Review: Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose

Author: Karen Rose
Series: Romantic Suspense #19, Baltimore #5
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 512
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 4 Stars
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The New York Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns to Baltimore, where a father-daughter reunion puts innocent victims in the sights of a stone-cold killer…

Baltimore PI Clay Maynard routinely locates missing children for clients, but his own daughter—stolen by his ex-wife—has eluded him for years. Until she turns up right under his nose…

Since she was a child, Taylor Dawson believed the lie her mother told her: that her father was a monster. But now she has a chance to get to know the real Clay while doing real work as an equine therapist, which includes helping two girls whose mother was brutally murdered. She might even find something deeper with her boss’s handsome son, Ford Elkhart, whose eyes are so haunted. But just as Taylor feels her life opening up to new family, work, and friends, a danger lurks in the darkness—one that will show Taylor the face of true evil…

Elizabeth's Thoughts
MONSTER IN THE CLOSET is a lot different from the previous book. It’s slower paced and very emotional. The book follows two storylines: a young child witnessing a heinous crime and a young woman interning at an Equine therapy farm with ulterior motives. I really enjoyed watching both of them unfold and intersect.

The story takes us back to Baltimore where we get visits from previous characters and a few surprise cameos. This book can easily be read as a standalone. Having not read any of the Baltimore books, I am now curious to find out more about all of these characters.

Some stuff goes down in the book that is very heart-wrenching and emotional. I definitely recommend tissues when getting into the story. I’d like to say more but I just… can’t! It’s a romantic suspense for a reason and I definitely don’t want to ruin the mysteries! The story is enjoyable but ended way too soon. As always, I cannot wait to see what Karen Rose has in store for us next!

I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

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