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June 24, 2008

Review: Scream for Me by Karen Rose

Filed under: Review — Tags: , , , , — 1shellie @ 6:51 pm
Scream for Me by Karen Rose

When I started Scream for me by Karen Rose, I didn’t know I was in for a nerve-racking, nail-biting read from start to finish. The fast paced storyline and interesting dialog kept me on the edge of my seat. I read through this book quickly without being able to put it down for long intervals of time, so I neglected things like walking the dog and much needed sleep. But it was well worth it because I had to know how it ended!

Alex Fallon’s life has been filled with sorrow and death. Thirteen years ago, her twin sister was raped and murdered. Her mother, not being able to handle the brutal death and loss of her daughter, commits suicide soon after. When her Aunt insists she move to Ohio with her, Alex is forced to leave her hometown in Dutton, Georgia, and her step-sister Bailey behind, to escape the horrible loss of her loved ones.

Years later when Alex gets a surprising phone call from social services informing her that Bailey has disappeared and has left her four year old daughter, Hope alone, she is stunned. Knowing that Bailey is incapable of leaving Hope behind, unless something is terribly wrong, Alex immediately returns to Dutton and the memories she has tried to evade all of these years. She finds Hope traumatized and in shock. Since she is incapable of talking, Bailey’s disappearance becomes a mystery and a race against time to solve.

Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has just returned from a two week leave of absence. His brother was linked to having murdered seventeen people, including his parents. He is given the assignment to investigate the murder and rape of a woman from the town of Arcadia, Georgia. When his investigation leads him to Dutton, he finds some startling similarities between his case and the murder of Alex’s sister years ago.

When Daniel and Alex meet, they realize that they are both desperately trying to find the answers to hunting down the killer and solving the disappearance of Bailey. As they continue to work together, and Alex’s life becomes in jeopardy, they are both drawn into a web of mystery, danger and a love that neither were looking for.

I found that both Daniel and Alex were complex characters and the development of their relationship was intriguing to read. Both have their demons they must deal with, but they come together as a team and fight the good fight. This is not a book you can skip through. It can be quite complex and very intense at times. Although, I believe that Scream for Me can be read as a stand alone book, there are a lot of references to the previous book in the series, Die For Me, that might not be completely understood without reading it first.

For more information on Scream for Me or other books written by Karen Rose, please visit her web site at: http://www.karenrosebooks.com/.

 

Reviewed by Shellie

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