yeah well, Mia was kinda cool in the previous book but now as a lead? Meh.

And, it took some time to get to "know" here. She wasn't my fave here. Nor was Reed. But somehow they did win me over as far as the book proceed. I really liked their interaction, how they behaved and how they got to know each other and a
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Lauren
Count to Ten
4 Stars

After a series of deadly arson fires, Detective Mia Mitchell must work with fire marshall, Reed Solliday, to catch a killer set on revenge and not afraid to kill anyone who gets in the way.

Count to Ten is a solid thriller with a suitably despicable villain but the romance is not as satisfying as those in previous books.

Mia and Reed are both interesting characters struggling with personal issues and although there is a great deal of potential in their initial love/hate relatio
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Jennifer
Jul 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. Even though it was quite lengthy with 550 pages, there wasn't a single page wasted with unnecessary rambling. Count to ten truly had me on the edge of my seat. This was my second Karen Rose novel, the first being Die for me. When I read Die for me I was wanting romantic suspense...after all that's what it says on the books' spine....though I found little romance in that particular book. When I picked up Count to ten, I did so intending just to read a good suspense ...more
Kristen
Jan 18, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
If you love red hot romantic suspense, you'll enjoy Count to Ten by Karen Rose. Set in Chicago, Detective Mia Mitchell is back from disability and is paired with OFI's Reed Soliday, after they found a dead body in the fire. Between the two of them, they've gotten off the wrong foot, when they discover what makes this person tick. As they get closer to the truth, more bodies are burned in the fire, and suspicion's been uncovered at Hope School. With Mia's excess baggage of family ties and Reed's ...more
Melanie Chabrol-
Jan 12, 2015 Melanie Chabrol- rated it it was amazing
it was a page turner. had me up all night. here I thought Kevin O'brien and Lisa Jackson was guilty. count to ten has an arsonist on the lose.
when Mia comes back she is temporarily teamed up with Reed a specialist in fires and a former fire fighter. they have disagreements on which way to run things quickly learn how much they learn from each other. can read each others mind. realize one has the other back
Robin
Jul 23, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
A horrific house fire leads firefighters to a dead body. Finding that the young victim was dead before the fire was set, Chicago Fire Department Lt. Reed Solliday requests assistance. After recovering from an injury, Detective Mia Mitchell returns to work in time to be assigned a new case and a new partner. As the fires escalate and the bodies pile up, Mia and Reed must work together to stop a mad man. But when they draw his attention, they just might be his next target.

Another winner from Karen
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Zézinha Rosado
Nov 12, 2013 Zézinha Rosado rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Um policial emocionante e carregadinho de suspense!
Uma trama muito bem construída à volta de traumas de infância, que se podem arrastar até à idade adulta e provocar o caos na personalidade de cada um.
É engraçado ver a forma controversa como a detective Mia e o seu parceiro Reed convivem: uma relação que à partida parecia condenada ao fracasso, mas que com o desenrolar da história evolui bastante.
Mais uma vez esta é uma autora que não desilude em nada os seus leitores!
Meljean Brook
Jun 05, 2012 Meljean Brook rated it it was amazing
I was just adding another Karen Rose to my TBR, so I rated this one -- it's my favorite of hers. Always a solid romantic suspense writer, her books are connected, but can stand alone (except for maybe the 2nd and 3rd Vartanian books, but those are my least favorite of hers ... the kind of books you don't regret reading/spending the time on them, but if I ever go back for a re-read of hers, they won't be the first (or the second, or sixth) that I pick up.)
Dorothea Müller
Feb 19, 2015 Dorothea Müller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was war das? Da! Da war es schon wieder, dieses unheimliche Geräusch … Zu spät erkennt die Studentin Caitlin, dass ihr Leben in Gefahr ist – wenig später verschlingen Flammen ihren toten Körper … Sie ist nicht das erste Opfer jenes Mörders, der in Chicago wütet und seine Taten dann durch Brandanschläge zu vertuschen sucht. Um ihn zu fassen, muss Detective Mia Mitchell mit dem eigenwilligen Brandexperten Reed Solliday zusammenarbeiten. Als der Killer Mia auf seine Todesliste setzt, ist Reed ihre ...more
Kaisa
This was my first book from Karen Rose, but I'm sure it won't be the last. It wasn't the best book I've ever read by any means, but it was entertaining and well-written, believable for the most parts (I had some difficulty believing Mia's record with the shootings she had been in during her career).

