Edge of Darkness (Romantic Suspense, #20; Cincinnati, #4)
The fourth and final book in Karen Rose's nail-biting Cincinnati Series revisits your favourite characters battling crime in the city's dark underbelly. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he's worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But someone doesn't want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself in the crosshairs of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for her, but they'll soon find out she isn't the only target...

Edge of Darkness (Romantic Suspense, #20; Cincinnati, #4) Details

TitleEdge of Darkness (Romantic Suspense, #20; Cincinnati, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 8th, 2018
PublisherHeadline
ISBN-139781472245854
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GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Crime, Contemporary

Edge of Darkness (Romantic Suspense, #20; Cincinnati, #4) Review

  • Paromjit
    January 1, 1970
    I had never read Karen Rose, but having heard so much about her books, I thought I would try this. It turns out this might not have been the best decision as it is the 4th in the Cincinnati series, with characters from other books in the series turning up here. It meant that at times I felt a little at a loss, not having read others in the series. Nevertheless, I still managed to enjoy reading this thriller. Adam Kimble is a homicide detective who had a short lived relationship in the past with I had never read Karen Rose, but having heard so much about her books, I thought I would try this. It turns out this might not have been the best decision as it is the 4th in the Cincinnati series, with characters from other books in the series turning up here. It meant that at times I felt a little at a loss, not having read others in the series. Nevertheless, I still managed to enjoy reading this thriller. Adam Kimble is a homicide detective who had a short lived relationship in the past with Meredith Fallon, a child psychologist. Meredith has never forgotten him and doesn't understand why he has gone to such lengths to avoid her. However, Adam is an emotionally damaged man, suffering from PTSD, and struggling to recover. He is about to discover just what Meredith means to him.Meredith works with sexually abused children, something she feels a complete commitment to. She has been doing some intensive counselling work with a traumatised Mallory Martin. They are out celebrating their successes, when a gunman fails to carry out a mission he is being forced into. Having failed to shoot Meredith, the gunman is then shot and Meredith barely makes it out alive. Why would anyone want to kill Meredith? In a complex investigation, more deaths take place as it appears that a ruthless killer does not want Meredith to do the kind of work that she does. Adam finds that he will do anything to protect Meredith. Their relationship develops as Meredith finds out exactly what is troubling Adam. She then in turn tells him about the traumas in her own life. It soon becomes clear that the murderer is rather closer to home than Adam and Meredith might imagine.This is a fast paced read focusing on two damaged people who manage to connect with each other emotionally. Whilst this might not have been the best Karen Rose book to read, I am glad that I did read it. It has two central strands running through it, that of the hunt for the killer, and that of the slowly evolving relationship between the two protagonists. A gripping read that I found entertaining and absorbing. Many thanks to Headline for an ARC.
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  • Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix)
    January 1, 1970
    *I received this Arc from Net Gallet in exchange for an honest review* Karen Rose has done it again you guys! Another nail-biting, romantic suspense with many twists and turn, with characters I've grown to love and am sure you will too. I couldn't wait to read this book, but unfortunately I had to hold off because I hadn't read book #2 and #3 of the Cincinnati series yet- I mean yes I could have gone ahead and read it but I didn't want any spoilers for those two books, and as they all connected *I received this Arc from Net Gallet in exchange for an honest review* Karen Rose has done it again you guys! Another nail-biting, romantic suspense with many twists and turn, with characters I've grown to love and am sure you will too. I couldn't wait to read this book, but unfortunately I had to hold off because I hadn't read book #2 and #3 of the Cincinnati series yet- I mean yes I could have gone ahead and read it but I didn't want any spoilers for those two books, and as they all connected it would be silly to think somethings wouldn' be spoilt. I'm finally up to date with all Karen Rose's books and honestly, I cannot wait to read more.Adam Kimble is struggling with demons in his past, demons that lead to taking a year off for his mental health. His one night fling with child psychologist Meredith Fallon still plays on his mind, he ran away after that night and has been avoiding