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Have You Seen Her? (Romantic Suspense #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  6,074 Ratings  ·  287 Reviews
One by one, young girls are being murdered. Now a killer has a different victim in his sights. HAVE YOU SEEN HER is an unforgettable thriller, part of bestselling author Karen Rose's Raleigh series.

Good night. Sleep tight.

One by one, the girls disappear from their beds at night. Each one is pretty, with long dark hair. And each one is found brutally murdered. Special Agent
Paperback, 502 pages
Published January 21st 2010 by Headline (first published February 1st 2004)
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Nicklein Mae
Nov 26, 2016 Nicklein Mae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was much better than the first one and that is saying something because I already liked that one A LOT. I liked the mystery. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat the whole time. My heartbeat still haven't return back to normal. I love this series and I'm glad I still have like 10 more books to devour.
Jul 29, 2008 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksfree-com
Have You Seen Her? was a riveting romantic suspense novel. It is the second book in the series, and the hero, Steven Thatcher, also appeared in the previous novel,Don't Tell. I enjoyed the way that the relationship developed between the hero and heroine, Jenna Marshall, and even though Steven Thatcher made serious mistakes in his interactions with Jenna, it wasn't difficult to sympathize with him due to insecurities caused by his past. I thought that the hero and heroine were both wonderful char ...more
This was the second book by Ms. Rose I read, after Don't Tell inspired me to acquire the entire "series" of her books.

Unfortunately this story doesn't hold the candle to Don't Tell. Though the suspense part was wonderful, thrilling, chilling, intriguing, and keeping the reader on the edge of the seat, the characterization and all those little sideline stories bothered me.

First, the hero and his mentality annoyed me. He was all over the place with the heroine, trusting her one moment, "hating" he
Mar 14, 2013 CJC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I shouldn’t have read this right after the first. I think this one was worse – mainly because you can no longer say ‘well it’s a first book’…

You know who the killer is the very first time you meet him, but then I thought no it can’t be – too obvious, so I kept reading hoping to be wrong. I wasn’t.

The romance was farfetched, both Jenna and Steven have had absolutely no interest in anyone else – for years - and then they are both ready spend eternity together within 5 seconds of meeting eac
Special Agent Steven Thatcher and his family are still recovering from his son's abduction six months ago during one of his cases when he lands another case involving a missing teenager. He soon realizes he's dealing with a serial killer when a second teenage girl goes missing. Meanwhile, he's trying to deal with his problems at home as his oldest son has had a personality change and is failing chemistry. When Steven meets with his teacher, Jenna Marshall, there is plenty chemistry to go around. ...more
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

This was my second read by author Karen Rose, and it's a very good romantic suspense; but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as her first book, Don't Tell. The plot is tightly drawn, the villain is uber creepy, scary, and sadistic, the heroine, teacher Jenna Marshall, is spunky and endearing, and the suspense is edgy and intense, but the hero, Special Agent Steven Thatcher, who played a key role in Don't Tell, really got on my nerves in this one.

Steven’s treatment of Je
Jul 06, 2008 ElaineY rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: touch-of-romance
I can't give Have You Seen Her the same accolades as I've given the other Rose books, minus Nothing To Fear.

First, Steven Thatcher is a wimp, his whining and hanging on to his baggage made him the most unattractive man I've come across in a romance. That he was the hero truly made this book a loser. Special Agent, Neil, deserved the girl, not Thatcher, and Jenna should have stuck to her conclusion that Thatcher would always be suspicious of any man who so much as spoke to her. I just couldn't s
Jan 09, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Special Agent Steven Thatcher returns on a new case. He is hunting a serial killer who abducts teenage girls. In addition to stress on the job , he has to deal with his home life which is falling apart. His oldest son Brad has become uncommunicative, and failing at school, his youngest Nick continues with issues from his abduction 6 months earlier, and his aunt continues her meddling matchmaking ways. He meets Jenna, Brad's chemistry teacher when she calls him to discuss his grades. They have in ...more
Nov 01, 2016 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nov-16
Loved this 2nd book in her Romantic Suspense series!
Have You Seen Her?
4 Stars

