Review: Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose

Posted February 4, 2018 by Karen in Karen, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Edge of Darkness by Karen RoseEdge of Darkness #4 by Karen Rose
Series: #20
Published by Headline on February 8th 2018
ISBN: 1472245857
Pages: 608
Also by this author: Closer Than You Think, Every Dark Corner
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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...

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

EDGE OF DARKNESS has all the elements I love in a good story; intricate plot weaving, unforgettable characters and an engrossing story. Karen Rose writes a heart pounding, suspenseful story with interesting yet flawed characters that are easy to connect with.  This story had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.  Along with all the intrigue there is romance and entertaining secondary characters.  This story kept me guessing and I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Meredith and Adam are thrown together when they work on a case. Meredith is a child psychologist and Adam is a detective and I easily connected with these two characters.


Adam has tons of baggage and he continually sells himself short. He thinks he is weak because he has a difficult time dealing with his PTSD.  He is loving, caring and much too hard on himself. Although he cares about Meredith, Adam is afraid to get involved with her.  Adam works hard trying to solve the case and keep Meredith safe.


Meredith cares about Adam but she is tired of waiting for him to make a move. She is kind and sweet and strong and she always puts her needs behind everyone else’s.  Meredith seems serene but behind her cool facade, she is anything but calm. Everyone loves Meredith and she has a large, wonderful group of friends who care about her. There are many twists and turns to this emotional story and I found it thrilling and satisfying. This is the fourth book in the Cincinnati series and is a standalone, although all the characters are interconnected

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I love a contemporary romance loaded with banter and chemistry with a protective alpha male pursuing a feisty female. When I’m not reading I’m spending time with my family and fostering dogs. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.

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