Published: January 2011
A killer is branding his victims with numbers. How many will he kill before he’s stopped? YOU BELONG TO ME is a fantastic thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and the first novel in her Baltimore series.
When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh.
When the corpse is identified, Lucy is shocked to discover that the victim is actually another man from her past. Who killed him and why his skin is burnt with the number ‘1’ is unclear but it’s evident that someone is demanding Lucy’s attention.
The discovery of a second branded body raises worrying questions: how many more lives may be at risk before the killer’s final message is revealed? And can Lucy solve the killer’s gruesome puzzle before their thirst for revenge is complete?
This is the first book that I’ve read by this author, Karen Rose, and the first book where the character of a forensic pathologist has a secret life outside of work that she is hiding.
It’s a haunting story because it shows how things from childhood can come back and terrorize us when we are adults. A maniac is going around killing people from Lucy’s past and she has to find out who and why before he eliminates all of them,
Very good story and very very hard to put down.