Haunted (Bishop Special Crimes Unit Series #15)

Haunted (Bishop Special Crimes Unit Series #15)

by Kay Hooper
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Haunted 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
For new readers, if you don't feel like you need a deep connection inducing book, you will probably really like this. It successfully meshes elements of thriller, paranormal, suspense and mystery. Given the way I felt about it though, I would suggest reading the series from the beginning to fully appreciate what the author has produced here. I am a fan of Kay Hooper, and hope that I have a chance to get caught up with the team in the not too distant future. The book was well written, the characters were likable (I love Braden!), the mystery was intense and while slow building, left me satisfied, and it was a nicely detailed plot with multiple levels and mysteries with just enough darkness to keep my interest. I just personally didn't feel connected to the leading characters or the story, and once again, can only assume it's because I was just meeting them and trying to get caught up.  There is the team of FBI agents only three of whom are predominant for the actual case. Hollis has been through hell to open up the abilities she possesses and she might have to go through it again by the time this case is over. She was so likable, I felt her pain for her past and the reluctance she has to share that baggage with her partner Reese Demarco.  One of my favorite things was the idea of a dog with some sort of psychic ability of its own, like Lassie on steroids. The culmination of the story and resolution of this arc was done well but went off a little more cleanly than I would have liked. But that said I think I’ll check out some of the other books in this series as I really enjoyed the Paranormal Crime Unit, much like the X-Files with less aliens and more ghosts.  I recommend starting at the beginning.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a short story that the aurhor managed to drag out for more than 200 pages by repeating the same information over and over! Anticlimatic ending
carlajeanSanDiego More than 1 year ago
I always look forward to the characters in Kay's books. In this story, there were new ones to meet and some previously introduced ones. It is wonderful how she weaves the paranormal talents of her characters into her stories. Haunted definitely holds your interest and keeps you wanting more of the story until the conclusion. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it, especially for readers familiar with her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually love Kay Hooper but I had to force myself to finish this book. I found myself skimming over pages that were uninteresting. There was too much conversation between people explaining or discussing paranormal rather than moving forward in story. Without that the book would have only been about a 10th in size.
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I love the book
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judy747 More than 1 year ago
I lover books have all of them . don't stop writing
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ladyL More than 1 year ago
as always this author delivers thrills and chills. not for the faint of heart. Keep them coming
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Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Kay Hooper is an author that knows how to bring the thrills. Her latest book, Haunted is a supernatural thriller that will have readers up late, and checking every corner with a flashlight. It's gritty, it's gripping and holds on for dear life. This is the fifteenth book in the overall Bishop series, but is also the third book in an off-shoot of the series about the SCU (Special Crimes Unit). Hooper fans know what to expect with this author, but if you've never tried her writing, you are in for an amazing ride! What I liked: I have read a few other things from Kay Hooper in the past and liked them a lot but this is my first book in the Bishop series, and I have to wonder... How did I miss this series? Hooper's writing style is rich and full of detail. Her characters are multi-faceted and have some pretty amazing abilities. This is a series that will appeal to readers who believe in psychic gifts and it will also draw in readers who love a good thriller. Hooper's style is reminiscent of another favorite of mine, Heather Graham. Haunted is not a book that has to be read in series order, though I always feel that the reader gets so much more out of it, if they do read it in succession. It is set in a small Georgia town that has had a recent rash of murders. The evil that pervades this story is chilling. From the fantastic cover art to the final page of this book, it raised the hair on my arms. I almost wondered if I should read it at night... LOL! And that never happens to me. It was just that good. Hooper has a great sense of place and time in this book and every piece of the puzzle is well placed and necessary to the book, no filler here. It's all about the story! I loved the characters in this one. They each had their own story to tell and they way their stories intertwined was really amazing. I loved the local sheriff, Trinity and her rescue dog, Braden. What an amazing team these two made. I liked the fact that Hooper gave readers a woman who had some experience with this kind of darkness and a dog who had abilities of his own. Being an animal advocate myself, that little addition to the story added so much to my overall enjoyment of this book. Hollis, was a wonderful character as well. Finding out her story and what she had been through was both interesting and gripping. Her abilities have not always been what she would consider a gift. I thought Hooper did a great job with all the members of the FBI team. You have everything from mediums to empaths here and every single one of them is needed in this one. The characters each have a part to play and it couldn't have been the same had Hooper left out any of them. What I didn't like: There were some passages that got a little too descriptive. I don't mean gore or anything like that. They were just a little longer than was necessary to get the point across. I didn't consider that filler, it was more like a bit of ramble once in awhile. Nothing that took away from the book, just a thing I noticed from time to time. Bottom Line: If you like mysteries and thrillers, have a taste for the paranormal, and love shows like CSI and NCIS, I think you have found a new favorite. Kay Hooper's writing is smooth and seems so effortless. I can't believe I haven't read any of the other books in this series. It was a just an excellent story and I can't wait to read the others. Strong characters, gritty action, and hair raising thrills. A very good book!
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LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review --Actual rating 3.5 Skulls Haunted is book 15 of the BISHOP/SPECIAL CRIMES UNIT series and has an incredible premise: A division of the FBI made up of agents and consultants that happens to have preternatural abilities and handle all of these 'extraordinary' cases that the regular Bureau won't take on. In Haunted, small town Sheriff Trinity Nichols is hunting for a serial killer going after members of The Group, people who went to school together, ended up back in Sociable, and still remain friends. Working with SCU Special Agent Hollis Templeton - Medium, S.A Reese DeMarco - Telepath, and SA Deacon James - Empath, along with her extraordinary dog Braden, they strive to catch this psycho who is brutally murdering people of Sociable and leaving behind an interesting calling card.  I wanted to love this book. I really, really did. But I just didn't. I can only assume it's because this is my first book of this series and I haven't read and enjoyed the previous 14 installments, thus getting to know (and love I'm sure) the characters and the world.  It was well written, the characters were likable (I love Braden!), the mystery was intense and while slow building, left me satisfied, and it was a nicely detailed plot with multiple levels and mysteries with just enough darkness to keep my interest. I just personally didn't feel connected to the leading characters or the story, and once again, can only assume it's because I was just meeting them and trying to get caught up. For fans of the BISHOP series, I think you will love this book. For new readers, if you don't feel like you need a deep connection inducing book, you will probably really like this. It successfully meshes elements of thriller, paranormal, suspense and mystery. Given the way I felt about it though, I would suggest reading the series from the beginning to fully appreciate what the author has produced here. I am a fan of Kay Hooper, and hope that I have a chance to get caught up with the SPU team in the not too distant future.(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are many good stories but Abigail"s Graces Diary is awsum. Comment please... She needs a comment to write pt three... but i cannot comment cuz I am the author of another story. Please...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can tell the author looks up all of her jnformation the book is great especally lf u have some of the things she writes bout She is spot ona