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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.