Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose (The Sacramento Series #1)



Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. He escaped the violence of his cult upbringing when he was just thirteen, and since then routine and discipline have been his way of making sense of the world. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realize that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad.

Daisy Dawson has had more than her fair share of pain too—but she’s done being a victim. Daisy’s determined to explore every new experience she can—including getting to know the dark and serious FBI investigator she meets when she fights off a masked attacker one night.

It soon becomes clear that Daisy’s attack was just the beginning. Now the bloodied bodies of young women are showing up all over California, and, as Gideon tries to find the killer, it’s clear that Daisy is in more danger than they ever realised…

My Review

If you are feeling emotional maybe wait to read this, either that or have a huge box of tissues at the ready! However tissues will be needed regardless!

This book is the first in a new series, The Sacramento Series, and it introduces some new faces as well as bringing back some old favourites. Special Agent Gideon Reynolds will soon be a fan favourite and he has all the hallmarks of a Karen Rose perfect male specimen! Tall, body of a greek adonis, brooding and a genuine good guy. A man with a dark past, one that is about to be brought back to the surface connecting him to an ongoing case with a serial killer.

Daisy Dawson is a character that was touched upon in earlier books, the daughter of Frederick Dawson, who moved his family into isolation to protect them from their stepmother’s ex PI Clay Maynard.

Now she takes centre stage and is another trademark protagonist, a feisty female, carrying her own  inner demons and a pet service dog, Brutus. With a name like that you expect a big slobbering Rottweiler or some other large scary dog, but no, this one spends its days in her handbag! Other that Gideon I think she, (yes the dogs also a girl!) is one of my favourite characters!

Gideon and Daisy’s paths cross as Daisy escapes an abduction by a man they soon realise has form, not only does he abduct women, he tortures and kills them. Working together they follow the killers trail to the peril of them both on a personal level and costs them both dearly.

At times I couldn’t escape the feeling of deja vu but I guess having read all of her previous 23 books that is to be expected and just like her previous books this one is just as good as the others. If you have read her previous work then you won’t be disappointed with Say You’re Sorry and if this is your first Karen Rose book then it will have you adding her back catalogue to your shopping basket.

You don’t need to have read any of them to go straight into this one, there is enough back story on Daisy and her family for you to follow their story but if you want to know more about Frederick Dawson head for MONSTER IN THE CLOSET.

A serial killer that will chill you to the bone and a special agent to make you swoon!

For fans old and new, another fantastic read by the queen of romantic suspense.

Say you’re Sorry will be published on 12 Feb 2019 in the US and UK readers will have to wait a few extra days until 14 Feb! It can be pre ordered now below

A big thank you to author Karen Rose, publishers Headline and NetGalley for my digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.

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