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Closer Than You Think

The Cincinnati Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Susie James
Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (714 ratings)
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Summary

Electrifying. Addictive. Suspenseful. At the top of her game. Karen Rose, the multiple Sunday Times Top Ten best seller, returns with a new mini-series, new characters and her best novel yet.

Deacon Novak has returned home. The experienced FBI Agent knows that his move to Cincinnati's Major Crime Enforcement Squad will be challenging, but the greater challenge will be saving his younger brother before he becomes the kind of criminal Deacon is chasing.

Faith Corcoran has escaped her identity. Being a therapist to victims of sex crimes was rewarding, but her work with their offenders has jeopardized her life. Her move represents a chance to build a new life in the empty old house her grandmother has left her.

What Faith doesn't know is that a killer has made the house his playground, taking girls into the basement and murdering them. And now Faith is about disturb his fun. With a murderer focused on her, Faith is going to have to put her trust in Deacon if she's going to survive. Because this killer is always closer than she thinks....

The first in a brand new series - and Karen Rose at her tense, tantalising, and thrilling best.

©2014 Karen Rose Hafer (P)2014 Headline Digital

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Great Thriller

I always fall slightly in love with the leading men in Karen Rose books, and this happened again with Deacon, FBI, haha.

A therapist is involved in a road accident when a naked, injured girl runs in front of her car. Already part of an ongoing stalking incident, the therapist is rightly terrified when she discovers bodies are being buried in her new house! Enter Deacon and the FBI trying to work out who the baddie is.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Too closely related

Enjoyed it very much but felt there were too many people in it, particularly relatives! Was inclined to get mixed up and have to go back to listen again.

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Thoroughly hooked!

The plot kept me guessing all the way through, narration was excellent. If I have one tiny complaint it's that there were a lot of raunchy parts to this story, which is fine when you're reading a book, but when you're listening out loud in the garden and you notice your neighbours have suddenly gone quiet. Ever so slightly embarrassed.

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gripping. loved it.

twists and turns. Made me really invest in the characters. long book but worth every minute.

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Good story but ....

The pace of the story kept being interrupted by sex scenes. Not sure if I will listern to the next in the series

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Exciting doesn't cover it

What did you like most about Closer Than You Think?

This was a real galloping story, little pause in the action. A reall "page turner"

What did you like best about this story?

Everything, but could have done with a little less graphic sex.

Have you listened to any of Susie James’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but was delighted with this performance

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very much so, but it was just too long

Any additional comments?

Great book, just found out it is a series, so will be looking for the others.

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Took a while

Overall I enjoyed the book and story line but struggled with the tone of the reader, she has a nice voice but the accent and dips in her tone were irritating, when I was in a noisy inviroment I could hear her one minute and not the next.

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Excellent

Well written as all her books are. Suspense up to the end. Highly recommended to all fans of a mystery that gives no clue till the last 10 minutes

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Really good book

This was a really good book. It had scarey bits yuk bits and throughout a lovely romance growing. Nice

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  • Port Talbot
  • 16-07-15

Closer Than You Think-chicklit thriller

Closer Than You Think- is a chicklit thriller, it had a good storyline but was spoilt by the superhero lovey dovey stuff.
Narration was good

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 15-12-16

Chilling!

I know many say these books are very long but I loved it and listened to it in just over a week - 23 hours! As I had read #3 the characters were familiar and I did not have difficulty following them, even if I hadn't been introduced to them I think I would have coped.
What a suspense, oh my the body count was horrific. The characters were great and the best of it I have the next book on my shelf to read this time. I thought the narrator was so-so, no character differentiation, however she didn't detract too much from the book, just didn't give it added value. 4.5 stars.

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  • chrissie64
  • 16-07-16

Disappointed!!

Any additional comments?

After seeing all those great reviews I was looking forward to listening to this book. But there were so many characters to try to keep up with and the plot was just completely unbelievable. Although I am quite willing to suspend my disbelief this story took it way too far. I did like the two main characters, but I felt sorry fir them being stuck in this silly story!