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Praise for Reckonings

Here's what people are saying.


" Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “A quick, easy, and enjoyable read that was fast paced, atmospheric, twisty, and unpredictable that is full of complex characters. Heart-warming and compelling.” -Aria Harlow 

“Rating: 5 Stars. There are two things Karen E. Osborne does extremely well--both of which contribute to making her novels emotionally powerful. She writes superb dialogue, and her attention to detail is impeccable. This novel takes you into the heart of a woman who is struggling hard to come to terms with her past, while still maintaining a foothold in the present, and Osborne conveys that conflict expertly.” Russell Rowland, author of Cold Country

"5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently Crafted Fiction

Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2022

This excellently crafted novel throws a net over the reader from the first page. Reckonings is a relatable and compulsively readable family story, filled with suspense, dangerous secrets, and . . . NO SPOILERS. :-)" Reader Review

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Tangled Lies

 Tangled Lies, published by Black Rose Writing is available now.

Order now at Black Rose Writing, Indie Bound, Bookshop, Amazon, Walmart, or Target.

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Karen gives you a glimpse into Tangled Lies with a reading of the first chapter.  Enjoy!

Praise for Tangled Lies

“Karen E. Osborne’s explosive first chapter is succeeded by a constant series of surprises and a world where danger lurks around every corner. Her narrative comes in cinematic bursts that inject vivid imagery and high-impact dialogue, but also leave plenty to the imagination. And she delivers sexual imagery that adds fireworks without ever distracting from this masterfully constructed whodunnit.” -

"In this engrossing novel, Osborne excels at characterization… An engaging, well-plotted thriller with themes of race, family, and forgiveness." - Kirkus Reviews

Getting It Right

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Getting It Right published by Akashic Books is available now.


"Looking for an edge-of-your-seat suspense yarn? You won't find a more absorbing story." - Essence, One of Summer's Best Reads

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