her since. When Meredith nearly gets shot in a restaurant while out for lunch with a sexual abuse victim, no one knows why. With Adam on the case, the two are pushed together trying to work out who is after her. Or was there another target? With the bodies piling up, and the threat getting closer and closer, nowhere and no one is safe from this killer.In a shocking tale about love, hate, death, and hope, Adam won't rest until he finds out who is behind the killings, and how it all connects to the internet sex crimes case that had recently been solved by Special Agents, Decker Devenport and Kate Coppola.The thing I loved the most about this book was all the character from previous books. The odd-looking siblings, Dani and Deacon, Faith, Kate, Decker, the O'Bannion brothers and many more. They are all like one big happy family, all with tragic childhoods and experiences, all uncovered throughout Karen Rose's previous books. The connection built with all these characters with each book and then seeing them all together, like a big family was overwelling, I couldn't believe so many amazingly strong characters were all together and happy after all the shit they had been through.The writing is pure Karen Rose style, suspenseful-at the edge of your seat, having no idea who is behind the harm of others and what is right is really going on. She has a way of keeping you guessing, honestly, i have read all her books and I have NEVER EVER picked who is behind everything or what is really going on. That's just the way she writes, every single book is different and well thought out- that's why I spend hours and hours obsessively reading her books because I have to know what is going on.In all, I love a good Karen Rose book, and honestly, every single one is well written and thought out, meaning every single one of her books is amazing. They are all different, all the characters are unique and the romance adds a little something extra to the mix. Another one for the favaourite pile! I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author! Recommended for : Romance/Suspense/Mystery
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  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    4 and a halfThis carries on the segment that this author has involved her readers in set in and around Cincinnati and honestly I somehow suspect that several of these characters will be revisited no matter what the synopsis says. Why do I feel this? Well honestly there are just so many characters involved here that the author would be crazy not to go back at some point and flesh them out more. That's also unfortunately why I knocked a half mark off as because it's such an ensemble piece I did in 4 and a halfThis carries on the segment that this author has involved her readers in set in and around Cincinnati and honestly I somehow suspect that several of these characters will be revisited no matter what the synopsis says. Why do I feel this? Well honestly there are just so many characters involved here that the author would be crazy not to go back at some point and flesh them out more. That's also unfortunately why I knocked a half mark off as because it's such an ensemble piece I did initially find myself trying to remember who had done what before and in which book so it kind of took me out the story at times.That all being said what about the story? Well it was lovely to see the old gang rally round with their protective and so very often teasing attitudes. As a fan of this series I knew that Adam struggled with events that were truly harrowing but those around him don't truly realise just how low he's driven himself. To be blunt he's a recovering drunk in love with a woman that he feels he doesn't deserve but Meredith doesn't quite fit on the pedestal that Adam has placed her on .Everything comes crashing to a head when it appears there's a target painted on Merediths back. It all ties in with the young woman that Meredith and her friends are trying to introduce back into normal life after abysmal abuse but the trouble is there are other victims still out there with a killer determined to silence all those loose ends !Essentially this is the tale of two damaged people connecting at what is a violent and frightening time in their lives . The author pulls her readers in with scenes from the point of view of her villain which really ramps up the intensity of the plot . It's positively frightening that such evil perpetrators can pose as essentially normal everyday folks but I get that surely that's why psychopaths can and do live undetected amongst us . I loved following the trail laid down in order to uncover just who the bad guy was but most of all I really enjoyed catching up with characters that have drawn me in previously and for this reader that meant quality time with Deacon ! However it's not as dark as some previous stories and the author found time for lighter moments as her cast teased, cajoled and knitted !This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Lesley Book Lover
    January 1, 1970
    Karen Rose does it again, this was an amazing read, this lady amazes me.
