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Into the Dark

(Romantic Suspense #23)

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4.42  ·  Rating details ·  2,233 ratings  ·  256 reviews
When Michael Rowland saves his younger brother Joshua from the clutches of his stepfather, he runs for his life with his brother in his arms. From his hiding place he sees the man who has made their lives a misery taken away in the trunk of a stranger's car, never to be seen again.

Doctor Dani Novak has been keeping soccer coach Diesel Kennedy at arm's length to protect him
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Hardcover, 527 pages
Published November 14th 2019 by Headline
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Amabelle You can read it without having read the previous books of this series, but you probably get a better grip on people and their backstory if you have re…moreYou can read it without having read the previous books of this series, but you probably get a better grip on people and their backstory if you have read at least the first one, Closer than You Think.(less)
Amabelle I think you can read it also as a standalone, but I would advise to read at least the first book, Closer than You Think, and perhaps the second one, t…moreI think you can read it also as a standalone, but I would advise to read at least the first book, Closer than You Think, and perhaps the second one, to get a better understanding of the whole cast of people appearing in Into the Dark and their relationships to each other.(less)

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Jess☺️
Into The Dark by Karen Rose is the 23rd book I've read by this author and the 5 book in the Cincinnati series.
Karen Rose never fells to inject us with a dose of romantic suspense, nerve-wracking, pulse pounding,edge of your seat moments and she is able to squeeze a tear or two out of you too (you will need a tissue or two with this one 😭)
I love that you can read these books as a stand-alone but if you read them as a series you continue to see the character's you've meet from the other books and
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Karen Rose is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors and I know with every book of hers that I start that I will love it. Into the Dark was no different and right from the beginning this story had me captivated. Dani and Diesel had a relationship and connection that actually surprised me with how personal they got. It was a bit of a change from the usual heavy focus on the suspense that Ms. Rose does but I liked that we got to see so much of these characters a
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Anita
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dani and Diesel - I've been waiting for this one for a long time and Karen Rose did not disappoint. No one and I mean no one can craft a thriller like Karen Rose. Layers upon layers and lots of bodies make a maze of a tale and at the heart are two innocent children who Diesel and Danni have to protect. We get a round up of all the Cincinnati Series characters and It was great to see them in action along with Dani and Diesel. I suspect that this may be the last Cincinnati Series book and it was f ...more
♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

Fourteen-year-old Michael witnesses the murder of his stepfather. His stepfather was a pedophile and abused Michael, so I wasn’t too broken up over his death. My heart truly went out to Michael growing up with a neglectful, selfish mother. She didn’t even bother to learn sign language even though Michael was deaf from birth. On top of all that, she marries an abusive asshole leaving her kids vulnerable!

When the police start to investigate the murder, the killer realizes he may have lef
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Becca
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-rose
We've been waiting a while for Dani and Diesel's story, and we finally have it, in Into the Dark - the 23rd in Karen Rose's romantic suspense series.

I'll start by saying that all of KR's books are fantastic and it would be very unlikely for me to give them anything other than 5 stars.

Dani is a doctor. She's part of the family KR has built in her universe, that includes Police, FBI, Therapists, Reporters, Volunteers - basically all good people with open hearts and selfless personalities. Diesel
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Nursebookie
Into the Dark by Karen Rose is a Suspense Romance Thriller, Book #5 of the Cincinnati Romantic Suspense Series, that moves fast and will keep you on your toes and turning those pages. This is a part of a series that I have not personally have read before, but I enjoyed this just as amazingly as Karen Rose’s fans and dedicated readers. I understand the huge following Rose has, because from the first page, the reader will already be hooked by her writing. I love the action filled scenarios that ma ...more
Lou
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Into the Dark is the fifth instalment in the Cincinnati series and is the most gripping and absorbing so far. There is no problem with jumping into the series in this book although you will probably not want to miss the preceding book as this is romantic suspense at its best. The plot follows two brothers, Michael and Joseph, who happen to be there to witness a man being bundled into the boot of a car never to be seen again; they then find themselves in grave danger by the very same person as th ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
4.5 stars rounded up

I loved this book! And I was really wanting a good one. This one made me remember why I started reading Ms. Rose.

