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Nothing To Fear (Chicago #3)

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,325 Ratings  ·  196 Reviews
Wight’s Landing, Maryland. Pasangan suami-istri Vaughn pulang dari perayaan ulang tahun pernikahan dan menemukan rumah mereka berantakan. Paul McMillan, tunangan Cheryl Rickman, terapis anak mereka, ditemukan tewas mengenaskan. Kepalanya hancur tertembak, dan posisi tubuhnya diatur seolah bunuh diri. Alec, anak mereka yang menderita cacat, lenyap. Yang tertinggal hanyalah ...more
Paperback, 588 pages
Published 2008 by Dastan Book (first published 2005)
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Oct 22, 2015 Jonetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We first met Dana Dupinsky in the first book of this series, Don't Tell. This story focuses on her as she continues to provide safe haven for battered women and their children. She meets Ethan Buchanan at a bus station where she's waiting to meet another woman who is seeking help at Hanover House, the women's shelter where Dana serves as executive director. Ethan is in Chicago trying to track down the woman who has abducted his godson from his vacation home in Wight's Island, Maryland.

This is th
I'm Afraid I Struggled With This One
Dana Dupinsky gives everything to and would sacrifice anything for Hanover House, the woman's shelter she runs in Chicago. Despite a shoestring budget and the need for the utmost secrecy, her tragic past commits her to a perilous calling, taking in abused women and their children and offering them sanctuary and a new beginning. The toll on her is mighty, but her dedication is superseded only by her determination to prevent as many as she can from ending up as
Sep 01, 2008 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Nothing to Fear was another great romantic suspense story by Karen Rose. I have enjoyed the entire series, and the fourth book was just as good as the others. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between the hero and heroine, and was glad to revisit characters from earlier in the series. This has become one of my favorite romantic suspense series.

Ethan Buchanan, former Marine and now co-owner of a Security Consulting business, is called by his friends, the Vaughns, when their deaf son is
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"After kidnapping 12-year-old Alec Vaughn, Sue Conway poses as an abused mother at a shelter for battered women. However, the more shelter director Dana Dupinsky gets to know Sue, the more alarmed she becomes. The only hope may be security expert Ethan Buchanan, who has joined the search for the missing Alec--his godson." (From Amazon)

OMG -- Sue scared the stuffing out of me! A great suspense novel and even better as a romantic suspense story. I like that we meet up with Dana again and vi
Mar 17, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one intense chilling read. A kidnapped child, a crazy high body count, and the fact that the villian was a woman made it even more horrifying. I'm still creeped out a couple of days after finishing. This series is wild. 5 stars.
Jan 26, 2015 Jorran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-rose, 2015
Wow, scariest bad guy ever! I found the book quite riveting but very disturbing and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. This villain is insanely diabolical.

I love the plot and the romance was quite good. Their first meeting was beautiful and I also thought the way Ethan described the meeting to Clay was quite something. That being said, I found that I didn't like Dana and found her quite irritating in last part of the book.

It was good that most of the cast were people we met in previo
♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.95 // Action: 5 / Emotion: 4.5 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 4.5 / Suspense: 5 // Humor: 4 / Teary: 3

As with previous Rose books, Nothing To Fear has all the requisite characteristics to make it a must read. {1} An intelligent, determined, flawed, hunky alpha hero, who immediately falls under the spell of {2} a likewise strong-willed, attractive heroine, who is determined to help right some of life's injustices; {3} amazingly well-written, well-developed, realistic supporting ch
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Nov 25, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, karen-rose
Nothing to Fear was #4 in Karen Rose’s romantic suspense series. (For some reason, my library only offers ebooks for a few of Rose’s books, and this happens to be one. After taking a look at the “series” I noticed you really didn’t have to read them in order – although some of the characters are introduced in prior books, each book in the series doesn’t need the back story of those characters.)

I thoroughly enjoyed Nothing to Fear – a female serial killer, a romantic relationship brewing between
Jan 10, 2009 Janine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No-one
Recommended to Janine by: No-one
Shelves: 2009, thrillers
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4 Stars

A fast past read with a sizzling romantic element, however, the suspense plot is a somewhat contrived and leans toward the far-fetched.

