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Count to Ten
Count to Ten
Author: Karen Rose
CLOSE YOUR EYES. — In all his years in the Chicago Fire Department, Lieutenant Reed Solliday has never experienced anything like this recent outbreak of house fires -? devastating, vicious and in one case, homicidal. He has another problem ?- his new partner, Detective Mia Mitchell. She's brash, bossy, and taking the case in a direction he neve...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446616904
ISBN-10: 0446616907
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 528
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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SoBe avatar reviewed Count to Ten on + 147 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I read and reviewed the Hardcover copy, but thought I'd post my review for the MMPB version as well:

Yet another winner from Karen Rose!

Rating a 4.5 out of 5, Count to Ten has all those great things a good book must have: Strong competent heroine, an intelligent, capable (and hot) hero, interesting secondary characters, an evil villain who pulls you into their mindset and an overall story that keeps you waiting on tenterhooks just to find out how everything ends! And my favorite thing about KR's writing? She makes you care about each and very one of her characters!

Being a romantic suspense, this has more than enough of both elements to go above and beyond the category!
So why 4.5 out of 5 stars?

okay. Here's the thing. I love Mia (the heroine). If you've read Ms Rose's previous books , you know, Mia has been a minor character (and good friend) in, if not all than most of K.R's other books. So her finding her happily ever after is something I've been waiting for. Eagerly. Impatiently. Almost desperately (but not in a sad, pathetic way). While a widower not forgetting his first wife as soon as he meets someone new, is nice (and realistic) theoretically, I cant help but think Mia deserves a hero who doesn't spend a good chunk of the book with said wife in mind. Mind you, I liked Reed, more so at the end of the book, than in the beginning. He grows on you. Especially as he grows up as a person (Despite being older, he's still willing to learn and accept new things/ideas). And I'm sure Christine, the first wife, was a good person. But this is MIA'S story. I don't want to hear about freakishly close to perfect wife number one! Couldn't Mia have found someone without so much baggage? after all she has plenty of her own!

Plus I wanted more. More story with Beth, Reed's daughter. And maybe a few more moments of jealous hero? and more with Mia's sister? And more time spent going over Mia's dad, and other people's perception of him. *sigh* who says 500-plus pages is too long?

But I digress. Count to Ten is an awesome read. A definite Keeper. (Though if you're new to Ms. Rose, may I suggest startin with Don't Tell)
barbsis avatar reviewed Count to Ten on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
AWESOME! Karen Rose can really write a suspenseful novel. She doles out the clues with enough false leads to lead you astray. The ending is always a surprise.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mia Mitchell is a homicide detective with a horrifying secret in her past. Reed Solliday is a fire investigator with sorrows of his own. The two are thrown together when a series of murder arsons begin to rock Chicago. The fires become more deadly as the two try and find the monster who is on a twisted mission of revenge. The story is terrifying and moves at a rapid pace. It kept me up reading well into the night before it reached its explosive conclusion. This is a really good read.
robinmy avatar reviewed Count to Ten on + 1669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A horrific house fire leads firefighters to a dead body. Finding that the young victim was dead before the fire was set, Chicago Fire Department Lt. Reed Solliday requests assistance. After recovering from an injury, Detective Mia Mitchell returns to work in time to be assigned a new case and a new partner. As the fires escalate and the bodies pile up, Mia and Reed must work together to stop a mad man. But when they draw his attention, they just might be his next target.

Another winner from Karen Rose. I guessed the villain early in the story, but that didn't stop my enjoyment of the book. I've been hoping Mia would get her own story since she was introduced in the third book of the series. Mia blames herself for her partner's injury and isn't happy about getting a new partner for this assignment. Likewise, Reed thinks Mia came back from her disability leave too early and isn't thrilled with the situation. But as they work the case, investigating the murders and getting closer and closer to the truth, they must work together to stop a killer bent on revenge. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book! Very Intense!
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Good story, excellent to read.
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A bit long, but an excellent novel!
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This is a great read!!!