Tessa Gray has agreed to be bait for a serial killer that the SCU and Noah Bishop suspects is about to commit murder on a large scale. The killer has a cult following in a fortified compound in the mountains of North Carolina, and most of the towns people are either part of the cult, or uncaring of the recent unexplained deaths in their area. Tessa has to decide whether she can trust the local chief of police, Sawyer Cavenaugh, with her life. The book is OK. I have read the other books in this series, and am becoming tired of the same discussions in each book about paranormal powers and the way the "universe" allows them to be used. IMHO, this uses space / time that should have been devoted to the plot and the characters. There are some questions left over, that the author acknowledges, but really doesn't answer.
A psychic serial killer is on the loose and psychic FBI agents are trying to prove that Samuel, a religious cult leader, is the culprit. This book has lots of ESP elements - clairvoyants, telepathics, psychics - to name a few.
Not as good as the first book but worth reading for the spectacular ending. This is listed as a trilogy but Blood Sins ended like it was the conclusion so I'm not sure where a third book would be coming from.
The Church of Everlasting Sin is led by Reverend Adam Deacon Samuel (a.k.a. Father). The church has been in the Grace, North Carolina, area for about ten years. Most members live on the compound, a community in themselves. Few are seen outside the compound. The children do not attend public schools and more than a few of the kids inside the church know that something is not right. The girls have the most to fear.
The Haven organization knows that the church is somehow involved in the area's deaths. Bodies have been found in the river and X-rays showed that virtually every bone in the bodies had been pulverized, yet there were never any marks to indicate how this happened. Undercover agents have already given their lives to ferret out information and even helped a few of the children to escape. All that is really known is that at least one of Father's closest advisors is a strong psychic and no one can get a read on Father because he is like a null field.
Special Agent Noah Bishop of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit recruits Tessa Gray to play the role of a grieving widow and the new owner of property wanted by the church. Tessa, like most of the agents, has a unique gift or two. But if the SCU has to rely on her, an untried psychic agent, then they must be desperate indeed.
**** This is the second novel in the series. If you did not read the first book titled "Blood Dreams", you may want to consider doing so before beginning this story. However, the author has done a good job of updating new readers within the first few chapters. Some characters from the previous book return to play secondary roles in this one. Tessa and the police chief are the main focus this time around though. Be warned that there are some graphic scenes in this story. Readers learn about Father's early childhood. (Not a pretty picture, trust me on that.) Still, the author retains her own outstanding gift of being able to write about paranormal talents and make them seem as if they are business as normal for the characters. I was shocked to realize that as I read the story I was taking everything as common every day stuff instead of fiction. Well done! ****
It was an intense and gripping read. I felt for the kids who had psychic abilities. It was as good as the the first in the series, Blood Dreams.
Since the books decription is quite correct I don't even want to spoil anything of the plot to the reader.
Blood Sins is the continuation of Blood Dreams in which Tessa Gray was first discovered as being a psychic. I didn't read Blood Dreams but listened to the audiobook which made it harder for me to recollect the happenings in the first novel. Despite of the authors note on her webpage that the trilogy can be read singlewise I wouldn't recommend it. Especially not when unfamiliar with the characters.
For me the book didn't hold a lot of surprises because over time I've become familiar to Hooper's writing style and her book concept. This book is no exception. The end comes fast, spectacular but is quite short. I certainly missed the investigation part in this one.
However, considered that I literally flew through the books and finished it on one day does mean is wasn't boring at all. I liked it and will be glad to get all questions answered with the third book.