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Sometimes evil lingers so close, you can feel it....Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals -- and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants.Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only MaggieSometimes evil lingers so close, you can feel it....Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals -- and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants.Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent ... and she isn' t telling.But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive.The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don' t know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster -- an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point -- even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds.......

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ISBN : 9780553583441
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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Touching Evil Reviews

  • Vicki
    2018-10-16 01:04

    Maggie Barnes, is able to draw police sketches by talking with crime victims. Her gift was paranormal and she tried to stay out of the limelight. She is called in to talk to the latest victim, Hollis Templeton about the attack that had almost taken her life and had literally taken her sight. She meets John Garrett, the brother of one of the victims, of this serial killer. John is a businessman that has quite a few connections that allow him to join in the hunt. Together John and Maggie work together with the police, visiting sites where the trauma takes place. Maggie has to be careful, as she physically and mentally feels what happened in the rooms they visit. Together with the Police and the special crimes Unit of the FBI they cover all of Seattle looking for this gruesome killer. Bishop is in the background managing his team and perhaps looking for new talent. This story is alive with ghosts, memories, secrets, a rapist, and murders. It is very well written and you feel so much compassion for Hollis and the other victims of this horrible rapist and murderer. There is hope and dashed hope throughout the book. A very evil read. This is book four of the series and each one has a different psychic and murderer. I enjoyed the book even though it was a scary read.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2018-10-04 21:23

    I'd read a couple of Kay Hooper's lighter romance novellas before starting this book, and those in no way prepared me for this. This story is dark, creepy, and actually kept me guessing about who the villain was. I usually have that figured out a quarter of the way through a book, so keeping me in suspense is a mark in this book's favor.

  • Witchmetal
    2018-10-02 18:13

    This was probably my favourite in the series so far. I love that the author just starts you in the middle of the story with each book. I also love that they are a while set of new character's with different abilities. I'm loving this series.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-04 19:14

    I couldn't wait to get the next one in the series.

  • Asteropê
    2018-09-30 01:23

    I'm starting to realize this series is less to do with the romantic suspense genre and more to do with a supernatural mystery/thriller with a touch of romance thrown in. Some have a bit more romance than others, but all in all, it's not a real focus of the stories. Which is fine. I don't mind. In fact, in some cases, I sort of wish the romance - little that it was - wasn't there at all. In the case of this book, honestly, it wasn't even necessary. Maggie and John's connection felt very thin to me, nearly non-existent. And we didn't really see them much together in a romantic sense, not like Bishop and Miranda, at least (book #3). So, when it got to the end with the I-love-yous, it all just seemed tacked on to me. I didn't feel it. Didn't feel them. I think the story would have been fine without all that, or at the most, showing John and Maggie start their relationship and imply a HEA for them (without the I-love-yous and all that). I would rather have no romance over a badly thrown together one where there's little connection between the two lovers. So it was that along with the sort of anti-climatic ending that lowered the ratings a bit for me, enjoyment wise. I had no clue how the killer was, either, till the very end. I think the best mysteries have the perfect balance of not giving it away, but also giving just a bit to let the reader guess (incorrectly or not). In this case, there wasn't anything in the story to even point to the rapist/killer. We as the reader are basically blind and along for the ride. And because of things said and implied with Maggie and some final showdown with this rapist/killer, I thought there'd be a bit more drama, danger or excitement with the ending and confrontation, but it was pretty anti-climatic. Also, I wish there was a bit more explained as to why the rapist/killer did what he did - in the past and now. I suppose because there wasn't an official FBI profiler (like Bishop) on scene, that explained the lack of insight into the mind of the killer, but it was the one thing the other previous books had, but this one lacked. So while it wasn't a bad book, I thought it could have used some improvement in a few areas. Oh well, on to the next one.

  • Lauren
    2018-09-24 23:04

    Touching Evil4 StarsQuickie ReviewGood thriller with interesting characters and a clever plot.Nevertheless, the romance is somewhat contrived and there could have been more clues to the killer's identity. The climax is compelling and the resolution very satisfying (one of the more unique I have encountered in this genre).It should be note that the book contains grisly details and gory descriptions so it is not for the weak of heart.

