* Review * QUARTER TO MIDNIGHT by Karen Rose

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * QUARTER TO MIDNIGHT by Karen RoseQuarter to Midnight by Karen Rose
Series: New Orleans #1
Published by Berkley on August 2, 2022
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Good cops. Bad cops. Only one will win.

After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when a family tragedy exposes the dark side of her local police, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere.

Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father’s death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced.

Gabe goes to his father’s best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can’t believe she’s being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe’s dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top.


This scintillating jump into a world of corruption and greed will have you hooked right off the bat! A brand new series from Karen Rose is always intriguing and this kickoff does not disappoint. In a different style of evil than the serial killers and cults that we’re used to with Rose, we embark on layers of corruption that keep building throughout and delivering an addictive story line that will keep you coming back for more. I’m looking forward to more in the series!

Molly Sutton is dedicated and trustworthy and I enjoyed getting her back story and seeing her reconnect with a familiar face to Rose fans. She’s easy to like.

Gabe Hebert is a sincere guy and I felt for him from the start. He wants answers and is willing to question whatever he has to in order to get them. He knows the man he admired and won’t settle for anything diminishing that.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a high level of intrigue with a scandal interwoven and an addictive romance brewing along the way.


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