Book Review

by Karen Rose

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

2009 Contemporary Mystery Award Winner

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Following Scream for Me, Rose brings her twisted Vartanian trilogy to a gritty and thrilling conclusion. A page-turner from the get-go, this novel shows that palpable evil can wear an innocuous face. Without doubt, Rose is in the top echelon of suspense masters!

Guilt and self-hatred have kept Susannah Vartanian silent for years about the horrors she experienced. But when evidence of long- ago rapes surfaces, she faces the past. The evil that plagued Susannah years ago is a still-flourishing child-sex slavery ring that continues to kidnap its "merchandise."

When Susannah's FBI brother, Daniel, is severely wounded during a raid on a suspected compound, only one young girl makes it out. The others are either massacred or taken via an escape route. FBI agent Luke Papadopoulos has been attracted to his friend Daniel's sister for a while, but he knows the ghosts that haunt her are massive. Meanwhile, because of past events, hatred for Susannah is so rabid among the evil cabal that it will stop at nothing to destroy her. (GRAND CENTRAL, Feb., 415 pp., $16.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith


Published: February 2009

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Kill For Me

Submitted by Robin in PA on April 14, 2014 - 1:00pm.

After stopping a serial killer and solving the Ritchie Rich Rapist case, police are stunned to find that there is a human trafficking ring in town. Five girls have disappeared from the prison where they were being held. Other girls were found starved, tortured and murdered. Detective Luke Papadolpoulos is leading the team searching for the girls. Susannah Vartanian came to town to give evidence on the rapists, but gets caught up in the investigation. Soon her life is threatened and only Luke and his team stand between her and certain death.

This is the third book in the Vartanian series. If you haven't read the previous books, don't start with this one. I think a person would be lost if they didn't read the previous book in the series. This book starts with the last couple chapters of the previous book, just told from a different point-of-view. The story is good with lots of twists and turns. My biggest problem is there are so many characters, it is very hard to keep track of everyone. Sometimes it felt like the villains outnumbered the good guys. My rating: 4 Stars.