- Series: The Cincinnati Series (Book 3)
- Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (February 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399583068
- ISBN-13: 978-0399583063
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.4 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 86 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Every Dark Corner
“Gritty, dark, and occasionally uncomfortable, Rose's latest foray into the abyss of human depravity and deception is another page-turning thriller.”—Library Journal
“With detailed and efficient storytelling, Rose expertly crafts her plot, building on layers of tension and suspense, and her well-defined villain will send shivers up any reader’s spine. Fans of this series will wholeheartedly embrace this new heart-stopping thriller.”—RT Book Reviews
“It’s fast-paced and sexy, with numerous twists and turns that make it nearly impossible to put down. Ms. Rose is truly a master of her craft.”—All About Romance
“An action packed, intriguing story full of suspense, and romance. It’s an incredible, thrilling ride and it had me staying up all night to find out what would happen next.”—Cocktails & Books
More Praise for Karen Rose and her novels
“The queen of romantic suspense”—Crime and Publishing
“An excellent example of how far-reaching and varied romance can be. The plot is complex, the characterization sound and the boundaries of the genre pushed...tremendously sexy.”—The New York Times
“Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“From the first rousing chapter to the last...intense, complex, and unforgettable.”—James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Rose writes blistering, high-octane suspense that never lets up.”—Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author
“Takes off like a house afire. There's action and chills galore in this non-stop thriller.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Karen Rose is the award-winning, #1 international bestselling author of some twenty novels, including the bestselling Baltimore and Cincinnati series. She has been translated into twenty-three languages and her books have placed on the New York Times, the Sunday Times (UK), and Germany’s der Spiegel bestseller lists.
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Well, I hunkered down for a three-day weekend and tackled this 600-page monster. I loved it, as I’ve loved all of Rose’s books without exception. I’ll try not to get too fangirly talking about them.
Honestly? I could only come up with one complaint about this book: it makes a valiant effort to stand alone, but the history of not only the characters, but the plot, is so rich and dense and convoluted at this point that I think someone picking this up without having read a Karen Rose book before is going to feel pretty disconnected. There are references made in this book reaching as far back as the eighth and ninth books of Rose’s career, published almost ten years ago.
Allow me to explain. All of Rose’s eighteen published books take place in the same universe, meaning all the characters from each book exist in the same world and follow the same timeline. Also, all the characters are connected to one another somehow, whether they’re family, coworkers, or just friends. Some of those eighteen books are said to be part of different series (which drives me nuts, because I consider them all one series); don’t be fooled—it’s all still the same universe. They may, however, take place in different cities on the eastern side of the US. So, for example, Every Dark Corner is advertised as the third book in the “Cincinnati series”—and that just means it’s the third book to be based in Cincinnati. Rose’s website has a really cool map listing which books take place where. The books based in the same cities are usually involved in an overarching plot.
That said, I really, really recommend that anyone interested in Every Dark Corner read, at the very least, Alone in the Dark beforehand. Closer Than You Think, the first book in the “Cincinnati series,” is a seriously fantastic book and stars Deacon Novak, my absolute favorite of Rose’s characters, so I highly recommend that one as well. Don’t feel you have to go back too far; Rose does a decent job explaining her references. But by all means, read all her books! You won’t regret it. (Although it might take you a while—500 to 700 pages is normal for a Karen Rose mass market paperback. Two thirds of them are available on audiobook; listen to them while you do chores.)
Anyway, Every Dark Corner is a wonderful story crafted with care and precision by a master storyteller. I won’t say it’s my favorite Rose, but it wasn’t disappointing. Decker was a decent hero, but, though he had his share of past trauma, I’m not sure he was as complex a character as Kate. That’s not to say he wasn’t well-developed; I just feel that Kate had more interesting stuff going on inside her head, that she was more conflicted. They made a cute pair; they were lost souls that provided each other with an anchor, with a base.
The level of detail Rose incorporates in her characters and plots is simply astounding. She uses not only the perspectives of the hero and heroine, but she does a phenomenal job using the villain’s POV to advance the plot—but she doesn’t reveal too much. There’s also a good amount of humor to keep the book from getting too depressing, but it’s not cheap humor; the jokes are subtle and witty. I snorted and cackled at times, but I balled my eyes out, too. The story is deeply emotional and doesn’t shy away from sensitive topics, but it does respect them. Rose is an author determined to expose the underbelly of society, to show realistic circumstances while keeping her protagonists mature and dignified.
Okay, I have thought of a couple more cons. When the protags finally saved the day and defeated the villain—it was rather anticlimactic. Satisfying, but not as dramatic as I’d hoped. Second, I’m not really sure what the point was for the one or two scenes between Meredith and Kimble. It definitely wasn’t necessary to this plot; probably it was setting up their relationship for a future book that they may star in, but I think it could have been cut out of this book. Their reactions to one another were enough to suggest a past relationship.
But speaking of future books—I am so fricken excited that Rose has another book coming out later this year! Except I think it’s going to be based in Baltimore again and not Cincinnati, which means we’ll have to wait to see how all the relationships she set up in Cincinnati turn out—and she set up a LOT. Meredith and Kimble, Stone and Delores, Diesel and Dani, Wendi and Colby, and I wouldn’t mind a book centered on Kendra, Trip, or Mallory. Audrey could be matched up, too, and there’s Quincy Taylor. (That sounds like a lot of characters, but don’t be intimidated—you’ll keep them straight.) And I’m sure Rose left other relationships undeveloped in other cities. If only she wrote faster! (Though, to give credit where credit’s due, she does write pretty darn fast to turn out one, sometimes two, gigantic books every year. One of hers could easily be two for most authors.)
Overall… *dreamy sigh* I love Karen Rose. Excuse me while I go prepare myself for the next one by rereading the books set in Baltimore.
At more than 600 pages, this book is a page turner, both because you want to get to the parts where the rotten sociopath meets justice and because the characters, from the major players to the minor ones, are all connected. The hero and heroine's story tugs at the heart. Both are flawed, both have issues that deeply affect them, and the long hours, crazy situation, and chemistry have them ready to take chances. The secondary characters are tightly woven into the fabric of the story, and some we've seen in previous stories.
In this book more than any other, author Karen Rose makes the characters seem real, multi-dimensional, and like family. As you go through the book, you begin to really care what happens to the characters, and I can't help but look forward to future books so I can see the stories she began to lay out for secondary characters play out with them as the stars of the book.
I'm already looking forward to Karen's next Book, Monster in the Closet, which comes out this summer!
This series by Karen Rose has blown me away. She has always been a fave of mine but WOWZA. This series has just gutted me at times all the while I am cheering for the good guys. Just like the last book...I cried at the end.
Her characters are so likable or despised but boy do you feel. You mourn when they do, you are thrilled for there victories too.
Decker and Kate’s book was no exception. Dark and scary topics, pasts that have damaged and shaped them.
Karen Rose is THE QUEEN of this genre, with this series she so reminded me of Beverly Barton’s ability to just consume you, I mean completely immerse you in the story that she wrote. I’m blown away at KR talent and can’t wait for the next book.