Have You Seen Her? (book #2)
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Have You Seen Her? (book #2)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  3,820 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Karen Rose's thrillers chill you to the bone. In her latest book, a serial killer is targeting cheerleaders in a small North Carolina town. Can he be stopped before the killings escalate out of all control?
Paperback, 502 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Headline Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2004)
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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...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 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...more
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...more
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...more

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...more
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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'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...more
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.
This is an exceptional story by Karen Rose but then again I have enjoyed all of her works.
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
Sharal Hunter
Really enjoyed this story about two people who find one another and fall in love while their world around them is in utter chaos with a serial killer on the loose. Special Agent Steven Thatcher is a man haunted by pain. After his wife’s death, he is left to raise 3 boys on his own. Fans of this author will remember Steven Thatcher and his youngest son, Nicky from her last book, Don’t Tell. In this book, we find Steven trying to pick up the pieces of the mess his life has become while trying to c...more
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...more
It took me awhile to finish this book but it had nothing to do with the book! I just started it in a period when I had very little reading time. So the reading went in small increments, slow and steady.

As I said the fact that I took so long to finish this book had nothing to do with the book itself because I loved it. The balance between the romance, especially the chemistry between Jenna and Steven, and the suspense plot was perfectly mixed. I read the plot stuff with just as much pleasure as...more
♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 5 // Action: 4 / Emotion: 5 / Romance: 5 / Sensuous: 4 / Suspense: 5 // Humor: 11 / Tears: 8

Karen Rose's Have You Seen Her? is a 5-Star book of Romantic Suspense. It features: {1} a flawed, realistic, gorgeous alpha hero, full of intelligence, integrity, angst and compassion; {2} an amazingly intelligent, talented, gorgeous, self-sufficient, confident, stand-up-for-herself alpha heroine; {3} incredibly well-developed, interesting supporting characters that add great depth to the...more
I've no idea how I managed to miss this book entirely. I was checking Amazon to find out when Rose's new book was being released, noticed this was on Kindle and realised I hadn't read it! Since the story is about Steven Thatcher, a character who has cropped up a couple of times, I really should've known he had his own story.

A very solid book that pretty much follows the same formula as Karen Rose's other books with the hero and heroine going through Hell, coming to terms with their own baggage...more
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~* 4.5 Stars *~
Have You...Read Karen Rose?

Steven Thatcher has known tragedy and fear. His wife was killed in a car accident years ago, leaving him to raise three sons. Six months ago his youngest son Nicky was kidnapped from his bed by a madman intent on punishing Steven. His eldest son Brad has been acting out for the past month, and Steven, special agent for the state Bureau of Investigations, is in a wild race to find a serial killer hunting high school cheerleaders.

Jenna Marshall, Ph.D., is...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Steven is one of the agents from Karen’s book Don't Tell, six months later his family is still trying to cope with the emotional trauma Rob Winters inflicted when he kidnapped Stevens youngest son. A girl is murdered and another one goes missing, Steven knows he is dealing with a serial killer that won't stop until he is caught. When he finds out his son is failing chemistry he meets with Jenna, Brad’s teacher. They have an instant connection; Jenna has problems of her own. She is failing a star...more
Shauna Tyndall
I hesitate to call this 'romantic suspense'. Mainly because I didn't find the romance romantic in any way. Steven was way too old-fashioned in a lot of his views. It seemed to me that he didn't really want Jenna because he genuinely loved her, it was more like he wanted a mother for his children.
And she was almost worse for going along with it. Who in their right mind would want to take on a jerk and his three sons? A jerk on his own would be bad enough.
There were moments, declarations of love...more
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

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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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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