Praise for Reckonings

Here's what people are saying.


"Reckonings hooks the reader from the first page. Mysteries pile upon mysteries. Osborne weaves characters and conflicts with ease. Though life is not always easy (for her protagonist), the moments of redemption, acceptance, and determination carry the day."  --Mary Ann Noe, author of To Know Her and the forthcoming A Handful of Pearls

"A vibrant, superbly written tale. It’s a fast-paced, tightly knit, family drama with a female protagonist at the heart who, despite painful adolescence memories and present financial and personal hardship, has the courage and tenacity to confront her life’s challenges head on." – Helen Trepelkov, author of Post Graduate Studies in Motherhood

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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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