[Kay Hooper] ☆ Stealing Shadows [lesotho PDF] Read Online ó Update My second read is the audio book The audio adds tension to an already tense story The narrator is OK but not one of my favorites It isn t the narrator s voice so much as the long breaks at various points While listening, the pause breaks the natural flow of the story I believe it is to emphasize the change in point of view or the change in the activity For whatever reason, it is annoying Stealing Shadows is the first book in Kay Hooper s Bishop Special Crimes Unit I thought I read this book before, however, looking at my bookshelf, I read one of the later books in the series I didn t realize it was a series at the time I have several of Hooper s standalone books and love her thrillers Cassie Neal is a woman with a special gift A gift she attempts to put to rest when she moves to a small town in North Carolina after inheriting her aunt s house Cassie s can get into the head of murderers She has a history of working with the police to find the villain Unfortunately, there are times when she doesn t get it right before the killer strikes again That is what happened to Cassie in California She misreads the killer Escape is her solution What criminal will move to a small town where everyone knows everyone else Before long Cassie has a vision She tries to warn the Sherriff who calks her up as a kook Not to be deterred Cassie goes to plead her case to Ben Ryan the towns district attorney Ben is the town s hot, sexy, unattainable heartthrob He also believes Cassie What I like best about this mystery is Cassie s gift Her ability to see the killer s thoughts and through his eyes build tension and anxiety The author makes me nervous Who is going to die next Will the police get there in time Is there than one killer It is hard to know who to trust There are a couple times that I questioned the main characters What doesn t play out as nicely is the relationship between Cassie and Ben They start out as friends Cassie needs a friend and confidant Ben has some issues that keep him from staying in a relationship for too long For me, the friendship turned to before I could believe it I want to understand Ben His reasons for being non committal in the past seem like excuses for jumping from one woman to the next I like him though I never feel like I know him My favorite character is an ancillary character, the sheriff, Matt Dunbar There is something about his protective nature that touches me He has the right amount of skepticism to not trust Cassie, but willing to do whatever is necessary to serve his community His love story is realistic to me Stealing Shadows is an excellent start to a series Hooper takes than half of the book to introduce Bishop A novel technique since it is Bishop s series What I like about the way Bishop s storyline is developed is that I have so many questions about him, but I don t feel cheated or like the story is incomplete I need to read the next book now to figure this man out The ESP aspect of the story is handled believably which makes the story enjoyable I didn t give an eye roll once Bishop has some extrasensory skills that s for sure He is also looking for something We don t know what that is and I m looking forward to finding out soon.
No one is smart enough to solve the mystery until some lucky psychic visions at the end The relationship didn t draw me in.
REVIEWER S OPINION This is primarily a mystery There is a developing relationship, but it s not romantic She has her visions and is tired most of the time He is emotionally distant All of a sudden they have sex There was no personality, chemistry, interesting interaction or romance I wasn t emotionally drawn in.
The mystery was not that good Cassie has psychic connections to killers and to victims But for most of the story, her visions don t help catch or prevent anything She is in the mind of the killer while he kills, but she can t tell the police enough so they can stop or catch the killer However, she is always able to tell them where the body is afterwards I was frustrated with all these partial visions that never worked In one case, they gave Cassie the victim s glove, and Cassie was able to tell where the body was Why didn t the sheriff give the glove to Cassie as soon as he knew who was missing Cassie couldn t see through the killer s mind, but she could have used the glove to see the location sooner and maybe something else through the victim s mind I prefer mysteries with someone doing smart and clever things to catch a killer No one did anything smart here They just waited for Cassie to have informative and timely visions toward the end of the book Characters and dialogue were ordinary.
STORY BRIEF Cassie is a psychic in California who helps police catch serial killers She can enter others minds and describe what they are thinking, feeling and seeing Her visions take a lot of energy and make her tired Cassie s Aunt Alex dies and leaves her North Carolina home to Cassie Cassie moves there and hopes to have a break from killers Unfortunately someone starts killing women in the area Cassie tells Sheriff Matt about her visions, but he doesn t believe her So Cassie goes to Ben the local judge and tells him After further incidents, Matt starts paying attention to her Cassie and Ben become attracted to each other.
DATA Story length 356 pages Swearing language strong, including religious swear words Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 2 Total number of sex scene pages 2 Setting 1998 99 California and North Carolina Copyright 2000 Genre mystery suspense with minimal romance.
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 LA 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 BluffIt 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 Very intense, chilling read 4.
