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Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Headline
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

There are good cops. And there are bad cops. The question is…who wins?
After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when her law enforcement agency in North Carolina turned against her, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere.
Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father’s death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced.
Gabe goes to his father’s best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can’t believe she’s being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe’s dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top. 


My Thoughts

I’ll start by saying that I am a big fan of Karen Rose’s books; it doesn’t matter how short/long they are, for me it’s impossible to stop reading them! Romance and mystery; they had the perfect equation to keep you guessing for the mystery solution while you hope that the main characters will stay alive and have a future together.
I have to advise that even if this is a standalone story; this is the first book of the “New Orleans Series”.
This is the story of Gabe Hebert; his father has died recently, but he doesn’t accept the final verdict of his death and asks for help from his friend Burke Broussard, the owner of a private investigation service. So, when Molly Sutton starts investigating the case, she knows that something doesn’t seem right but never thought how complicated the case would ever get!
This is a story full of characters, it’s not difficult to follow the story but makes all the plot more complex and intriguing, believe me! Also, it was interesting the chemistry between the two characters; there is a high attraction between them, but they seem to fit perfectly with their personalities, making the story more gripping.
It’s not easy to discover the truth in this story; you can’t keep guessing who is lying or hiding things; because everyone seems to have a benefit on the case.
So, this is a twisted and exciting book that it’s impossible to stop reading it!
Are you ready to discover a “Quarter To Midnight”?


About The Author

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 fifteen more novels and two novellas. Her seventeenth novel, ALONE IN THE DARK, will be released in 2016.
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 twenty-four languages.
A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of more than twenty years, her two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.