Book Reviews of Stealing Shadows (Shadows, Bk 1) (World of Bishop, Bk 1)

Stealing Shadows (Shadows, Bk 1) (World of Bishop, Bk 1)
Stealing Shadows - Shadows, Bk 1 - World of Bishop, Bk 1
Author: Kay Hooper
ISBN-13: 9780553590234
ISBN-10: 0553590235
Publication Date: 9/25/2007
Pages: 384
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I have had this book for awhile and finally decided to read it. I normally like Hooper's books, but this book wasn't as good as I had heard it was. I think the ending was a little far-fetched and it wasn't a book that I wanted to just keep reading and reading. It took me awhile to finish because I just wasn't that in to it.
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Helpful Score: 3
Cassie is a psychic who is hiding from her past and her abilities. However, when a serial killer victimizes the small town in which she has tried to find peace she feels a moral obligation to help local law enforcement in their hunt for the killer.

This book was a little cheesy but enjoyable. From the description I expected a nail-biting thriller, but instead the book focused more on the characters and a developing romance between Cassie and the local judge. The last quarter of the book had a respectable amount of suspense, and a surprise (though perhaps implausible) ending.

The best part of this book was Cassie, the brave but vulnerable protagonist. From the previews of the next two books in the trilogy it appears that she will not be a part of the upcoming stories, which is a shame... she was the best thing about the first one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved, Loved, Loved this book. I have the next few books in this series and if it weren't already after 1 am, I have been up since 5 am and I just read nearly 400 pages of this book, I would be picking up the next book in this series. Outstanding!
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Helpful Score: 2
Kept me guessing until the last chapter or two - and I'm good at figuring them out!This is the first in the Trilogy of Shadows. It is the first of three sets of trilogies involving Noah Bishop. (That's how many as of summer of '06.) Stealing - Hiding - Out : that's the order. However, they are each stand alone, with the only tie being Noah Bishop. The three books total take place within a year of each other. Check out her website; that explains alot.
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Helpful Score: 2
Weird premise but very readable.
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Helpful Score: 1
The last time Cassie Neill used her psychic abilities, she had been 5 minutes too late in leading the LAPD to a killer. Now, while trying to forget the past, Cassie is drawn into the mind of another psychopath. She can hear his thoughts, but she cannot see his face or pick up his name. And as she goes deeper and deeper into his mind to find the one clue that will identify him, Cassie discovers a frightening truth: he knows who she is.

This is one you won't want to put down until you've read the very last page!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a fast and fantastic read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kay Hooper is one of my favorite authors of those thrillers I love to read. This one has set a record time in my reading room. Highly recommend for those who enjoy goosebumps and heroic characters.
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All of the books in the Shadow Trilogy are very, very good. You need to read all of them in the order written. Keeps you on the edge throughout the book.
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Stealing Shadows ia the story of Cassie Neill, a psychic that helps the LA police. Now she is one of the suspects in a string of murders and she has to track down the killer before he traps her in his mind.
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A very compelling story, I could not put it down. I read it in one day! So far all of Kay Hoopers books have not disapointed me.
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This is a great read! I can't wait to read her other books: "Hiding in the Shadows" and "Out of the Shadows." The story line is fairly well developed and the events kept you constantly on your toes and guessing who the culprit would turn out to be.
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Good psychological thriller
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Good read, keeps you guessing.
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What if you could enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill - but you can't stop the frenzy once he strikes?
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Enjoyed the story; good page-turner. First book I've read by this author; will likely look for more.
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4th book in the shadow series. About a psychic who enters the murders mind to track him down.


Bishop and his group of "special investagators have become old freinds to me. I love finding out what they will do next.
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Psychic in a small North Carolina town helps unmask a twisted killer.
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What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kll - but you cant stop his frenzy once he strikes? Kay Hooper keeps you guessing until the very end.
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This is one of those I can't put it down books. I am not really into the murder mystery thing but this book is a real page turner.
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suspenseful, an easy read
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great read couldn't put it down
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What if you can enter a meadman's cruel mind as he plans vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill-but you can't stop the frenzy once he strkes?

