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Publisher's Summary

A cold case reopened - and a murderer reemerging more deadly than ever before

Baltimore homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she's still a fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she's determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target.

It's former marine Clay Maynard's job to see the risk in every situation, and he doesn't have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted toprotect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose - and something terrifying to hide.

©2014 Karen Rose (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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  • shelley
  • 2014-02-08

Karen Rose does not disappoint

Where does Watch Your Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is right up there with all of Karen Rose's other books.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Karen Rose writes mystery/thrillers with a little bit of romance. I am almost always on the edge of my seat as there are usually quite a few homocides and you're never sure who's going to get shot, murdered or slashed before someone's rage comes to an end.

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I highly recommend this new book. If you are already a Karen Rose fan then you will not be disappointed. I think this one is better then her last.. If you've never heard any of her books it's nice to listen in order however each one can be read/listened to as a stand alone. Her books are great an certainly worth a credit.

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  • quiltereader
  • 2016-10-13

wish for ratings.

I liked the story. it did carry on a bit too long. I was getting tired of it because the ending became so very obvious three-quarters of the way through.
the biggest problem for me was the detailed sex scenes. it wasn't necessary for the plot and we're thrown in just for shock or voyeuristic means. it's a bummer that I couldn't know about it ahead of my purchase.

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  • T.L.
  • 2016-09-26

Could have been excellent but author ruined it

The narrator was amazing and the story was very unique and interesting other than when the author slipped into romance novel mode. I bought the book as a mystery/thriller and the romance between the characters was better developed than in other books so initially I didn't mind, but by mid-way into the book I had to fast forward through more graphic sex scenes than I can count and it took away from the overall sophistication of the story and narration. I listen to audiobooks at work and this one would have been really problematic if my headphones had cut out and it started playing when the male character's "cock" was being discussed for the umpteenth time or he was inserting something into the main character's "slit". Even when I fast forwarded to the next chapter it was still going on. If you are looking for some literary soft core porn within an excellent mystery, this book is for you.

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  • Dee P
  • 2015-04-07

I couldn't stop listening!

Both the story line and narration are excellent! lot's of twists and turns. Very complex but thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Richard
  • 2014-04-12

Required a stretch of my suspension of disbelief

A solid book with a well paced story, strong characters, good suspense, and a heated romance. My only real complaint was that I struggled a bit with the motivation for the villain. It just seemed like he kept at it to the point that he was calling attention to himself, which was the exact thing he was trying to stop. Finally decided to just go with it but don't usually have that problem with Ms Rose's books. I'm a huge fan of Marguerite Gavin so if you've enjoyed her performances in the past you won't be disappointed with this one. If you don't care for her style you probably won't care for this either.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2014-07-29

Frustrating!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Marguerite Gavin?

narrator can't do cordelia's voice, she sounded like an old lady

What character would you cut from Watch Your Back?

Heroine has too much angst, she's not a likable character.

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  • Hollyb2
  • 2015-06-17

Did not care for the narrator

The narrator ruined this for me. At times she seemed to go so fast I felt like I was listening to the Chipmunks. Her men's voices all sounded like John Wayne and were drawled out. I kept waiting for a sentence to end in "little lady" John Wayne style. The child in the book often sounded mentally challenged or slow.
The story was pretty good although I just finished another book by this author and saw a cookie cutter pattern in the main characters.

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  • clairbear
  • 2021-11-25

Stevie's story is so compelling

There are so many deep tender & heartwrenching moments but I also a power hungry mind going off the deep end makes this book so good to the very last moment.
this is my 2nd time reading the Baltimore series it's that good.

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  • Brianna
  • 2021-08-10

Great story

I LOVE everything Karen Rose has written I have read and/or listened to each book multiple times. I his book would easily be a 5 out of 5 but Stevie is just so annoying when it comes to Clay. This is the only book I skip around because she is just irritating at times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-27

One of Karen Rose’s best!

This was a wonderful book. The narrator was also amazing... she didn’t the little girls voice so well! I actually shed a few tears! So good!