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Have You Seen Her? (Romantic Suspense #2)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  4,407 ratings  ·  210 reviews
Karen Rose's thrillers chill you to the bone. In HAVE YOU SEEN HER, a serial killer is targeting cheerleaders in a small North Carolina town. Can he be stopped before the killings escalate out of all control?

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. Spe
Paperback, 502 pages
Published January 21st 2010 by Headline (first published January 1st 2004)
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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
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
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
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 at the edge of the seat, the characterization and all those little side-line 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" h
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

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
Sep 22, 2011 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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

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
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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
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
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
Jan 31, 2008 penelopewanders rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Gizella Tóth
She (the translator) was right: it's really getting better and better. If I can't stop reading, I won't do my own job...
I enjoyed this book very much. Karen Rose is a new author for me and I really enjoy the suspense.
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
Solid 4 stars. Great romantic suspense. Unpredictable ending. Thrilling plot, insanely psychotic villain. Would've given the book a five stars if not for the hero. Steven was, in my honest opinion, an ass with his massive trust issues and reservation to develop a relationship with Jenna. His jealousy knew no bounds, and not in the sweet and cute kind of way. He lashed out every time Jenna as much as looked at another guy, allowing her no time to offer any explanation. Then he begged for forgiven ...more
Pauline Oshea
OMG she has done it again just love her books
This one actually ended up being a little more romancey- and sexy- then some if her other novels, which are usually heavy on suspense rather than romance...more steam? always a good thing.

Although I wasnt completely surprised by who the killer ended up being, it kept me second guessing- and the added twist of who was helping him DID surprise me. which is also a good thing for me in a romantic suspense novel.

Steven Thatcher? grrrrr. 'Nuff said
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Special Agent Steven Thatcher is investigating a serial killer who preys on young girls. Two cheerleaders have been kidnapped and murdered. While Steven is racing against time to try to save another teenage girl, his family is pulling him in another direction. His oldest son, a high achiever, has become sullen and angry, flunking out of chemistry. His son's teacher, Jenna Marshall, is reaching out to help. As Jenna and Steven draw closer, the murderer has set his sites on his next victim...Jenna ...more
I enjoyed this book except for one thing- Steven's lack of trust. If Jenna were anything like me, she would have wanted to give him a good smack upside the head,lol! I kept thinking I was sure who the killer(S) was/were, but kept changing my mind. I do have to say that an action by the killer(s) family member in the epilogue was a bit too contrived,but satisfying none-the-less.
Another fantastic read by Karen Rose. I loved it all.... The suspense, the romance, family
Life and the humour. It had my heart racing throughout the book and I just couldn't put it down. I also loved the way it carries bits from the first book into this book and you can see how little Nicky felt after his abduction in Dont Tell. A very worthy 5* :)))
I knew I wanted to read Steven Thacker's story after reading Don't Tell and I wasn't disappointed - much. It was a great story but Steven was a bit of a jerk at times. The author gave some valid reasons for his actions but I still wanted to bob him over the head. But it was good and highly recommended for those who read romantic suspense.
Sonja - Intellectual Badass
‘Have you seen her?’ is a tad predictable. I knew that the cops were chasing the wrong lead, because it was all too simple, it all fit too nicely. In crime thrillers it’s never that simple. Serial killers aren’t incompetent idiots, otherwise, they would have been caught, after committing their first felony. The predictability of the novel is quite disappointing, I had hoped for a more exciting plot twist.

Nevertheless, the characters in the novel are very well-built. The character develop
I'm torn with this book as to whether I found it all a bit too saccharine sweet or whether I loved it!
I think I can overlook the soppy and overly twee love story on the basis that the two main characters were just really darn nice and I did find myself hoping they'd work things out and get together properly. (Whatever's wrong with me, I'm going soft in my old age!)

I thought there were a few too many obvious clues that pointed out who the killer was from very early on and when the 'twist' came i
4.5* - I'm taking half a star off, because while I just loved the plot, and Jenna, Steven's overbearing jealousy and insecurities made me want to rip his hair out once or twice... Other than that, he was a good hero:-p Great romantic suspense that had me guessing for 450 p out of 500!
A lazy weekend demands a lifetime novel. Karen Rose never disappoints.

Hunky cop with tortured past? Check.
Sexy, smart schoolteacher with tortured past? Check.
Serial Killer with a twisted agenda? Check.
High Body count? Check.
Best friends, children, pets, and families to serve as fodder for killer? Check.
Small town politics and arrogant bureaucrats? Check.

Add ingredients and one couch for a lovely 3 hours diversion where in all the elements blend together to create suspense, drama, and contrived
I enjoyed this book almost as much as this author's "Die for Me." This was a neatly written romantic suspense that did keep me on edge, turning page after page.
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Karen Rose is the author of numerous romantic suspense books.

Though most of the books can be read as stand-alones, all of her books (except the Hot Pursuit anthology) take place in the same "universe" and have many connected characters. Some of the books are more connected than others.

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Other Books in the Series

Romantic Suspense (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1)
  • I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3)
  • Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4)
  • You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense, #5)
  • Count to Ten (Romantic Suspense, #6)
  • Die For Me (Romantic Suspense, #7)
  • Scream for Me (Romantic Suspense, #8)
  • Kill For Me (Romantic Suspense, #9)
  • I Can See You (Romantic Suspense, #10)
  • Silent Scream (Romantic Suspense, #11)
Die For Me (Romantic Suspense, #7) Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1) Scream for Me (Romantic Suspense, #8) I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3) Count to Ten (Romantic Suspense, #6)

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