  • Leonie Byrne
    January 1, 1970
    The very first thing I want to point out about this book is that it is being marketed as the final book in the Cincinnati series. However, having spoken to Karen Rose on Twitter I can confirm that this is not the case and there will be more! :) So, to get on with the review. There is a reason that Karen Rose remains one of my all time favourite authors and books like Edge of Darkness really serve to highlight those reasons. Part of the Cincinnati series, Edge of Darkness features some of our fav The very first thing I want to point out about this book is that it is being marketed as the final book in the Cincinnati series. However, having spoken to Karen Rose on Twitter I can confirm that this is not the case and there will be more! :) So, to get on with the review. There is a reason that Karen Rose remains one of my all time favourite authors and books like Edge of Darkness really serve to highlight those reasons. Part of the Cincinnati series, Edge of Darkness features some of our favourite characters from past books, kooky siblings Dani and Deacon, Faith, the O'Bannion brothers etc. And this one is focused on Meredith and Adam. Meredith Fallon is a child psychologist who we met briefly in an earlier novel and after a one time affair with detective Adam Kimble she has been pining after him but unsure why he is pulling away and going out of his way to avoid her. But Adam has his reasons and demons of his own to deal with. That is until it all comes to a head when Meredith becomes the victim of a terrible crime, someone tried to shoot her and nobody knows why. The investigation that follows is as tense and unpredictable as Karen's books always are. I think the beauty of her novels is that she doesn't even really offer any red herrings so you are literally left guessing the whole way through. I like that a lot. I've heard criticism before about the love stories that run alongside but I not only thoroughly enjoy them, I respect Karen's ability to mix them in, to merge two genres in one Romantic Suspense is what Karen has truly become the mistress of. I think the love stories are important as well because they enable the series to run parallel with the different couples, this one has a focus on Meredith and Adam and previous ones have focused on other couples in their social group. I love that entanglement and follow on. We, as readers get to find out what happened after the happy ending and who doesn't truly want to know that? For fans of crime, thrillers and particularly for the genre Romantic Suspense, this is a fast paced, perfectly flowing, incredibly excellent novel, one of this author's best yet!
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose is one of those books that I just had to keep reading. By rights I shouldn't even like it, it is full of crime, nasty crime and so many killings. However its the fight of good against evil and I know the evil is going to be eventually overcome.I've only read two other books in this series but I want to go back and read all of them! Some day! In the meantime this was perfect and while it is part of a series it can stand alone, although it doesn't hurt to have met th Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose is one of those books that I just had to keep reading. By rights I shouldn't even like it, it is full of crime, nasty crime and so many killings. However its the fight of good against evil and I know the evil is going to be eventually overcome.I've only read two other books in this series but I want to go back and read all of them! Some day! In the meantime this was perfect and while it is part of a series it can stand alone, although it doesn't hurt to have met the characters before. Yes there are quite a few of them. The first time I read a book in the series I jotted down names and how they are related, and hey presto now there is "no problemo".This is the story of Adam Kimble - detective and Meredith. We'd seen Adam withdraw from his family and friends - they didn't know why and neither did the reader. In this book all is revealed as Adam becomes centre stage. Adam and Meredith are always seeking to do what is right for others, they are both wounded people and are coping with their own dysfunctions. Yet their hears are full of love, loyalty and courage.The story ranges over about a week - it is told from the viewpoint of many - Adam, Meredith, the perpetrator of the crimes and some of the victims. For a long while we don't know who is behind the shocking things that happen and when we do find out it is to discover that greed, jealousy, callousness and evil are alive and kicking in the heart of the person who has caused such devastation.What draws me to these books are the strong bonds that exist between all the detectives, the people who help victims as does Meredith, the newspaper team and the IT team. Bonds of loyalty, support and love are strong. I loved Meredith's grandfather, I want to see more of Diesel the IT newspaper guy who walks a fine line in terms of the law and Dani the doctor - sister of one of the detectives. The little cameos of fun and humour don't hurt either.Fast paced, full of tension, fantastic characters and a plot that took me away from my world into another. Can't ask for more.
