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Silent Scream (Romantic Suspense #11)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  3,328 ratings  ·  179 reviews
Four college students believed they were making a statement. They were activists, fighting to preserve the environment by burning down a new apartment complex. But they didn't realize that someone was watching. A blackmailer hides in plain sight, using people's secrets for personal gain, and when this criminal sets his sights on the four young arsonists, he begins his most ...more
ebook, 608 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Shawna
5 stars – Romantic Suspense

Arson, blackmail, murder, intrigue...this top-notch, intense, taut, and emotional romantic suspense thrill ride, full of shocking twists and surprises, is Karen Rose at her very finest.

Series fans (me included!) have long awaited to die for hero David Hunter’s story, and Silent Scream finds the sweet, caring, sexy, do-gooder firefighter, aka Mr. Perfect, caught in the middle of a dangerous, twisted arson and multiple homicide investigation that reunites him with detect
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Auntee
Sep 19, 2010 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Auntee by: Fans of KR; fans of romantic suspense with an emphasis on the suspense
Another awesome, intricately plotted book by Karen Rose. I always marvel at the ideas that KR comes up with--her villains are so dastardly yet clever! Many times while reading the book I said to myself "Ahhhh, that's so evil yet clever! You just have to admire how her mind works! This one is a little unlike her other books, maybe not as gruesome, no real tortures going on here, although there is some violence. It's all about blackmail, extortion, that kind of thing, so if you're a bit squeemish ...more
Manda Collins
Apr 02, 2010 Manda Collins rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans who want equal parts romance & suspense
Karen Rose delivers another page-turning blend of gut-churning suspense and bone-melting romance in SILENT SCREAM, which finally gives her fans the story of David Hunter, who has played a secondary role in several of her previous books. Having moved to Minneapolis in the previous book I CAN SEE YOU, the sexy firefighter's company is called to the scene of what looks to be an environmental arson case, where he is unable to rescue a young woman from the burning building. As luck would have it, the ...more
jenjn79
May 26, 2010 jenjn79 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Karen Rose never disappoints me with her books. I stayed up very very late reading this new one the other night because I just could not put it down. I was dying to know how the suspense plot worked out. Plot-wise, this isn't one of my favorite KR storylines, but it was still an absolutely fantastic book.

Series Note:
Karen Rose's books are a "same universe" type of story where the books generally don't officially tie together, but a lot of characters are related or are friends and all that. For t
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Colleen
Karen Rose continues to prove why she's one of my favorite authors. She has delivered another heartwarming yet gut wrenching suspenseful novel. This one features David Hunter and Olivia Sutherland. We first met David in KR's book Don't Tell and we first met Olivia in Count to Ten. Both of them have appeared in a couple other of KR's books as well. David has had an unrequited love for Dana Dupinsky (heroine in Nothing To Fear) for years. He and Olivia meet up at Mia's wedding two and a half years ...more
Kathrynn
A daunting 570 pages, and I'm glad I just finished I Can See You (book #10) and went right into Silent Scream (book #11) because they tie directly together. Other characters from earlier books are mentioned or pop in and out as well, but a person MUST read "I Can See You" FIRST as an absolute minimum.

Having said that, I think one of the things that turned me off Silent Scream was having just finished I Can See You. In the latter, the bad guy was horrible and his tactics had me turning the pages
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Pamela(AllHoney)
A very intense, complex, and emotional romantic suspense by one of the best in the genre. Firefighter David Hunter meets up with Homicide detective Olivia Sutherland when a condo fire turns up two dead bodies. They met years before but never contacted each other for whatever reasons.

The story focused mainly on the crime and suspense but there was a decent romance developed. I swear Karen Rose writes the best villains. Lots of edge-of-your-seat suspense and a few heart-wrenching scenes. Never a d
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Cindi
I bet Goddess K-Rose doesn't sleep well at night. I know I sure wouldn't if I had stories like hers strolling around in my head. This woman obviously researches her subjects super well to get into the minds of her murderers, serial killers, cops &/or alphabets, arsonists and now firemen. And as usual, boy, does she get into their minds!

