Count To Ten by Karen RoseCount To Ten by Karen Rose

Count To Ten

byKaren Rose

Mass Market Paperback | February 1, 2007

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In all his years in the Chicago Fire Department, Lieutenant Reed Solliday ahs never experienced anything like this recent outbreak of house fires - devastating, vicious and in one case, homicidal. He has another problem - his new partner, Detective Mia Mitchell. She's brash, bossy, and taking the case in a direction he never imagined.

Mia's instincts tell her the arsonist is making this personal. And as the infernos become more deadly, one look at the victims' tortured faces convinces her and Reed that they must work closer to catch the killer. With each new blaze, the villain ups the ante, setting firetraps for the people Reed and Mia love. The truth is almost too hot to handle: This monster's desire for death and destruction is unquenchable ... and for Mia he's started the countdown to an early grave.
Karen Rose is a RITA Award-winning author who fell in love with books from the time she learned to read, with Jo from Little Women and Nancy Drew becoming close childhood friends. A former chemical engineer and high school chemistry and physics teacher, Karen lives inFloridawith her husband of twenty years, their two children, and the ...
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Title:Count To TenFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.25 × 1.12 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446616907

ISBN - 13:9780446616904

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Karen Rose always worth the read I love Karen Rose, and Count to Ten in a suspense well done. Lieutenant Reed Solliday is an experienced Fire Investigator. Recently there has been an outbreak of fires that are more vicious than what he is used to seeing. Not only that but in one case it resulted in a homicide which is where Detective Mia Mitchell comes in. Mia is recovering from a recent accident and as her partner is in the hospital she is temporarily put together with Reed to try and solve the arson/homicide case. As the arson and homicide cases increase so does the violence that goes with them. I love the main character's Mia and Reed, they both had issues, nothing over the top, this makes them seem more realistic and believable as real people. The secondary character's were also great, not taking away from the story but adding to it. Karen Rose gave real depth to all these character's, they come to life. The storyline was very detailed, complex, and often with tragic but insightful glimpses into the mind of a sociopath, their victims, and the heroes who fight for them. And of course the romance side of it was balanced just right, it does not detract from the main horror of arson and homicide. This is a real page-turner and I enjoyed COUNT TO TEN very much, a suspense romance at it's finest.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Count to Ten Enjoyed this book very much. Lots of suspense and even after learning who the villain was, the mystery continued. A great understanding of the effects of childhood trauma on what an adult becomes and the driving force behind the choices that are made.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fan This bok ls great. Keeps you in suspense throughout the whole book.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Sizzling Read!, I picked up Karen Rose's 'Count to Ten' after noticing that someone who had bought my novel Divine Intervention also bought Count to Ten. :) Karen Rose is a new author for me and I thought I should check her out since she's also writing about a deadly arsonist. I was hoping it would keep me up all night, maybe give me nightmares. And I wasn't disappointed. Since recent posts here go into plot and I don't want to rehash it, I'll say that Rose's characters ring true. They are multi-dimensional in humor and spirit. The relationships between the characters will sometimes frustrate, but will definitely make you remember them. I have to give this 5/5 stars. Count to Ten is a fast read, a great read for the car or a trip...and a great escape. The scenes are vivid and gruesome; the romance sizzles! And the main protagonist Mia Mitchell is admirable. Very reminiscent of Kay Hooper's series! Now I'll have to go back and read the preceding novels. Thanks, Karen! :) ~ Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song, Divine Intervention and The River
Date published: 2008-09-20