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  • Ashleighjayne
    January 1, 1970
    I was so happy when I seen Karen Rose’s new book on netgalley, I was double excited when I got a email saying my request to read it was accepted. I literally jumped up and down so happy and started reading right away. I’ve waited so long to read Adam and Meredith’s story and was totally worth the wait.Edge of darkness features some of out favourite characters from previous books Dani, Deacon, Faith, the O’Bannion brothers, kate and decker and also Diesel etc. This book is focused on Meredith and I was so happy when I seen Karen Rose’s new book on netgalley, I was double excited when I got a email saying my request to read it was accepted. I literally jumped up and down so happy and started reading right away. I’ve waited so long to read Adam and Meredith’s story and was totally worth the wait.Edge of darkness features some of out favourite characters from previous books Dani, Deacon, Faith, the O’Bannion brothers, kate and decker and also Diesel etc. This book is focused on Meredith and Adam, Meredith Fallon is a child psychologist who we met briefly Karen Rose’s earlier novel. After a one time affair with detective Adam Kimble she has been pining after him but unsure why he is pulling away and going out of his way to avoid her,But Adam has his reasons and demons of his own to deal with. That is until it all comes to a head when Meredith becomes the victim of a terrible crime, someone tried to shoot her and nobody knows why.Karen Rose’s books are always tense and unpredictable, you never know what’s going to happen. Her books keep you on the edge of you seat till the very end and that was the very same on this book.I thoroughly enjoyed edge of darkness it has such a strong plot with a killer at large and with the emotions and feelings between Meredith and Adam I couldn’t get enough.The beauty of Karen Rose’s novels is that she doesn’t offer any red herrings you are literally left guessing the whole way through, she blends her books so well with the main plot and romance between the two main characters, she has the ability to mix them so well.After more than 20 books the Author still manages to capture my attention with wonderful characters and complex plots which keeps you reading until the last word on the last page and I cant wait for her next book. Karen Rose’s book always keep me hooked I can always re-read them and never get enough of them.
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  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Edge of Darkness gives us a man who is fighting for both his sanity and his sobriety all while trying to track a killer who is attempting to kill the woman he cares about. Adam Kimble had been on the edge for a while. Dealing with PTSD from the things he has seen as a Homicide detective and used alcohol to kill the pain. He met Meredith Fallon at cusp of this and has been avoiding her due to AA's recommendation of no relationship for the first year of sobriety. He knows that he's hurt her badly Edge of Darkness gives us a man who is fighting for both his sanity and his sobriety all while trying to track a killer who is attempting to kill the woman he cares about. Adam Kimble had been on the edge for a while. Dealing with PTSD from the things he has seen as a Homicide detective and used alcohol to kill the pain. He met Meredith Fallon at cusp of this and has been avoiding her due to AA's recommendation of no relationship for the first year of sobriety. He knows that he's hurt her badly with not telling her the real reason he has avoided her but he wants to make her proud of him by getting that one year (typical man – if he'd just explain pretty sure she'd understand).. Well all of that's blown to hell when someone tries to kill her with a bomb. Meredith who counsels children and adolescents who have been victimized was taking one of her clients, Mallory Martin (who fans of the series will recognize from Every Dark Corner – she was the young girl that had been held for 6 years by a the head of a child trafficking and pornography ring) out to lunch to celebrate her starting education classes. It's while at this lunch that a man approaches with a gun and bomb strapped to his chest. As this is part of the Cincinnati series those characters play a big part in this book which is always nice to revisit previous characters. The hunt for the person responsible for orchestrating the hit on Meredith ends up leading to very large trail of bodies as the killer is trying to both cover his tracks and carry out a twisted game he started years ago. Betrayal is the word for this book.. Want to know the who and why? Read the book (insert evil laugh here)
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  • Gemma McGee
    January 1, 1970
    Edge of Darkness is the fourth book in the Cincinnati series and the twentieth book in Karen Rose Romance Suspense series. This book is published in Hardback in the UK on the 2nd November 2017 and out in paperback 8th Feb 2018. This book main focus is Dr Meredith Fallows and Detective Adam Kimble, Adam has been dealing with PTSD for the last year due to witnessing a horrendous crime against a child. Now Adam has to solve why some would want to blow up the woman that he has secretly been in love Edge of Darkness is the fourth book in the Cincinnati series and the twentieth book in Karen Rose Romance Suspense series. This book is published in Hardback in the UK on the 2nd November 2017 and out in paperback 8th Feb 2018. This book main focus is Dr Meredith Fallows and Detective Adam Kimble, Adam has been dealing with PTSD for the last year due to witnessing a horrendous crime against a child. Now Adam has to solve why some would want to blow up the woman that he has secretly been in love with for the past year Meredith Fallows. Meredith now has to find out why someone would want her dead, without breaking her patients confidentiality. When Adam delves more into to the case, things