In the dictionary next to the word "suspense" is a Karen Rose book. She writes like very few others when it comes to suspense/thrillers with a romantic core.
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Judi
Ever since I read my 1st Karen Rose book You Can’t Hide in 2006 I was hooked on Rose’s suspenseful storylines, romantic relationships about people I actually cared reading about and amazing storytelling. She quickly became one of my favourite auto-buy authors and I did something I have never before done...I immediately went to Amazon and purchased her entire backlist. She is one of the few authors whose books I will shell out the big bucks for and purchase in hardcover because I can’t wait for t ...more
Elizabeth
I picked this book up because it won a RITA award and I'm exploring a variety of romance novels. I enjoy a good mystery and suspense, but despite the accolades, I am not enjoying this book that much. I'm about a third of the way through and will push on just a bit further. Surely, it gets batter?
For starters, there's almost too much going on. I'm losing track of suspects and side characters. I also find the hero, David Hunter, a little unbelievable because he's such a saint. He performs all ki
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CrazyPenguinLady
I was a tad underwhelmed with this book. I mean, there was nothing specifically wrong with it. The suspense was great, the romance was great, as they always are with Karen Rose, and I enjoyed them like I always do.

What bothered me is that I felt that many scenes were somewhat rushed. Like Rose wanted to get the personal parts over with so she could move on with the story. I usually focus more on the relationships between the characters, and there just wasn't enough for me.

What I'm trying to say
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Keri
This was an awesome book. I have always liked David and was happy tosee him get his book. I thought that he was too perfect through in the other stories. Karen made him very human in this story and we could see that it was a facade, because of an incident in his past. I thought that Olivia was right for him and they had strong chemistry together. You really had to stay with this book, because it was so convoluted it was easy to get lost. Rose pulled it off in the end and I was surprised in the e ...more
Gizella Tóth
I'm still crying over the loss. :'(
How could you, Karen, how could you kill him?
Holly
Another stellar novel from Rose. I've been waiting years for David's book and I'm happy to report it was worth the wait.
TC
I had seen Karen Rose mentioned recently in the same sentence as Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter, both authors I enjoy, so thought I'd give a different author a try. I didn't realise when I started reading it that the main characters had appeared in her previous books.

The story begins with an arson attack on a new condo, resulting in two deaths. The cuplrits are being watched and become the target of a blackmailer who uses them to achieve his own ends. Olivia Sutherland is a homicide cop call
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Jane Stewart
Police procedural solving a serial killer/blackmailer/arsonist mystery. Ok story, but I’d prefer smarter cops.

STORY BRIEF:
Olivia is a police homicide detective in Minneapolis. 2 years ago she met David while visisting Chicago. While they spent the night together he said another woman’s name during sex. Olivia was hurt and snuck away without leaving a note. David felt rejected and neither of them contacted the other for 2 years. Since then David moved to Minneapolis where he works as a fire fig
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Ana T.
It's been a while since I've read a Karen Rose book but I am slowly getting back to some of my favourite authors (I keep saying this don't I?) and finding out what they have published since my hiatus in reading started. Karen Rose is an author I have been following since book 1 (another author who deserves a separate page in this blog's index) and I was really curious about this one since I remembered David from previous books.


