Every Dark Corner
Romantic Suspense Book #18, The Cincinnati Series, Book #3
By Karen Rose
Author’s website: http://www.karenrosebooks.com/
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
Every Dark Corner is the nail-biting new thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose, and Book 3 in the Cincinnati series, following on from Closer Than You Think and Alone in the Dark.
When FBI Special Agent Griffin “Decker” Davenport wakes from his coma, he is desperate to find the missing children he knows are in danger. At the end of his last investigation, when he thought it was all over and justice had been served, he discovered that not everyone had been rescued, but he was shot before he was able to tell anyone.
Special Agent Kate Coppola has recently moved to Cincinnati. She says she’s chasing a promotion but she’s actually running away from heartache. She’s found the recordings from Decker’s time undercover and has been at his side in the hospital while she tries to put together the pieces of the crime he was investigating—and what connection it has to his own mysterious past.
When someone tries to kill Decker in his hospital bed, he and Kate realise that the children are not the only ones whose lives are threatened, and that they must stop at nothing to hunt down the perpetrators. And danger is waiting in every dark corner.
At the beginning of the book, FBI Agent Decker is waking up from a coma, the result of his investigation into a missing children’s case. Although he cannot remember very much, he does know that there are more children in danger. Kate, who is another FBI agent, works together with Decker to track down The Professor, who is the heinous person behind the missing children and so much more. What they uncover is human trafficking, child pornography, and drug trafficking. They know they have to get this despicable person off the streets before anyone else gets hurt or killed.
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. Kate is a spunky, feisty woman who does not give up easily. I enjoyed the fact that she handles her ADHD with knitting and origami. This made her more realistic to me. Decker is a hard-as-nails hero but he has a heart of gold and he likes to protect those he loves. Kate and Decker have both been through alot and have some baggage that they bring to any relationship. They have deep emotional scars that may never be healed. The Professor was a truly evil and vile person, and at times, it was hard reading about him. He is the definition of a psychopath.
The book is written from different perspectives: Kate’s, Decker’s. The Professor’s and one of The Professor’s victim. This lead to the reader getting more of an insight into each of the characters thoughts and actions and I thought it was very effective.
The author is very talented in writing suspense and tension with just the written word. I had to keep swiping pages as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next. But I was also afraid to keep going in the book, afraid of what might happen next. I think she is one of the best suspense writers that I have ever read. She is also very talented in her romantic writing. There is chemistry between Kate and Decker but there is also respect and a real friendship. The writing style flows smoothly. I did think that at times the book dragged and I thought it was a little long for my taste.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted well crafted romantic suspense. I have read a lot of books by this author and I have enjoyed them all. But be warned, this book is not for the faint of heart.