Karen Rose writes romantic suspense novels and since the characters are all interlinked, with some appearing in multiple books, they are better read in order. The series begins in Chicago, then Minneapolis, Baltimore, and Cincinnati, with the Vartanian trilogy taking place between the Chicago and Minneapolis books.
Die For Me (Vartanian #1)
The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field and Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the empty graves terrify her – the killer isn’t done yet.
Scream For Me (Vartanian #2)
Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has made a horrific discovery – photographs, taken years ago by his brother Simon, show a gang of teenagers raping young girls. Disgusted, Vartanian vows to bring them all to justice. Alex Fallon’s family fell apart when her sister was murdered thirteen years ago. And history now seems to be repeating itself with her stepsister Bailey’s disappearance. When Vartanian meets Alex, and realises that her dead sister was in the photos, he starts to believe that the rapists may be behind Bailey’s disappearance.
Kill For Me (Vartanian #3)
Six teenage girls have been viciously attacked. One survives. Only she can reveal the secrets of a kidnapping ring that sells teenagers to the black market, but the murderers will do anything to silence her.
Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have their own personal reasons to stop the killers. Their investigation leads them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms and a chain of deception so intricate they don’t know whom to trust.