Well, when I was told that the books by Karen Rose were Romantic Suspense stories I thought "No Way" these are pure murder-mystery with a lot of suspense anyhow it doesn't matter because they are Attention-Grabbing, Scary and Downright Gripping, Karen Rose is a stylish teller of tales.
I have not as is usual for me read them all in sequence, it does not spoil it as such but as there are characters in the books that make appearances in all the books it is better to read them in order, I found myself reading some for a second time just to make sure I hadn't missed anything or anyone.
This book had the ideal blend of crime, thriller, romance, but not the mushy romance this was almost pornographic at times. There is a good background narrative to cause you to feel tenderness for the villain just as much as you want to kill him yourself.
Even with insightful parts to the plot Karen Rose doesn't go economical and give squalid details just to embellish, She places the precise words in the correct places without causing you feel awkward but, she keeps you on the edge of your seat.