aren't as they seem and things that shouldn't connect. One of the reason that I love Karen Rose book are her characters, they have there are flawed but they try their best with the life they have. It makes the character more real to me and I end up getting more invested. One of my favourite character is Diesel, he might not look like a softy but he really is with a wicked sense of humour. I can’t wait for him to get his own book. Meredith and Adam are an amazing couple but unfortunately they weren't my favourite pairing is this book, that award goes to Diesel and Meredith Grandfather. The banter between the two of them really made me smile, and both just show do not judge a book on it cover. I find Karen Roses writing styles one of the easiest for me to read, the book flows in my head like a conversation that I don’t want to end. This story follows on from the last book Ever Dark Corner, and certain things that where left open in the last book get wrapped up in this. To me this make the stories more realistic as crimes in life doesn’t always end up wrapped up tidy little bow. Like other Karen Rose book, this book is a crime fighting, emotional rollercoaster with heart pounding romance. Thank you to Netgalley and Headline for giving me an advance copy to read and review, I will still be buying myself a copy to go on my Karen Rose shelf. I give this book 5 out of 5 
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  • Elaine Tomasso
    January 1, 1970
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Edge of Darkness, the fourth novel in the Cincinnati series.Meredith Fallon is celebrating the progress Mallory Martin, a young victim of abuse whom she has been counselling, has made in her recovery by taking her for lunch. They have hardly sat down when a reluctant gunman approaches them and tells them to run. In the ensuing standoff the gunman is shot in the head and dies and Meredith barely escapes a second bullet. Shaken sh I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Edge of Darkness, the fourth novel in the Cincinnati series.Meredith Fallon is celebrating the progress Mallory Martin, a young victim of abuse whom she has been counselling, has made in her recovery by taking her for lunch. They have hardly sat down when a reluctant gunman approaches them and tells them to run. In the ensuing standoff the gunman is shot in the head and dies and Meredith barely escapes a second bullet. Shaken she calls detective Adam Kimball, a man she has unrequitedly loved for over a year while he has been avoiding her as he has his own troubles to resolve. The hunt for the killer puts them and their friends in danger.I thoroughly enjoyed Edge of Darkness as it is a compulsive read. With its strong plot and emphasis on feelings rather than steamy sex Ms Rose has hit her stride again after the rather lacklustre Monster in the Closet. The plot is exciting with a high body count and the protagonists dodging death on several occasions. It may not be for everyone as it fairly graphic and there is frequent mention of past cases involving child sex abuse.As ever with Ms Rose half of the novel is taken up with the plot but the other half revolves around a new relationship and strong arousal. I must admit that that I don't always think that she gets the balance right (I'm not too keen on too much sex) but much of Edge of Darkness revolves around Meredith being very understanding of Adam and his many problems and gradually revealing her own. Obviously it's heartwarming to see two damaged individuals forming a bond and finding true love but I wouldn't have given him house room and her continual understanding got a bit cloying - I'd have preferred if she'd let rip occasionally at his behaviour. Edge of Darkness is a good, exciting read which I have no hesitation in recommending.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Everything starts with a bomb, lucky for our main characters it didn't explode. But to whom was addressed? And why?I love Karen Rose books, but this is not a standalone book, I don't recommend you to read this one if you haven't read the previous ones. This is a closing book, were the big case that had started a long ago will see their culprits in prison, finally!It's always bittersweet to read the ending of a series, it had been years since I read their stories, cases... but in the other side i Everything starts with a bomb, lucky for our main characters it didn't explode. But to whom was addressed? And why?I love Karen Rose books, but this is not a standalone book, I don't recommend you to read this one if you haven't read the previous ones. This is a closing book, were the big case that had started a long ago will see their culprits in prison, finally!It's always bittersweet to read the ending of a series, it had been years since I read their stories, cases... but in the other side it's nice to know they have a sweet ending, and a happy future!In this case the main characters Meredith and Adam will have to face a mysterious character that will try to kill them, and with all the killing and investigating the truth, they will have to face their weird non-existing feelings that they had been hiding for a long time. They will have to share their own darkest secrets and fears if they want to have a real relation between them and if they want to survive. Because Meredith doesn't know who is trying to kill her, she doesn't know the victim or the possible killer, so what are they missing?I have to say that in the beginning I didn't like Adam at all, all day drinking and being an arse to his friends and family, but after reading his personal torment I could understand his actions, I just hope that in the future when his darkness will try to abduct him, he will have the stronghold to ask for help.This had been a non-stop read, full of mystery, action, a couple of very interesting twists and love. I am sure it will not leave anyone indifferent.I can't wait for the next adventure created by Karen Rose.Do you know who to trust?
