Today I am taking part in the blog tour and sharing my review for Say No More by Karen Rose. This was released on the 6th of August published by Headline.
Say No More by Karen Rose
The Sacramento Series #2
Release Date: 6th of August 2020
Print Length: 605 pages
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Perfect for fans of James Patterson and Karin Slaughter, this is the second gripping instalment of the Sacramento series from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. An explosive crime thriller, Say No More will keep you gripped until the final page.
If they ever catch you, say nothing. Admit nothing. Never tell.
Mercy Callahan never thought she’d be able to talk about her past. When she arrives in Sacramento to make peace with her brother Gideon, and to help find the brutal cult that took away her childhood, she is finally ready to talk. But when Ephraim Burton – the man who made her life a living hell – follows her there, she realises she might never be safe.
Rafe Sokolov would do anything to have Mercy back in his life and would go to any length to protect her. But when it becomes apparent that Ephraim is more determined than ever to get Mercy back, even Rafe might not be able to stop the trail of destruction he leaves in his wake. As Ephraim draws near, it’s clear it’s not just Mercy who is in danger; those closest to her are firmly in his sights.
Will Mercy sacrifice herself to help bring Ephraim down? Or will he finally get what he’s always wanted.
It’s been awhile since I last read a book from Karen that when the opportunity presented itself to be part of the blog tour for Say No More, I jumped at the chance. Cults are a subject that I find so fascinating, so I was immediately drawn to it.
Say No More is the 2nd instalment in the Sacramento series and while it can be read as a stand-alone, I don’t recommend starting with this one. The story is a follow on from the 1st in the series, Say You’re Sorry, which is where Karen first introduces the reader to the Eden Cult and briefly, Mercy Callaghan. I had no troubling in following along, but would have gotten more from the story having started with book one.
It is a story that is just best going in with the blurb so I don’t need to rehash anything here, but I will say that it does deal with some hard hitting topics in the story which includes sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse as well as child abuse, which may be triggers for some readers. Karen doesn’t gloss over these topics, but does handle them with sensitivity.
It didn’t take me long to reacquaint myself with the breathtaking brilliance of Karen’s work and how through her vivid prose made me feel like I was part of the story experiencing it all and watching from the sidelines. What I mainly took out of this story, is how much I have missed Karen’s books and I now have some major catching up to do with the ones I have missed!
Say No More is a heart pounding, edge of your seat gripping read that at times takes on a slower pace, but there is enough action, tension and suspense to hold your attention and keep you engaged. There are also twists and turns aplenty as well as some romance thrown in, which balances out the more macabre parts of the story quite nicely. All up this is a very satisfying read and I look forward to more in the series.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Say No More Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Karen
Karen Rose was introduced to suspense and horror at the tender age of eight when she accidentally read Poe’s The Pit and The Pendulum and was afraid to go to sleep for years.
She now enjoys writing books that make other people afraid to go to sleep. Karen lives in Florida with her family, their cat, Bella, and two dogs, Loki and Freya. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, and her new hobby – knitting.
Stay up to date with Karen’s work by visiting her website and following her on these social media accounts.
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