• Hold Back the Dark

  • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 18
  • By: Kay Hooper
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Hold Back the Dark

By: Kay Hooper
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
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Publisher's summary

A town in the thrall of evil. A summons that can't be ignored. The SCU returns in a nail-biting novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.

The Chosen have been warned. Powerful psychics across the globe have gotten the same eerie and insistent message: Go to Prosperity. Because in this small North Carolina mountain town, madness has taken hold...

Trapped in a nightmare they can't escape, the residents of Prosperity are killing one another, waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed - or the reasons why. Chief Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever evil is afoot is beyond her expertise, and beyond the understanding of Sheriff Jackson Archer. They need help.

The Special Crimes Unit is called in for its specific brand of investigation, to aid the Chosen as well as the once-peaceful mountain town. It will take all the agents' training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a sinister pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents must brace themselves for a flood of darkness unlike any the world has ever seen...

©2018 Kay Hooper (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with The Berkley Publishing Group, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Too many characters

I usually like this series and this narrator, but they didn’t seem well matched this time.
The story ended abruptly and very unsatisfactorily - it was sort of like “ and then the handsome prince came along, saved the princess and the fairy godmother was happy “

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Good story ended way too quickly.

Good story but the end of the book lacked details that felt necessary.
Very good performance. Felt like author wrapped it up without substance.