“Wait for Dark” by Kay Hooper is a wonderfully chilling tale that highlights the remarkable talents of the group of FBI psychics sent by Noah Bishop to investigate a series of unlikely deaths occurring. The combination of eerie evil and fantastical mental powers is nicely contrasted against the challenge of dealing with legal protocols and jurisdictional issues while the cases are being carefully investigated. The escalation of horrors is contrasted against the morphing and challenges faced by Hollis Templeton who depends more than she wants to on her partner Reese DeMarco but must find a way to face her innermost fears.
I adore stories that explore psychic phenomena, so I have long been a fan of this series, but wow, this story was so creepy for me that I had to put it down and read it during the day! I am glad to see Hollis’ evolution and to get to know other of the agents and their respective abilities. There are bios and introductions at the end that will definitely be helpful if one is confused (and believe me, I was having trouble remembering who was who at first). I think this could be read as a stand-alone story but it is would be better savored if previous stories are read, especially those that feature Hollis so her painful past and growth can be appreciated. This is a great addition to an imaginative and thrilling series and I am anxious to see what new abilities will be explored in future stories (although I daresay I will read them during the day, lol).
This paranormal suspense thriller is part of the ‘Bishop/Special Crimes Unit’ series and follows Special Agent Hollis Templeton as she takes the lead on an investigation for the first time. Her challenge is not only to determine whether a series of deaths is due to unfortunate coincidence or a far more inimical cause. Evil threatens her and the rest of her team, and only by conquering her deepest fears will she be able to prevail, if she is able to do so in time.
An SCU team investigates a string of accidents, only to uncover a deadly and deliberate monster in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.
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 its 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...