Series: Sacramento #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Sacramento, CA
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Monster in the Closet, Have You Seen Her?, Edge of Darkness, Death Is Not Enough, Say You're Sorry, Into the Dark, Say No More
Eden faces a final reckoning when the cult's past victims hunt them down in this explosive, high-stakes thriller in the Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose.
For decades, Eden has remained hidden in the remote wilds of the Pacific Northwest, “Pastor” keeping his cult's followers in thrall for his personal profit and sexual pleasures. But the Founding Elders are splintering, and Pastor's surrogate son DJ is scheming to make it all his own.
When two of Eden's newest members send out a cry for help, it reaches FBI Special Agent Tom Hunter, whose friend and fellow FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds and his sister, Mercy, are themselves escapees of the Eden cult, targeted by the Founding Elders who want them silenced forever. The three have vowed to find the cult and bring it down, and now, they finally have a solid lead.
Neutralizing Eden’s threat will save captive members and ensure Tom’s new friends can live without fear. But when his best friend, ex-Army combat medic Liza Barkley, joins the case, it puts her life—and their blossoming love—in danger. With everything they hold dear in the balance, Tom and Liza, together with Gideon and Mercy, must end Eden once and for all.
Say Goodbye is another chilling entry in the Sacramento series by Karen Rose. We are still dealing with this cult, and it is messed up!
Listen, I don’t want to give anything away, but reading this is an experience. Rose does SUCH a great job of keeping you guessing, and it’s twisty. Through it all is the slow building romance between Tom and Liza which helps break some of the bat crap crazy stuff going on. I think it is necessary to read the previous books to really understand the magnitude of Eden, and to understand some of the previous characters events regarding the cult. I love a good cult story and Rose delivers in spades. This place is so messed up and she really brings that to the readers.
In Say Goodbye, the romance is slow, but honestly, if it had been fast I would have never believed it. Dealing with the cult, a killer, finding people…if they jumped into romance right away while dealing with all that AND their own secrets it would have been ridiculous. I will say, I think the biggest drawback of Say Goodbye is its length. There were times it just FELT long. But, the story is gripping and the romance is believable!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: police/FBI
- Triggers: View Spoiler »abuse, rape « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler