Stealing Shadows (Shadows, Bk 1) (World of Bishop, Bk 1)
Stealing Shadows - Shadows, Bk 1 - World of Bishop, Bk 1 Author:Kay Hooper 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? — Stealing Shadows — Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers -- until she makes a terrible mistake an... more »d 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.
In Stealing Shadows, Kay Hooper introduces FBI agent Noah Bishop, whose rare gift for seeing what others do not helps him solve the most puzzling cases. Now, Bishop's adventures continue in two new electrifying tales of psychic suspense.
Beware of what you see. It's dawn when the police arrive at the murder scene. The victim is propped against a tree, her eyes still open, her head tilted, her lips parted in a silent cry. Just as Cassie Neill predicted. Just as she saw while she was inside the killer's mind. The killer knew she was there. And next time he won't let her get away.« less
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.
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.