  • Julie
    2018-10-03 17:21

    These are sometimes super weird. Also, the binge reading I'm doing means that characters have started to blend together. Wasn't there someone named Andy in the last book I read? Oh well, onward to more Kay Hooper!(twins in this book are sad and unfortunate)

  • Steph
    2018-10-17 19:08

    It was okay, not the greatest Mistry book or suspense but just okay, had no clue about it or that it was fourth in the series but still is alright I probably won't read any of the others

  • Cheryl Necessary
    2018-09-23 22:26

    I first read some of this series many years ago and really liked it but lost track of it somewhere along the line. So when I recently came across a later book in the series, I decided to revisit it. I have to say, I still really like it. This is not light paranormal cozy mystery material. It is darker and more intense. However, the characters and the story just grab you from page one and you keep reading. The paranormal elements are all treated as normal although there are skeptics. Basically, these are just good stories. I'm enjoying revisiting the world of Noah Bishop and his Special Crimes Unit.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-18 22:17

    I did like this book and the suspense of it. I didn't catch on to who the killer was until very late in the book, which is unusual for me (usually have it figured out by 1/2 way through).I liked the paranormal aspect - the possibility of those endless paranormal identities. I didn't realize until I was about 2/3 of the way through that this was part of a series, but found that it can stand alone without any knowledge of the previous 3, which is good. I did purchase more of Kay Hopper's books today and eagerly await their arrival!

  • Tameka
    2018-09-28 21:06

    This was a very intense book. I attempted to guess who the heck this person was that was doing all of the murdering.The romance part didn't seem to flow as much as I would have liked it but it is what it is.It kind of gave you an eerie sense of Jack the Ripper just on a different note.Broke my heart about Joey though. I can only feel for Quentin. I kind of felt like the ending of the book was rushed but that is just me. I love the way that last twist was something of a doosy.

  • Micky Cox
    2018-09-17 17:13

    Someone is kidnapping, raping and killing women who resemble women from a 1934 case and it is up to a gifted sketch artist and a group of specialized agents to capture this killer before he kills even more. Another great paranormal mystery in the Bishop series that was a great addition. Well plotted and an interesting switch up to the murder mysteries that I usually read. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Lori
    2018-09-17 22:13

    Seattle is in the grip of an attacker who leaves his victims blind. Maggie helps the police as a sketch artist who has a knack for creating sketches that are eerily accurate. Some feel Maggie has a sixth sense, but she isn't explaining. This case challenges Maggie to the breaking point, and maybe beyond. Will she be able to follow the clues and convince the police that the connections go far beyond, or back, before the attacker finds his way to her doorstep?

  • Chana
    2018-09-28 00:27

    There is a serial rapist/killer in Seattle and a group of cops, including paranormally gifted cops, trying to catch this person. There are links to the past, a re-incarnated killer (a very likely concept to my mind) and look-alike victims.The story is well written, the pace trots along nicely, never slackens or becomes uninteresting. Somewhat gruesome, but overall I thought it was good.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-17 19:07

    Character development weak. But promising.

  • Diana H.
    2018-10-04 21:28

    This has got to be one of my favorite Bishop books. I love the Hollis Templeton character and I'm very anxious to see where her story progresses from here.Excellent!!

  • Jackie Stillman
    2018-09-30 01:15

    Hard to follow and didn't hold my interest as well as other books I have readReady to read a better book that keeps me interested. One with a lot more action and not so drawn out

  • Kathy
    2018-09-29 01:19

    Very slow for me to get into, maybe because I needed upbeat and not scary but I finally finished and was surprised at the killer.

  • Theresa
    2018-09-22 19:28

    The reason I got hooked to Kay Hooper books.

