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Publisher's Summary

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.

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DANGEROUS

Where does Haunted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

IT RANK IN TOP

What was one of the most memorable moments of Haunted?

AS THE WOMEN FELT HAUNTED

Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

THE YOUNG WAITRESS

Who was the most memorable character of Haunted and why?

ZANDER BECAUSE HE WAS FUN

Any additional comments?

SCARY BOOK AND GREAT TO LISTEN TO

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Nails biting!

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!

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Love Kay Hooper

My favorite series!!!! I cannot wait to see what is next in this great series!

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Kept getting cheesier and cheesier

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.

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Typical Hooper - A book you can use to multitask

If you know Kay Hooper, you know the Bishop series. It's the same formula. You pretty much know what's going to happen and who it's going to happen to. This particular book had a lack of climax. I was still waiting for something to excite and surprise me. I was left with a feeling of disappointment. Still, it's a good series and have read them all. Narrator was good and can differentiate the characters, which makes it easier to keep track of everyone. There are always a lot of characters (sometimes unnecessary).
Overall, good book, good author and good narrator for a book you don't have to concentrate on.

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haunted flop

story dragged. Too much blah blah blah not enough substance intrigue or drama suspense was definitely missing. I did however love bradyn the dog more stories about Brayden less about psychic mumble jumble

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  • JoAnn
  • Missouri City, TX, United States
  • 04-09-15

Narration was excellent

I enjoyed this book because the narrator read with enthusiasm and had a interesting plot.

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Edgy

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.

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Awful! I couldn't get past the first chapter.

What could Kay Hooper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know if the story improved, because the first chapter was so sophomoric I lost all interest. I used to enjoy these books but no longer.

What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

Her tone is pedantic, like she is reading a children's book to a three year old.

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  • Robin
  • Dahlonega, GA, United States
  • 09-11-14

Hollis SVU

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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