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Everything starts with a bomb, lucky for our main characters it didn't explode. But to whom was addressed? And why?I love Karen Rose books, but this is not a standalone book, I don't recommend you to read this one if you haven't read the previous ones. This is a closing book, were the big case that had started a long ago will see their culprits in prison, finally!It's always bittersweet to read the ending of a series, it had been years since I read their stories, cases... but in the other side i Everything starts with a bomb, lucky for our main characters it didn't explode. But to whom was addressed? And why?I love Karen Rose books, but this is not a standalone book, I don't recommend you to read this one if you haven't read the previous ones. This is a closing book, were the big case that had started a long ago will see their culprits in prison, finally!It's always bittersweet to read the ending of a series, it had been years since I read their stories, cases... but in the other side it's nice to know they have a sweet ending, and a happy future!In this case the main characters Meredith and Adam will have to face a mysterious character that will try to kill them, and with all the killing and investigating the truth, they will have to face their weird non-existing feelings that they had been hiding for a long time. They will have to share their own darkest secrets and fears if they want to have a real relation between them and if they want to survive. Because Meredith doesn't know who is trying to kill her, she doesn't know the victim or the possible killer, so what are they missing?I have to say that in the beginning I didn't like Adam at all, all day drinking and being an arse to his friends and family, but after reading his personal torment I could understand his actions, I just hope that in the future when his darkness will try to abduct him, he will have the stronghold to ask for help.This had been a non-stop read, full of mystery, action, a couple of very interesting twists and love. I am sure it will not leave anyone indifferent.I can't wait for the next adventure created by Karen Rose.Do you know who to trust?
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  • Anne Szlachcic
    January 1, 1970
    The SUPERB conclusion to this series ................Homicide detective Adam Kimble receives a call from the woman he has loved from afar for the past 12 months , he hears screaming and gunfire ........Meredith Fallon councils sexually abused children and teenagers and has taken Mallory Martin , a severely traumatised patient ,out for the first time since her rescue , to her favourite restauant . A young man approaches their table , a gun in hand, pale faced and shaking , a bomb attached to his The SUPERB conclusion to this series ................Homicide detective Adam Kimble receives a call from the woman he has loved from afar for the past 12 months , he hears screaming and gunfire ........Meredith Fallon councils sexually abused children and teenagers and has taken Mallory Martin , a severely traumatised patient ,out for the first time since her rescue , to her favourite restauant . A young man approaches their table , a gun in hand, pale faced and shaking , a bomb attached to his body ,his intent to kill clear . BUT he is under duress and when he fails to carry out his instructions he is killed by a shot from outside ...............Adam and Meredith must overcome their demons and learn to trust their feelings for each other - and with the help of family , friends and co-workers must try to find out WHO is trying to kill not only Meredith but Adam as well and WHY .The body count rises .... links to unsolved past cases appear .They slowly close in on their enemy but things are not as they seem - he might be closer than they think .This was a fast paced thriller which manages to bring together two lost souls whilst solving the mystery of WHO has been behind the sexual abuse of children/teenagers and multiple murders . .After more than 20 books the Author still manages to capture her audience with wonderful characters and complex plots which keeps them reading until the last word on the last page .I was given an arc of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review .
