You Can't Hide

You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense,#5) - Karen Rose This one is yet another winner from Ms Rose.... I'll admit to being a little wary about starting this one as I find the plot device of doctor-patient privileges to stall investigations trite, or overused, but Ms rose has the ability to tell her story in unique and well thought out ways so much so that stories you might have heard hundreds of times before, sound new and exciting coming from her! Her writing is both potent as well as addicting, and you'll have a hard time putting this one down despite all those pesky distractions otherwise known as real life, that will try to get in your way!She has strong characters, who are competent, intelligent, and real as well as hardworking and strong willed. They are described so well and brought to life so much so, that you can't help but not only like the Hero and heroine and their families and friends, but you care about what happens to them all as well!And I love the interconnecting of her characters from past (and probably future) books! It's a nice visit down memory lane for some, and others it's nice to think about where Ms Rose will take them!As for the suspense, it was on par with Ms. Rose's previous writing as well:-) It had a good build up and keeps you in high tension, nail biting agony as you wait for all the pieces to fall into place, and figure out what's going on, why, and who the heck that big bad is (I was totally surprised to find out who it was! talk about coming out of left field)! But I think my personal favorite bit was that the end of the suspense didn't automatically end the book. We definitely get some oft neglected closure!And the romance was lovely... though yes, H and h didn't know each other for long (though they do know Of each other), as the story moves forward, you sort of forget that particular fact... and I loved that they didn't immediately get along (though I'm usually not a fan of that plot device either)! As we get both the hero and heroine's point of view we can see how they came to gradually know (and love) each other...Karen Rose, at least in my not-so-humble (and usually right) opinion has earned the title of Queen of Romantic Suspense... and I'll definitely be buying (and most likely keeping) all her titles:-)