Investigating the horrific murder of a teenage cheerleader and coping with his traumatized 7 year old, Special Agent Steven Thatcher has his hands full. But things can always get worse and they do when another dead girl is found and Steven's eldest son, Brad, starts failing in school. Brad's teacher, Jenna Marshall reaches out to help, and she and Steven realize they have more in common than their concern for Brad. As they grow closer, however, so does the killer
Suspense, Romance and Humor. Three for three in this book. Even though the suspense is a serial killer (not my favorite baddie) and the romance is two people trying to sever ties to the past and move on (lots of baggage here), the humor makes everything not so morose.

Jenna is a high school teacher who loves her work and her students. When Brad had a personality change and his grades tank she calls his father Steven, a SBI agent. They literally smack up against each other and it's love at first s
Jul 27, 2010 Julianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Romantic Suspense
Recommended to Julianna by: Christa
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Have You Seen Her? was another exciting romantic suspense from Karen Rose. The serial killer mystery part of the book was taut with suspense. Although the real killer was definitely at the top of my suspect list, Ms. Rose certainly made me second guess myself several times, making the journey to discovering his identity enjoyable. She also threw in a little twist that I didn't see coming. I thought the romance aspect could have been just a wee bit better. For
Toppet Marleen
Feb 01, 2017 Toppet Marleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am a big fan of romantic suspence. What I have learned after reading numerous stories within this genre is there needs to be a strong heroine. Dr. Jenna Marshall is just that. She has a PhD but teaches at the high school level for very personal reasons. Currently one of her brightest students is failing and she has noticed his declining mood; Brad Thatcher needs her help. She calls on his father, Special Agent Steven Thatcher, to see what can be done.

The second important issue that defines ro
Ana T.
Thanks to A. I read another very good Karen Rose romantic suspense yesterday. In this one Special Agent Steven Thatcher is assigned to a new case, a girl has disappeared and is soon found murdered as another girl follows. At the same time his oldest son starts to behave oddly and he is called to school to speak with his teacher, Dr Jenna Marshall.

I really liked this book, I thought the suspense part was well done and like the characters I couldn’t guess who the murder was right till the end. Til
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4.5 Stars

"Special Agent Steven Thatcher has a lot on his hands. Not only is there a serial killer on the loose, stalking area high schools, but Steven's teenage son Brad is suddenly acting up and failing in school. His schoolteacher, Jenna Marshall, is also worried about Brad. As their conversations about the troubled teen increased and grow more intimate, Jenna and Steven soon find they're falling for each other, though they tread cautiously as both carry hidden wounds of their own. Their situ
Sep 17, 2012 Gill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I would have enjoyed this book a whole lot more if she'd concentrated more on the plot and less on the (badly written) burning loins.
Sarina Morrhaye
Nov 04, 2016 Sarina Morrhaye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, e-book, thriller
Opnieuw een heel goed boek van Karen Rose. mijn score komt uit op 4.4.
Mijn volledige recensie mogen jullie deze week nog verwachten op
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Review to come...
Mieke Schepens
Dec 08, 2016 Mieke Schepens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lees over het verhaal achter de titel en over mijn mening op mijn blog:
Jun 16, 2015 Richa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: run-of-the-mill
This is another of those clichèd novels. Nothing new happening here. Same old hot, muscular hero - hot sexy heroine - lust confused as love - psycho killer - soppy sob histories - steamy sexual tension - much predictable end.
Give me an Agatha Christie or an Arthur Conan Doyle! Erle Stanley Gardner would suffice, even John Grisham... Don't have? Awright... what about Charles Dickens then? O. Henry? Okay okay... ummm Roald Dahl? No?! (Groaannnn)

Well, the only, I repeat, ONLY, new thing for me was,
Danielle Gypsy Soul
Have You Seen Her is Karen Rose's 2nd book in the Romantic Suspense Series. I really enjoyed the plot and the serial killer investigation. However, although I loved Stephen in the first book I wanted to smack him upside the head more than once in this book!

