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Karen Cleveland

Biography

Karen Cleveland

Karen Cleveland is a former CIA counterterrorism analyst and the New York Times bestselling author of NEED TO KNOW, KEEP YOU CLOSE and YOU CAN RUN. She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. Cleveland lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children.

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Books by Karen Cleveland

by Karen Cleveland - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

We have your son. It’s the call that’s every parent’s nightmare. And for CIA analyst Jill Bailey, it’s the call that changes everything. It’s Jill’s job to vet new CIA sources. Like Falcon, who’s been on the recruitment fast track. But before she can get to work, Jill learns that her son has been taken. And to get him back, she does something she thought she’d never do. Alex Charles, a hard-hitting journalist, begins to investigate an anonymous tip: an explosive claim about the CIA’s hottest new source. The tip --- and a fierce determination to find the truth --- leads Alex to Jill, who would rather remain hidden. As the two begin to work together, they uncover a vast conspiracy that will force them to confront their loyalties to family and country.

by Karen Cleveland - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Stephanie Maddox works her dream job policing power and exposing corruption within the FBI. A single parent, Steph has missed a lot of school events, birthdays and vacations with Zachary, who is now a teenager. But the truth is, she would move heaven and earth for him, including protecting him from an explosive secret in her past. It just never occurred to her that Zachary would keep secrets of his own. One day, while straightening her son’s room, Steph is shaken to discover a gun hidden in his closet. A loaded gun. Then comes a knock at her front door --- a colleague on the domestic terrorism squad, who utters three devastating words: “It’s about Zachary.”

written by Karen Cleveland, read by Erin Bennett - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Stephanie Maddox works her dream job policing power and exposing corruption within the FBI. A single parent, Steph has missed a lot of school events, birthdays and vacations with Zachary, who is now a teenager. But the truth is, she would move heaven and earth for him, including protecting him from an explosive secret in her past. It just never occurred to her that Zachary would keep secrets of his own. One day, while straightening her son’s room, Steph is shaken to discover a gun hidden in his closet. A loaded gun. Then comes a knock at her front door --- a colleague on the domestic terrorism squad, who utters three devastating words: “It’s about Zachary.”

by Karen Cleveland - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes. She thought she knew her husband inside and out. But now she wonders if it was all a lie. How far will she go to learn the truth? And does she really need to know?