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Nu jij nog (Karin Schaeffer #1)

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Karin Schaeffer, voormalig rechercheur, heeft niets meer om voor te leven nadat seriemoordenaar Martin Price haar man en dochtertje vermoordde. Zelfs nu Price achter de tralies zit, heeft hij een grote invloed op Karin. Ze voelt zijn bestaan als een voortdurende schaduw over haar leven en is niet meer in staat het verleden los te laten. Dan bereikt haar het nieuws dat Pric ...more
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Published May 2011 by De Fontein (first published 2010)
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Carolyn
Jul 06, 2014 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Karin Schaeffer was a promising police detective. That was before she worked on the case of the Domino Killer, a serial murderer who liked to kill one family member at a time until all of them were dead. He chillingly left a clue with each body, a number made out of dominos, as to who was next. After he kills the last member of the Alderman family, a full scale police hunt searches for him, leaving no stone unturned. However, Karin is the one to find his hiding place and when he later manages to ...more
Terri Armstrong
Jul 16, 2010 Terri Armstrong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Katia, Below is the review I did for Suspense Magazine:


"You are Next" by Katia Lief:

When former police detective Karin Schaffer’s family is brutally murdered, she comes apart at the seams. She is an empty shell in every sense of the word and feels she’d be better off dead. Both her husband and daughter were murdered by JPP (Just Plan Psycho) or as he was also known, “The Domino Killer” because he would leave dominos at the crime scene as a clue about who his next victim will be. Mild-mannered Ma
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Siobhan
For quite a while with this one I feared I would be giving two stars. I felt as though there was a lot of starting and stopping as we flickered between the crime side of the story and the emotional side. Whilst I enjoyed the emotional impact, the way we saw inside of our main character’s mind, I also found it dragged the story a bit and pulled my attention from what I really cared about.

That being said, however, I really did enjoy the crime aspect of the story. For me, it was a short and grippin
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Nicola Daniel
Feb 02, 2011 Nicola Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
I was sent this book through Good reads and its not the normal sort of book I would pick and I was really surprised at how enjoyable it was !

From start to finish I found it difficult to put this book down the main character Karin is been hunted by a serial killer who has already murdered another family and her husband and daughter, she missed the clues the first time but will she miss them this time?

I really enjoyed the way the book was written with the flash backs to the deaths of her daughter
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TheYetiWakes
Jan 29, 2011 TheYetiWakes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Umm, right. First off I feel a bit bad about giving this a poor rating as I received a free copy from Goodreads, which is always nice. Guess I won't be getting anymore!

Everything about this book is so clichéd, direct and obvious. Its a similar experience to watching a low budget made-for-tv movie where you can see all the references to better works but where they are executed with a complete lack of style and finesse. Perhaps there is a particular type of reader who likes to be taken by the hand
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Sonia
Feb 02, 2011 Sonia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-won
I feel a little ungrateful as I received this book as I 'won' it as a free giveaway on here and was very excited as I do like a good trashy crime-thriller, catchy-killer book…but this one just didn’t live up to expectations.

Karin Schaeffer was a cop – happily married with a 3 yera old daughter, she had everything going for her – until she caught a serial killer. Martin Price (or JPP to her – Just Plain Psycho) managed to escape, and considering his thing was to kill families, there are no surpri
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Suspense Magazine
When former police detective Karin Schaffer’s family is brutally murdered, she comes apart at the seams. She is an empty shell in every sense of the word and feels she’d be better off dead. Both her husband and daughter were murdered by JPP (Just Plan Psycho) or as he was also known, “The Domino Killer” because he would leave dominos at the crime scene as a clue about who his next victim will be. Mild-mannered Martin Price—if that’s his real name—does his best to torture Karin and keep her chasi ...more
David Proffitt
Mar 23, 2014 David Proffitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You Are Next” is the first in a series of books about former detective Karin Schaeffer. Her career had come to an abrupt end a couple of years previously when a serial killer she was responsible for capturing escaped custody and turned his attention to her and her family.

