Review: Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose

Series: Romantic Suspense #21, Baltimore #6
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 624
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 4 Stars
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The past comes back to haunt a high-profile defense attorney in the newest book in the Baltimore series from the New York Times bestselling author of Edge of Darkness and Monster in the Closet.

In his work as a defense attorney in Baltimore, Thorne has always been noble to a fault--specializing in helping young people in trouble just as someone did for him when he was younger. He plays the part of the bachelor well, but he secretly holds a flame for his best friend and business partner, Gwyn Weaver, a woman struggling to overcome her own demons. After four years, he thinks he might finally be ready to confess his feelings, come what may.

But his plans are derailed when he wakes up in bed with a dead woman--her blood on his hands and no recollection of how he got there. Whoever is trying to frame Thorne is about to lead him down the rabbit hole of his past, something he thought he had outran long ago. Thorne must figure out who has been digging into his secrets, how much they know, and how far they will go to bring him down . . .

DEATH IS NOT ENOUGH is a dark suspense with intricate plot lines and layers upon layers of intrigue, lies, and explosive secrets. Just when you think you’ve figured out what’s going on, a new dynamic is discovered that turns the storyline upside down! Ms. Rose never disappoints with her compelling stories and character development. Her ability to create complex villains is quite deliberate and totally scary!

The only issue I had with the book is that I didn’t feel any chemistry between Thorne and Gwyn. He came off as a jerk to me. Instead of telling Gwyn how he feels, he does some juvenile things that essentially ends up hurting Gwyn. Wasn’t a fan of the pairing. I felt they were better off as friends and business partners. I also had some trouble following the dialog when there were several characters in a scene. But that’s par for the course when there are a lot of characters in a book.

Trigger warning: This book contains
If you have triggers from this subject matter, this may not be the book for you.

This is a chilling read that will capture your attention and hold it to the end.

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

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 engineer for a large consumer goods company, earning two patents, but as Karen says, “scenes were roiling in my head and I couldn't concentrate on my job so I started writing them down. I started out writing for fun, and soon found I was hooked.”

Her debut suspense novel, DON'T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Since then, she has published more than fifteen novels and two novellas. Her twenty-second novel, SAY YOU'RE SORRY, will be released in 2019.

Karen's books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, London's Sunday Times, and Germany's der Spiegel (#1), and the Irish Times, as well as lists in South Africa(#1) and Australia!
Her novels, I'M WATCHING YOU and SILENT SCREAM, received the Romance Writers of America's RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005 and 2011. Five of her other books have been RITA finalists. To date, her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of more than twenty years, two dogs, and a cat.

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