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Publication Order of Baltimore Books

You Belong to Me (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
No One Left to Tell (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Did You Miss Me? (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Silence (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch Your Back (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster in the Closet (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Is Not Enough (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of New Orleans Books

Quarter to Midnight (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of New Orleans Books

Quarter to Midnight (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Dark Waters (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Too Deep (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of San Diego Case Files Books

Publication Order of Chicago Books

Don't Tell (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Have You Seen Her? (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Watching You (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing to Fear (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can't Hide (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Count to Ten (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cincinnati Books

Closer Than You Think (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone in the Dark (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Dark Corner (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Darkness (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Dark (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Minneapolis Books

Publication Order of St. Petersburg Books

Publication Order of Philadelphia/Atlanta Books

Publication Order of Sacramento Books

About Karen Rose:

Karen Rose Hafer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where she grew up and where, at the age of 17, she met Martin, with whom she fell in love and who later became her husband. Both graduated from the University of Maryland, the writer earned a degree in Chemical Engineering, and, after graduation, they moved to Ohio, in Cincinnati.

There, Karen began working as a consultant for a large company but, using her own words, she could not concentrate on her work, because she was continuously imagining plots that distracted her from whatever task she was trying to accomplish. She then began to write the stories she kept on thinking about. Initially, writing was just a matter of fun, something she used to clear her mind.

It wan in 2003 that, finally, one of her short stories was published – Do not Tell – and the author was able to concentrate full time on her lifelong passion: writing. Since then, Karen Rose wrote as many as 11 suspense stories.

Karen’s books have been reviewed by the most authoritative publications, they have climbed charts around the world and they appeared on the lists published by the New York Times, USA Today, the London Sunday Times and the German der Spiegel. She won the New Jersey ‘s Golden Leaf Award for best Short Contemporary Romance twice and received the CRA ‘s Award of Excellence.

If this wasn’t enough, her books have also rose to the top of the Amazon bestsellers’ list more than once. And now… Karen Rose is now living in Florida – with her husband Martin, with whom she lived for more than 20 years, two daughters, a dog and two cats – writing, dealing with gardening, practicing her great passion for cooking and spending time with the house pets.

Her books have sold millions of copies and have been translated in 17 languages, and there are rumors that an adaptation of some of her best works will soon make its debut on the big screen. The incredible work of this brilliant author is destined to inspire new styles while also leading many imitators to follow in her footsteps.

The Books

The first book by Karen Rose, Do not Tell, begins with a desperate self-defense plan. In order to save herself and her beloved son from a violent husband, a policeman, Mary Grace Winters decides to fake her own death.

The man and all those who know her will think she lies, together with her son, on the bottom of a lake, and her life will finally start again. Karen assumes a new identity and becomes Caroline Stewart. She suddenly finds herself hundreds of miles away from the past, ready to build a new life with her son, free from the violence of her husband. The years pass, the past seems buried and things seem to be going well.

Even love has reappeared in the life of Mary Grace, now Caroline, under the guise of Max Hunter, a man who has suffered, someone able to understand her pain. Suddenly, however, the first husband of the woman reappears in her life.

Little by little, he gets closer and closer to her, to her everyday life and everything that she loves…

Have you Seen Her is her next published work. In this book, a series of young women with common features, they are all beautiful and they all have long dark hair, disappear from their bedrooms during the course of the night. Each and every one of them is then found, dead: they were all victims of brutal murders. The protagonist of the story is agent Steven Thatcher.

His job is to find the bloodthirsty killer who is terrorizing the town. But while the case is heating up, the family of the investigator himself becomes part of the ongoing investigation. Steven is afraid that his son, Brad, will soon be the next victim. It will be the teacher of the son, the sweet and beautiful Jenna Marshall, who will help him protect his child.

As their relationship tightens around the need to help Brad, Steven and Jenna feel, stronger every day, the attraction growing between them. But they both have terrible scars, they both carry a lot of pain on the shoulders, and soon they realize how difficult it is to find the courage to let go of the past. Meanwhile, the serial killer gets busy, he prepares traps and challenges the agent, until he selects his new target: Jenna…

On The International Arena

The first book by Karen Rose to reach the international arena was Die For Me, published in 2007. The book is considered one of the best suspense novels ever written alongside Scream For Me and Kill For Me, written by the same author.

The story of Die For Me, an incredible thriller novel, is built around a fierce killer. Sixteen pits are discovered in a field on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Some of them are filled with corpses laid out with a meticulous and obsessive care, but others are still empty.

The mangled bodies reveal that the victims were meticulously tormented and horribly tortured with ancient techniques, belonging to one of the darkest periods of the history of humankind: the Inquisition. Following the terrible discovery, the detective, Vito Ciccotelli, turns to Sophie Johannsen, a young archeologist and an expert in the Middle Ages. Soon, however, terror conquers their minds.

The ruthless murderer seems to be playing a terrible game, and it really feels like he is following a plot known only by him. While Vito falls in love with Sophie, she realizes that she could soon be the next victim. This book is truly a masterpiece. The suspense grows, page by page.

The characters have a depth that makes them extremely realistic and the places are drawn with elegance and stunning descriptive abilities. The author goes through the darkest maze of the human psyche, pushing the readers to take a trip in the intricate regions where pure horror was born.

But the narrative moves from terror to the passion, running towards an ardent and intense sensuality. All this without ever losing the fast pace that keeps the readers’ eyes glued to the page

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4 Responses to “Karen Rose”

  1. J Gann: 1 year ago

    I absolutely love the Baltimore series! Is there ANY hope of another book??

  2. Pat James: 3 years ago

    I have been trying to buy ‘Broken Silence’ and ‘Dirty Secrets’ in paperback format by Karen Rose for over 6 months now. Unsuccessfully I have to say. I am now desperate as these books are the only remaining books from her booklist that I haven’t read. Could you please let me know a stockist, or, if possible, could I buy these items from you? I would be very grateful if you could help.
    My next avenue is to try to get in contact with Karen Rose personally as I cannot understand why these particular books are so difficult to locate here in the U.K.
    Best regards
    Pat James

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Pat – unfortunately, it doesn’t appear those are in physical format. They were shorter stories and were released in ebook/audio only.

    • Cathy: 3 years ago

      Hi Pat
      If you have an iPad you can download through the Book app. With being in lockdown the last few months, I’ve just finished reading through her entire series this way including the two you are trying to get. Cost is similar to hard copies


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