I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose
Published by Headline Genres: crime, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thrillers
Format: ARC, Hardback
Source: the publisher
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Monster in the closet is a different from the other books in the series, not only the protagonist a lot younger than those in the previous books, they are also not actually in law and enforcement sector.
I really enjoyed it, it was different it focused a bit more on the human aspect, the relationships between the group of people we have gotten to know over the course of the series and we get a happy ending and questions answered for a character, Clay that has been part of the series for a long time. The book does have quite a lot of subplots and since I feel like this book was primarily written for the fans of the series because of whom it was about, Taylor Dawson and her father Clay Maynard.
Taylor Dawson now a adult, decides to find her father to get to know more about him after finding out the truth from her dying mother. This takes her to Baltimore, working in the Daphne’s program centre, where she hopes of learning more about the man who she only remembers glimpses of. Ford Elkhart is Daphne’s son and he is suspicious of her behaviour. They are attracted to each other but don’t know where it would lead, since not only is Taylor hiding who she is but also because she doesn’t intend to stay in Baltimore.
The subplot focuses on the murder of the mother of two girls, one of girls is being helped by Taylor at the centre and is starting to open up to her which brings her in sights of the murderer.
Overall, it was a enjoyable read and not as full on mystery/thriller as Karen Rose’s other books but that is because as I said earlier a gift for the fans of the series who had been waiting to find out about the truth of Clay’s daughter.