November 18, 2016

Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose. Character Profile of Agent Kate Coppola.

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Meet Agent Kate Coppola

Special Agent Kate Coppola is the heroine of Karen Rose's latest book Every Dark Corner. Kate is on a mission to stop the man who is trafficking drugs and acquiring teens for the internet sex trade. Tough as nails, yet compassionate, Kate is an origami and knitting queen, with a  songs playlist you wouldn't expect. She also has a very good reason to always carry a certain genre of book on her. (No, not telling, can't spoil the surprise.). Meet a badass with a yarn bag and a work partner named Agent Luther Troy.

Kate's early upbringing was something she doesn't talk about, and she has nightmares over something she couldn't stop more recently. She is not long in Cincinnati, yet she has a good friend here in Deacon - another agent, and it is not long before the people who surround and support him are hers too.  It's not hard to understand why, Kate has time for people, even if it's just a smile as she passes by.

It is however Agent Griffin 'Decker' Davenport who is very much taken with Kate. She has helped rescue him from his undercover job, plus this brown-eyed, red haired, freckled faced woman has sat by his bedside as he recovers from injuries suffered in the rescue. From the moment he opens his eyes and sets them on Kate, it was pure reader pleasure to watch their relationship develop.  They are both wounded by their pasts, have seen far too much of the unsavoury side of life - yet they are so human, vulnerable and downright on the side of the children who have suffered such injustice.

Kate is ADHD, so that knitting and origami helps her manage her stress and it helps her think. So well indeed that maybe before she knows it she might have others hooked in as well. She is quick thinking, a sharp shooter, has mad ninja skills, can freeze you out in an interview - and she just keeps on pushing and doesn't give up. And her math skills are up there too.

As part of a team, with Agent Decker along for the ride before he should, Kate is in the thick of it as her quick thinking and skills work to bring a repugnant man to justice. And while she might be known by some as the Ice Queen, she is capable of warmth, tears, trust and love.

I totally enjoyed getting to know Kate and watching her work. Anyone would be happy to have her on their side, work with her, be her friend and count on her to watch their back in a dangerous situation.  She has issues, but she has a good acceptance of herself and where she is right now.

Despite stress and a personal history that might have levelled another, Kate dedicates herself to helping others, working to save those caught in the nets of depravity.  I highly recommend you get to know her.  She sits within a 5 star read.

Thank you to Hachette NZ for my copy of the book.

Hachette Blog Tour:
Monday: Review at Sofilly
Tuesday: Interview with Karen Rose at Narrative Rose
Wednesday: Interview with Karen at Hachette NZ
Thursday: Review at NZ Booklovers
Friday: Character Profile here at Book Date
Saturday: Review and Giveaway at I'm Not SuperMum
Sunday: Review at The Spanish Bluebell


  1. This one sounds interesting. I like how the main character isn't perfect and has a chronic condition with coping mechanisms. I looked at the series on GR; I guess each book isn't linked and has a different heroine in it?

    1. This was the first one I read in the series and loved it. So can be read independently and a focus on different characters each time, although you meet up with them again.

  2. This is character development at such an intimate level! Kate Coppola's "quirks" make her so personal and endearing. Her positivity is admirable. I like her already.

  3. I am glad that you enjoy this book and will read more by her. You have made me want to read more books by her again, so hopefully in the near future I will!!

    1. Hope so Viki and for me it is great to discover her books and know I have many to look forward to!

  4. I hadn't come across Karen Rose before but lately she seems to be everywhere I turn! This sounds really good and I love what you say about Kate - especially in regards to her coping mechanisms. Adding to my TBR!

  5. Sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow this sounds great. I haven't read anything by her in a while looks like its time to do it!


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