Closer Thank You Think by Karen Rose
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Rating: 4.5 Stars
A woman on the run must confront her dark past at her family’s home in Cincinnati in this thrilling novel of romantic suspense from New York Timesbestselling author Karen Rose.
Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who’s made her life a nightmare for the past year—desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are…
Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can’t help but fall for. Soon they’ll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith’s own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.
Favorite Quotes from Closer Than You Think
“My search yielded more than the throat-slitting incident. Peter Combs, the guy who almost killed her? After he was paroled, he began stalking her. For a year.”
“Did she report it?”
“You stuck me with a dart?” he demanded. “What the hell is wrong with you? Who carries darts?”
“What the hell is wrong with me?” Ken cried. “What the hell is wrong with you? Are you insane?’
“But, honey if you’re at a crossroads, you should come home. You could live here, with me and Lily.” His voice became wheedling. “We have a new neighbor who would be perfect for you. He’s handsome and I’ve told him all about you.”
“Richard!” Lily exclaimed. Leave her be. She’s got to find her own way.”
“Her own way is too damn far away,” he grumbled. “What if she meets some guy? How will I grill him? On Skype? Hell, I don’t look half as threatening on Skype.”
“Why do you carry a gun in your pocket, Faith?”
“So I can get to it when I need it,”
“No, Agent Novak,” she said, “it’s quite all right. I’m accustomed to the innuendo. And familiar with the whole good-cop bad-cop routine, so don’t waist your efforts.”
Favorite Moment between characters in
Closer Than You Think
My favorite moment between Faith and the killer is when she shows up at her grandmothers house. He thinks he has bested her but here she is and foils everything for him all over again. He panics and seeing that she has that kind of power over him, that he gets so unnerved by her is my favorite.
My favorite moment between Novak and Faith would have to be that initial touch. When he is still questioning what secrets she is keeping but wants to believe in her. She trips outside of the crime scene and he puts his hand around her waist to prevent her from further injuring herself. I love the chemistry, even when they are trying to deny it.
Karen Rose is the award-winning, #1 international bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the bestselling Baltimore and Cincinnati series. Her books have been translated into twenty-three languages and have placed on the New York Times, Sunday Times (UK), and Germany’s der Spiegel bestseller lists. She lives in Florida. Connect with her online at , and .
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