There was a little too much parading all the past characters which is a pet peeve of mine. A lot of them didn't really add to the plot and felt like filler.

The plot itself was really good...although a sad and difficult subject. Ms. Rose did not exploit but did show how damaging sexual abuse is. Dani and Diesel were good together and I really liked the two boys who
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Natalie
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Karen Rose has done it again - another fantastic un-put-downable book full of romance, suspense, action and twists.
I love all her books and they just get better and better.
This installment is focussed on Dani and Diesel and their budding romance.
I love every character and story in this series.
Thank you for another amazing page turner Karen Rose!
Abookishchick
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really love Karen Rose’s books, i have every single one up to date and now I’m currently waiting for the next one again!! I’ve waited a while for Dani and Diesels story and boy was it worth it.

Into The Dark is the fifth book in the Cincinnati series and like all Karen rose books it sucked me in till the end. Dani and Diesels relationship, chemistry and there romance and i loved how personal they got. i found the story very emotional and have to say it really tugged and pulled at my heart stri
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Melanie Jo
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, giveaways, own
I don't even know what to say about this book. Karen is my favorite author and I always get so excited when she releases a new book. This book had me laughing, crying, angry and more. This was a very emotional book and so personal indeed. I loved all the characters. My heart ached for Michael and Joshua. Karen did an amazing job with this book and putting her personal experiences into the story made it so much more beautiful. One of my favorite books by her. Amazingly written and very emotional ...more
Nursebookie
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Into the Dark by Karen Rose is a Suspense Romance Thriller, Book #5 of the Cincinnati Romantic Suspense Series, that moves fast and will keep you on your toes and turning those pages. This is a part of a series that I have not personally have read before, but I enjoyed this just as amazingly as Karen Rose’s fans and dedicated readers. I understand the huge following Rose has, because from the first page, the reader will already be hooked by her writing. I love the action filled scenarios that ma ...more
Minx
Into the Dark is the twenty-third book in the Romantic Suspense series by Author Karen Rose. This series includes many characters from different professions but all the professions are aimed at helping others and all of the protagonists are about exposing the truth, no matter how ugly. This book features two characters, Diesel Kennedy and Dani Novak, who are both drawn to each other but Dani has been resisting the attraction. She has been successful at keeping Diesel at arm’s length for quite so ...more
Angie F
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I read a Karen Rose book no sooner have I finished it than I want to go back and reread all the other books in that series. I love the way her main characters all link up and appear in each others' stories, you can almost tell whose story will feature in the next book.
This book centres around two young boys who inadvertently witness a murder. A vigilante has set himself up as judge, jury and executioner and is wiping out those offenders who might otherwise escape justice.
Of just as mu
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Marta Cox
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
When it comes to romantic suspense this author is definitely in my top five so I always know that I'm going to get a well written story with a twisting plot that keeps me holding my breath. This particular book not only has a vigilante killer who is almost like the Angel of death but also the romance that regular readers have been waiting for because it's Dani and Diesel !
It all begins with a teenage boy struggling to save his brother from their brutal, sadistic stepfather. Michael sees a murde
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Anne OK
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
I'm caught up now in Karen Rose's "Cincinnati Series." Whew -- after two in a row of her over-sized books, I'm frazzled by the intensity of the last two books. And once again, totally satisfied and excited for what comes next. But first, I have two more catch-ups in another of Rose's series.

Diesel has always been a bit of a mystery and his silent affection for Dr. Dani thoroughly enchanting. And to see her reciprocate was a beautiful thing. Together these two are downright delightful even with a
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Sophia
Two boys flee a horrific situation while a dark killer who has been targeting the filth of the community must set his sights on eliminating a loose end. Taunt with with suspense and sizzling with romance, Into the Dark welcomed me back to Karen Rose's world writhing with the evil humans can do and the finest human heroes working to bring them down. Into the Dark promised much with Dani and Diesel's long-awaited story and it delivered in spades.

