Book Reviews of Hold Back the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel)

Hold Back the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel)
Hold Back the Dark - A Bishop/SCU Novel
Author: Kay Hooper
ISBN-13: 9780425280959
ISBN-10: 0425280950
Publication Date: 4/3/2018
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Hardcover
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Mediums. Clairvoyants. Empaths. Telepaths. Empathic Healers. Psychics of all sorts are being summoned from within. Severe headaches, blackouts, strange colors, and those whispering voices ... all are saying the same thing .... go to Prosperity.

Prosperity is a small town in North Carolina that has had more than its share of paranormal activity over the years. The warning now is the evil that emanates there must be stopped and stopped now to keep it from spreading all over the country.

And in Prosperity, the evil is gathering strength. A man commits suicide. His last note was Just Me, Not Them. A housewife brutally kills and mutilates her husband and three children. She remembers nothing. A real estate agent guns down two clients. He, too, remembers nothing. A sheriff's deputy comes close to strangling his wife. He's lucky ... he resisted the voices telling him to kill and his wife is still alive.

Even with all their 'gifts' and powers ... will they be able to stop the evil?

For those who have followed this series, it will be a real treat in that many characters from previous books are all together in one place .. a reunion of sorts... just not a real happy one. There are a few new players and I hope to see more of them in future books.

The premise is okay, the characters are outstanding, but this isn't one of the author's best. The ending felt a bit abrupt and without the fast action that is usually seen in her books. Because of the characters, it was still well worth reading.

Many thanks to the author / Berkley Publishing / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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I don't follow this series and haven't read her books for years, just got this from the library to try again

I found this to be just a NOTHING, you think it's going to be a creepy evil something or other but it's just about all the different people connected to this special unit of the FBI, it's mostly just talk about their 'abilities' or 'aura' or 'tools' or 'shields' but nothing of the main story goes anywhere fast, by 2/3 of the way into the book I just got fed up with the NOTHINGNESS of this book and really felt like I had wasted my time(which I did)

I'm not saying this isn't a good series if you like the paranormal stories but I don't and I found this one especially stupid