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Cold Blooded Liar by Karen Rose – Book Review

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Cold Blooded Liar by Karen Rose

Genre: Thriller
Publisher:  Headline
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5

About The Book

Colton Driscoll is a compulsive liar. But there’s one thing his psychologist Sam Reeves fears he is telling the truth about: murder. Concerned his patient has committed an awful crime and that the life of another girl could be under threat, Sam calls in an anonymous tip to the San Diego Police Department.
Detective Kit McKittrick works homicide in the hope that one day she will find out what happened to her foster sister, Wren. When a tip comes in from an anonymous caller it leads her to the body of a girl whose murder has the hallmarks of a serial killer that has been at large for almost twenty years. It also leads her to the source of the information: Dr Sam Reeves.
Will Kit be able to crack the cold case in time to stop another murder being committed? And is Sam Reeves being a concerned citizen trying to help, or is there another more sinister reason he has so much information?

My Thoughts

If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, you’ll know that I love Karen Rose books. I’ve been reading her books for years; I loved some of them, some of them not so much; but you know something that has continued during these years? That they intrigued me, kept me reading and wanting to know more about the story.
Cold Blooded Liar is a thriller; with mystery, intrigue and interesting characters. Maybe one of my favourite books from the last few years by Karen Rose!
I loved the main characters; Sam Reeves and Kit McKittrick, their chemistry is intense and keeps you wanting to know more about them. Don’t expect a high voltage romance, it is a thriller and with a good mystery! And that’s why I loved this story so much; you know that Sam is a good person, but at the same time you can understand Kit’s reticence to trust him, to work with him. We all have our own baggage that influences our acting to the world and people that surround us. Kit’s story is sad and shows us how stubborn and intelligent she is, but at the same time her fear to trust. Sam has to make a difficult decision as a psychologist; showing us the difficult line in life sometimes we are. Do the right thing knowing that it can hurt us or keep silent knowing that it will hurt someone? As you can see there are a lot of questions and mysteries in this book. If you want to know all the answers you have to read it!I hope this book will be the first one of a series, I can’t wait to know more about Sam and Kit!Are you ready to enter the “Cold Blooded”?

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 more than twenty-five novels and two novellas. Her twenty-sixth novel, QUARTER TO MIDNIGHT, will be released in 2022.
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!
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 thirty years.

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