An out-of-control arsonist seeking revenge. A fireman and a detective on his tail. COUNT TO TEN is a compulsive thriller, part of the Chicago series, by Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose.9, 10, start running again...A young boy and his brother are abandoned by their mother and end up in foster-care. Let down by everyone who should have looked out for them, the boys fall prey to abusers. Is it any wonder one of them develops a taste for matches and revenge?Years later, Reed Solliday, of Chicago's Fire Department, is determined to find an arsonist whose actions have just escalated to murder. With the police now involved, Reed is paired with Detective Mia Mitchell, on her first assignment since her father's death and her partner's shooting. Solliday and Mitchell know that the death toll is rising. With no apparent connection between the deaths, they are at a loss until their attention focuses on a young offender's institution and the misfits within...
Karen 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.
Karen Rose's COUNT TO TEN takes off like a house afire. There's action and chills galore in this nonstop thriller -- Tess Gerritson 'COUNT TO TEN kept me up all night with the doors locked. Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense' -- Karen Robards '[Karen Rose] delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat' -- Lisa Gardner