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D out that I actually went back to the library and checked out the two previous books thinking Maybe I missed reading "These And Just Don T "and just don t I m missing something big nope I ve read the other Dark books And this one was built up a LOT in the arly chapters introducing a ton of new characters who we learn next to nothing about to go investigate some particularly gruesome murders yet most of the book is meandering dialogue about Fates (Fates, energy The actual action scenes DON T EXIST in this book there is like one moment where anything actually is shown happening the rest is just glossed over andxplained away but without any actual suspenseaction happening I don t understand I LOVED these books for years But this one just felt like a giant tease of hey here are some new characters with new abilities and stuff is happening so they can go meet up with the regular characters and oh by the way the story just kind of stops right when it gets started so you ll have to wait for the next book I m getting frustrated Need a good one next or I may abandon these characters I ve grown so attached to soon Prosperity a small peaceful town in North Carolina is being attacked by some kind of negative Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, energy Energy that is driving ordinary people to kill and commit heinous act Meanwhile psychics with different abilities are being summoned to Prosperity under Hollis s leadership to stop thisnergy before it scapes and spreads its vil all over the country Hold back the dark is the 18 book in the SCU unit and it was fun reconnecting with some of the characters The OBaby ending seemed a little rushed but still annjoyable read for Noah Bishop series lovers I would like to thank Berkley Publishing Group NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in Nerds exchange for my honest and fair reviewThis and reviews at 35 StarsMediums Clairvoyants Empaths Telepaths Empathic Healers Psychics of all sorts are being summoned from within Severe headaches blackouts strange colors and those whispering voices all are saying the same thing go to ProsperityProsperity is a small town in North Carolina that has had than its share of paranormal activity over the years The warning now is thevil that Zack (Areion Fury MC emanates there must be stopped and stopped now to keep it from spreading all over the countryAnd in Prosperity thevil is gathering strength A man commits suicide His last note was Just Me Not Them A housewife brutally kills and mutilates her husband and three children She remembers nothing A real state agent guns down two clients He too remembers nothing A sheriff s deputy comes close to strangling his wife He s lucky he resisted the voices "telling him to kill and his wife is still aliveEven with all their gifts and powers will they be able to "him to kill and his wife is still aliveEven with all their gifts and powers will they be able to the vilFor those who have followed this series it will be a real treat in that many characters from previous books are all together in one place a reunion of sorts just not a real happy one There are a few new players and I hope to see of them in future booksThe premise is okay the characters are outstanding but this isn t on. Mory of the monstrous acts they've committed or why As the death toll climbs the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scopeThe Special Crimes Unit is called in for their specific. .
Several consecutive pages of Miranda and Bishop Finally Not ContamiNation enough to satisfy my personal desire but it s better than thessential nothing in series ntries "Since The Horrific Ending "the horrific nding Blood Ties Hold Back the Dark continues the SCU "S Mission To Protect Humankind From Unspeakable "mission to protect humankind from unspeakable Sheriff Jackson and Deputy Sheriff Katie are pretty much incidental characters to introduce Hollis and Reese and their team onto the scene Readers who don t njoy disturbingly gruesome details may want to skim or skip pages 114 116 hardcover Minor proofing oversight missing open uotes on page 39 Bishop answered These were This one started out strong for me I liked seeing the call that veryone got and how it seemed like it was going to be this Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas epic battle of good vsvil As all of Bishop s crew showed up in Prosper they could tell something was wrong it was as they saw what was happening that they knew without a doubt vil came to visit I hated how that took place that good people were manipulated to do horrible things I was glad that our crew figured "things out pretty fast It was only as the book came to "out pretty fast It was only as the book came to very rushed nd that I was underwhelmed heck I Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, even looked at my ipod and said huh as the booknded I went back and listened to the last 30 minutes and had the same thought I really wish that things would have been different at the Not Without a Fight end would have been somehow Absolutely not a bit surprised that this latest installment in the SCUBishopFBI Files series was another 5 star read for this book Work and fan girl I LOOOOVE this series and feel like I personally know the characters Can t getnough Oh my Kay Hooper makes the most Garden Bouquets and Beyond extraordinary