Beneath Dark Waters by Karen Rose [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Beneath Dark Waters

Author: Karen Rose

Publisher: Berkley

Publish Date: August 15, 2023

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Romantic Suspense #28, New Orleans #2

My Rating: 4/5

Beneath Dark Waters by Karen Rose


There’s no safe place for a child to hide when danger comes from every direction.

Public prosecutor J.P. “Kaj” Cardozo has only lived in New Orleans for six months, and he’s already working on a high-profile celebrity sexual assault case that’s made headlines all over the country. But when his son becomes the target of a kidnapping attempt as a threat to Kaj, he is desperate to keep him safe and turns to a private investigative firm famous for their protection services.

A veteran Marine, Val Sorensen is glad to have found a new career with Broussard Investigations. Her latest assignment as the bodyguard to ten-year-old Elijah Cardozo reminds her why—Val is a kick ass guardian with a tender heart.  Through her duties, Val grows fond of the boy—and his handsome father.

But when the high-stakes investigation reveals an explosive network of crime through a revived drug gang, lingering deep-seated corruption in the NOPD, and a group of murderers-for-hire targeting Kaj, Elijah, and his star client, they’re all left scrambling for safety…

Beneath Dark Waters by Karen Rose


Kaj is a public prosecutor in New Orleans working on a high-profile case. His son was targeted in a kidnapping, so Kaj hires a bodyguard for him. Val is the body guard. As the investigation into the case reveals more crimes, Kaj, his son, and his client become targets.

Beneath Dark Waters is the 28th book in the Romantic Suspense series by Karen Rose. It is the second book in the New Orleans series. I have read the other books in this series, so I was excited to read this latest book.

The characters are well-developed and realistic. The story is fast paced and intriguing. Beneath Dark Waters is an intense and atmospheric novel.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Karen Rose:
  1. Don’t Tell (Chicago #1)
  2. Have You Seen Her?
  3. I’m Watching You (Chicago #2)
  4. Nothing to Fear (Chicago #3)
  5. You Can’t Hide (Chicago #4)
  6. Count to Ten (Chicago #5)
  7. Die for Me (Daniel Vartanian #1)
  8. Scream for Me (Daniel Vartanian #2)
  9. Kill for Me (Daniel Vartanian #3)
  10. I Can See You (Minneapolis #1)
  11. Silent Scream (Minneapolis #2)
  12. You Belong to Me (Baltimore #1)
  13. No One Left to Tell (Baltimore #2)
  14. Did You Miss Me? (Baltimore #3)
  15. Watch Your Back (Baltimore #4)
  16. Closer Than You Think (Cincinnati #1)
  17. Alone in the Dark (Cincinnati #2)
  18. Every Dark Corner (Cincinnati #3)
  19. Monster in the Closet (Baltimore #5)
  20. Edge of Darkness (Cincinnati #4)
  21. Death Is Not Enough (Baltimore #6)
  22. Say You’re Sorry (Sacramento #1)
  23. Into the Dark (Cincinnati #5)
  24. Say No More (Sacramento #2)
  25. Say Goodbye (Sacramento #3)
  26. Quarter to Midnight (New Orleans #1)
  27. Cold Blooded Liar (San Diego #1)
  28. Beneath Dark Waters (New Orleans #2)

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