Book Review

Say Goodbye – Karen Rose

I am thrilled to be joining the blog tour for Say Goodbye, the third book in Karen Rose’s Sacramento series. Many thanks to Karen and Headline for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.


The closer you get to the truth, the more dangerous it gets.

FBI Agent Tom Hunter has been chasing down leads to find the brutal cult that damaged some of his closest friends. They managed to escape to tell their stories, but Eden’s location has always remained a mystery.

Liza Barkley is struggling with her feelings for Tom and wonders if their friendship can survive the secrets they’ve kept from one another. But they may be forced to confront the truth when a chance to help the investigation puts Liza directly in the line of fire. When the perpetrator of an attempted sniper attack on Liza and her friends is discovered to be one of the cult’s leaders, DJ Belmont, it becomes clear that he is out to get revenge on the victims who escaped Eden’s clutches.

But there is one person who has always had control over DJ, and who no one outside of Eden has ever glimpsed: cult leader Pastor. When a serious injury forces Pastor to seek help outside the confines of the Eden, Tom and his team finally have a chance to bring the cult down.

But DJ Belmont has his own plan, and is not going to stop until he gets what he wants…


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Say Goodbye Cover


I have long been a fan of Karen Rose, and have read all of her books over the years. With a favourite author, there is always the risk that their next book won’t live up to expectations, but thankfully, Say Goodbye delivers on all levels. It is a fast-paced, action-packed read that I flew through, despite it’s fairly large size! I absolutely love the characters in this series, but in particular the wonderfully warm Sokolov family.

Being something of a book series addict, one thing I love about Karen Rose’s books is that although each series is separate from the others, and you don’t technically need to read them in order to follow the story in each book, there are links back to earlier books and series through familial relationships that tie all her books together. This particular series takes us all the way back to her first book, although I must admit it took me a little time to work out why the names were familiar, it being a few years since I read the first book.

Say Goodbye is exactly the type of book I have come to expect from Karen Rose – a complex thriller with a cast of characters that is, at times, mind-boggling. There is a lot to keep track of, but this effort really pays off as the tension builds and builds. By the time I reached the culmination I was a screwed up ball of stress, and it actually took me a while to wind down after reading it, which is just what makes a good book for me.

Say Goodbye is a fantastic read, and one I heartily recommend. Although it can be read as a standalone, you really won’t regret going right back to the start and reading all of Karen Rose’s books. You can find the reading order on her website – there is a link to this further down.


Karen Rose Author PicKaren 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.





Don’t forget to visit the other blogs taking part in the tour.

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