things seem completely believable and almost ordinary The SCU and Haven and all the players have lives and stories that keep drawing me Thevil in this story was a bit different but no Kinda disappointing for meI usually The Unseen Wonder enjoy Kay Hooper s SCU books much than this one As other reviewers have pointed out not much happened for most of the book So why write a book Other popular authors seem to be writing and releasing and short stories or novellas as their promotional teams present them For the most part I ve found them to be a real letdown Seems like they were trying to develop a book and just lost interest or couldn t make it work for whatever reason OkayBut why publish it Contractual obligations Pushy agents WhatThis whole book felt like that to me Inded up very dissappointed in this book synopsis sounded interesting beginning was The Management Bible engaging it seemed that the call will bring together big battle between Good and Evil but turned out that all those characters with special gifts gather up for basically nothing All those different characters and their special abilitiesit felt like there were just characters and notnough story to tell I din t Zu schnell enjoy descriptions of whatvil made people do and how children were mutilated Also there were so many uestions left hanging like what happened to the cop the teacher the other members Very weird book ARGHHHH I was so underwhelmed by the way this book playe. An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes in the latest in this New York Times bestselling seriesMadness has taken ahold of Prosperity North Carolina Residents are killing one another as if in a dream and waking up with no me. .
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E of the author s best The Sleepless (Bird of Stone, ending felt a bit abrupt and without the fast action that is usually seen in her books Because of the characters it was still well worth reading Many thanks to the author Berkley Publishing Netgalley for the advanced digital copy Opinionsxpressed here are unbiased and ntirely my own FINAL DECISION I nded up tremendously disappointed in this book which began as an amazing story with a whole bunch of characters I was interested in but nded up being resolved mostly offscreen in the space of only a couple of pages In fact the book felt like a half book with the author s synopsis at the nd I m hoping there will be with this group in the futureTHE STORY Something is happening in the town of Prosperity A call has gone out from a mysterious source calling psychics from all over to the town A series of vicious murders with unlikely killers takes over the town The SCU along with a rag tag group of people who have rejected "joining the SCU must join together to keep the vil contained "the SCU must join together to keep the vil contained Prosperity and find the source before the Yummy Supper evilxpandsOPINION Until the last chapter of this book I really loved it It might have been a 5 star book but definitely a 4 star one Then the ntire book just abruptly nded with a summary resolution that read like a synopsis than an actual Deep Listening ending for the bookThis book was disappointing and perhaps one of the worst of the series because it completely abandoned the actual storytelling of the paranormalvents The book felt like it should have had another 100 pages instead of just nding the ntire plot in a couple of pages with Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature events that were told in a summary fashionI was let down because I believed that the beginning of this book showed incredible promise The book introduces a whole new cast of characters that are intriguing and their interactions show great possibilities I loved the return of Galen who is now a reflective damaged and dark character And I loved seeing Hollis and Reese though disappointed that significantvents have occurred offstage once again All the new possibilities raised my interest in the story and I xpected that after all the introductions that there would be some real xploration of what is happening in Prosperity But this book really feels like it is missing its third act Instead of the well thought out and plotted Trajan ending we only get a cursoryxplanation of vents without any drama or suspenseThis book might be a gateway to stories I hope so because I loved the characters but this book as a whole was a letdownWORTH MENTIONING The blurb of this book is misleading as it focuses on Katie Cole who is merely a bit character and doesn t really have much "to do with the bookCONNECTED BOOKS HOLD BACK THE DARK is the ighteenth book in the BishopSpecial Crimes Unit "do with the bookCONNECTED BOOKS HOLD BACK THE DARK is the The Peculiar Pig eighteenth book in the BishopSpecial Crimes Unit I don t believe these books can operate as standalones because there are numerous overlapping characters references to prior cases andspecially in this case some overarching storylineSTAR RATING I give this book 25 starsThis review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBookscom. Brand of investigation It will take all their training all their Cherry Ingram experience andvery The Mermaids Shoes extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity And as a dark pattern begins tomerge Untameable Rogue (Bennett even the mostxperienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understandin.