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  • Melanie Hodges
    January 1, 1970
    The Cincinnati series by Karen Rose has probably been one of my favourites. This fourth and final book sees the turn of Meredith and Adam who have already had a brief dalliance, yet been separated over the past year while Adam conquers his demons.During an afternoon out with Mallory, Meredith finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun when a young man appears in the cafe, visibly upset and shaking, there is immediate panic while she tries to talk him out of shooting her, yet when she manages The Cincinnati series by Karen Rose has probably been one of my favourites. This fourth and final book sees the turn of Meredith and Adam who have already had a brief dalliance, yet been separated over the past year while Adam conquers his demons.During an afternoon out with Mallory, Meredith finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun when a young man appears in the cafe, visibly upset and shaking, there is immediate panic while she tries to talk him out of shooting her, yet when she manages to persuade him to hand over the gun, the window suddenly explodes, Mallory pushes her to the ground, then there is another shot and all hell breaks loose.This is only the beginning of the week from hell, yet among the ensuing chaos, good things happen, and we are met with all the characters we've come to know and love throughout the previous books.This is absolutely the perfect end to finish the series on, even though I'm disappointed that we have reached the end. I highly recommend this book, along with the rest of the series.
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  • Jill Brown
    January 1, 1970
    The 4th book in the Cincinnati series focuses on Detective Adam Kimble and Dr Meredith Fallon who have featured throughout the series. Adam is a troubled man with secrets and unusually for Ms Rose, he and Meredith are already acquainted having begun a relationship in an earlier book which seemed to fizzle out. In fact this was crucial to this story as both Adam and Meredith's secrets and demons are laid bare as their relationship re-ignites. The fast paced action begins almost immediately with w The 4th book in the Cincinnati series focuses on Detective Adam Kimble and Dr Meredith Fallon who have featured throughout the series. Adam is a troubled man with secrets and unusually for Ms Rose, he and Meredith are already acquainted having begun a relationship in an earlier book which seemed to fizzle out. In fact this was crucial to this story as both Adam and Meredith's secrets and demons are laid bare as their relationship re-ignites. The fast paced action begins almost immediately with what seems like the abduction and torture of a young man and an attempt to kill Meredith. For readers of the series the story weaves strands of earlier books into it answering some unresolved questions from the series.If you haven't read the previous Cincinnati novels you will struggle to follow certain strands of the plot so I would advise reading from beginning - which is no hardship as Ms Rose is an excellent story teller! Another fantastic and suspenseful tale which I read in a couple of days - thanks to Netgalley for the advance review copy.
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  • Sue Plant
    January 1, 1970
    would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this amazing book....this has to be the best book that karen rose has written, its full of action and mystery with quite a few red herrings... there is none stop action from the get go and it just doesnt stop, every page is a page turner that keeps you going and wondering who it could be and right to the end even when you find out who it is there is action that you just would not or could not believeyou are just left wondering h would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this amazing book....this has to be the best book that karen rose has written, its full of action and mystery with quite a few red herrings... there is none stop action from the get go and it just doesnt stop, every page is a page turner that keeps you going and wondering who it could be and right to the end even when you find out who it is there is action that you just would not or could not believeyou are just left wondering how its all going to work out, will everyone survive in person. obviously this book is dealing with some unpleasant issues which makes it hard to read and a few times i had tears in my eyes...but that is down to how the author writes, you are right there in the action feeling all the emotionsone of karen rose best books to date, you have to read it...and the other books in this collection
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  • Gemma
    January 1, 1970
    Massive Karen Rose fan. This is another HIT! This lady can't go wrong with her books for me. This one focuses on Meredith Fallon and Adam Kimble. Meredith helps young girls who have been sexually abused, but someone doesn't seem to want her meddling and targets her....... Adam is such a good character he is fighting through some dark things, it's such a good story it seriously keeps you guessing and guessing. I thought I had it all sussed but I was only half way there! I'm not giving anything aw Massive Karen Rose fan. This is another HIT! This lady can't go wrong with her books for me. This one focuses on Meredith Fallon and Adam Kimble. Meredith helps young girls who have been sexually abused, but someone doesn't seem to want her meddling and targets her....... Adam is such a good character he is fighting through some dark things, it's such a good story it seriously keeps you guessing and guessing. I thought I had it all sussed but I was only half way there! I'm not giving anything away but again this left me wanting more, the characters in Karen Rose's books become friends and family. I dreamt about the book last night! She can get into your head like no other author! thanks so much for the advance copy Netgalley
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  • Tanya
    January 1, 1970
    When we first met Detective Adam Kimble, he was a bit of an ass. The mystery since that point though, has been why. Now we have our answer.And I gotta say, those first few pages from Adam's perspective broke my heart.Edge of Darkness is the type of book you want to put life on pause and just devour. It does not stop from the very beginning to the end, and it is just all so damn good. Adam and Meredith. Guest appearances from the rest of the Cincinnati crew - Deacon and Scarlet and Diesel and Ise When we first met Detective Adam Kimble, he was a bit of an ass. The mystery since that point though, has been why. Now we have our answer.And I gotta say, those first few pages from Adam's perspective broke my heart.Edge of Darkness is the type of book you want to put life on pause and just devour. It does not stop from the very beginning to the end, and it is just all so damn good. Adam and Meredith. Guest appearances from the rest of the Cincinnati crew - Deacon and Scarlet and Diesel and Isenberg. I absolutely love how Karen Rose weaves the characters and stories from one book into another. It's just magical and so brilliantly done. I'm not sure how newcomers to the series would fare, but for those who've previously enjoyed this series, it's a must read.
