Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose

February 12, 2019

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...


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*** 3 Star Review ***


I am torn with this book. I liked it. At the same time, I wasn't fond of it. I keep going back and forth with my feelings for this one. 


Overall, this is a really good book with its twists and interesting plot. I am all for a serial killer book. In that aspect, this one disappoint. The author didn't pull any punches with this one. Connecting the dots wasn't hard but was interesting, to say the least.


The characters in this one are hard to connect to. You would assume with such a long book, there should be a stronger connection between the characters and the reader, but there isn't. They fell quite flat for me.


The plot itself was unique and interesting. A little drawn out though. So many things in the book were repeated over and over again. I found myself annoyed with the repetitiveness in this one. If the author had taken those parts out completely or replaced them with something new to add to the book, it would have read much smoother.


Details. I am not familiar with the setting of this book. However, there are references to things like football in this book. The timeline of the book and the football references do not line up. Football in America is over when the football references took place. A little better plot planning and fact checking would go a long way. This did surprise me given this author is nowhere near new to the game of publishing.


I was definitely satisfied with the ending. Once things were coming to an end, I found myself eager to see if things were going to play out the way I had suspected. All of the pieces fell into place with a nice little bow. I most certainly was not disappointed. 

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