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Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper

Posted March 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Wait for Dark by Kay HooperWait For Dark by Kay Hooper
Published by Berkley on March 7, 2017
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: “Wait for dark.”

Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit, including her partner and lover, telepath Reese DeMarco, are called in to investigate.

But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core when one of their own is targeted. Now Hollis, the “cat with nine lives” finds herself facing death again.

And this time, not even her partner can protect her..

 

        

 

 

This long running Bishop Special Crimes Unit series has what is actually my favorite paranormal types.  I often say it is witches (magic) as that is more typical. But what I really LOVE best is the talents of the mind – telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and the like. The stories of an FBI unit with these special abilities has truly been one of my favorites. The story arcs are written in trilogies mostly.

Early in the series, I would have classified them as romantic suspense. More recently, while there may be relationships or romances between characters, it is barely mentioned. The focus now is the mystery and suspense. Each story is a case with a team. So instead of the feels of a romance, it is the suspense of the killings and the caring about well-known characters. I would read these in order.

Hollis has been involved in many books, almost more than Bishop. Now she is linked romantically with Reese. She leads the team for this case. Along with Reese, she has two new agents, Cullen and Kirby.

As often happens, the criminal is a serial killer and one who has used some sorts of talents like their own. Local law enforcement may or may not believe in the team’s skills. Usually, it is not discussed and the team uses their abilities quietly but effectively.

I liked this one better than the last few. I think for awhile I was expecting more romance like the previous books and now I just enjoy the case. I do wish for more Bishop and Miranda, or seeing them either recruiting or working some cases. I miss them. I’d like to see more of the whole group, even as a mention or small side plots.

 

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Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Posted February 9, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   I’ve looked forward to each book in the Romantic Suspense series and enjoyed them. I started with Closer Than You Think believing it was the first in a spin-off series. It was originally listed as Faith Corcoran #1 but this changed and she is just briefly in the next 2 books. So, it is more like the Cincinnati section within the larger series as it is now titled. I happily went back and read the previous 15 books, before going on to review Alone in the Dark last year.  Now, a year later,  is Every Dark Corner. These books are looooong, but so interesting they go quickly. The characters are wonderful in the depth of their development and emotional connections. I was frustrated this time […]


Audio: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Audio: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Posted January 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

                     This is the fourth in The Black Knights Inc. series  and the third I’ve listened to audio.  I continue to enjoy Abby Craden’s narration. For Rock, she did a bayou accent with French intermingled. I don’t know if it was authentic but it was fun. The men all sound different but to me, the women sound mostly the same. It doesn’t bother me though. Thrill Ride was suspenseful and the mystery and action was more exciting to me than the romance. The Black Knights used more tech in this one which pleased me. I like seeing all the guys working together, planning strategies and using their talents. Rock has some mad skills in staying lost. Rock and […]


Audio: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker

Audio: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker

Posted January 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

Posted January 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

  This was better than I expected, better than the first one, Everywhere and Every Way.  In spite of the fact it is the Billionaire Builders series, even though the brothers have money, they work hard for it and with integrity.  I generally don’t like the billionaire troupe, especially with the penniless virgin he rescues. Thankfully, this author features strong women who are smart and capable. The women have their own lives, are doing well and not waiting for a man to make them complete. Any Time, Any Place was more emotional for me. This may be because the characters were more familiar or just the plot revealing more about the mystery of their mother’s death. This couple, Dalton and Raven, were adults and generally […]


Release Day Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Release Day Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Posted January 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill

Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill

Posted January 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

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The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Posted January 5, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  This was fun and easily kept me reading. The Burning Page is the third in The Invisible Library series.  Each story was consistently good with interesting adventures and characters. Somehow the overall feeling was different in each. The Invisible Library  (book 1) had its world-building and introduction to characters we would know and come to love. The Masked City took us on a wild adventure beyond our Irene, Kai and Vale’s experience. That is part of their world; they travel to different times and places with varying levels of order and chaos. The Library, seems to try to hold the status quo, so the world has a balance somewhere in the middle. The Library, even with Irene working there for a time, is still […]