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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Book Review: Fear the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel Book 16) by: Kay Hooper

Fear the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel Book 16)
by Kay Hooper
Hardcover, 288 pages
October 20th 2015 by Berkley
Something strange is happening in the small mountain town of Serenity, Tennessee. People going on routine errands never reach their destination. It’s as if they simply disappear. Over the past few weeks, it’s happened to five men and women—and now a child.

The local police chief calls the FBI, and a team from the Special Crimes Unit is immediately sent in. Agents Lucas and Samantha Jordan, partners in work and in life, have very different abilities. Samantha is clairvoyant and Lucas possesses a unique ability to find the lost or abducted. With them are new partners Dante Swann, a medium, and Robbie Hodge, a telepath.

The town is already on the edge of panic, but the mysterious events take a sinister turn when a body unrelated to the missing persons case surfaces and one of the SCU agents vanishes. Now, the team’s hunt for the lost has turned into something very personal…and very dangerous.

Police Chief Jonah of Serenity, Tennessee calls in the SCU team to investigate the disappearances of six people that seemed to have up and vanished with unexplained circumstances. Jonah knows that the SCU team is not a typical FBI team and hopes that their unique skill set can bring these six missing home alive.

I really love Hooper’s Bishop series where she delves into different paranormal abilities giving a fresh and unique look to possibilities of the mind. A page turner, to say the least, this kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. Dante Swann is a medium who does not like to use his ability whereas Robbie Hodge is a telepath who is very comfortable with her gifts. These two make an incredible team. I love how Miranda and Noah Bishop are always on the periphery of each book if it is not centered on them. Don’t miss this book!

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About the Author:
Kay Hooper was born in California, in an air force base hospital since her father was stationed there at the time. The family moved back to North Carolina shortly afterward, so she was raised and went to school there.

The oldest of three children, Kay has a brother two years younger and a sister seven years younger. Her father (now retired) and brother are builders who own a highly respected construction company, and her mother worked for many years in personnel management before becoming Kay's personal assistant, a position she held until her untimely death in March 2002. Kay's sister Linda works as her Business Manager, Events Coordinator, and Regional Publicist.

Kay graduated from East Rutherford High School and attended Isothermal Community College — where she quickly discovered that business classes did not in any way enthrall her. Switching to more involving courses such as history and literature, she also began to concentrate on writing, which had been a longtime interest. Very quickly hooked, she asked for a Christmas typewriter and began seriously working on her first novel. That book, a Regency romance titled Lady Thief, sold to Dell Publishing in 1980. She has since published more than 60 novels and four novellas

Kay is single and lives in a very small town in North Carolina, not far from her father and siblings. Deigning to live with her are a flock of cats (and a couple of dogs!) with various personalities who all like sleeping on manuscripts and whatever research happens to be spread across Kay's desk. Visit Kay's Pets Page for pics!

Kay also fosters cats and kittens for the Community Pet Center, a non-profit rescue organization on whose board she also sits.

1 comment:

  1. I have never understood why someone wouldn't want to use psychic gifts unless they were hiding them or there was another detriment to their use. Great review and hooray to Kay for fostering animals!