  • ♥Jamie
    2018-10-08 22:02

    4.5 Stars! Book four in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series and book one in the Evil trilogy, Touching Evil continues the story of an elite FBI group made up of psychics and the man who leads them. Touching Evil was heartbreaking, suspenseful, frightening, intriguing, and even a little romantic. I do caution those with weak stomachs or extreme sensitivity, as this book contains the graphic detail of several beyond brutal crime scenes.Summary:John Garret is on a mission to find the man who kidnapped and brutally raped his sister, resulting in her suicide. Months have passed and multiple women have been taken, raped repeatedly, and forever marked by having their eyes removed completely. When John learns that the department's sketch artist not only has a knack for producing a sketch from very little and was the last to speak to his sister, he can't help but seek her out for the answers he needs. Maggie Barnes has worked almost half her life as a police sketch artist, putting a face to the evil that haunts human kind and bringing them to justice while giving even a little bit of peace to their victims. Now, Maggie is caught up in the psychopath that has gripped Seattle in a state of panic and fear. With his victims unable to see his face and being left at the edge of death's door, Maggie doesn't have much to work with, but she knows she is a major player in this investigation. Maggie has a gift, the ability to feel what the victims feel, hurt for hurt. She's an empath and she's connected to this latest evil in a most remarkable way, but it's almost impossible to believe. Having John push himself into the investigation is hardly surprising, but having him stick so close to her is, especially with his disbelief clouding their interactions. When Maggie explains her role and goals in finding this deranged rapist, John can hardly believe what he's hearing, but after seeing Maggie's responses first hand, he has no choice. Now to just determine how to stop a man with no face. With help from John's friend Quentin who works with a special FBI unit, he and Maggie will continue to follow leads uncovered by the investigating team as well as a few they turn up themselves. All of their effort seems for naught, though, when yet another woman goes missing. Unexpectedly, Maggie's knowledge of the situation and outcome are broadened when she finds she has a bit of "inside help," as it were. With time running out for women in the city as well as the few survivors, the entire team buckles down to find every clue they can to fit the puzzle pieces together. Used to being on her own, Maggie will have to make a decision whether to accept the help she's offered or risk letting an evil she's met before get away.I loved this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat, not knowing where the rapist would strike next, and it had a very large paranormal element that I loved. Maggie was a remarkable heroine, intent on her perceived mission in life despite the harm to herself. Her gift was pretty cool, too, except for the whole slit throat thing. I could have done without that. Lol. I only wish her ability was better defined. We never found out if she was an absolute empath and what kind, although I'm leaning towards her being a healing empath myself. John, I have mixed feelings about him. He was kind of annoying in the beginning, and so focused on his own goals that he wasn't thinking about hurting Maggie. However, he did redeem himself later, even though his disbelief in all things paranormal was a bit ridiculous after having spent years knowing Quentin. I never did fully understand what Maggie and Beau were talking about when they discussed John, though. Supporting cast was great. We got to know Quentin and Kendra as well as the Seattle police team that was investigating. They each had their roles and even added to the suspense since the author wrote in a way you didn't know whether they were in danger at any given moment. I'm looking forward to continuing this series after reading such a captivating book. Good job Kay! <3

  • Sheila Melo
    2018-10-06 21:11

    More Paranormal Suspense Than RomanceTOUCHING EVIL marks the point where the Bishop series becomes more Paranormal Suspense than Paranormal Romantic Suspense. There is a romance involved, but there is no real relationship development between the characters. Because this is a change from prior books, I think it is important to note this change. I miss the more intense relationships of Hooper's earlier books, but I can accept her new direction.THE STORY: Maggie Barnes is a remarkable police sketch artist. She is in the middle of a horrendous case. Someone is kidnapping, blinding and raping women. Maggie has been working with the victims to create a sketch of the suspect. People who work with Maggie know that she has something beyond talent. Some suspect that she is has the ability to enter the victim's mind and see what happened to them. Maggie meets John Garrett whose sister was a victim of the madman. John doesn't believe in paranormal talents and yet he is surrounded by people who possess them. John is working alongside and in a parallel investigation to discover what happened to his sister. When he meets Maggie, he may have to admit that there is something beyond what he believed.OPINION: This book has a very creepy feel. The crime is horrendous and Maggie's connection with the victim's is very personal that the descriptions are unsettling. I also did like the relationship between Maggie and John even though it is secondary to the suspense portion of the book. I liked seeing John have to reassess his skepticism and Hooper does a great job of slowly revealing the extent of Maggie's talent. I have two problems with this book. First, the first 150 pages of this book are very confusing with the introduction of numerous characters without much context. The switching between the viewpoints of these characters makes it difficult to feel any connection to any of the characters for a long time. While some of these characters make appearances in later books, this book is pretty confusing because of it. Second, I didn't like the ultimate twist of who the killer was. The paranormal aspect of who the killer was and his connection with Maggie was not satisfying to me because there was little context to the twist. After the big build up over Maggie having to redeem her prior mistake, I didn't feel that there was enough exposition regarding that past in order to have the entire plot revolve around it.WORTH MENTIONING: This book introduces many of the characters that will be important in the subsequent Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novels. There is also a small cameo appearance by Bishop himself.FINAL DECISION: This book is worth reading for fans of the series. I find that these books work better as a whole than individual books. Often, I cannot distinguish between the individual stories once I put the book down, but I tend to enjoy the story as I read it. CONNECTED BOOKS: This is the fourth book in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series.STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars. I enjoyed it while I was reading it (once I sorted out the characters, but there is nothing demanding a re-read.

