Friday, January 23, 2009

Review - Kill For Me by Karen Rose

Kill for Me
Karen Rose
Grand Central
February 2, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-446-51030-1

Book Blurb from the author’s website:
Six teenage girls have been kidnapped. Five have been murdered. One survived. Only she can reveal the secrets of a disturbing ring of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market. But those responsible for the crimes will do whatever it takes to maintain her silence.

Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have both sworn to stop the murderers for their own personal reasons. The investigation will lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask their identity. They soon discover a chain of deception so intricate they don't know who to trust. Finding comfort in each other's arms, they begin to unravel the intricately knotted threads, but the killers are ruthless and determined, and won't hesitate to take extreme measures to insure their anonymity and keep their business intact. When Susannah discovers an unexpected link to the girl she is trying to save, her life is soon in danger and Luke will do everything he can to save the woman he loves.

My thoughts:
As teenage girls are being kidnapped, used, and sold to the highest bidder, Susannah Vartanian returns home to the place where it all seems to have started. Dutton, Georgia, holds the secrets she keeps from her past, things she’d rather not remember. She’s an assistant DA in New York who encourages victims to speak out against the crimes they’ve endured. Now it’s Susannah’s turn to take a stand. With her help the GBI has more leads on their current case, and they hope to stop the twisted people involved in destroying young lives.

Luke Papadopoulos is an agent with the GBI and has seen more than his share of crimes against children. Young girls are disappearing and the trail leads back to the Dutton area, a place where an insane killer has struck before. From the first time Luke sees Susannah he’s attracked to her, and seeing her strength through the case those feelings grow stronger. They each carry emotional scars that make relationships difficult, but if they survive this case they may still have a chance.

Kill for Me picks-up after Scream for Me and provides some shocking revelations as the story unfolds. Ms. Rose executes an intricate plot and does it with amazing skill. Dark secrets paint a vivid picture as young lives are forever destroyed by some of the worst evils seen in humanity. This is suspense at it’s darkest best.

To learn more about Kill for Me, please visit Ms. Rose’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Wendy said...

I really enjoyed Scream For Me so I'm looking forward to reading Kill For Me. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

She did an amazing job bringing it all together Wendy, I think you're really going to like it! :)

SciFiGuy said...

Haven't tried these but they sound really creepy - in a good way.

Kimberly Swan said...

If you're looking for a good suspense series you should check it out. :)

samantha.1020 said...

This sounds really dark and like a good story. I'll have to read Scream For Me first but I'm definitely going to check these two out.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Sam - If you can, read Die For Me first. It's really amazing how it all comes together with each release. :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

Can. Not. Read. Review. Till. I. Read. Too. And. Review. It. LOL I can't wait to read this one!!

Kimberly Swan said...

You're really going to be amazed at how things are wrapped up in this one Rachael!