New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with the new novel in her riveting Bishop/SCU series.
How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? In New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper’s new novel, the answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed....
When Deacon James’s younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare—and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect.
Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her—and the town—on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what’s happening in town. And what’s happening is growing stranger by the minute.
©2014 Kay Hooper (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Thank you for sharing the websites for animal shelters. I rescued 2 Pitbulls & 1 America Bulldog. They are the sweetest dogs. Haunted was nails biting & chilling. I love it!
While I enjoyed the narration and performance for the most part, the story line really left a lot to be desired. About a third of the way into the book, I found myself thinking more and more about giving up entirely. The fanciful elements turned into downright absurd. I have no issue with bringing the concept of the supernatural into a story, but I think it got to the point where literally every main character -- and most of the secondary ones -- had a host of psychic abilities. Even the dog. It just got to be over the top. The premise for why strange things were occurring in Sociable was not compelling, nor was the final throw down between "good vs. evil." I didn't find the primary heroine, Hollis, to be particularly likeable or convincing. Rather, just...whiney. (For fun, I started counting how many times the narrator said "Hollis sighed....")
The story snd character development started off fairly decently, but that's the best I can say...other than the fact that the author prominently features a pitbull and does so in a positive light. Being a pitbull owner myself, that was arguably my favorite part of the story -- and the most realistic. Glad I got this book on a deal.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I loved reading the Bishop series...there were really creepy, heinous murderers and their crimes solved by the FBI with just a hint of psychic ability. Now the stories are more about multiple characters, all with their psychic ability and a little about the murder they are trying to solve. In the end there generally is a big explosion of "dark energy" and Bishop has a handful of new feds with psychic ability! The narrator was good, considering the amount of people in this story.
I could easily relate to the characters from the small Georgia town because I grew up in the South. I felt empathy for the characters and was impressed with the telling of the story. This was an excellent read.
Love a good mystery (especially a British cozy cottage mystery), action / adventure , and really love a good scary / horror book.
I really like these stories but the last few books seem to revolve around Hollis. The earlier books had other characters and developed them over the course of the book. Sometimes one character, sometimes a couple, and sometimes a group but always interesting.
Now everything revolves around Hollis. I do like the character, but could we see some other or newer members? Otherwise the series might as well be called Hollis Special Victims Unit (for both physical and psychic rape).
The dialogue in this book has too many repetitive conversations (how many times do we have to be told that one of other psychic detectives is on admin leave working with establishing working relationships with dogs?) There were some other repetitive conversations, but this one was the most annoying.
Another thing about the recent Hollis stories are that she ALWAYS starts the story as a weakling and then at the end of the story she all of a sudden is able to do anything. Sort of like the author does not know what to do with her creation or just wants to end the story. So - Hollis does something amazing and the story ends.
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