  • Chris
    2018-10-08 00:25

    THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYSeems like these books get deeper and deeper into the paranormal which is not a fav of mine.THE STORY: Maggie Barnes is a remarkable police sketch artist. She is in the middle of a horrendous case. Someone is kidnapping, blinding and raping women. Maggie has been working with the victims to create a sketch of the suspect. People who work with Maggie know that she has something beyond talent. Some suspect that she is has the ability to enter the victim's mind and see what happened to them. Maggie meets John Garrett whose sister was a victim of the madman. John doesn't believe in paranormal talents and yet he is surrounded by people who possess them. John is working alongside and in a parallel investigation to discover what happened to his sister. When he meets Maggie, he may have to admit that there is something beyond what he believed.OPINION: This book has a very creepy feel. The crime is horrendous and Maggie's connection with the victim's is very personal that the descriptions are unsettling. I also did like the relationship between Maggie and John even though it is secondary to the suspense portion of the book. I liked seeing John have to reassess his skepticism and Hooper does a great job of slowly revealing the extent of Maggie's talent. (view spoiler)[in this book Maggie an amazing possibly healing em-path works with blinded rape victims (Hollis) to try to sketch a picture of the attacker. On the way she teams up with John, a successful businessman and skeptic to connect and strengthen her talent. Together they will leave to start the Haven project that is referenced in later books. During this experience Hollis discovers she is a latent medium and uses the help of a ghost to survive and regain her sight. The team discovers this killer is the reincarnation of an ancient killer who has killed in 1894 and 1934 before now. He is killing the reincarnated spirits of the women who were his original victims*****************Hooper once again takes us to the paranormal psychotic killer, this time in Seattle. This killer is kidnapping woman, raping them and then blinding them by cutting out their eyes. Noah Bishop's FBI special unit gets involved to try to help the local police corral the killer. Bishop himself makes a small appearance which was a little disappointing.Maggie is the main focus of the book. She is a sketch artist who is often able to sketch the killer from spending time with the victims. The victims being blinded makes this tougher. Maggie can feel all the victims went through which is very hard on her. So why does she do it? That is where the small twist comes in. I was hoping for something bigger from Hooper in the twist department. She normally comes through. Not so much with this book. (hide spoiler)]

  • jenjn79
    2018-10-11 20:28

    "Touching Evil" was a rather fascinating book. The reviews I've read of it are rather polar. A lot of people loved it, and a lot of people hated it. I think it's the kind of book that would only appeal to certain people.The story as a whole is very paranormal, dealing with extra-senses, reincarnation, and ultimate evil. There's a lot of technical jargon spattered throughout the book. Many found that to be distracting and unnecessary, but I thought it was interesting. Hooper obviously did a lot of research for the book and made everything seem very plausible. If you don't like paranormal, or don't like technical details, then you probably wouldn't like the book, but if you enjoy either of those, you'll find it appealing.Plot-wise, it was a bit of a gruesome tale. It deals with a psycho who is going around raping, torturing and blinding his victims. Definitely not a pretty story. But it was a well-crafted plot, with nice twists and turns. It's a surprise at the end who the bad guy is.On a romance scale, the book was lacking...but then, the book isn't labeled as a romantic suspense. Still, I expected there to be a little more. I liked the developing bond between Maggie and John. It had potential, but it's not really given time to properly develop before it's rushed into the love stage. Their "love" near the end of the book just seemed rather sudden and ill-fitting. I wasn't quite buying it. Another thing I didn't care for was the use of Kendra and Quinten in the book...not their use on the whole, but their introduction into the story. I got the feeling they'd been conceived in one of her other books, but if so, Hooper did a poor job of conveying their previous connection. I just felt like I was missing something on them.The book is the first in Hooper's Evil trilogy, and though I liked it, I don't have any undying need to read the others. If I come across them, I'll probably pick them up, but I won't go searching for them. As far as I know, there's not a serious connecting story arc, so there just doesn't seem to be a hardcore reason to rush off and read the others.On the whole, though the romance angle was lacking, the book was a good suspense and I enjoyed it.

