Karen Harper's Down River has been nominated for the 2011 Mary Higgins Clark Award, presented by the Mystery Writers of America
"A strong plot, a pair of well-written characters and a genuinely spooky atmosphere add up to yet another sterling effort from Harper. Fast-paced and absorbing, this one will keep readers turning pages far into the night."
-RT Book Reviews on Deep Down
"The story is rich...and the tension steadily escalates to a pulse-pounding climax."
-Publishers Weekly on The Hiding Place
"Strongly plotted and well written, featuring a host of interesting characters, Harper's latest is a winner."
-RT Book Reviews on Below the Surface
"Harper keeps tension high as the insane villain cleverly evades efforts to capture him. And Harper really shines in the final act, providing readers with a satisfying and exciting denouement."
-Publishers Weekly on Inferno
"Harper spins an engaging, nerve-racking yarn, alternating her emphasis between several equally interesting plot strands. More important, her red herrings do the job-there's just no guessing who the guilty party might be."
-RT Book Reviews on Hurricane
"Well-researched and rich in detail...With its tantalizing buildup and well-developed characters, this offering is certain to earn Harper high marks."
-Publishers Weekly on Dark Angel, winner of the 2005 Mary Higgins Clark Award