Stephen was a jealous, tantrum throwing idiot more than once! The author tried to give us a background that would allow for this and to an extent it did but being that he had only know Jenna for a short time I can't figure out why she would wa
Jun 06, 2009 Fiary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Selain cerita suspense / thrillernya , di novel ini, aku paling suka ama bagian cerita anak-anaknya Steven...terutama Matt & Nicky....dialog-dialog Matt dgn tante Helen yg dipanggilnya tante Bea bener-bener segar dan bikin ketawa...Matt yang pinter tawar menawar..dan kita dibuat trenyuh dan berempati dengan nasib yang dialami Nicky...bisa dibayangin gimana peristiwa traumatis itu mempengaruhi nicky...dialog-dialog nicky sangat lugu dan gimana jenna berusaha menarik nicky keluar dari lingkara ...more
Hope Frost
I have to admit, I had a hard time getting in to this particular book in the series. We met several different people right away, and trying to keep them all straight got a bit trying at times. I also didn't feel any chemistry with really any of the characters. After about 1/3 of the way through, I began to piece it together, and I started to feel for Steven, it wasn't until then that I started to enjoy the book. Several parts of this book stick out in my mind, the relationship between dad and so ...more
Apr 16, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Steven dropped to his knees next to the paramedic. "Jenna." Her eyes opened and in them he saw shock and tears and guilt. "I'm so sorry, Steven. I should have listened to you." Steven noticed the smears of blood on her worn Duke T-shirt. "Any other wounds?" he asked the paramedic.Only her throat. the blood on her shirt appears to be her own." "We found bloody handprints on the carpet where she crawled from the bedroom," said Uniform Two.Steven's gut seethed as he pictured her s
Jan 02, 2016 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, really good read. As a follow-up to the first book of the series, this book just made it BETTER. You really don't have to read the first book to get the plot of this one, but in my opinion it would be better to read them in order just so you can get a first glance at the protagonist, as well as get your first impressions of his character.

Particularly, I enjoyed the romance part of this book better than the first. The characters were so flawed but oh so complex, and their development in t
Jan 30, 2008 penelopewanders rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to penelopewanders by: oriane
Received as a loan or part of a mini-ring... haven't read a thriller like this in a while...

I have to confess this is not always my favorite genre, but this one was good, even if Thatcher's pathological jealously was shovelled on a bit thick. I find it hard to believe that he would be remiss in his duties due to this jealousy - (the parking lot incident...) - we know he's a control freak, you'd think when he's "protecting a target" he would potentially be upset, but would not take off as he did
❆ Crystal ❆
2 stars... it was just an okay read for me. First of all... I had read reviews where people were talking about how horrible Steven was as the hero. I didn't feel that way initially and couldn't figure out why all the hate.... then about 50% I was like, "Oh.... I can see how people wouldn't like him much but he's not that bad." Then by 84% I actually hated him and I wished that Jenna would run like mad away from him. I'm not sure I've ever hated a "hero" as much as I did in this book. He was awfu ...more
Diana Hockley

Karen Rose has always "done it" for me and this novel kept me reading pretty intently.

The plot, for me, was strong and I liked it. For once, I didn't guess the killer until about the same time as the police, but I have to say I wanted to punch out the hero, Steve. He was too jealous and carried too much past romantic baggage for my liking. The heroine - Jenna - could have done better with her other suitor.

Not much else to say about this book except it is classic Karen Rose - who knows way far to
Carla Geraldes
May 29, 2016 Carla Geraldes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: empréstimos
Mais uma vez Karen Rose não desilude.
Uma leitura compulsiva. A dose certa de momentos de humor, no meio de capítulos cheios de descrições macabras. "Imagens terríveis, incontornáveis, do que um homo sapiens pode fazer a outro".
Para quem gosta de bons policiais, não pode perder este. eu que costumo desconfiar do assassino a meio do livro, tenho de confessar que em parte acertei, por outro lado estava longe de imaginar o verdadeiro desfecho.
Para quem se pergunta porque levei tanto tempo a termina-
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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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