5 stars Cassie Neal thought she had finally found peace when she left Los Angeles and settled in Ryan s Bluff, North Carolina A psychic who had worked with detectives to locate serial killers and that ilk, she was looking to put her gifts to rest and live out her life in solitude Unfortunately, even small towns can bear the same sins as the big city when women are turning up murdered in Cassie s new home She reaches out to the skeptical Sheriff to offer her help and then seeks the help of the town s prosecutor, Ben Ryan, when she s rejected Cassie and Ben have an immediate connection but she is reluctant to follow through on it, feeling she s destined for tragedy.
This is a chilling story as you anticipate not only who the killer is but who will be the next victim Hooper does an admirable job of drawing you into minor characters and having you invest in their outcome I found myself dreading who the next victim might be as I was unwilling to give up on any of those I d come to know in the story The plot was complex while seemingly simple There were enough clues for me to have a shot at solving the mystery and I came pretty close The end of the story had an extremely interesting twist that could have been deduced My only criticism is that the romance meter was a little low but adequate Ben was very attractive with the requisite amount of flaws and Cassie, of course, was appealing in a poignant way But, it was difficult to make the emotional connection because it was written pretty dispassionately This was an excellent start to a promising series, which I plan to continue It was high on mystery and suspense, keeping my pulse rate elevated through much of the story.
I sometimes have a hard time reviewing a book especially if none of my friends have read it reviewed it This is one of those time Right Writing this is painful cause the words just won t flow and it feels like I m literally wrenching them outta my head.
The book Okay So it took me a couple days to finish this That, for me, is a huge sign that not everything is fine and dandy in reader land It just didn t hook me in I love suspense where the author leaves clues, not obvious ones mind you, just subtle hints that can lead a reader to the culprit before the H h That s my favourite part Solving the mystery myself.
I know this was all involving psychics and everything but it was no fun cause before the big reveal there hadn t been any mention of the killer.
The one thing that I can say worked really well, was this, see I was reading this all night after midnight and this was like the last 75% of the book and it was so creepily well written I too felt like I was being watched Not cool Especially with psychic killers So not cool.
Now the other thing that was so good The romance The better question would be, what romance This was published way back in 2000 for the first time so I get there weren t really sexy times but come on Romance, some chemistry would not have been amiss I swear there was passion between Matt and Abby, our side characters than the leads.
I know this very much sounds like I hated it but I didn t I m also not sure whether I ll read the next book but I m not saying No yet.
This first book in the Bishop Special Crimes Unit series was awesome I d heard a bunch of people rave about this series but I was skeptical about starting a new ongoing detective Much like Michael Connelly s, Harry Bosch, I really did fall in love with Bishop We don t get introduced to Bishop until around the second half of the book, but the ending was the deal breaker Bishop has a gift, oh boy I can t wait to read OH how I wish I d have started this series sooner Now I have to do a marathon for the next several weeks This story about the psychic was cool Not overwhelmingly so or typical It flowed just right A great many characters and in a small town setting which I LOVE A few subtle twists and turns, some areas of suspense, and just the right amount of unique to grab me and pull me under Okay, so I hugged the book once or twice, it was that good.
3 Stealing Shadows is book one in the Bishop Special Crimes Unit series by Kay Hooper Cassie moved to Ryan s Bluff, North Carolina after a case in Los Angeles failed to look for a quieter life Ryan s Bluff did not provide what Cassie graved for because it was housing a murder and no one would listen to Cassie However, this change when bodies start to turn up The readers of Stealing Shadows will go on a rollercoaster ride with Cassie to find the killer Stealing Shadows is a fantastic introduction to the Bishop Special Crimes Unit series and an enjoyable book to read Stealing Shadows is well written and researched by Kay Hooper The reason I like this series is that it is different from other detectives stories The portrayal of the characters by Kay Hooper and the way they entwine with each other I loved Stealing Shadows is well written and researched by Kay Hooper in a way that engages me with the plot from the first page The readers of Stealing Shadows will start to understand the role of psychics in law enforcement investigations Also, the readers of Stealing Shadows will learn about living in a small community I recommend this book.
It was violent and disturbing than I want to see The ability to appreciate the story she has written and its redeeming, relieving conclusion, is another exception of mine, like Patricia Cornwell Cassie is an unusual clairvoyant and telepath in a lineage of psychics I know all three of these words belong to real abilities but even though this novel s presentation of them is not how I think they work letting Kay weave her tale gives us interesting workings One frustrating thing is that most of Cassie s connections tap into insufficient information to let police stop murderers and mainly led to corpse locations It was emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically hard on her to connect with depraved minds and not glean enough from the experience, early enough to prevent crimes.
What earned this novel four stars is that we acquaint Cassie s new townsfolk, new love, and even a new dog, enough to root desperately for her to succeed on their behalves I doubt I d read just a crime thriller but the unusual abilities of this character s mind, lent that unusual interest that Phyllis A Whitney described, in her fiction writing tutorials I dislike the famous Noah Bishop and liked relegating him to the background.