  • Ana T.
    2018-10-09 00:17

    After reading the Shadows trilogy and really enjoying reading about Noah Bishop I decided to start the Evil trilogy and so continue with the Bishop / BAU series.In Touching Evil there's a rapist on the loose that is targeting women and besides raping and beating them he blinds them so they can't identify him. Maggie Barnes is the artist who has been working with the women to try to come up with a face that the police can identify. The truth is that Maggie is an empath, she feels what the victim's felt and that's why she is so good at her job. John Garret is the brother of one of the victim. His sister survived the attack only to commit suicide later. Now, he is trying to know more about the case because he still can't believe that Christina killed herself. Since the police and Maggie seem to be unable to come up with something he decides to call his friend Quentin from the BAU Unit.As usual Hooper has a powerful writing that can be a bit graphic in its details of murder and torture. I do like it and especially the use she does of the paranormal elements to find out more about the crimes. I thought they had a really interesting case when the detectives discovered the link with the past victims. Although Quentin also helps, Maggie is the one who bears the pain and fear of the victims. In truth it almost seemed like Quentin was there mostly to explain to John what it was to be different and live like Maggie does. With such an interesting set up - an evil murdered who lives through time and targets victims who are lookalikes of his original murder victims - I was hoping for a great climax at the end but the truth is that I felt a bit of a letdown with the murderer they find and with the lack of explanation regarding the first murders who seemed to have triggered the subsequent ones. Readers looking for a love story also won't be satisfied as the main thing here is not John and Maggie, although they do fall in love, but the hunt for the murderer. Still... I do like Hooper's stories and I definitely plan to continue this series.Grade: 3.5/5

  • Shelley
    2018-09-21 21:09

    Synopsis: This is the story of Seattle police artist Maggie Barnes, whose remarkable artistic talents are the focus of an even more extraordinary psychic gift that she is determined to keep secret: a gift that has allowed her to work with crime victims, to feel what they feel, to create perfect portraits of their attackers. When the police are stymied by an elusive predator who blinds his victims to prevent them from identifying him, Maggie must be willing to risk much more than just her secret to draw the image of a killer no one has ever seen, and bring the brutal madman to justice. If you love books that blend passion, suspense, and the unexpected, you'll love this one.**Review** This is the first book of the Evil Trilogy. The others being Whisper of Evil, and Sense of Evil. This book is not as good as the previous trilogy. Maggie is an empath.She's also a police sketch artist working with the police in Seattle. She has a unique gift of being able to draw crucial information out of victims and therefore sketching whoever has harmed them. Maggie finds a way to relate to the victims. That is until the Blindfold Rapist hits Seattle. John Garrett is a powerful businessman who has just managed to worm his way into a high profile case. Garrett's sister was the second victim of the Blindfold Rapist and he intends to see that the killer is brought to justice. The romance link is Maggie and John, but it is a bit contrieved, unlike the previous trilogy.The story as a whole is paranormal, dealing with extra-senses, reincarnation, and ultimate evil. Plot-wise, it's a gruesome tale. It deals with a psycho who is going around raping, torturing and blinding his victims. Definitely not a pretty story. But it was a well-crafted plot, with nice twists and turns. It's a surprise at the end who the bad guy is.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-08 20:31

