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Count to Ten (Romantic Suspense #6)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  3,765 ratings  ·  149 reviews
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
Paperback, 564 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2006)
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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
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 characteriz
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Zézinha Rosado
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
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.)
Emma Aherne
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
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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
Sharal Hunter
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
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
Jan 07, 2011 Ren rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Karen Rose fans, thriller suspense genre fans
MEnceritakan tentang kasus pembunuhan yang digabung dengan pembakaran rumah yang dihuni korban. Dengan clue dari salah satu korban : " Hitung sampai sepuluh, dan pergilah ke neraka"

Letnan Reed Solliday, seorang penyelidik kasus kebakaran dari unit OFI, unit pemadam kebakaran Amerika, menemukan adanya mayat yang terbunuh dalam rumah yang telah terbakar. Belakangan diketahui, korban adalah seorang putri polisi, karena itu Reed bekerja sama dengan kepolisian, dan dia berpartner dengan Detektif Mia
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Suka ma Mia, suka hero yang duda apalagi yang punya anak. Pokoknya makin suka ​♡̬ "̮ ƗƗɐƗƗɐƗƗɐ "̮ ƗƗɐƗƗɐƗƗɐ "̮ ♡̬ dan suka ma puisinya.


Apakah aku pernah mengatakan kalau aku hidup bersama sosok hantu?
Kami memanggilnya Casper,
Ia mengikutiku,
Setiap hari melayang-layang di atas tempat tidurku,
Saat aku terbagun duduk di atas pancuran kotak sabun,
Bertengger di atas cermin kamar tidurku,
Menatapku lekat-lekat,
Matanya mataku matanya,
Ia telah mencuri mataku hidungku daguku
Ayahku, dialah ya
~* 3.5 Stars *~
A VERY Full Count

In the city of Chicago a young woman is raped and murdered and a house ignites into an inferno, sparking a wave of arson and murder that is as chilling and horrendous as it is calculated. Spurred by an unslakeable rage, damaged by an unspeakable past, a killer stalks the night, searching for a helpless vengeance long denied.

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Reed Solliday is teamed up with CPD Homicide Detective Mia Mitchell to stop a killer with a taste for the b
Leszögezem, hogy imádom Rose-t. De! Számomra ez volt az eddigi leggyengébb kötet, ami idehaza megjelent.
Egyik szereplő sem nőtt a szívemhez, pedig elhihetitek, próbálkoztam. ( Na jó, Jeremy az abszolút favorit.) Mia az eddigi kötetekben igazán szimpatikus volt, de itt valami nem klappolt. Szeretem a szókimondó hősnőket, de ő sokszor volt nyers, amolyan tipikus rendőr/nyomozó, aki a férfiak uralta területen ugyan úgy viselkedik, mint egy férfi. Ő az első hősnő, aki nem került közel hozzám.
Reed el
Nay Nay
I love Karen Rose, and Count to Ten in a suspense well done.

Lieutenant Reed Solliday is an experienced Fire Investigator. Recently there has been an outbreak of fires that are more vicious than what he is used to seeing. Not only that but in one case it resulted in a homicide which is where Detective Mia Mitchell comes in.

Mia is recovering from a recent accident and as her partner is in the hospital she is temporarily put together with Reed to try and solve the arson/homicide case. As the arson
"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 des Mörders, der in Chicago wütet und seine Taten durch Brandanschläge zu vertuschen versucht. Um ihn zur Strecke zur bringen, muss Detective Mia Mitchell mit dem eigenwilligen Branexperten Reed Solliday zusammenarbeiten - ein Bündnis, bei dem bald die Fetzen fliegen und die Funken sprü
Count to Ten by Karen Rose is the sixth book in her series and a somewhat good story filled with suspense and romance.

We finally follow the story of Mia Mitchell, the detective who partners with Abe Reagan. Mia is facing a lot of problems first her ex-cop father passing away and dealing with everyone's sympathy even though he wasn't a very good man. Secondly, Abe has been shot as well as Mia, but she recovers first and is forced to have a new partner Lieutenant Reed Solliday. Thirdly, a strange
Ana T.
Yep, I read another Karen Rose book, I'm on a roll here! And I already ordered Don't Tell (the only one I needed to complete her back list) and I'm waiting for an ARC of her next book on loan.

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
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Reed is a recovering alcoholic single Dad; he is also an investigator for the fire department. When a house fire turns up a homicide he gets paired with Mia. Mia is a short, sassy, detective who tells it like it is. The two of them are trying to figure out who is setting these fires and then the arsonists starts to make things personal for them when he targets their friends and family. They have to deal with the painful pasts if they are going to make their new relationship work. The two main ch ...more
I thought this one started out super slow, in fact the whole first half was a struggle to get through, which is saying something as the book is over 550 pages.

I did like how the main couple seemed to change over the course of the book. I loved how the other guys gave Reed crap when they realized what was going on, and even offered to Mia to mess up his pretty face when things hit the rocks between them.

Mia's family life surprised me. I was glad that the family secrets came out, that the other co
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