Nicknamed the Domino Killer by the press at the time, as he left dominoes at each crime scene as a clue to his next victim. Karen and her colleagues managed to catch up with the mad man only after he had killer her husband and
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Deviki
Picked up this book from a Big Bad Wolf book sale, I read the synopsis and though um sound good. Never read anything from this author before but I always love this genre.
I have a mix feeling about rating this book, I want to give a higher rating but I hesitate because there are certain things or part of this book that made me go “meh”.
This would make a good TV movie, the characters are well developed and almost believable. But the thing about this book, almost everything about it was quite predi
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Elysha Edwards
Jan 25, 2015 Elysha Edwards rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won't give much away, don't want to ruin the book for other people, but i will say it was a good read, i don't usually read murder style books, but i enjoyed this one and may even read more murder books in the future, but i was dissapointed by the end of the book, the suspense had me clinging to my bed, but then it just stopped and skipped two years forward..i didn't like that..i wanted to know more ...i wanted more detail...and that was what i was expecting considering their was a lot of deta ...more
Deb Kosteniuk
This was the first or second book I read by Katia Lief. One of the things I like are her well developed protagonists. They are "real" people with failings, flaws, senses of humour, etc and reading their story is compelling. This book grabbed me from the start, as have the other two I read. The plot? Well, I am not giving it away...it was well planned and thought out and it made it hard to put the book down (in fact I stayed up late into the night to finish it in one read). We are are told the se ...more
Trish
Jan 21, 2014 Trish rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked that in this book you got to see the aftermath of the entire crime. (Which I think the author did because she couldn't do it justice) BUT the serial killer was very plain and boring. I didn't believe the story about him being so evil. Granted, the author didn't delve into that but still. It was very predictable in the sense that you knew how most of the scenarios were going to pan out but it still kept me wanting to read. (I suppose to see if I was going to be correct)

I'll read another
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Sam
Feb 01, 2011 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, first-reads
Won this through the Goodreads Giveaways.

This book started very promisingly as we are introduced to Karen, an ex-detective who has lost her husband and child to a serial killer known as The Domino Killer (or JPP by the cops, which although a little cheesy I did find quite amusing), as she waits for the escaped murderer in her small Brooklyn flat. As he arrives the scene is tense as she battles with her desire to end her misery and join her family and the need to destroy the man who destroyed her
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Bex
Feb 21, 2011 Bex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not the genre I usually read. Although I do have phases of reading detective fiction, this was much gorier than what I'm used to. Also, it differs from the stuff I usually read, int hat you already know who did it before you start. Karin's family have been murdered by the Domino Killer, and the book starts with the police informing her that he's escaped from jail and is coming for her. I did wonder where it could possibly go from there, but this book surprised me. It had great pace, ...more
Patricia
Oct 21, 2010 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Martin Price is known as “The Domino Killer”. Former Detective Karin Schaeffer refers to him as JPP (Just Plain Psycho). Karin has every reason to despise Martin Price. Martin murdered her husband, Jackson, and her daughter, Cece. Karin is currently on leave from the police department. Martin is in prison and Karin is trying her best to rebuild a life for herself.

What little progress she has made is destroyed when Detective Billy Staples appears at her door to inform her that Martin has escaped.
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Allison
Apr 26, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-drama
I won't lie... I'm digging this author. Her books are like reading an episode of Criminal Minds (which right now, is apparently appealing to me). I love the twists and turns her books seem to take, and I love trying to figure out who did what to whom and who the kidnapper/murderer/psycho is. She uses fantastic character development, and writes in a way so that I feel I'm right there experiencing everything along with the characters and feeling their anxiousness/sadness/nervousness/desperation.

I
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I Read
I must admit I found the beginning a little flat. Of course the best bit of crime genres is always the later part, but it was increased in this case by the fact that the precis given for the giveaway contained too much information. In my opinion it would have been better simply to type out the back cover blurb, because it took until I was halfway (maybe more) through the story before I'd caught up with the place where I didn't know any more of what was to happen next! Having said that, the recom ...more
Miles
Feb 10, 2011 Miles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dominos have always held a special place in my heart – the game that is not the pizza! I remember as a kid, constantly playing the game with my lovely gran in front of a burning log fire that warmed the small cottage effortlessly. We had no central heating in those days – didn’t really need it – the fire was more than a match for cold winter evenings. We played relentlessly – neither willing to admit defeat!

I also remember sticking a piece of freshly cut bread on a fire fork and sitting impatien
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Liz
Aug 15, 2011 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You Are Next was shelved in the romance section for some reason, as was its sequel. As a result, during the last frantic days of the Borders’ closing sale (sniff!), I bought them for 90% off. I may hate the closing of a bookstore, but dang it, I love a book sale.

Karin Schaeffer was a detective with the police department in Maplewood, New Jersey. While she and her partner Mac were investigating a serial killer, Martin Price, she caught Price’s attention. Unfortunately, Price liked to kill off who
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Kim (Bookishly Me)
Jul 12, 2011 Kim (Bookishly Me) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
After reading the back cover I was looking forward to reading this. This book was not I was expecting it to be.