Dana and Ethan's love at first sight romance is engaging if unrealistic. She is a likable heroine although her self-sacrificing martyr deal becomes tiresome after a while, and Ethan is a gorgeous ex-marine with some heavy emotional baggage. There is no real conflict between them and all issues are resolved quite easily, which places most of
I'm really seeing a pattern when it comes to this series. For me it truly is touch and go—one good book, one not so good, then one good again.

This story fell into the second category, because I simply couldn't concentrate on everything that was going on. The separate investigations, actually separate storylines of Dana's trying to help and Ethan trying to find the same two people clashed too much for me to enjoy the plot, add to that the villain's "arc", and you get too much crammed into one boo
Apr 21, 2011 Jennie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this book back in, oh, January? And I was a bit skeptical about it. I had just finished another mystery/thriller by an author new to me and hadn't found it that great. So my expectations weren't very high with this book. And then I started to read...and got pulled in quickly. Sue is, there's no other word, evil. Really, that's about it. The mystery is threaded between the pages of the book, and it isn't until close to the end, the last 100 pages that everything is finally revealed -- a ...more
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Jul 03, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
Style-wise, this wasn't bad--at least on romance novel terms and it flowed well. It was particular turns of plot that had me give up on it after Chapter Six, 117 pages into this contemporary novel of "romantic suspense." Strike One: at the start of this novel a child is kidnapped, and not only don't the parents call the police because of the kidnapper's demands, the friend they bring in who is a security professional goes along with that--even though it means covering up someone was also murdere ...more
Jul 26, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Security Expert Ethan Buchanan has been tasked with finding his godson, Alec, a deaf-mute 12-year-old who has been kidnapped. With the help of his partner, Ethan has tracked the woman who took Alec to Chicago. Sue Conway vows to make the people who put her in prison pay. The first step is kidnapping Alec. Sue and her "son" hide at Hanover House, a home for battered women and children. The home's director, Dana Dupinsky, has no reason to doubt her. When Ethan meets Dana while checking out a lead ...more
Sep 29, 2014 Mancho283 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 เนือเรืองโดยรวมสนุกนาติดตามและลุนมากวาจะรูความจริงเมือไรวาฆาตกรมันอยูใกลๆนีเอง เสียอยางเดียวความโรแมนติกรูสึกวามันมาผิดเวลาไปหนอย ...more
Jan 21, 2014 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one creeped me out so much, mostly because I hated how Sue preyed on people's goodness. The thought that she hid out in a hidden home for abused women and kids makes me so made, let alone all the damage she did along the way.

I couldn't believe how the bodies dropped, it seemed like with each new page there was another one biting the dust. Some of the secrets that came out stunned me, some I agreed with, some just plain hurt people.

I do like the choice that Dana made at the end, it was time
Jan 05, 2016 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the high I got from reading the previous book in this series, I didn't set my expectations too high for this book. The description itself was quite lackluster, and frankly based on my experience with other authors, it's quite difficult to maintain the high you get from one book with the next.

I was so, so wrong.

This book was AMAZING. I can't compare it with I'm Watching You, because in the first place, it is quite different. Not just in the plot, but in how the relationship between the H/h
Dorothea Müller
Als die zurückhaltende Sue mit ihrem verschüchterten Sohn Zuflucht im Frauenhaus sucht, hat dessen Leiterin Dana Dupinski keinen Grund, an ihrer Geschichte vom gewalttätigen Ehemann zu zweifeln. Wie sollte sie auch ahnen, dass sie damit dem Tod die Türe öffnet? Denn Sue ist eine psychopathische Killerin, die vor nichts zurückschreckt, um ihre Rachegelüste zu befriedigen: nicht vor der Entführung eines taubstummen Jungen, nicht vor mehrfachem Mord. Danas Name steht schon bald ganz oben auf ihrer ...more
Apr 23, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these books. They have such emotional intensity, depth of characters and lots of characters with suspenseful plot. There is such a connection with the characters and their stories. Great series, LOOOOONG books. I really enjoy them tho.
May 12, 2015 Melwasul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Et voilà, c’est l’heure de vous parler de la parution du dernier Karen Rose aux éditions Mosaïc. Parution que j’attendais avec impatience et qui « m’a déçue ». Je vous rassure, non pas parce qu’il est mauvais mais parce que ce n’est pas celui auquel je pensais ^^. Vous vous rappelez ce que je vous ai expliqué sur cette sorte de série de Karen Rose lors de ma chronique de Pour que tu n’oublies pas (qui est le tome 14) ? Toutes les mini-séries par villes sont liées et ont un ordre privilégi
Jan 27, 2016 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As director of an inner-city woman's shelter, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets. Some are new identities; some are new addresses; and some are even hidden truths about herself. Passionately dedicated to Hanover House and the women she protects, Dana has always been reluctant to look for love. But now, just as a case puts her and a child in mortal danger, it seems that love has come looking for her. Security expert Ethan Buchanan learned to stalk men in the Afghan desert. Now he vows to track ...more
Jenny Jo Weir