This one is a real page turner but then Kay Hooper's books always are as far as I'm concerned.
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I started reading this while I was waiting to pick up my kids from school. By 11:20 pm I was done - a great read!
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A very goo series by this author. I've read all of the "shadow" books and each are different and suspenseful
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very good read!!
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Couldn't put this book down. I love a good thriller with a supernatural twist.
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Excellent reading
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A good thriller. If you like books about serial killers and phychic abilities, you'll like this one.
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A bit fantastical ending, but tightly written and fast paced
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Of all the Kay Hooper books I've read, this was the least interesting and the most predictable. I didn't really like the "heroine" and many of the characters in this book felt "flat" to me. It was a quick read and not a bad way to spend a few hours, but not Hooper's best work.
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Excellent. Couldn't put it down.
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A nice blend of crime, paranormal, and a little bit of romance. Very suspensful.
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GOOD MYSTERY, THRILLER, FIRST IN THE SHADOW SERIES
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First book in the series. I liked it the best.
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Psychic Cassie Neill helps the LA police catch killers - until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small NC town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. Great book.
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What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill--but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes?

Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers--until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain--as no one else can be--that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff.
It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn't know who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her--until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty...because if he senses her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out.
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Excellent read! Love Kay Hooper's suspense novels.
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Another great Hooper thriller
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Love Kay Hooper. This is a great book.
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Good suspense
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Great book. Looking forward to reading more in the shadow series
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Good book, held my attention and I finished in 2 days...
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Psychic Cassie Neill helps the LA plice catch killers-until she makes a mistake and a child dies.
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This is the first of 3 in the series. It was a great book. Read it in a day and a half. Hated to put it down.
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read it in one sitting!
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Even though psychic Cassie Neill has traveled more than 3,000 miles away from Los Angeles, she finds that she cannot escape her destiny, any more than victims can escape the serial killer stalking the small town of Ryan's Bluff, N.C. Having retreated to an isolated home left to her by an aunt she never met, Cassie thinks she may have found peace at last. Her psychic ability to connect with the minds of killers and to see through their eyes has allowed Cassie to save lives, while all but destroying her own. Ryan's Bluff seems like the perfect hideaway, but it is not long before Cassie is plagued by visions once again. Cassie knows that local officials will be skeptical of her abilities, particularly since her aunt, also a psychic, was considered the town eccentric. So she goes to Judge Ben Ryan for help. When her claims that a murder is about to take place prove true, cynical town sheriff Matt Dunbar grudgingly accepts her help. In spite of occasional stiff dialogue and some clich?d language, Hooper (Haunting Rachel) constructs a fast-paced, suspenseful plot in this first book of her new series. She does a skillful job of making Cassie's psychic abilities seem like fact rather than fiction, explaining carefully how it is that Cassie can enter the mind of a serial killer and how she might get trapped there. And while the budding romance between Cassie and Ben is awkward and their dialogue seems forced, the story's complicated and intriguing twists and turns keep the reader guessing until the chilling ending.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I wanted to read it all in one sitting but 'life' got in the way. I definitely liked the characters!
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One of Kay Hooper's paranormal books. It was decent, if not one of her best.
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Kay Hooper and the FBI series books are all so good!
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From cover: What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill--but you can't stop his actions?
Cassie Neill helps the LA police catch killers, but it looks as if one of the killers has an objection to being watched.
Well written mystery with a flavor of ESP.
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It's not a genre I typically read. I think it's well written, the bits I read, but I just don't enjoy this type of book so I didn't read all of it.
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This is the first Kay Hooper I've read.... It took a while to get into it but the second half would not let me put it down, I will seek her books out for sure!
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A killer is stalking a town. Psychic Cassie Neill enters the murder's mind and senses his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Her only weapon to stop the killer is to enter his mind and follow his thoughts. Each time she does that, she opens herself up to being trapped there. If the killer senses her, he will trap her in his mind and she will never find a way out.
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This is the first story that introduces Bishop & his FBI Special team. The Binding has creases, but the body of the book is sound without any harm.
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Cady Briggs is useful to Mack Easton. Her expertise in art and antiques helps his low-profile company, Lost and Found, find missing treasures for high-paying clients. But Cady knows that being useful to a client is one thingand being used is another. So no matter how alluring she finds Mack, she plans to keep business and pleasure entirely separate. But then a sudden tragedy puts Cady in charge of Chatelaines, her familys prestigious art and antiques gallery. Suddenly the roles are reversed, as strange developments at Chatelaines lead Cady to ask for help from none other than Mack Easton. And instead of tracking down missing masterpieces together, theyll be hunting for a killer
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Binding has some creases, also front cover is slightly worn. Inside of book is fine.