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Stealing Shadows (Shadows Trilogy) (2000)

by Kay Hooper

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Cassie Neil is a psychic who occasionally aids the police. Unfortunately in LA, she directed the police to the wrong location. By the time the mistake was discovered, a little girl is killed. Blaming herself, she moves to Pine Bluff North Carolina to start over. Cassie reluctantly agrees to help with a series of murders of young women. Will she be able to help them before another one takes place? A good suspenseful thriller. ( )
  lewilliams | May 12, 2015 |
WoW! I've always been a fan of Kay Hooper's writing but this book was amazing!! So many twists and turns and then more twists. This might be one of the shortest reviews I've ever written but there's only one thing to say - find a copy and start reading. Oh, and before you start reading, make sure that you tell whoever is at home not to interrupt you because you're not even going to pause for one moment to talk until you turn the final page. Enjoy! ( )
  Corduroy7 | Aug 6, 2014 |
1st of 3 books. Best in the thrillogy. Cassie is a psychic that's hit rock bottom. Too much death, hate, and despair has driven her into seclusion. However, someone has a cat-and-mouse game they want her to play. Sweaty palms, lights on to sleep kinda book! ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Stealing Shadows
4 Stars

Cassie Neil is a psychic who helps the police capture killers until the day she makes a mistake and feels compelled to live a quieter life. Unfortunately, Cassie's new home is being stalked by a murderer but no one believes her until the bodies start piling up.

Well-written with several twists and turns to keep you guessing.
The plot appears to be your typical serial killer fare but the climax turns out to be quite a shocker. For once, I was unable to guess the killer even though there are definitely sufficient clues. This might be because I was distracted (in a good way) by the romantic and paranormal aspects of the story.

The psychic elements are believable perhaps due to the fact that a main character has his doubts concerning the heroine’s abilities. He is eventually convinced by the evidence and becomes a staunch believer, thereby mimicking the readers experience and allowing for suspension of disbelief.

The primary romance builds slowly but develops into an intense and captivating relationship. Cassie is extremely strong willed and keeps herself at a distance, which can be irritating at times but is clearly consistent with the nature of her psychic abilities. Ben is attractive and sensitive but not without his own flaws, which he must overcome to save Cassie’s life.

The development of the minor characters is one of the details that draw you into the story because the women, who are easy to identify with and care about, are potential victims while the men are possible suspects. One of the few flaws in the book is that the killer’s motivation is not sufficiently developed and it would have been better to have more information about what makes him tick.

Overall, this is an entertaining and suspenseful read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Apr 2, 2013 |
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There are not enough good teachers in the world.

    This book is dedicated to:
    Mary Anne Head
    Jane Biggerstaff
    Betty Hough

with appreciation and thanks for helping to make school an interesting place for my niece, Beth.
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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.

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.

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Psychic Cassie Neil flees to a small North Carolina town seeking refuge from the work she's done for the Los Angeles Police Department, but when Cassie predicts a murder it is up to her and Ben Ryan, the town's prosecuting attorney to find the killer.… (more)

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