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June 2, 2017


published by Headline

448 pages

An exclusive novel celebrating ten years of Karen Rose’s thrillers in the UK. 

A mother is dead, and now her killer hunts the child that witnessed the brutal crime.

Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife twenty-three years ago.

Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter’s stables so that she can observe the program’s security director – her father, Clay Maynard. Trying to reconcile the wonderful man she’s getting to know with the monster her mother always described, Taylor never expects to become the target of a real monster, the man who murdered the mother of the little girls she works with at the stable. Neither does she expect to fall for Ford Elkhart, Daphne’s handsome son, who is dealing with his own demons. As family and friends gather for a wedding, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore.

But not if the real monster gets to them first


MONSTER IN THE CLOSET is  impressive it delivers on a stomach churning of brutality.

Jazzie Jarvis and her little sister Janie had once been the rich kids. Before their father left, they had a nice house and a nice car. 

But now Jazzie’s Mama drove her to school in a old car with crappy paint work. They now lived in a crappy little two bedroom apartment.

Disappointed and upset Jazzie held back the tears as her Mama had forgotten to pick her up and she had forgotten about the art fair, she promised she would be there. 

Hauling her rucksack Jazzie walked home.Someone was in the apartment in the coat closet. Quick thinking Jazzie hides under the bed. A mean man was looking for something, when he couldn’t find what he was searching for he killed Jazzie’s Mama. 

Jazzie’s father Gage Jarvis was a monster who committed domestic violence.At eleven years old

Jazzie had not spoken a single word not since finding her mother’ broken body in a pool of blood. 



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