I also liked the dry, warm humour and the character's relationships. The narrator was great with accents, I especially loved Murphy and Spinelli.

While the relationship between Mia and Reed progresse
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Katrina
Jan 26, 2016 Katrina rated it really liked it
In all his years in the Chicago Fire Department, Lieutenant Reed Solliday has never experienced anything like this recent outbreak of house fires - devastating, vicious and in one case, homicidal. He has another problem - his new partner, Detective Mia Mitchell. She's brash, bossy, and taking the case in a direction he never imagined. Mia's instincts tell her the arsonist is making this personal. And as the infernos become more deadly, one look at the victims' tortured faces convinces her and Re ...more
Linda
Jun 05, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I have read by Karen Rose. It is in a series of great books that don't necessarily have to be read in sequence but I think it helps to know who the characters are and what their history is. This story is about Mia Mitchell who is a homicide cop and about Reed Solliday who is an investigator with the fire department. As different as these two people are, they are put together as temporary partners to find the person who is murdering people and setting fires. Their quest is l ...more
Emma Aherne
Feb 02, 2014 Emma Aherne rated it really liked it
I love this book Karen Rose is an excellent author and when it comes to her books they tend to be read as quickly as possible because you once you start at all they become impossible to put down and Count to ten is no different. A book that is fast passed but gets all the characters across brilliantly especially your killer. It gets you thinking about the idea of nature verses nurture. As with all her books there is of course a love story that runs through out and you do find yourself rutting fo ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4.5 Stars. I will be rereading this novel as I read this series in order and will review it at that time.
Lesley Book Lover
Another re-read. Really enjoying reading all Karen Rose books again.
Farhana Chundoo
Jun 15, 2015 Farhana Chundoo rated it it was amazing
Count to Ten is a romance suspense novel that stands out from all other Karen Rose books. In most of Karen's books, the male protagonist is the one taking charge and working in the police force, However with Count to Ten the tables are turned and the heroine is the detective which makes the novel that much more invigorating. Karen also keeps readers second guessing who the killer is right till the big revelation and it's completely unexpected.

If you're a fan of her books trust me, you'll DEFINA
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Manda
Jul 21, 2011 Manda rated it it was amazing
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comfort
Jul 27, 2012 comfort rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is the second Karen Rose book I have listened to.
I am enjoying her writing.

I figured out who the killer was about 1/2 way through, but maybe you were supposed to as this person led the good guys on a long gory killing spree until they got him.

Mia is a complex heroine and I liked seeing her grow as a more sympathetic character.

This is the story of an abused child who in later years decides to take revenge on those that have hurt him and his brother growing up in foster care. The kil
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Sherri Hunter
May 26, 2012 Sherri Hunter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Back when I was reading Abe and Kristen’s story in I’M WATCHING YOU, I remember thinking how much I would enjoy reading a story with Mia as the lead character. Well, the book gods were listening and the ultra-talented Karen Rose has delivered not just another suspenseful tale that is becoming Ms. Rose’s trademark, but another story filled with characters the reader will fall in love with and cheer for.

When Reed and Mia first meet, it’s her first day back from an on the job injury. Mia is just as
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Conta-me Histórias
Comecei a ler este livro sem saber o que me esperava. A autora é nova em Portugal (editada em exclusivo, pela primeira vez pelo Círculo de Leitores), este é o primeiro livro da autora, e nunca tinha ouvido falar no seu nome.


Foi uma boa escolha e provavelmente irei comprar os outros títulos que o Círculo de Leitores irá publicar.


É uma história policial, condimentada com romance e thriller psicológico. Mia Mitchell é detective da Brigada de Homicídios e Reed Solliday tenente na Brigada de Incêndio
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