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Don't Tell
Don't Tell
Author: Karen Rose
It was a desperate plan. But Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive cop husband was to stage their own death. Now all that remains of their former life is at the bottom of a lake... — Armed with a new identity in a new town, she and her son have found refuge hundreds of miles away. As Caroline Stewart,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446612807
ISBN-10: 0446612804
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 512
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Warner Forever
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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MELNELYNN avatar reviewed Don't Tell on + 669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Although the premise and plot of this book has been done over and over, no one has done it better. The story of an abused wife and mother who finally takes action will not be new. However the tension, feelings, and fear of Mary Grace Winters is presented in a moment by moment way that keeps you on the edge of your chair, bed or floor. Wherever you choose to read. We are not kept in the dark about the feelings and motives of her husband or the man, (Max) who sees the kindness, generosity, and love that Caroline ( AKA Mary Grace ) has to offer. After seven years the worst happens and her policeman husband finds out she and her son are alive. With exquisite detail we follow him on his hunt. We follow Caroline as she finally becomes the woman she was meant to be. We see the dark edges of her soul and the ravages of horror meated out to her and her child. I could not put it down. You will not be disappointed. Spine-chilling suspense, unusual twists, and a great ending. Go for it.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is an excellent book and it kept my attention.
LENNY01 avatar reviewed Don't Tell on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Excellent...lots of heartstopping thrills and a little romance...what a combination!
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Helpful Score: 3
good exciting read
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book, great suspense!
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gigi avatar reviewed Don't Tell on + 355 more book reviews
If you like a romantic supsense novel then I'm sure you'll like this one, but it's not my taste.
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fantastic book! Very suspenseful and well written!
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Another great Karen Rose book. Karen's books are great because they are suspence filled from beginning to end. Best to look on her website and read them in order because the characters continue throughout her books.
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Excellent read, I enjoy the books by Karen Rose
emmer avatar reviewed Don't Tell on + 70 more book reviews
Wow....what a book. This was passed on to me from a co-worker and I thoroughly loved it! If you like intriguing books, then this one is for you!
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Wow! Karen Rose is phenomenal. Her style makes you feel like you're seeing everything unfold right before your eyes. The imagery is so realistic that it's creepy.
Rob Winters is a wife-beating, homicidal...COP! 7 years earlier, his wife, Mary Grace, finally got tired of the beatings and ran with their son after faking their deaths. The two moved to Chicago, changed their names and went on with their lives...until the day her car was pulled from the lake with no bodies inside. Furious, Rob uses his connections (legal and illegal) to find out Mary Grace's new name and whereabouts and goes on a murderous rampage, intent on punishing his estrnged wife and taking back his son.
charligirl728 avatar reviewed Don't Tell on + 18 more book reviews
This was the first book I've read by Karen Rose, and I plan to read more. There was a mix of suspense and romance.
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Since escaping her abusive cop husband and moving to Chicago seven years earlier, Mary Grace Winters has reinvented herself. With the help of a safe house for battered women, she changed her name to Caroline Stewart and her son\'s to Tom and secured a secretarial position at Carrington College. But unbeknownst to Caroline, her husband is on her trail, determined to reclaim his son and kill anyone who stands in his way. Meanwhile, Caroline struggles to live a normal life and open her heart to the love of a good man, Max Hunter. A handsome history professor and former NBA star, Max still bears physical and emotional scars from a long-ago car crash. But as their whirlwind romance progresses, enhanced by generous doses of steamy sex, Max realizes that Caroline\'s reluctance to commit stems from her past fears, not repulsion over his injury. Despite one stormy scene, in which Caroline and Max fling insults at each other and compare scars, first-time author Rose handles her subject matter well. She informs without preaching and allows her characters to sort through their emotions in a mature manner. As gripping as a cold hand on the back of one\'s neck, but tempered by lovable characters and a moving romance, this assured debut bodes well for Rose\'s future books.


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