The story is about Karin ex- cop who lost her child and husband to a serial killer. He killed them because she caught him by accident. The story starts off a while after these events. So what we are left with is a first person story told from a depressed and suicidal woman. So after he escapes she waits for him, she knows exactly how he will enter her house (and yes that happens just th
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Paul Wardman
Jun 06, 2013 Paul Wardman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A psychotic killer who likes to give clues on who his next victim will be is caught by a rookie officer, escapes and to punish her kills her husband and infant daughter. This would make a great story by itself, however, what I found so interesting about this book was that the story picks up after the previously mentioned events.
The main character is Karin Schaeffer and she is struggling (as you would expect) to put her life back together, then comes the news, the monster who butchered her fami
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Shelagh (The Word Fiend)
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

The Serial Killer sub-genre is very popular with readers. Maybe it's the fact that we can get close to such inhuman evil and still be able to walk away when we put the book down. Maybe it's a fascination with what humans are capable of. For me both these ideas play a part, but what I most enjoy is the chase – working with the investigators to solve the puzzle and catch the bad guy. You Are Next is a promising debut from a new voice in this popular sub-genre.

The
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Sian
Jan 01, 2012 Sian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
This was an extremely gripping book.

I loved the character of Karin, and could really relate to her. Not relate in the same way obviously, because my husband is alive and I dont have any children yet, but I could imagine that how she felt would be exactly how most of us would feel if that happened to us. I felt bad for her when everyone was blaming her for the little girl going missing....especially when she was only a cop, doing her job. So I didnt see how it was her fault that some pyscho fixat
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Jody
Aug 22, 2010 Jody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karin Schaeffer is a former detective whose life was destroyed by a serial killer known as The Domino Killer. In the blink of an eye her husband and daughter were brutally murdered and she's left coping with the grief. Just when she thinks the killer is behind bars, he escapes to come after the one that got away--her. But he's not the only killer Karin must deal with. Before she knows it there's another psycho on the loose who's terrorizing her and those she loves. Is this killer a copy cat or a ...more
Kessie Ain
i bought this book at Big Bad Wolf Carnival, the synopsis on the back made me grab it. i've read more than half of this book months ago, and just continued and finished it 2 days ago. at first it was full of suspense, but when Karin and Mac were searching for JPP and his culprits, the story becomes cliche and predictable. this is the first book i read from this writer and hoping if i came to read another writing of hers, it wont be an 'under expectation' like this one.
Kessie Ain
i bought this book at Big Bad Wolf Carnival, the synopsis on the back made me grab it. i've read more than half of this book months ago, and just continued and finished it 2 days ago. at first it was full of suspense, but when Karin and Mac were searching for JPP and his culprits, the story becomes cliche and predictable. this is the first book i read from this writer and hoping if i came to read another writing of hers, it wont be an 'under expectation' like this one.
Kelly
Jan 30, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this copy via first reads. It came through the post on friday and was finished by saturday!

This is the first crime book ive read in a while having gone off the genre due to overkill on it (no pun intended!)This is a very quick and easy read- no brain cells neccessary.

The heroine Karen Schaeffer isnt your typical leading lady. Mainly because she has a death wish (not the Jack Bauer type-she really is suicidal and depressed). Shes an ex cop involved in the case of the Domino Killer- a seri
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Kingfan30
This is the first book I've read by this author. I picked it up at the yard where I volunteer (kestevenrda.co.uk) where we have started a charity book box to help raise some funds for our disabled riders - it's a great idea although it does mean its a good excuse to buy more books :-/

This was a quick easy read, and although I liked the idea behind it, it just felt a bit predictable for my liking.
Arthur Okun
Mar 19, 2016 Arthur Okun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karin Schafer ,Detective in Homicide has gone through a personal family loss that seems
Hard for her to return to her previous work. in fact she is no longer a cop.
This novel features a jpp killer. the police officers call it Just Plain Psyco.
this novel is better than most Psyco novels,yet after heart break Karin has her justice.
Christine bonner
This is the first time I have read any of Katia Lief books and i was hooked from the first page
This is how Karin Schaeffer had to cope with the Murder of her husband and daughter, by a person that the press called the Domino Killer.
He has escaped from prison and now he is after Karin to kill her. She is still trying to get over the murder of her family and is very depressed and wants to kill her self with the help of her family, Mac her old parter when she was a detective and Joyce who she see o
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