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Title:
Say you're sorry
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9780399586729
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley, 2019.
Physical Description:
614 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
"Introducing the first book in the new pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds did not have a conventional upbringing. Raised in a cult in Northern California, his mother smuggled him out when he was thirteen, and he never saw her again. It is not a bit of history he is keen on sharing, but being guarded has not gotten him any closer to what he really wants: a family. Daisy Dawson lived a sheltered childhood. Her father, a former military man, believed that the woman he loved and her daughter were being hunted, so he took extreme measures to keep his family safe. But despite his best efforts, Daisy is done being scared. New to Sacramento, she is ready to jump headfirst into life--until she is attacked one night. Gideon is caught unawares by Daisy, who is unlike any victim he has ever met. But the attacker is far from finished, and tracking him will threaten to pull Gideon back to the world he fought so hard to leave.."-- Provided by publisher.
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Introducing the first novel in the pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose.

There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters--sometimes one, sometimes two--all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell "Sydney."

When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer's neck.

The necklace is more than a trivial item--it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy's help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before.

But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.


Author Notes

Karen Rose was born the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. in 1964. She received a chemical engineering degree from the University of Maryland. Before becoming a RITA Award-winning author, she worked as a chemical engineer for a large consumer goods company and as a high school chemistry and physics teacher. She is the author of The Cincinnati series. Book 4 in the series, Every Dark Corner, is a best seller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Longtime romantic thriller author Rose does not disappoint with her hardcover debut, opening her Sacramento series with a brisk pace, high stakes, and fully realized characters. When Daisy Dawson is attacked one night, she manages to fight off her assailant. In the process, she grabs a mysterious locket from the attacker that's connected to a cult. Gideon Reynolds, an FBI agent and survivor of the cult, is called in by his Sacramento PD friend Rafe, who wants him to protect Daisy and help her find and identify the person who attacked her, who may be a serial killer. As Gideon and Daisy develop a connection, Daisy, a recovering alcoholic, tries to manage her sobriety alongside an intimate relationship she wasn't ready for, while Gideon wrestles with his memories of the cult. The duo must overcome these issues and more while undertaking their shared mission to stop a dangerous villain. The thriller elements heavily outweigh the romantic ones, but fans of Lisa Gardner and J.D. Robb will enjoy this outing and be on pins and needles waiting for the next installments. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Radio personality Daisy Dawson is walking home from an AA meeting when she fights off an abduction. Her landlord happens to be a cop, and his foster brother, Gideon, is an FBI agent. Gideon is brought into the case because Daisy ripped a locket off her attacker as she was getting away. The locket is one that was given to child brides in the cult compound where Gideon was raised. He was driven out at 13 and has never been able to bring to justice the men who ran the so-called Eden. As Gideon searches for the transient cult that destroyed his family, Daisy's would-be abductor takes his revenge on more women. Acting out against his predatory stepmother, he makes his victims apologize as he tortures them. The story of the cult that Gideon has survived is more compelling than that of the psychosexual serial killer stalking Daisy. At more than 500 pages, this is a lengthy introduction to a projected series set in Sacramento. Fans of best-selling Rose (Death Is Not Enough, 2018) will appreciate getting what amounts to two stories in one in this fast-paced read.--Karen Keefe Copyright 2019 Booklist


Library Journal Review

For years, a sadistic killer has pursued his sick obsession, flying under the radar using multiple disguises and meticulously leaving no clues except for gruesome letters carved on his victims' bodies. His latest target, Daisy Dawson, fights back and snatches a locket from around his neck as she flees. The game now takes a bizarre spin, breathing life into a cold case and plunging Daisy into jeopardy once again. For 17 years, FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been trying to track down the elusive cult that nearly destroyed him. He never considered that his first real break would be tied to the woman his matchmaking surrogate mom wants him to meet-Daisy Dawson. Intertwined mysteries and alternating viewpoints (including the killer's) guarantee reader appeal. While there are links to Rose's Monster in the Closet, this story stands on its own. -VERDICT Chilling and remarkably complex, this is a thriller that, for all its length, will keep minds sharp and nightlights burning. An excellent series start. Rose (Death Is Not Enough) lives in -Florida. [See Prepub Alert 8/10/18; previewed in Kathryn Howe's "Love Changes Everything," LJ 10/15/18.] © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.