    I enjoyed this book a lot and it was a pleasant way to pass a few hours but it was also disappointing in a number of ways. I spent a substantial portion of the book trying to figure out why the characters sounded so familiar. None of the other books in the series sound familiar so I don't think I've read them...possibly it was similar to a Heather Graham book and that was why but either way it was very distracting. First the positive. Hooper created and fleshed out a truly interesting world. She expertly mastered the slow burn but without it being so slow it was boring. She peppered the mystery with just enough romance to make it appealing to a die hard romantic like me but not enough to scare away any anti romance people and just enough paranormal to appeal to that part of me but not enough to ward off people who hate supernatural stuff. The thriller portion of the book was terrifying/creepy as it should be. The mystery portion was very mysterious...which brings me to the negatives. I would say about 75% of the fun of a mystery, at least for me, is solving it before the end. There is absolutely no way you are given enough information to even begin to solve any part of this mystery. In my opinion that's a flaw though others may see it otherwise...it ruined my fun. I also wasn't pleased with the resolution of everything. It gets wrapped up so quickly that we don't get much backstory on the killer. We have this fascinating reincarnation backstory but it's never really fleshed out enough to satisfy me. Bottom line: i truly enjoyed this book but it's a bummer that you get literally nothing that could help you figure out the mystery. However once you do figure it out there's not much joy left in the book so I'll keep it for awhile but idk that this would be a reread

  • Robin
    2018-09-30 17:16

    #1. I DID NOT figure out who the killer was!#2. Following is a list of characters (you know like the old pulp novels ;D )Hollis . . . . . . Artist who is the latest victim. [?]Maggie . . . . . . Police sketch artist, who has empathic abilities.John . . . . . . Business Tycoon, who has been touched by the killer, as well as . . .Andy . . . . . . Seattle Detective working the case.Scott . . . . . . Seattle Detective working the case.Jennifer . . . . . . Seattle Detective working the case.Quentin . . . . . . FBI Agent assigned to Noah Bishop's SCU, as well as good friend of John. [?]Kendra . . . . . . FBI Agent assigned to Noah Bishop's SCU, as well as Quentin's partner. [?]Beau . . . . . . Artist, Maggie's brother, & who has precognitive abilities. [?]Tony . . . . . . FBI Agent assigned to Noah Bishop's SCU [?]Noah Bishop . . . . . . FBI Agent in charge of SCU. Out of the ShadowsMiranda . . . . . . FBI Agent?, married to Noah Bishop & assigned to the SCU. Out of the ShadowsGalen . . . . . . Friend of Beau's? [?]

  • Kelly
    2018-10-04 18:25

    This is a really great thriller book, I've read it several times now and enjoy it every time. Maggie is a police sketch artist with a special talent, and when women start being viciously attacked, raped and blinded, she feels it's her duty to stop the evil that's doing it...even if she has to sacrifice herself. The characters are very well written, and you really feel like you get to know them and their motivations for doing what they do throughout the book.The story kicks off right from the very first page, and keeps going every step of the way throughout. The attacks are pretty violent, and Kay manages to write them very well. I also really enjoyed the paranormal aspect, and thought it fit in well with the story. Although part of a trilogy within a series, each book can be read independently as it's the paranormal unit that connects the books rather than the same characters everytime. Kay Hooper writes her books in sets of 3 within the general series of the Special Crime Unit books and the titles are connected in each trilogy. The Evil trilogy is the only set of books I've read, but I'm hoping to get the Shadow trilogy which is the first 3 books of the Special Crime Unit series. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who likes a fast paced thriller with a paranormal twist throughout.

  • Misty Dellinger
    2018-09-20 17:09

    I had already read this one but it had been many years ago. Still loved it and couldn't put it down. There were parts I could remember reading and then parts I had forgotten. Kay Hooper gives the most incredible stories. I bit of detective work with a little supernatural and suspense all rolled into one

  • Sydney
    2018-10-01 01:25

    I liked this book, it was still a great mystery, engaging storyline with great characters, but not my favorite Bishop series book. Sometimes it seems a little too convenient that so many of the supporting characters have latent psychic abilities. I wonder if the author uses that as a crutch to move the story along. Loved meeting Hollis and finding out what the terrible trauma she has endured was. That will teach me to read the books out of order. ***spoilers follow*** in this book Maggie an amazing possibly healing empath works with blinded rape victims (Hollis) to try to sketch a picture of the attacker. On the way she teams up with John, a successful businessman and skeptic to connect and strengthen her talent. Together they will leave to start the Haven project that is referenced in later books. During this experience Hollis discovers she is a latent medium and uses the help of a ghost to survive and regain her sight. The team discovers this killer is the reincarnation of an ancient killer who has killed in 1894 and 1934 before now. He is killing the reincarnated spirits of the women who were his original victims.