Rose starts the story with arson but soon it is evident that there ar
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Susan
Narrated by Margarite Gavin

One of the worst books I've read in a long time. The narration was grating. The plot was boring. The writing was poor and in desperate need of a good editor. The "romantic tension" was pathetic although the two protagonists are the only things that kept me reading to the end. Junk.
Kristen
If you love great romantic suspense novels, then you're in for a treat. In this novel, we deal with two lovestruck people, David Hunter and Olivia Sutherland. Both of them have emotional baggage, while working together on a complicated serial arson case. There's plenty of fireworks between them, a lot of heated suspense and drama, and tons of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end. Bring the fans! This is an enjoyable read. Karen Rose's romantic suspense novels will get you hooked on r ...more
Dorothea Müller
Aus Leichtsinn verursachen vier College-Studenten einen Großbrand in einem Apartmentkomplex, bei dem ein junges Mädchen qualvoll verbrennt. Was sie nicht wissen: Sie werden beobachtet. Wenig später erhalten sie ein Video und die unmissverständliche Anweisung, ein Warenhaus in Brand zu stecken. Sie haben keine Wahl und setzen ein Flammeninferno in Gang, das Feuerwehrmann Hunter und seine smarte Kollegin, Detective Olivia Sutherland, tagelang in Atem hält. Dann stirbt der erste der Freunde – bei e ...more
Robin
In this book we have a group of teenagers who set fire to a condo they thought was empty. But when they see a teenage girl pounding on an upstairs window, it's too late to save her. They don't know that someone is watching them, recording their every move, until they are being blackmailed.

Detective Olivia Sutherland and her partner Kane are the lead investigators in the case which is a clearly arson. Olivia has to work closely with David Hunter, the firefighter who tried to rescue the girl. Oli
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Luli
Dnf al 36%.
Primero, la cantidad de personajes que aparecen…es abrumadora, si no has leído, como es mi caso, los libros anteriores, te pierdes…
Segundo, no soy fan de los malentendidos o fallos de comunicación, pero cuando los personajes deciden (directamente) no comunicarse y es el único fundamento para que la historia siga, entonces me pierde. Sobre todo si pasa 2 veces seguidas en menos de 5 páginas…me imagino que la historia va a ser una repetición cansina de esta situación y me aburro…
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Awilk -never sleeps-
Yet another Karen Rose book that stayed with me after I finished reading it. Her characters are yet again easily believable and I cared what happened to them. I love how all her books link up so that you get to catch up with old favourites (in this case, for me. it was Noah). Have the next book on my shelf and I will be reading it shortly.
Susan
I think I may be done with this author. While she writes a pretty good mystery and the action is good, I find the romance part of her books interfere with the mystery - like she can't decide what she wants to be - a bodice ripper or a good action/mystery writer. The two don't meld well and the two books I've read are very predictable.
Diane V-R
An above-average crime thriller that will take you on a roller-coaster ride of arson, murder, blackmail and revenge!

Highly entertaining all round. One criticism though is that some of the issues are sorted out a little too conveniently for me [I don't want to give any spoilers].

Well worth it read.
Wendy Soliman
An excess of bodies, perhaps too many, and a plot that I found hard to identify with. Having said that, I did find the developing relationship between the h/h compelling and enjoyed the read in spite of the fact that I was screaming at the students not to be so stupid. A satisfying read overall.
Ros
Investigation into a series of fires and murders. I didn't go bundle on David Hunter, and realised Rose had deliberately mislead the audience in the way the spy addresses one of the characters not as good as some other authors.
Renee
This book was pretty good. A lot of characters to keep track of. I skimmed thru the middle alot...I don't know, I was that into it. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for this type of book.
Alexandra Nunney
I've never read a Karen Rose book that I didn't enjoy and Silent Scream is no exception.
The only little problem I had was that it was a little too long, and I think some parts could have been left out to keep the story moving at a fast pace.
Other than that it was a great little mystery with a nice twist that I didn't see coming.
I know that this is part of a series but I've never read the books in order and I've never had a problem with feeling like I'm missing things so if you're put off from
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Lesli
Hmm. Good; but forgettable for some reason. Maybe I've read too many Karen Rose books in too short a time period.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Romantic Suspense (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1)
  • Have You Seen Her? (Romantic Suspense, #2)
  • 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)
Die For Me (Romantic Suspense, #7) Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1) Scream for Me (Romantic Suspense, #8) Have You Seen Her? (Romantic Suspense, #2) I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3)

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