Into the Dark is the fifth of the Cincinnati series
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Kathryn
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. A Karen Rose book is always a riveting read and this one held me all the way. A totally mad killer and Diesel, Michael and Joshua dealing with so much. And Dr. Dani and family. What a group. Loved catching up with them all. Love the Cincinnati gang.
Jeanne Adamek
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Deb Palmer-Distante
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Karen Rose never disappoints! Although 95% of my “reading” is done through audio books these days, I jumped at the chance to get an ARC of Rose’s newest title. For those who are longtime readers, the supporting cast of characters found within are old friends and it was definitely good to see them. Although the plot features a vigilante intent on punishing people he thinks deserve it, time is also spent on the issues of child sexual abuse and living with HIV. We find out more about our heroine, D ...more
One chapter more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having few hours to kill I have walked in to Barnes and Nobles in Westbury. Strolling around the shelves full of books, I have chosen few books and found a quiet corner to read. This book was on a pile next to me.

This author has been highly recommended to me by my bookstagram friends and... I was not disappointed. I loved every second of this book. I was intrigued, shocked, addicted... It was good.... No, absolutely engrossing.

Why 4 stars then? Well, that a different story. Exactly. There were s
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Karen
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just......wow. Cincinnati book 5 and the one we've all been waiting for. Yes we finally get Dani and Diesels story. And what a story it is! It's raw, horrific, real, heart breaking but also warm and compassionate. I had to stop reading a few times as I was in floods of tears. I love Karen Rose books as when you pick one up its like meeting up with old friends. The characters begin to feel like real people. The plot, as ever, is fast, twisting and keeps you on the edge of your seat til the v ...more
Shannon Dyer
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019, romance, mystery
I have been waiting for what feels like years for this book to be released, and it was everything I wanted it to be and more! Review to come at AAR.
Sandy
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Karen Rose. Absolutely loved Dani and Diesel story
Shalini
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having never read a book by this author, initially I found it a tough going. Soon the story emerged and I found myself right in the middle of the plot.

A witness to a kidnapping and probably murder Michael, while protecting his brother Joshua, the two turned to Dani a doctor and Diesel a hacker for help and protection. Soon murders occurred and the duo started investigating.

Karen Rose is a proficient writer whose play of words soon caught my interest. This book was part of a series, and I knew no
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Gemma McGee
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Into the Dark is a book that is full of heartbreaking, heart-pounding and heartwarming moments. A compelling mystery that goes into interesting directions.

It's finally Dani and Diesel Time !!
This book has been long-awaited as we have seen Diesel pine for Dani in the previous Cincinnati books, and we all know that they would be perfect together.

One of my favourite elements of Karen Roses books is that she highlights different issues. This book focuses on a deaf victim and shines spotlight things
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Anne - Books of My Heart
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Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
 
4.5 hearts

I really enjoy the  Romantic Suspense series . I've read them all. I started the series with the first Cincinnati book, with Faith and Deacon.  It was actually #16 overall. Then I went back and read the previous 15 books. Into the Dark takes us back to Cincinnati, where we see many old friends from the other
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Rachel Bridgeman
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november
Firstly, DON'T let the size of this book put you off. If you don't like chunky books, this is genuinely one of those novels where you get to the last page and say 'Aww...it's over...'. It genuinely flies.

Secondly. DON'T let the fact it's book 5 in the series bother you, genuinely you will want to read Books 1-4 after finishing 'Into The Dark', that is guarenteed, but you don't need prior knowledge to be reading the fifth in the Cincinatti series.

Thirdly, and most importantly,this book is a stone
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Cheryl M-M
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Michael has only one concern - keeping his brother Joshua safe. The only way to do that is making sure they stay together, and their step-father away from him. When he stumbles upon said step-father preparing to put his brother in danger certain events are set in motion that will change their lives forever.

I have to say kudos to the author for writing the story in such a careful, thoughtful and emotive way. Part of me wishes, and I can imagine other readers and perhaps even the author, that vict
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Darcy
Like most fans I've been waiting for this book, for Dani to pull her head out of her ass and let herself be happy with Diesel. Both of them had issues to work through and it feel like at times they were forced to do so because of the boys. I didn't mind that because those boys were so sweet! I loved that by caring for the boys it gave both Dani and Diesel a glimpse of what life could be like if only they would let themselves have happiness.

The crimes in this one were so involved. So many innoce
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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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