Karen Rose delivers again. She has a certain writing style that lets you know its her. This was a nice escape from my usual genre. I liked that it was different from first 2 books I read from her. Her plots are intriguing and characters are well defined.

I'm sure I'll enjoy another one of her books in the near future.
I'm noticing a pattern here with Karen Rose books......

1. There is always a sick twisted fuck who is really pissed of coz they got molested as a kid.
2. There is always a damsel in distress who is lonely sexless and just miserable coz they are lonely and needs good hard fuck
3. There is always a knight in shining armor who is drop dead gorgeous and just a plain simple all round good guy
4. Always has a kinky sex scene.
5. The sex is usually at the worst part of the story when nothing seems to be go
Feb 28, 2016 Afifah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Walaupun sudah pernah baca beberapa tahun yang lalu, buku ini tetap membuat saya begadang untuk menyelesaikannya. A really page turner!!
Sebenarnya saya punya semua seri Karen Rose yg diterbitkan di Indo, tapi entah kenapa pas mau baca yg keambil adalah buku ini, yang ternyata ada di urutan ke-4 dari seriesnya. Tapi nggak masalah juga sih, walaupun bacanya nggak urut. Dulu waktu pertama kali baca juga kebalik-balik urutannya.
Kalau biasanya penjahatnya masih nggak ketebak sampai akhir, di buku in
Molly Ferguson
Mar 31, 2016 Molly Ferguson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Karen Rose and I enjoyed it for the most part. Sue/Jane was such a scary, psychopathic villain. It was hard to read about some of the things that she did. It definitely keep me on the edge of seat the whole time, I never knew what to expect next. I liked how the plot line was believable. It made me think of a really long episode of Law & Order.

I enjoyed reading about Ethan and Dana falling in love, and I love how they were tied together throughout the entire book w
♥ Nell ♥
A good story. For some reason, I didn't enjoy the romance aspect in this book as much as the previous books.
Jan 25, 2015 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-rose
Karen Rose follows the same formula in every story - but will add a slight tweak. Fortunatly for me, I like the formula. This is the 7th Karen Rose book I have read, and whilst the ending (if you've read any of her books before) was predictable - I was still very muched griped.

Whilst this was not her best book (the die for me / scream for me / kill for me was amazing) it was by no means the worst (He's watching you was tiresome).

Rose's books are a bit hit and miss - but this was more towards th
Danielle Taylor
3.5 Stars - rounded up to 4. Nothing to Fear is the 4th book in Karen Rose's Nothing to Fear and can be read as a stand alone. We have met a few of the characters in previous books but you don't have to have read those books to enjoy this one. This book centers around Ethan who is a security expert and Dana who runs a battered woman's shelter. When Ethan's godson gets kidnapped he sets out to find him. He meets Dana along the way and the two are very attracted to each other. However, Dana has a ...more
Apr 06, 2016 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dana is trapped by her past and the need to save every battered woman who crosses her path, even putting her cause above her own needs as a woman. Her martyr behavior is off putting and this is my least favorite heroine type. I know that these battered women have suffered and died, but I just have trouble getting into these stories.

Ethan is a security specialist who is on the trail of the murdering kidnapper of his godson, Alec. He has a chance meeting with Dana and they both feel a deep connect
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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
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