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  • Renwick
    January 1, 1970
    I always await the next book from Karen Rose with a sense of anticipation, knowing that I am rarely disappointed. Her novels are never short and this gives the reader the opportunity to become immersed, not just within the story but also to get to know the characters that will keep you engaged through to the final pages. Edge of Darkness is no exception and the fact that the author does not hold back in her description of events as they unfold adds a level of realism that maintains my interest t I always await the next book from Karen Rose with a sense of anticipation, knowing that I am rarely disappointed. Her novels are never short and this gives the reader the opportunity to become immersed, not just within the story but also to get to know the characters that will keep you engaged through to the final pages. Edge of Darkness is no exception and the fact that the author does not hold back in her description of events as they unfold adds a level of realism that maintains my interest throughout the book.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lindsay
    January 1, 1970
    Karen Rose does it again! The 4th Cincinnati books picks up with Det Adam Kemble and Dr Meredith Fallon caught up in a web of lies, pain, kidnap, blackmail and murder! As the investigation moves forward Adam fights his own demons in the hope of winning back his family and the heart of the woman he has loved for over a year! Old faces appear from Cincinnati and Chicago in order to shed light on the edge of darkness!
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Firs time I have read anything by the author and it did not disappoint,a brilliant and tense opening and then a great read throughoutI....I liked the characters although maybe focused on them just a bit too much on occasions?.......a difficult yet very current subject to write about which was handled well, lota of twists and turns in the book which I enjoyed,I would defintely read other books by the author amd found it a satisfying and enjoyabke read
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  • Sammy
    January 1, 1970
    A return to form after the disappointment that was Monster in the Closet. I think this is my favourite of the Cincinnati series - perhaps the slow build up over a few books helped the romance. Better cameos than in previous books in that past favourites were actually put to useful use rather than congregating in a hospital waiting room. I have to say still not a par with her early Chicago books. I guessed the baddie pretty early on.
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  • Chrys
    January 1, 1970
    Another entertaining read, I really enjoyed this and will always be looking forward to the next one. A nice blend of emotional storytelling with some interesting and gritty crime based drama.I like the interwoven characters and trying to spot where the next romantic entanglement will occur. Very easy to read and perfect for sheer escapism.
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  • Margaret Wray
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book to read in this series. This kept me reading until the small hours and could not put it down. Plan on re-reading the series so that all their stories gel together. Maybe a long year in 2018!Thank you to Karen Rose for making these characters real. Maybe a TV series in the works? How good would that be.
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  • Cherie Melbourne
    January 1, 1970
    Karen does it again, I could not put this book down. She is a marvelous creator of psychopaths & keeps you guessing the whole time. It's absolutely non stop action & she did a wonderful job of telling Adam's story, not to mention Meredith's. This is my 10th Karen Rose book & she has never disappointed.
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  • Kathryn Garner
    January 1, 1970
    A great read.
  • Nath
    January 1, 1970
    4/5
  • Shannon Dyer
    January 1, 1970
    Round up to 4.5 stars.
  • Agus
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book, just like the rest of the romantic series. Karen Rose is a great romantic suspense writer!
  • Sandhya
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book!
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