Book Reviews of Finding Laura

Finding Laura
Finding Laura
Author: Kay Hooper
ISBN-13: 9780553571851
ISBN-10: 0553571850
Publication Date: 7/1/1998
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Laura's purchase of an antique mirror eventually leads her to the Killbourne family and a maze of secrets and strange events. Similar to the old time gothic romances by Phyllis Whitney and Barbara Michaels. An even better title than this would be Trick of the Eye by Jane Stanton Hitchcock.
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I can't get enough of Kay Hooper! A book that will keep you up all night till you come to the fast-paced ending!
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Talk about eerie! Makes you wonder about past lives...
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Creepy story line. Great for a plane or car ride.
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GREAT MYSTERY AND ROMANCE COMBINED REALLY GOOOD, AS ALWAYS KAP HOOPER HAS YOU STUMPED TO THE END
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An interesting read, good characters. The ending was a surprise, although I thought the killer was a little too convenient.
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Good,easy read mystery/love story. If you like the history of old mirrors this book is for you. I liked it.
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Excellent read. Many twists throughout.
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Awesome story! It was my first of Kay Hooper and I already get 2 more!
I couldn't put the book down and was guessing til the end!
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A little slow to start but ends good..
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Laura collects mirrors. She buys a mirror for $5 at an estate sale and later that day the previous owner offers her $5000 for the mirror. She won't sell. Later that night the owner is murdered. Laura is a suspect. Very good story.
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romance and mystery, all in one quick read
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Early Kay Hooper. Rambles a bit but, entertaining.
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it's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets...or tarnish the truth.Laura bought it at a estate sale, ti was the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation,-and murder.She is suspected of the first stabbing, and trying to clear her name... a tale of turns,twistsand surprizes...
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Keeps your attention. Never guessed the ending. Very clever plot line.
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In Finding Laura, Laura Sutherland has a strange obsession about collecting mirrors. So one Saturday, she and her friend Cassidy go around to estate sales, one of them at the enormous Kilbourne family estate. Laura is instantly attracted to a mirror that is very old there, and buys it. Later in the day though, a strange thing happens. Peter Kilbourne comes up knocking at her apartment door wanting to buy this mirror back-at any price. But Laura refuses to give in to Peter. Then just hours later, he is murdered. The first suspect of course, is Laura.

From there Laura goes back to the grand house to convince Peter's family of her innocence so they can get the police off her back. But while there, she is strangely drawn in to the mansion, and Amelia, the old lady is taken with Laura, trying to learn all about her. She wants Laura to paint her portrait-and for what reason Laura cannot understand. She tries to convince the old woman that she is not really that kind of artist, but Amelia, powerful as she is, absolutely insists that she try it, and she'll pay her a hefty sum of course. She also offers Laura room and board there-and once Laura is attracted to Peter's older brother Daniel, she stays at the estate more and more.

But Daniel, just like Amelia is enigmatic, and Laura has trouble figuring out if he is to trust or not, and since he wasn't the favored child, if he had something to do with Peter's murder that night. But then there are a lot of other people that could be involved though in that house, and Laura grows more than a little frightened. Especially when another murder takes place shortly after Peter's death.

And Laura also traces the mirror to many lifetimes ago, and finds that it was handed down from many people with scandalous love affairs in the past. And she wonders why of course, did want to buy it back? The secret becomes uncovered slowly as you read the story. But hopefully Laura is not in danger of getting killed herself!
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Kay Hooper is a new author for me but so far I love all she has written!
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An older Hooper romantic suspense that is one of
my favorites. An antique mirror can indeed reveal secrets. And this title can be read again and again for its astonishing ending!
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Classic Hooper......
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Somewhat predictable, interesting reading anyway
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I love Kay Hooper novels and if you do too, you will love this one. If this is your first Kay Hooper book, you will be hooked. Great writing, great characters and a touch of suspense and mystery.
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A good read - a mystery inside a mystery, and a couple of romances as well.
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Intrigue, super-natural, gothic suspense, engaging story line.
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It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets...or tarnish the truth.For struggling artist Laura Sutherland,buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies,manipulation-and murder.It brings Peter Kilbourne into her life and makes her the prime suspect in his fatal stabbing.Determined to clear her name-and uncover Peter's reason for wanting the mirror back- Laura will breach the iron gates of the Kilbourne estate. There she will fing that each family member has something to hide. Which one of them looks in the mirror and sees the reflection of a killer. Which one will choose Laura to be the next to die?
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It's a bit difficult to categorize Hooper's books, but whatever you call the genre--paranormal romance, erotic mystery, or spooky thriller---Hooper does it extremely well!

From back cover:
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the deadliest one of all?
It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets . . . or tarnish the truth.
And for struggling artist Laura Sutherland, buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation--and murder.
It brings Peter Kilbourne into her life and makes her the prime suspect in his fatal stabbing. Determined to clear her name--and uncover Peter's reason for wanting the mirror back--Laura will breach the iron gates of the Kilbourne estate. There she will find that each family member has something to hide. Which one of them looks in the mirror and sees the reflection of a killer? And which one will choose Laura to be the next to die?
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It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets or tarnish the truth. And for struggling artist Laura Sutherland buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation and murder.

This is one of Hooper's best.
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It seemed to me that there were many mini-plots going on around the main characters that completely swallowed the main plot. The mini plots were the main mystery components while the main plot was the romantic one. I did enjoy this read.
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Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who's the deadliest one of all?

It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets...or tarnish the truth. And for struggling artist Laura Sutherland, buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation--and murder. It brings Peter Kilbourne into her life and makes her the prime suspect in his fatal stabbing. Determined to clear her name--and uncover Peter's reason for wanting the mirror back--Laura will breach the iron gates of the Kilbourne estate. There she will find that each family member has something to hide. Which one of them looks in the mirror and sees the reflection of a killer? And which one will choose Laura to be the next to die?
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Very enjoyable story. Had a double story line -- one about the mirror and the other about the murder. Characters were interesting and believable. Worth the read.
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Kay Hooper combines murder, espionage,reincarnation, and love in a simple easy to follow story. This is the first book I have read by her, I am looking forward to reading more of her stories.